27 Oct JEE Coaching- Need or trend?
It’s been a few days since the result for JEE Advance – one of the toughest exams in the world was out. The newspaper was bombarded with the full-page advertisement of the reputed coaching institutes and filled with the same student’s image under different institute names. While reading I got to know that 1 out of 170 students who appeared in JEE Mains got selected in an IIT. Now the question arises How necessary are coaching classes to crack IIT admissions? Do coaching classes bring you a definitive advantage in your pursuit of IIT? What is the right time to start IIT-JEE Preparation?
The Coaching Factory
The children of today are gearing up to become adult citizens of tomorrow. The future of the country depends on them. Whether a child is learning music or preparing for a competitive exam, the backing of a coaching institute is always visible. Also, the moment any child expresses the desire to become a doctor, engineer or maybe CA, suggestions of joining a reputed coaching institute start pouring in for clearing entrance exam. The purpose of entrance exams is to filter students with the right aptitude for a said course in various universities. These days there are coaching classes for every exam—IITJEE, NEET, Civil Services, Business schools, PG… so on and so forth. You name any important exam and there are coaching centers for that.
Preparation for Joint Entrance Exam
Students start their preparation from a very early stage to crack one of the toughest competitive exams because the number of seats in the IITs is very limited and the competition is very tough.
The IIT is not only the most prestigious engineering institution in India but is also a globally recognized group of institutes. Engineering aspirants from every corner of the globe work hard to clear the entrance examination for getting admission in IITs. Coaching helps students in various ways like:
• To understand the actual format of the exam
• To understand the competition for the exam,
• To understand the syllabi required for the exam.
Best time to prepare for JEE
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain
It takes a lot of skill and hard work to clear JEE as there are about 8 lakh students, who appear each year. For this reason, numerous students start their preparation for JEE from class 9 as this would give them enough time to study all the topics in the best possible way. The IIT preparation for class 9 is crucial for students as there is stiff competition for getting that coveted seat in IIT.The basic foundation of PCM which you will study during classes 11 and 12 lies in the syllabus of Classes 9 and 10.
Why start early in class 9?
You will have an edge over your peers when you start actual preparation from Class 11. As most of them will have difficulty understanding initial concepts, you will find it easy and can move to solve harder problems. If you see, you have 4 years from now for JEE exams. If utilized properly, it can make a huge difference. I am not saying to not have fun and only study. Do have fun, play every day but try to find some time for this. You will see the difference later. Also, this will help you in other exams like Olympiads and NTSE.
How can I prepare for JEE Advanced without coaching?
Every year after the results, most coaching centers put up hoardings and advertisements proclaiming the success of their students and attributing this success to their coaching. What they fail to pronounce is that out of the many thousands that join, only the very dedicated few use the coaching material to ease their study and chalk their way to success. It does not necessarily mean that coaching is responsible. It means that the student is dedicated and hardworking to use every means at his/her hands. If they can, so can you
In recent years, increasingly, IIT-entrants tend to report a focus on self-study. They say self-study gives a more flexible and relaxed timetable for preparation and revision. The major reason for this upcoming trend in JEE preparation is the commercialization of coaching institutes and providing a one size fits all solution to JEE preparation.
JEE / Engineering
‘3 idiots’ made rounds among young engineers and sparked our hearts and minds to become successful engineers later on. Rancho tells the confused Farhan on his career choice that you have to follow your dream – you do not have to study something you know you are bad at. He underscored this: make your passion your profession. That should apply to all of us. You do not have to get stuck in a field you do not wholeheartedly love and Even when you stumble or put down, just be calm because everything will be fine. In the words of Rancho: all is well!
Harshit Arora is a 17-year-old high school student with a natural inclination towards Content Writing, Social Media Marketing, Building Relations, and Team Management. Besides content writing and academics, you can find him stargazing, reading a self-help book, or being engaged in some kind of activity or sport that will spare him from boredom. He chooses to be purposeful, open-minded, dedicated, and cooperative in today’s dynamic and fast-paced world.