Monday, June 01, 2020

Will the JEE/NEET examination be postponed further due to the extension of lockdown?

With the new guidelines , chances of JEE/NEET exams to be conducted as per announced schedule seems difficult. Since many parts of metro cities are still under containment zones it seems very tough. But again exam is 45 days away and things can turn positive also.
Plus in these 45 days you have to watch out for state board exams like Rajasthan state education boards have on 18 June, even CBSE has exam dates in July and if they are conducted successfully then there’s still a chance that they might be able to conduct on declared dates.
But being a student you should not be worrying and tracking all these news items, I will advise you to continue with your revision schedule. Be +ve and if get more time learn more to score more. Happy Learning!!
All the best👍

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Status & Updated Dates of Prominent Engineering Entrance Examinations

Hello Students,
The Coronavirus onslaught has altered or modified almost all aspects of our life and everything has now changed due to this COVID-19. The students specially those who are aspiring for JEE/ BITSAT or other entrance exams are badly affected by this and the consequent delay in the conduct of examinations is causing them a lot of trouble.The situation is still not very clear but the latest updates that we have at this point of time are summarised below :


1. JEE Mains 2020 (April Attempt)
    New dates declared by NTA- July 18-23,2020

2. JEE ADVANCED 2020
    New date as announced by HRD Minister - Sunday, August 23,2020

3. BITSAT
     New Dates as announced: August 6-10, 2020

4. VITEEE
     New Dates as announced- July 29-August 2, 2020

5. SRMJEEE
    New Dates as announced - July 30-August 4,2020

6. COMED-K
     EXAM date - 27 June,2020 (updated on 31 May)
Keep watching this space for further updates as and when they happen.
Stay indoors stay safe!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Preparation strategy for JEE Mains and NEET during these two months

Dear Students,

We are in this lock-down mode from last two months and most of you must have altered your preparation strategy as per the changed scenario and dates. This #Covid-19 outbreak has shocked the whole world and it wasn't expected by anyone.
Lets come straight to the point.You all now have around two months to give final touches to your preparation (assuming the exam will happen on the dates announced by HRD minister).
So what should be the ideal preparation plan you must follow.



1. SELF BELIEF AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE 

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. It is very much likely that your rhythm has broken and due to some casualness or any other reason you didn't utilized these two months of lock-down effectively and your scores are as a result coming below your expectations. So my simple advise is to first get over from this lagging out or left-out feeling and give your best possible efforts for the remaining time without worrying too much about the outcome. Now your time should be spent on actual preparation and  not on worrying about how to prepare.

2. FOLLOW A TIME-TABLE AND TRY TO STICK TO IT AS MUCH AS YOU CAN

You should be ready with a timetable/timeline about the topics you are going to complete or revise. You daily study timings should also follow a pattern instead of random studies. Have a fixed time schedule allocated for reviewing strong topics, separate time for  strengthening weaker links and also for mock/practice tests. Ideally you should be devoting 10-12 hours daily towards your preparation. 
Do take at least half an hour for some exercise/yoga preferably early morning. Also spend about an hour of quality time with your family and even giving them confidence by your positivity as they too are worried about your exam/career. 
For adhering to the time table I will suggest pin it on a board near your study area, clearly chalking out daily target in the morning and reviewing them in the night. This review aspect is very important and acts as a positive feedback.

3. MAKE A TOPIC CHECKLIST/MATRIX  TO IDENTIFY HOW MUCH YOU HAVE COVERED

A friend of mine suggested making  a checklist table for topics a sample of which is shown below





This is a sample for NEET aspirant , for JEE MAIN you can change accordingly. This will help you keep a track of the depth up-to which you have covered a topic and help you in planning immensely.

4. EXAMINATION TEMPERAMENT

This is the thing which separates men from boys and  I am saying it with full conviction based on my experience both as an aspirant and also as a coach. I always suggests that focus on a question at a time and if the question seems to be out of your range, leave it quickly and proceed to next one, never try to make predictions inside the examination hall about every question or half an duration. Your full concentration must be on the question you are attempting and nothing else. This is the way to avoid all careless or calculation mistakes. Read every word of the question very carefully. You can take hep of your mentors and you should talk to them to feel better for this particular aspect.

5. MOCK/PRACTICE TESTS

You should give at-least two full test per week out of which at-least one should be full syllabus based test. Your coaching must be taking those tests online plus I personally suggest to use NTA Abhyas APP fpr that full syllabus mock tests as they are actually mirroring the real exam plus the panel of experts who have designed are the same who makes the paper. The UI of the app is also good and the solutions/ explanations are also very nicely given which can help you prepare better. Even I will advise you all to view each and every question released on that app. That is the best question bank to practice in this period.  They are uploading one test every day so you don't need any other test/ question bank to test your preparation.

So these are some points that I have shared with you which should help you in preparation.
Always remember "I CAN & I WILL".

Good Luck!!!!



Thursday, May 07, 2020

Youtube journey started thanks to Lockdown

The lockdown has eventually forced us to come on the online platform for helping out our students. I was always thinking about this platform from many years but the time constraints prevented but now I have arrived in this mode with full energy,
You can find my online lectures on my youtube channel : A Helping Hand and also on my institute channel - RG Academy
Sharing one of my video on Color Codes For Carbon Resistors

Sharing one of my video on Color Codes For Carbon Resistors

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

JEE MAIN RESULT DECLARED

Finally NTA has released the JEE Main All India Ranks today on www.jeemain.nic.in .
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%)

For OBC- NCL
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!!!