Sunday, December 22, 2019

What should be my last 15 days strategy for JEE Mains to maximize my score ?

Dear Aspirants,
 JEE MAIN  2020 January attempt is now just 15 days away . To help you in making your strategy for these last 15 days, below are the few suggested guidelines from my side for your help:
1. Previous year papers: Well instead of trying the available mock tests of famous institutes or books it is wise to practice the previous year papers of actual JEE MAIN. You have more than 10 papers of JEE MAIN 2019 available on official website and almost all other sites.  Try to attempt them like the actual examination. Even you needn't attempt all papers if you have time crunch.This will help you in getting a feel of the examination, what to expect, how much to attempt, how not to waste time. 
Since this year the pattern has changed and now you have numerical response questions , so you should try solving some subjective numeric questions plus brush up the concepts of significant figures.
2. Identifying Your Scoring Areas: After practicing these papers you should have an idea about which topics you can and should focus to score marks. Roughly the three subjects have 90 odd chapters and you can easily leave 10-15 chapters without hurting your performance.
3. Work on Strengths: Frankly speaking you don't have much time now to build up confidence over a topic which you have hardly studied till now so smartness suggests that instead of working on your weaknesses it is more wiser to work on strengths. Remember there's no sectional cutoff here, so if you feel you love Chemistry work harder on it and try to score say marks above 70 in chemistry by devoting 55-65 mins of examination time. Ultimately the total score counts.
4. Positive Attitude and Self Belief: Irrespective of how much you have studied and prepared till now, you have to maintain a positive attitude because worrying too much about what you haven't done won't improve your performance. Remember JEE MAIN in not tough but a tricky examination. The bravery is not in attempting all questions, sensible candidate must select the questions which are in his range and devote maximum time only on those questions which are going to fetch you marks.
Mostly XII appearing students because of Board examinations feel themselves not connected with objective pattern and many negative thoughts starts creeping in. Avoid all such negative thoughts and just believe in yourself. Remember these magical words "I CAN AND I WILL"
Good Luck!!

Monday, April 29, 2019


Finally NTA has released the JEE Main All India Ranks today on .
The cutoff scores for JEE ADVANCED are as given under

Sunday, April 07, 2019

JEE 2018 Report Highlights

So finally JEE has released its report for the exam conducted last year. In this post I have tried to give a summary of this report which will help the aspirants to understand the examination and be realistic in their aspirations.
Like all these years, it again summarizes the fact that JEE is very different from the normal school board examinations in terms of testing pattern, syllabus, depth of application of key concepts and the marks distribution.

To understand these points, first look at the data regarding the minimum marks needed to land up in the Rank List of JEE Advanced

The JEE Advanced 2018 was of total 360 Marks and to get into the rank list you just need 25% marks and that too for an unreserved category student. The barrier is further reduced for the reserved categories. You might be wondering that this must not be a difficult task. Let’s explore

So  to be able to feature in top 17597 students out of approx 12- 13 Lakh students you need to solve approx 1 out of 4 questions correctly J.

Let’s now look at the Ranks vs Marks Data for JEE Advanced 2018

AIR-1           337 Marks (93.67%)
AIR 101       272 Marks (75.55%)
AIR 501       233 Marks (64.72%)
AIR 1001     213 Marks (59.17%)
AIR 2501     184 Marks (51.11%)
AIR 5001     158 Marks (43.89%)
AIR 10001   130 Marks (36.11%)
AIR 15001   113 Marks (31.39%)
AIR 24101    90 Marks (25%)

AIR 1          319 Marks
AIR 101      213 Marks
AIR 1001    152 Marks
AIR 2001    129 Marks
AIR 5001      95 Marks
AIR 6901      81 Marks

For SC category
AIR 1           278 Marks
AIR 101       148 Marks
AIR 501       104 Marks
AIR 1001       83 Marks
AIR 3001       45 Marks

For ST Category
AIR 1            266 Marks
AIR 101        124 Marks
AIR 501          68 Marks
AIR 901          46 Marks

Now lets explore the raw marks scored by the candidates in the JEE Advanced 2018

So you can clearly see that there are many candidates whose scored less than ZERO marks and do remember Advanced is given by the candidates who have first passed the filter of JEE MAIN.
 Now look at the data of qualified and admitted (i.e. those who gor into IITs) students

Lets look at the same data for individual subjects. First see the performance in Physics

Next have a look at the data for Chemistry

Its quite interesting to note that the mode (maximum number of students scoring that particular mark) is ZERO. I have seen students last years clearing the overall cutoff but failing to clear the Chemistry cutoff and the graph explains this clearly.

Last is the Mathematics

So candidates scores the most in Physics in JEE Advanced 2018.

Now lets compare the marks obtained by candidates in JEE MAINs and JEE Advanced

So you can see the difference in the marks in Chemistry in JEE Mains and Advanced, Chemistry is the easiest to score in Mains but most difficult in Advanced.

So all those who are preparing or thinking to prepare for JEE Advanced should be mentally ready for the fact that when they will give practice tests for JEE Advanced scores would be very different from what you are used to see in your school exams.

Good Luck!!!

Friday, April 05, 2019

Seats in IITs to increase in order to implement EWS

As per the media reports, IITs will , on average implement around 4% EWS quota this year.

“With the introduction of EWS category in 2019, IITs are going to offer around 500 seats to EWS candidates, which is approximately 4%. The increase in the total number of seats will be less than 9%. Thus, the total number of seats will cross 12,500,” said Prof A K Chaturvedi, IIT Roorkee director who is the chairman of the Joint Admission Board of JEE (Advanced), 2019.

According to an information brochure for JEE (Advanced) 2019 uploaded by IIT Roorkee on its website on Saturday, the top 2,45,000 candidates from the JEE (Main) would be eligible for the JEE (Advanced) this year. This includes 9,310 candidates for the General-EWS category and 490 for the General-EWS-PwD (physically disabled) category.

In 2018, out of the 2,31,024 candidates shortlisted after the JEE (Main), only 1,65,656 students registered for the JEE (Advanced). A total of 11,279 seats were offered by the IITs in 2018, an increase of 291 seats from 2017.

Siddharth Pandey, chairman of JEE (Advanced) 2019 IIT Delhi said: “This year, IIT Delhi will be implementing 5.6% EWS quota. We will have an overall increase of 105 seats. For this, we are already constructing a girls’ and a boys’ hostel. We have also explored accommodation outside the premises.”

Wednesday, April 03, 2019


IIT Roorkee has released the information bulletin for JEE Advanced 2019 on This year, 2, 45,000 students would be shortlisted for JEE Advanced 2019 examination.
To see the brochure click here.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

How to select the right coaching institute for JEE/ NEET preparation?

The X CBSE exams are now over and the students aspiring to become Doctors/Engineers are in the process of zeroing in on the coaching institute they should opt for JEE/ NEET preparation. With so many advertisements and claims of different institutes, it has becoming a challenging task to sort out this issue.This short video is aimed to help them decide on this important subject.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Engineering Entrance Forms You Should Fill - 2019

This is the question everyone asks "Which exams I should appear in?"
Every year i write this answer to help you in deciding this crucial question. Here is the version for students aspiring for engineering admission in 2019.

CATEGORY 1:  Must Fill

A)  JEE: JEE is an all India common engineering entrance examination which is conducted for admission in various engineering colleges and courses all over the country.
JEE is being conducted in two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced.

JEE-Main exam is for admission in IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology), NITs (National Institutes of Technology), CFTIs (Central Funded Technical Institute) and IIEST Shibpur, for admission to its dual degree programme.
Examination Pattern: JEE-Main Exam has two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. Candidates may opt for either or both of them. Both papers contain multiple choice questions.
·   Paper-1 is for admission in B.E./B.Tech.This  has 30 questions each of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
·    Paper-2 is for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning .
From this year, this exam will be conducted by National Testing Agency and student can attempt it two times - first in January and second in April. the best of two scores will be used for merit list preparation. Forms for January attempt has already been filled.
For April attempt forms will be available between 08 Feb, 2019 - 07 Mar, 2019.
Official Website:

JEE-Advanced is for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).The merit list is purely on basis of performance in JEE ADVANCED examination.Students who qualify JEE-Mains can appear for JEE-Advanced examination. Approximately 200,000 students qualify to appear for JEE-Advanced examination.
A candidate can attempt this exam a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years.
Examination Pattern: It consists of 2 papers of three hour duration each taken in two shifts on same day. Both papers have equal number of questions of Physics, Chemistry and Maths. It is available in two languages- English and Hindi. Candidates have to attempt objective type (multiple choice) and numerical answer type questions that are designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates. Some sections carry negative marking also.
Official website:

Other Colleges taking admissions on basis of JEE ADVANCED 
Following are the colleges which gives admissions on basis of performance in JEE ADVANCED examination
1.      Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)
To promote high quality scientific education, research and training, Ministry of HumanResource Development (MHRD), Government of India has set up six Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs). They offer a five year BS-MS Dual Degree program. It has three channels for admitting students
1.Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Basic Science Stream
2.Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)
3.State and Central Boards
Applications are invited in June month.
Official Website:
2.      Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)
 It is the first university in Asia to be solely dedicated to the study and research of outer space.It was inaugurated on 14 September 2007 by G. Madhavan Nair, the then Chairman of ISRO. IIST was set up by the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) under the Department of Space, Government of India.It offers  three different courses in B.Tech were offered, namely B.Tech in Aerospace, Avionics and Physical Sciences. 
Admissions are based on performance in JEE ADVANCED. Forms and detailed advertisement is published around month of April.
3.      Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
 It is a training and education institute that gives technical and management training to the petroleum industry and was formally opened on July 2008. It has been accorded the Institute of National Importance status and admits undergraduate students from the rank list of students who have qualified JEE(Advanced) Examination.
Official website:

4.      Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bachelor of Science (Research) Program is a new program offered from 2011. It is designed to serve as a launching pad for research and doctoral studies in science and technology. Major disciplines currently offered include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Materials, Mathematics and Physics. Admissions are based on scores from the following national examinations: KVPY-SA, KVPY-SB, KVPY-SX/SB+2, JEE(Mains and Advanced), AIPMT.
Official website:

Following are some prominent colleges which admit students on basis of JEE MAIN examination:
 IIITH is one of the top Computer Science institutes of the country. The institute runs Computer Science courses and research projects and is focused on research. Admissions are based on performance in JEE MAIN Paper-1 examination. Also it admits students through  a seperate exam UGEE for itsdual degree programs.
Forms are generally filled around March/ April.
Official website:

2.      IIIT Delhi/NSIT/DTU
Admissions to these institutes are done on basis of JEE MAIN rank. A separate Joint counseling is done for them. Separate forms are filled in June end.
Official website:

3.      DAIICT, Gandhinagar
The institute's offers B.Tech program in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) .Admissions are done on basis of JEE MAIN. Separate forms are to be filled in May/June.

4.    LNMIIT, Jaipur
       It is one of the better private colleges in India. Admissions are based on JEE MAIN Paper -1 Score. Applications are invited generally in March/April.
Official website:
5.    NIRMA, Ahmedabad
Institute of Technology, NIRMA University admits students on basis of JEE MAIN examination. Applications are invited in June month.
Official website:

There are also many other colleges which admits students on basis of JEE MAIN viz TIET Patiala, IIIT Bhubaneswar,etc.

B) BITSAT -Application are generally filled in Dec-Jan. For exact details visit

Also if your state is conducting seperate examination for engineering entrance, you must apply for them.
The other exams you can think of if you feel admission in above colleges will be a tough task for you you can apply in one or two of below mentioned examinations.


A)VITEEE- For admission in VIT. This year it will be in month of April and will be a computer based Test. The forms are already on their website.

B) SRMJEE Forms are already available on their website

C)MANIPAL ENTRANCE TEST (MET-2019)-Forms will be available soon. LAST DATE TO APPLY IS 15 MARCH 2019

D) COMEDK: This is one of the good exams for students who can't perform very well in JEE/ BISAT. Scoring here is not that tough plus you have some good college available through this exam.
Only issue is the delayed counselling. for details, visit their website.

Well in case you want to know more about exams and forms do feel free to contact me through your comments on the blog.