About JEE….Is it tough to crack IIT JEE?

Yes, In the first place we can say that it is a tough exam but the thing you need to be clear about JEE is that it’s not something which is impossible to crack. Yes, you can crack it only if you’re focused on your goal and doing enough hard work (in a smarter way) with impeccable consistency. Nowadays, the reason why this exam seems like such a huge hurdle is partly because of the level of competition out there and partly because of all the unnecessary hype surrounding the exam.  As a result, it’s quite obvious that JEE may appear impossibly tough to every aspirant, which is not the case.

In case if you feel like you are not talented enough to crack JEE, don’t worry. It will take time but with consistent practice and determination, you can improve your problem -solving skills and the speed you need for this exam. Remember this, one does not have control over one’s congenital talent, but one does have absolute control over one’s hard work. To improve your performance, you can join a good coaching institute in your locality. There you will get proper guidance regarding your queries, an updated study material, enough practice papers and a bunch of staff to resolve all of your doubts. Once you choose the right institute it will make your journey much more regulated and disciplined.

Which one is the most important subject for JEE?

JEE includes three subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics with equal number of questions and each having equal weightage.

So we can say that each one is an important subject for JEE. Sometimes It may depend on the student’s choice in which subject he or she interested most.  In case, if you feel that you are weak in any subject, then I would suggest you to make it your first priority and start working on it because if you just focus on your favorite subject, and if the paper comes easy then a large number of students will be closer to you. In general, you have to master 2 out of 3 subjects thoroughly. If you just stick to a single subject, you might qualify the cutoff but that’s not sufficient to get admission in a reputed institute.

Being from Physics background and as a physics teacher, I can tell you how to strengthen your physics subject in IIT JEE Preparation.

Physics is a subject of concept and application and at the same time, you also need to be good in mathematical manipulation. To improve your knowledge of the subject, first of all, you have to devote sufficient time to it as it is one of the trickiest parts of the preparation. To boost your preparation, you can enroll yourself in a good coaching institute. First, try to grab every concept clearly, word by word and then practice different questions to tune those concepts this will help you to articulate your understandings. Also try to keep your math strong, especially calculus and vector part. Because If you want to do good in physics you must have a strong foundation of basic mathematics.

Let me put some important points here…

(1) Always refer and revise your class notes after reaching your home.

(2) Do a lot of practice that’s what you need but do it in the right direction. Discuss with your teachers and go according to the prescribed syllabus.

(3) Learn something new from every problem you solve. Write it down and discuss with your friends.

(4) Develop the habit of visualizing because imagination is the soul of physics.

(5) Perform your experiments properly in the lab. It will help you to understand the topic in a much better and deeper way. Because in JEE exam some of the unconventional problems are from these experiments.

(6) While solving problems you will collect a lot of doubts. Whenever you get time just discuss them with your subject teacher. You can make a copy and write all of your doubts in it along with the answers. It will help you in the future during revision before the exam. Never be shy and never let your doubts be unresolved, clear them ASAP.

DISCLAIMER: Some of you may start liking Physics deeply and want to dive deep but remember that JEE doesn’t expect you to be an expert in Physics. Please give equal amount of your time to each subject. This is the key to success in JEE.

Some of the important topics to focus on: –

  1. Kinematics (Projectile motion, Relative motion in 1-D and 2-D)
  2. Gravitation (Almost similar to electrostatics)
  3. Rigid Body dynamics (This is a very important portion of mechanics as it includes both translational and rotational motion. So, each concept from this chapter is important)
  4. Thermodynamics (Calorimetry, Thermodynamic processes, and kinetic theory)
  5. Geometrical Optics (Lens theory, TIR, and prism)
  6. Wave optics (modifications of YDSE and Diffraction)
  7. Wave mechanics (Wave equation, Interference and Doppler effect and)
  8. Circuit theory (AC-DC circuits with L, C, and R, Graph-based growth and decay functions)
  9. Electrostatics (Electric field /potential, Gauss law, Capacitor combinations, and energy-based problems)
  10. Magnetism and EMI (Biot Savart’s law, Solenoid, EMI based various kinds of questions)
  11. SHM (Complete chapter- solve varieties of problems, Phasor diagrams)
  12. Modern physics (This is an easy section usually you will get formula-based questions so go through theory well as well as do enough calculative questions (do not use calculator). focus especially on Bohr’s model, Photoelectric effect, and mass defect)

Some of the important books for IIT JEE Physics.

(1) H.C Verma both parts 1 and 2. This is a very important book for all JEE aspirants, you should try all the questions including solved, objective and subjective exercises.

(2) To improve your problem-solving skills and boost your rank Cengage books are really good for IIT JEE Preparation. (This book is beneficial for those who are doing a corresponding course)

(3) For the concept part, you can go for Physics for IIT-JEE- Resnick, Halliday, Walker, and books by D.C Pandey.

(4) For previous year question papers use “Chapter-wise Topic-wise Solved Papers” by D.C Pandey.

Motivation for JEE

There will be times when you’ll feel less confident and you will start feeling low.  There will be times when you feel mentally exhausted. That is the time when you need to be rigid, just fight back don’t lose your hope. Have faith in yourself your hard work will definitely work out.

In the end, I would like to say that JEE is not just an exam, it is like a beautiful journey a journey of self-exploration in the path of which you will learn the value of your hard work, your persistence, and patience. But remember this is not the destination, it is just a path to your destiny.

All the very best for your journey. Good Luck!


NTSE | Part Test – 1 Class X

SCHEDULE: Monday, 19th August 2019

Offline: 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Online: 4:00 pm to 11:55 pm


Physics: Motion, Force and Laws of Motion, Gravitation

Chemistry: Matter in our surroundings, Is Matter Around Us Pure

Maths: Number System, Polynomials, Coordinate Geometry, Linear Equation in Two Variables, Introduction to Euclid’s geometry, Lines and angles, Triangles, Heron’s formula

Biology: Cell, Tissues, Improvement in Food Resources

Social Science: French Revolution, Russian Revolution, Nazism and the Rise of Hitler, Forest , Society and Colonialism, Peasants & Farmers, Pastoralists in the Modern World, Clothing, The Story of Cricket, Democracy in the Contemporary World, What is Democracy & Why Democracy, Constitutional Design, Democratic Rights, Electoral Politics, Working of Institutions

MAT: Verbal & Non-Verbal Series, Logical sequence of Words, Verbal & Non-Verbal Analogy, Coding & Decoding, Verbal & Non-Verbal Classification, Arithmetical Reasoning

OFFLINE TEST VENUE: 183, 4th Floor, Sri Sai Harsha Tower, Opposite to Forum Neighbourhood Mall, Whitefield, Bangalore

Happy Learning!

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New Courses Being Offered at IIT Delhi

Director of IIT Delhi, Ramgopal Rao, has decided to introduce new degree and short-term courses in the upcoming academic session. The introduction of these courses is an attempt to make IITs more inclusive. According to Mr. Rao, the introduction of these courses is not to lower the quality, but simply to broaden the base.

The short-term courses are for working professionals. “Through these short-term certificate courses, students can move up and finally get a degree if they crack the examinations held,” said Mr. Rao.

Some of the courses/programs include:

  • Certificate Course on “Business Management (Focus: Digital Marketing)
  • Short-term Course on “Fracture Mechanics: Linear Elasticity and FEM
  • Executive Program in “Data and Decision Sciences Consulting
  • One-week course on “Seismic Design of Steel Structures
  • Workshop on “Transportation Systems: Dynamics and Control for Traffic, Vehicles, and Pedestrians
  • Workshop on “Atomistic Simulation of Materials

IIT Delhi also plans to start a new program – “Professors of Practice”

“This program will be started to encourage people working in various industries to come and teach our students. There will be a selection committee to assess whether they are experts in their fields and if so, they will get the opportunity to teach at IIT-D,” said Mr. Rao.

You can visit here for more details about the courses.

Textile Engineering at IIT Delhi

This branch deals with how from the small polymer chips or fibre, we get thread and finally the textile fabric, besides these we look at developments in textile industry in terms of machinery and other things. Courses involve mostly chemistry which involves more of cramming part and a little bit of understanding. The courses are quite easy and if you are good at cramming then you will score good.

Textile Technology is generally filled the last in IIT Delhi so if you have option you should choose something better like Civil (except Biotech in case you don’t like Biology, or you don’t want to invest 5 years).

But if you have no option then remember IITD is itself good as a brand. You get better than any other IIT except Bombay. We had 18 Day1 companies here and only 12 in Kanpur.

If you want to the technical side of the department, be assured, there exists none. So, if anyone is interested in core, stay away from textile. Labs, professors and the department organizations are not good.

But if you have no option -take it for the brand. Study for 2 years, get a decent CGPA. Put in some decent positions of responsibility and extra curriculum and get a non-core Day 1 job. If you can do this, the department is great.

You can also try for a department change but for that you will have to work really very hard.

So, the conclusion is:

Interested in core: No textile

Interested in Delhi exposure: Yes textile

Interested in non-core job: Department doesn’t matter. You will get a job with hard work.

Want to learn something as far as engineering is concerned: No textile

Want to learn something about life (as in get some awesome exposure): Yes textile (primarily yes IITD)

Have other options in IITD (except Biotech): No textile

By: Kirtika Sharma

Helped by: Sarvesh

Computer Science & Engineering at IIT Delhi

The computer science degree is a general program that focuses on algorithms, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific/mathematical perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, and computing theory; computer hardware design.

Don’t worry if you could not understand the technical terms above, you will learn them in due course of time. You are not taught programming explicitly but are rather taught the concepts behind writing programs in form of how to efficiently store the data with the help of Data structures and how to efficiently operate on them. These two concepts form the core of whatever you learn about programming during your stay. For example, you will be taught the theory behind a program, how to approach the problem, how to formulate the solution, essentially what all steps to do in the form of an algorithm. However, you will not be taught a definite “code” for the same since it can change from language to language. You will end up doing as much mathematical stuff as the conceptual theory stuff with courses like Discrete mathematics, Probability and lots of Induction based proofs but be rest assured, although a bit abstract, the computer science courses are some of the most logical ones you are going to find.

So, if you like mathematical stuff and are interested in conceptual theory and deductive and inductive reasoning, the computer science is the course for you. It might be noted that many of the courses computer people do are from electrical and mathematics department. Therefore, your interests in these fields may also be developed further on the way.

However, as for what it is not. The programming IS NOT TAUGHT TO YOU IN THE CLASSES and only the basic concepts are taught. You learn to code while doing your assignments all by yourselves. Given that, I feel that this is in fact one of the strong points of the computer science department. You can adapt to any language you want. Another thing is that you WILL NOT LEARN ANYTHING RELATED TO INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF COMPUTER OR APPLIED PROGRAMMING FIELDS LIKE WEB DESIGNING. Only the underlying logical representations are considered, and you learn the core topics of Networks, Operating systems and Probability. As far as the jobs are concerned, computer science people find use of their skills in fields as diverse as programming to algorithmic trading to research to banking and finance. So, you can end up in companies like Google, Towers, Microsoft, IBM, Sony, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital, Bell Labs among many others.


Srijan Sanket