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10 Biggest Myths about the IIT JEE

JEE is one of the most prestigious & sought after exam that an Indian engineering aspirant would aspire to crack. The exam is unique in itself because it doesn’t ask you questions in a conventional way. The exam focuses on not only testing your calculation skills, attentiveness but your conceptual abilities & analytical skills.
There are thousands of aspirants across the country who sit for the JEE exam every year. Here are the ten biggest myths that surround the IITJEE examination & need to be shattered.

1

Coaching is a must to crack JEE

Coaching is a must to crack JEE

Many people develop this misbelief that to crack JEE, coaching is absolutely necessary. They begin to think that joining a good coaching institute will increase your chances to crack JEE and will act as a substitute to the hard work.

Coaching does help you in channelizing your energy and efforts in right direction, by means of experienced faculties and presenting study material in a simplified manner. But it does not mean if you are in a coaching institute, you will be unable to crack JEE. At the end of the day, it all boils down to the vast variety of questions you practice and develop an understanding for the concepts, with or without coaching.

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Questions asked in JEE are very tough, lengthy and complex

Questions asked in JEE are very tough, lengthy and complex

A lot of students have this misconception that the questions asked in JEE are very long and run across the page. Gone are those days when JEE used to be subjective and completely solving 2 questions out of 5 was considered good.

Questions in JEE now are focused on testing your conceptual knowledge, analytical skills and through understanding of topic along with numerical abilities. There will be set of questions not running down more than 3-4 steps but needed strong analytical and conceptual application.

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The need to focus on JEE and ignore the Board exams

The need to focus on JEE and ignore the Board exams

JEE Aspirants do think that if they are preparing for an exam of stature of JEE they can easily score very well in Board examinations. It’s true if you give proper efforts for JEE preparations, board will not be a difficult task.

Often JEE aspirants are seen ignoring the board preparation thinking that it’s for the students who are good at mugging up theory. It’s not completely true. But now with the recent pattern of JEE (Both Main and Advanced) board performance is a compulsory parameter. So you must ensure you have good performance in both JEE and Board examinations.

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Once I get into IIT everything will be perfect

Once I get into IIT everything will be perfect

Are you living in the bubble where you think that everything is set once you get admission into IIT and that the best companies will be waiting to hire you after you graduate?

Yes, IIT gives you an edge over others but to certain limit. Not all IITians do the best and not all who do the best are IITians. It’s your efforts, hard work and constant intention to improve, learn and grow which gets you best opportunities. The tag of IIT will give you advantage in terms of better learning opportunities, better laboratories, better peer group, good faculty and a reputation in the external world. But it all will add value only when you put your efforts during graduation as well.

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To crack JEE, high level physics, chemistry and mathematics is needed

To crack JEE, high level physics, chemistry and mathematics is needed

It’s true that there is difference in the question’s level of difficulty and pattern asked in JEE and board examinations. But the syllabus is nearly same and good preparation as per board syllabus is also considered good for JEE as well if you understand the JEE pattern along with. You must try to understand the basics of each topic and subject instead of solving all the problems. Very often a thorough understanding of a few topics proves better than a superficial idea about all topics.

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IITians have to work hard day and night owing to the extreme pressure

IITians have to work hard day and night owing to the extreme pressure

People often think of IITs as institutions where students are under extreme pressure all the time and are always looking for new ways to commit suicide in their hostel rooms. The truth is, yes, there is a certain amount of academic pressure in IITs, which is more than other engineering colleges. But the pressure is never more than what a student is expected to handle. Whatever pressure is there, is easily handled by the students. And IIT students do get sufficient for extra academics than other colleges. They have their flourishing dance, drama and music societies to prove it.

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Studying all night a few weeks before the exam is enough to take care of everything

Studying all night a few weeks before the exam is enough to take care of everything

This is the general misconception for that many students have, especially the ones who were unable to begin preparing for the entrance well before time. In fact, Improper sleep will introduce negative impact on one’s retention capacity. Instead of studying all night on sake of sleep it would be more better, if you prepare a proper schedule to get up early in the morning and allot that time for self-study and spread this schedule out for a longer duration of time than just a few weeks prior to the exam.

8

Basics are for the meek

Basics are for the meek

Science is all about analysis and application and this will come naturally only if the basic understanding of concepts is in place. First, clear your basics about theory and concepts from a good reference book before tackling objective type problems from your course material of institutes. Blind problem solving without having an idea about the concepts will take you nowhere.

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JEE is very difficult, therefore impossible to crack

JEE is very difficult, therefore impossible to crack

it is the toughest exam to crack. This is because it’s a highly competitive exam that is conducted to select only the best. Although difficult, the JEE exam is not impossible to crack. If planned correctly, nothing can stop you from achieving what is desired. Prepare a study plan and utilize your time in following that plan correctly. Hard work, efficient time management and perseverance is the key to everything.

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IIT or Nothing

IIT or Nothing

Most of the engineering aspirants believe that IIT is the only place where their future is bright and secure. Many students are even pressurised to commit suicide if they are unable to crack JEE.

Definitely IITs are the best engineering institutes across country but there are a number of other institutes that offers quality education in the field of engineering like NITs and other government and private institutes with the good placement record. Not getting into an IIT does not mean that it’s the end of the engineering dream for you.