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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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5.    NIRMA, Ahmedabad
Institute of Technology, NIRMA University admits students on basis of JEE MAIN examination. Applications are invited in June month.
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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.


Friday, December 14, 2018

JEE MAIN 2019-1 : How to maximize your score in last 3 weeks

Hello aspirants!!!
This time JEE Main-1 is going to be conducted in January and now you have about 3 weeks left for it. To help you on how to maximize your score in this exam , here are some suggestions from my end.

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. Just collect last three years offline and online papers and 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.
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 100 in chemistry by devoting 60-75 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 Half yearly and Pre-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".