How to prepare for IIT-JEE?

How to prepare for IIT-JEE?

The Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE Advanced) 2019 is conducted by the IITs. The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs.

Understanding the Structure of the Examinations

The IIT-JEE Advanced is structured differently than the main exam. The advanced exam covers the same three topics: Physics, Chemical, and Mathematics. However, unlike the main exam, the advanced exam is divided into two three-hour long papers, each divided into three sections (one for each topic).

Although the Structure for examinations is not fixed students can refer to the patterns of previous year question paper to have a vague idea of how the JEE Advanced Examinations are conducted. As a matter of fact, JEE Advanced Papers are Full of Surprises! So, brace yourselves because the journey wouldn’t be cakewalk that’s for sure and use reference books.

So, now referring to the previous year JEE ADVANCED Paper,

There are two 3-Hour Papers. Each Paper having three sections for each subject and further divided to have more sub-sections for having different types of questions.

Considering each sub-section of a section. There are usually three sub-sections.

  •    The first sub-section usually contains MCQ questions with single option correct or more than one options correct. This section usually has negative marking.
  •    The second sub-section can be either a match the sections questions or a paragraph type question. Here too, there is always a possibility that more than one options can be correct and negative marking may or may not be present.
  •    The third sub-section usually had integer type questions, where the answers were in the form of a single digit ranging from 0-9. But, in recent papers, we have seen this section is converted into a numerical type where the answer can be any number or any decimal number. There is usually error range for these questions ranging up to two decimal places from the actual answer. This section generally does not have negative marking but there’s always a possibility that the Examination Governing Body can introduce negative marking even in this section.

This distribution given is solely based on the analysis of the previous year question papers. Team Scholr is not responsible for any discrepancies related to the question paper pattern with regards to above-mentioned analysis.

There is no standard paper pattern for JEE Advanced Examinations. The JEE Advanced Governing Body may use a system of Permutation and Combination of the above-mentioned question type for drafting the Paper-I and Paper-II for JEE Advanced.

Now, since we have a vague idea of the structure of the examination, let’s move to the syllabus of the examinations. It is very important the student knows in-outs of the syllabus as skipping a single concept can result in a drop of more than 100 ranks or maybe more than that (this value is totally empirical). And on the contrary, the student should not study concepts which are not part of syllabus because its simply time consuming and doesn’t yield immediate benefit (for the future, maybe but definitely not for now.)

There are always mild changes in syllabus with successive years, so the student needs to make sure that he/she is not ignorant about such details.

Now, the students need to be acquainted with current news affiliated to PCM, since the Governing Body loves asking questions with respect to current trends.

For e.g.: During the controversies due to the usage of Monosodium Glutamate, there was a question asked in which students needed to have an about the structure of MSG.

Every student knows his/her capabilities to a certain extent. When you’re deciding to prepare for JEE the person should have a good assumption of his/her academic expertise and set a certain target for getting into selected IITs and should select their target rank and preferable branches because without it the preparation would not be streamlined and the student would suffer from immense psychological pressure because of not selecting proper targets.

The list of IITs


Opening and Closing Ranks:

Students can refer to this link for getting an approximate idea of getting the rank they want to get for their preferable college and branch.

Now, coming to the

General Tips.

  1. Time-Management: Time-Management is the fundament recipe for clearing JEE or anything in life. The student needs to adopt a proper time-management method in which he doesn’t even miss out on his daily recreational activities and also his academics. They need to take proper time from their schedule for self-study and not just allot all the time to coaching classes and college. It is observed that students often sacrifice their social life for preparing for JEE, which is not a healthy practice but considering the competition we cannot even disregard. So, it is the upon the discretion of the students considering their intellectual capabilities to how they manage, sacrifice their recreational activities and their academics.
  2. Study Plan: It is extremely essential that the student formulates a study plan which improves and covers all areas of his/her weaknesses and also play a role in polishing his/her strong points. We would later be covering the priority-based topics for JEE.
  3. Practice, Practise, Practise !!- Practice is the key to clearing JEE. More questions you’re exposed the better. IIT-JEE questions are never straight-forward, they are extremely conceptual and the students need extreme expertise for solving the problem or else he/she would suffer from the consequences of negative marking.
  4. Tests: The students need to appear for tests consistently as they are an important tool for evaluation. The important point to note that is it fully doesn’t depend on how much you study but how well you perform during your examinations. It can be said your scores depend 30% on what have you studied and 70% on how well you perform in your examinations. So, you can always opt for test-series from various coaching centers to get an idea of how you stand nationwide. You usually get an approximate rank. You should also take timed tests at home while solving papers because without the time-constraints students tend to develop a slack attitude and take more time for solving a problem than they should take.
  5. Coaching Classes: This upon the discretion of the student. The students can check for the best coaching classes in their vicinity and make sure they spend the least time in commuting. The students may also opt for hostel-based coaching centers as the preparation becomes more rigorous and streamlined. Coaching Classes, generally fill the void what traditional schooling system is unable to fulfill and provides an additional academic push.

Reference Books:

Now coming to the aspect of reference books, there are numerous reference books available in the market which often puts the students in dilemma.

So, we present you the reference books which should be preferable.

Firstly, the student needs to be extremely thorough with NCERT Textbooks and need to the solve each and every problem at least once. This gives the students a basic idea of how to implement the concepts. Moreover, NCERT is inexpensive, have a lucid language and cover nearly the entire syllabus and thus studying these textbooks puts the students in a favorable for IIT-JEE Mains and Advance.


  1. HC. Verma “Concept of Physics”- Vol 1 and Vol 2. (For Problems and theory revision)
  2. Resnick and Halliday “Principles of Physics” – Book 1 and 2 (Detailed Understanding of the relevant chapter along with some interesting problem which can be irrelevant)
  3. I.E Irodov “General Problems in Physics” (Extremely Advanced Level Problems)


Organic Chemistry

  1. “Organic Chemistry”- Robert N. Boyd and Robert Thornton Morrison
  2. Wiley’s Solomon’s, Fryhle & Snyder- “Organic Chemistry” (Indian Edition by MS Chouhan)
  3. LG Wade- “Organic Chemistry”, 8th Edition
  4. MS Chauhan- “Advanced Problems in Organic Chemistry for JEE”


    Physical Chemistry

  1.   Ranjit Shahi- “Essential Physical Chemistry”
  2.   Books from Cengage Publications

Inorganic Chemistry

  1.  Wiley’s J.D. Lee- “Concise Inorganic Chemistry” (Indian Edition by                    Sudarshan Guha)


  1. “Problems Plus in IIT Mathematics”- A. Das Gupta
  2. SL Looney for Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry
  3. Books from Cengage Publications

Tips according to Subjects

Acing an exam largely boils down to whether you had planned the schedule in the right way. Determining your approach is as crucial as the process of actually studying. The chapters for JEE are mentioned in a decreasing priority order, which means the ones at the top have the highest priority and priority level decreases as you go through the list.


Physics requires you to have a strong hold on concepts. Once the concepts have been mastered, they are very easy to retain. Some chapters for JEE in physics have a heavy weightage in the exams. Here’s the priority sequence you can follow chapter-wise.


Mechanics is probably the most important topic any engineer should know. This invariably makes it the most important part of the paper. Indeed, the bulk of questions in JEE are either directly mechanics questions or require you to have considerable skill to solve compound problems.

Rotational Mechanics is the most important topic in mechanics. But in order to master that the student needs to have considerable expertise with the previous chapters.

Any JEE level mechanics problem can be solved by a combination of one or more of these:

  • Newton’s laws
  • Work energy theorem
  • Law of conservation of energy
  • Law of conservation of momentum (linear/angular)
  • Equation of continuity
  • Bernoulli’s theorem

These are probably the most important chapters for JEE and have applications in other chapters for JEE Physics too.

Also, do not ignore the chapter on elasticity.

Electricity and magnetism

This is another big section of JEE and one of the most important chapters for JEE. A lot of questions are asked from the applications of Coulomb’s law and Capacitance. Stick to the JEE syllabus because this topic is diverse. Don’t be scared of complex circuits and try to use the fundamentals to reduce complicated circuits to simpler ones. Use Kirchhoff’s laws, series-parallel reduction, and such tricks. Do not ignore the theoretical aspects of the topic. There are quite a large number of standard formulae in electrostatics and magnetostatics. Make sure to remember them all (with directions involved) because you won’t have enough time to derive standard results on D-day. Motional EMF is also one of the most asked topics and should be among the top priority chapters for JEE, so ensure that you practice ample of questions from it.

Thermal physics

This chapter covers a big chunk of the paper too. Since the topics are diverse, don’t be surprised to see a question, which is a mix of calorimetry with the laws of thermodynamics. Familiarize yourself with calculations of work, internal energy and heat in various processes.

Fluids and waves and sound

A lot of questions are asked from waves and sound; the most common ones are from Doppler Effect. Practice sample questions from fluid mechanics as well.

Potentiometer-related experiments

JEE contains questions involving error analysis pertaining to potentiometer-related experiments, so make sure to understand them.


This chapter isn’t as difficult as it seems; it is indeed it is one of the easiest topics for JEE. Practice many questions, and you’ll be able to master it. Do not ignore Huygens’s principles.

Modern physics

It is mostly theoretical; in this, the focus should be on understanding the nuances of Bohr’s model. The common formulae should be memorized.


One must understand that it’s very important to read as much as possible in order to learn chemistry and chemical bonding questions. Also, revision is crucial as there’s a possibility of forgetting things. Take chemistry as seriously as mathematics and physics. Do not ignore this subject just because you feel chemistry is purely “cramming.”

Weightage is nearly equally distributed in the three streams of chemistry. It is important not to skip any topic from Inorganic Chemistry as the subject is highly scoring.

Physical Chemistry

Chemical Equilibrium and Ionic Equilibrium are the most important topics in Physical Chemistry but in order to master that you need to have an excellent expertise in Mole Concept and Volumetric Analysis.

Mole Concept:

The most important and central concept in physical chemistry is the mole concept, which lies at the heart of the subject. Hence, it is indeed one of the most important and basic chapters for JEE chemistry. You should read this chapter thoroughly to gain a firm command over the entire chemistry subject. It is also important to understand the application of mole concept to various types of reactions, especially redox reactions. Several questions of physical chemistry in competitive examinations like JEE Main and JEE Advanced can be solved easily if one is well-versed with the mole concept.

Electrochemistry is also an important topic

Atomic Structure

This is the only chapter whose contents do not seem to have a direct correlation to Mole Concept. Questions from Atomic Structure are regularly asked in JEE.

Other topics

The rest of physical chemistry is essentially derived from mole concept. Other concepts like Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Bonding, Chemical equilibrium examples, Chemical Kinetics, Gaseous, etc. have nearly equal weightage. So, they can be revised in any order, but remember that a few questions are guaranteed to come from this section. Student needs have a basic idea of Surface Chemistry and Nuclear Chemistry.

Organic Chemistry

Nomenclature is the most basic concept in organic chemistry, it is essential that the student has an excellent mastery over it.

General Organic Chemistry and Isomerism:

The key to understanding the entire organic chemistry is being thorough with the general organic chemistry section – electrophiles, nucleophiles, types of reaction, acidity, basicity, etc. The remaining organic chemistry is just the application part.

Named Reactions

A large part of organic chemistry consists of the standard “named” reactions and students are expected to know these reactions along with the mechanisms. It is always good to know the mechanism of a specific reaction so that you can solve a similar new problem. Solomon and Fryhle’s Organic Chemistry is one of the best books for learning organic chemistry besides other available books.

Organic Synthesis:

The Student needs to gain mastery over reaction mechanics to proceed with organic chemistry as the mechanism is very important for the entire chemistry. This is the part of the organic chemistry where things don’t need to be mugged up and can be understood and analyzed as JEE usually twists the questions on the basis of analysis.

Aldehydes and Ketones are very important chapters of Organic Chemistry. Major chunk is asked from this chapter.

Another important aspect of organic chemistry is the portion of organic synthesis, which involves writing a sequence of steps to synthesize a given compound from a given set of reagents with as little effort as possible. Quite a few problems of organic chemistry in the competitive examinations are based on organic synthesis where the students are expected to identify the missing reagents/chemicals in a specific step of the synthesis. So, it becomes important to be clear with all the steps of mechanism in the reaction.

Please do not miss out on Biomolecules as it is the simplest and very scoring.

Inorganic Chemistry

All of Inorganic Chemistry is on equal footing. No chapter can be considered ‘Unimportant.’

There are a large number of compounds, and you are expected to know about them (methods of preparation, chemical reactions, uses, etc.). So, it’s a good idea to not divert much from the syllabus.

Many questions of inorganic chemistry are asked from p-block elements, and it becomes important to understand this chapter rather than just cramming it. A good knowledge of periodic table and the trends in the properties of atoms (ionization potential, atomic radius, electronegativity, electron affinity, the electrode potential) will help you to understand the reactions.


For mathematics, you need rigorous practice. The more problems you will solve, the better will be your speed and accuracy.

The mathematics syllabus for JEE broadly consists of the following topics:

  •        Trigonometry
  •        Algebra
  •        Differential Calculus
  •        Integral Calculus
  •        Coordinate Geometry
  •        Vectors

The topics for preparation of Mathematics for JEE Main & Advanced should be chosen wisely in order to ensure that pre-requisites for each topic are met completely. Hence, even though the priority of differential and integral calculus is undoubtedly the highest among any other chapter, calculus needs to be done after trigonometry and algebra.


Calculus includes chapters on functions, limits, continuity, differentiability, differentiation, application of derivatives, integration, definite integrals and differential equations. Each of the above topics is important, and the calculus section covers around a third of the paper. So, you must be well-versed in every standard formula and technique used in calculus.

Co-ordinate Geometry

This topic is usually taught in high school as well, so students are already familiar with the basic concepts of the slope, the equation of a line, etc. Solving plenty of problems (subjective as well as objective) from geometry helps in scoring better in JEE.

Vectors (and 3D Geometry)

Having done the coordinate geometry portion, most of you will find the 3D geometry portion relatively hassle-free and do well in this section. It’s primarily easy-breezy because JEE contains numerous problems pertaining to vectors that require standard formulae as in the case of a parallelepiped, etc.


Algebra questions in JEE are a bit hard, and most students struggle with the chapters on permutations and combinations and complex numbers. However, practice is the key. The chapter on complex numbers greatly depends on the coordinate geometry portion. At times, a hard question from complex numbers can be solved if one can smartly correlate it to a coordinate geometry problem.


The formulae of trigonometry appear everywhere in JEE Mathematics exam paper. Very few questions are purely based on trigonometry, but there are always questions that involve standard trigonometric identities. Remember that an important aspect of the JEE Mathematics preparation is memorizing standard formulae. Make sure you are thorough with them to avoid last-minute anxiety.

To master JEE Mathematics, all you need to do is to practice a large number of questions and you will surely perform well.

Topics which are not part of syllabus but taught in the coaching classes

Below are some topics which not part of the syllabus but it is advised that the student learns these topics because these questions can be asked in paragraph type questions. (Yes, in Paragraph type questions can be out of the syllabus considering the fact they give a paragraph which explains the concept very briefly.)

  •  Maths
  •  Coordinate Geometry
  •  Pair of straight lines, Pole-Polar, Radical axis, Radical center, Asymptotes of a Hyperbola, the only useful property of ellipse and hyperbola is the reflection property of all tough many other properties are taught.
  • Calculus

The partial derivative form/second form of the Leibniz differentiation rule.

  •   Algebra
  •  Matrices: Eigenvalues, the Characteristic equation of a matrix
  •  Permutations and Combinations: Pascal number
  •  Physics
  •   Fluids

Poiseuille’s Equations


  •    The word stress sometimes sounds synonymous to JEE Preparations to us sometimes. You know you’re not going in the right direction if you are not stressed while preparing for JEE.
  •    Now, what do when you start stressing during JEE Preparations? Well, long story short – Just Relax, Chill, Take it easy.  But how?
  •    Well, it varies from person to person. Go for walk or play your favorite sport.
  •    If you want, meditating or doing yoga could be a great option for anyone to de-stress. These practices are meant for relaxing people and help them focus.
  •    For some of you who like gaming, go grab your consoles and start playing. Other might like to read a novel, comics etc. Just do whatever you like.
  •    Also, please don’t switch to electronic media like Televisions, iPad etc. for relaxing. these things don’t calm your brain, but instead, make it more unstable and unfocused. Also, don’t opt for Social Media at such times.
  •    You should read/watch some motivational stuff, which could motivate you to get back to study, and come forward with bright colors.

At the end of the day, Stressing is something which shows that you are actually putting in a good amount of hard-work and going in the right direction. It’s just 2 years of stress, after that you’re going to have the time of your life!

Does Class 12 board marks count in JEE 2019 & NEET 2019?


Indian Students grow up in an academic atmosphere in which their parents, relatives, acquaintances emphasize the importance of board exams. Students are made to give utmost importance to 10th board examinations since they are it is crucial for deciding on a junior college and getting the preferred streams. As times passes, students are pressured for 12th board examinations since it is the career deciding exam which would be looked up in their entire professional career and it is the exam which helps in clearing the criteria of eligibility of certain colleges.

JEE Mains and NEET is an exam of true grit and knowledge based on your hard work. It not only tests your patience, concepts and ability to manage time effectively but also the consistency over a year or two.

Effect of Class 12 Board Examination percentage in JEE Main

Till 2016 for the calculation of the JEE rank, JEE Mains Examinations score had a 60% weightage and Boards Percentage had a 40% weightage. So, it was necessary for students to score well in both their entrance examinations as well as their board examination.

From 2017, the Board Examination Percentage is not considered for calculating the rank. However, the student should successfully secure 75% overall and 60% in individual subjects to secure seats in colleges under JoSSA, BITS and also be eligible for JEE Advanced. Even in 2018, the board exam percentage was not considered for calculating the rank in JEE Main. However, there is always a possibility that this rule might not hold true for the next academic year.  But since, this is a new regulation adopted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development it is unlikely that it would be changed after just 2 years of its implementation. But students should always consider the possibility that board examination percentage might affect their admission since they need to secure 75% anyways.

Effect of Class 12 Board Examination percentage in NEET

For NEET, students need to secure a minimum of 50% to be able to secure seats in any medical college. Further, if two students have equal marks overall as well as equal marks in Biology, Chemistry and Physics then one with a better board percentage is given a better rank. Further, students need to secure a minimum of 75% in their boards to be eligible for AIIMS Examinations.

Can one crack the JEE Advanced with only 1 year of preparation?


JEE Advanced, which is one of the most competitive, challenging entrance exams in the country or rather the world in general.  Cracking JEE is a highly cherished dream, sought-after by many, and achieved by a very exclusive group of people who redefine hard work and perseverance. Any student that prepares for JEE knows that every step he/she takes would need meticulous thinking and intense premeditation.

A large amount of student population in this favour engineering as a career option. Not just the students but their parents also have the fantasy of their child belonging to a premier institute such as the IIT.

Scenario of JEE

As an IIT aspirant, you must have been tired of hearing advice like – ‘Stay focused,’ ‘Practice, Practice, and Practice some more to get through JEE Advanced’ or ‘Beware of distractions!’ But then, did these tips really work? The truth is nobody knows the exact method of making it to an IIT. There’s no secret formula. Preparing for JEE Advanced in 1 year can be tough. But if you have a solid plan, you can definitely do it.

First of all, you need to know the syllabus because when you know

the syllabus, you have the power to make your plans accordingly. Here’s

the subject wise topics and weightage along with their time-scheme.

Subject-wise tips, syllabus, time-schedule


Oscillations and Waves12%
Rotational Motion9%
Laws of Motion7%
Current Electricity6%
Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism6%
Atoms and Nuclei5%
Work Energy Power4%
Electromagnetic Induction4%
Physics and Measurement4%
Properties of Solid and Liquid4%
Electromagnetic Waves3%

Mechanics and Electromagnetism constitute the major part of the paper (60%). In mechanics, do not stick with only mainstream questions, try different types of questions. Electromagnetism has a lot of formulas and a whole lot of concepts, which is the most difficult part of the syllabus. So, strengthen your theoretical knowledge. Keep in mind that Heat and Thermodynamics are generally numerical based on basic laws, so don’t go deep into the topic and concepts.

Time scheme:

Mechanics (1 month) + Electrodynamics (2 months) + Optics (2 weeks) + Properties of Matter (2 weeks) + Heat and Thermodynamics (3 weeks) + Modern Physics (1 week)


Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen11%
Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry9%
States of Matter7%
Coordination Compounds5%
p-block elements5%
Purification Characterization Organic Compounds5%
Chemical Thermodynamics5%
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure5%
S-block elements5%
Redox reactions and electrochemistry4%
Surface Chemistry3%
Atomic Structure2%
Nuclear Chemistry2%
Chemical Kinetics2%
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties2%
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals2%
D and F block elements2%
Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry2%
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen2%
Organic Compounds Containing Halogens2%
Principles Related to Practical Chemistry1%

Physical chemistry has questions that are rather typical than applied. It is also the most scoring part of chemistry section, so learn it thoroughly. Keep in mind that Inorganic chemistry has both applied as well as typical questions and preparing for it might take a lot of time. Organic chemistry covers around 40% of the questions, where most of the questions are applied and based on series of reactions except GOC. Once you get the concepts right, it will become the easiest subject for you.

Time scheme:

Physical (1 month) + Inorganic (1.5-2 months) + Organic (2-2.5 months)



Quadratic Equations7%
Complex Numbers5%
Three-Dimensional Geometry5%
Sequence and Series5%
Vector Algebra5%
Conic Sections5%
Relations and Functions5%
Matrices and Determinants4%
Limits and Continuity4%
Straight Lines3%
Permutation and Combinations3%
Application of Derivatives3%
Inverse Trigonometry2%
Differential Equations2%
Binomial Theorem1%
Application of Integrals3%

Complex Number, Permutation Combination and Probability cover 80% of the algebra portion. Remember that the questions on these topics are relatively easy and scoring. Vector and 3D sometimes have questions that are bit lengthy, but if you get them right, you conquer the 30% weightage it has. Calculus, the trickiest part, has no particular trend in types of questions, so you have no choice but to practice a lot.

Well, everyone has a different grasping power. But 5-6 months is an optimum time period to finish the syllabus. You can utilize the remaining time in attempting question papers in time constraints and revising concepts and formulae. Also, always choose one difficult topic with two easy topics; it reduces the burden and effort.

7 quick revision tips for JEE Advanced

  1.    Make formulae sheets along with your preparation.
  2.    Keep marking tricky questions to look upon at the time of revision.
  3.    Always solve questions in time constraints.
  4.    It is not at all necessary to attempt questions in order to start with the easiest.
  5.    You only have 1 year – focus on problem-solving tactics rather than analysis of questions.
  6.    If the reverse approach is easy to do, then use it rather than following full solution procedure.
  7.    Have faith in yourself.

General Tips and Tricks

  1.    Set a target of solving a certain number of numerical problems and completing certain no. of chapters. Make a schedule and adhere to that schedule. As tempting as it may be, never quit until you have achieved your daily target. Sleep only once you have solved your daily problems. Don’t deviate from your routine because distraction is the cause of failure for many.
  2.    Start with the difficult areas first. It’s crucial to keep a note of the hardest sections and work your way to the easier material.
  3.    Analyse your mistakes and find the weak areas that reduce your speed.
  4.    Practice the art of selective thinking and listening. So, whether your dog needs your attention or that interesting episode of Game of Thrones, discard stray thoughts. Build your solutions step-by-step with contextual thinking.
  5.    Get test papers from the past few years and solve the questions religiously. Sample papers help you familiarize with the type of questions asked in the exam. Mock tests are eventually going to be your saviour.
  6.    Mugging up or rote learning is not going to help for JEE Advanced preparation. Ensure that you understand what you are reading and learn to apply your brains.
  7.    Do the things you love to maintain your physical and mental health because if they break down then all the preparation would be in vain.

With a success rate of barely 4-5%, JEE Advanced is fiercely competitive. You don’t always need to be a genius to crack JEE Advanced in a year. A methodical and disciplined approach can surprisingly take you to the pinnacle of success.

And lastly remember the most reliable source of help is no one, but you!


What is the Success Rate of Students joining JEE Coaching Class in Class 12?


JEE is not a cakewalk. You are going witness a life which is full of thrills, amazing memories, deep sorrows, lifelong friends and unbound pleasures. There will be a lot of ups and downs and the way you will deal with the problems will surely reflect your coaching institute i.e. your institute will shape your life.

A bit of statistical data of coaching classes

According to a report published by IIT Delhi, the outliers seem to be on the rise. 52% of candidates who have cleared JEE (Advanced) in 2013 preferred self-study for IIT preparation compared to 48% who had opted for coaching institutes.

At their peak, coaching classes in Kota accounted for a quarter of the JEE selections.

Explaining the role of coaching classes for JEE Preparation

Coaching institutes give you a platform to streamline your preparation.

Most coaching institutes, therefore, have made their mark by filling the gap supposedly created by the largely subjective education provided in schools and the logic-based and analytical approach of entrance examinations.

Unwavering determination, persistence and willingness to succeed stems from within but these do not quite matter unless it is supplemented with proper guidance, mentoring and peer support. Even though there is no substitute for hard work, one needs to employ effective strategies that optimize the preparation. This is where coaching classes come into the picture. Coaching classes make use of an extensive, elaborate and highly effectual tried-and-tested system that is a proven formula for success. Strategizing, proportionate resource allocation and time management are some of the skills that coaching classes help boost. Let us take a look at the best JEE coaching institutes in the country.

If you are in the top batch of any institute then life would be easy. Not that you won’t have to study much but you will be given special attention. You will always be at a benefit but you will have to work hard to maintain your batch.

But if you are a student who wants to begin from the ground level and aspires to reach Zenith then the choice of a proper coaching institute becomes critical. In such a scenario, remember that for most coaching institute students in lower batches are just for money generation

The increase in competition drives students to push harder and they often feel that school education is not enough.

The high fee charged by these institutes also adds to the mental pressure. The fee for coaching institutes can range from a few thousands of rupees to Rs 3 lakh to Rs 4 lakh per annum. Children, who often hear about the struggles of repayment, are further burdened with fulfilling aspirations.

Education is not just limited to what is taught in the classroom, it is also influenced by the interaction students have with teachers outside. It is up to the institute to facilitate such interaction. You can’t function without technology today. The use of technology to help students learn better is another step. Almost every coaching centre out there now has an app or at least a website that provides students with more information about the institute as well as free preparation material. Students can access material sitting at home. That’s not the only aspect. A number of coaching institutes nowadays provide live online classes for students who are unable to attend classroom coaching for some reason. All aimed towards helping students deal with the pressure and perform.

The format of competitive exams changes every year and it has become difficult for students to keep pace. Students seek overall guidance because with the difficulty level increasing frequently, they don’t know where else to look. Even if they decide to prepare at home through books and other material, they will still have queries. They feel that expert help can be enlisted at coaching institutes to clarify their doubts. Besides, coaching institutes also give aspirants a sense of what the actual competition will be like which helps them to look at a bigger picture.

Schools are important and they cannot be substituted. But coaching institutes provide that additional academic push that students require cracking the toughest of exams.


Addressing the difficult problems in easy way

Coaching classes like FIITJEE, Allen, Resonance, IITians PACE, Vibrant Academy, Chaina Classes, Brilliant Tutorials have an excellent track record of students getting into IITs due to their academic guidance but when it comes to single year guidance provided by them, the success rate falls considerably. Most of the coaching classes do not have special programmes which are strictly based on a single year preparation routine. They have a standard guide for two years of preparation. Those who opt to join for a single year preparation routine have to attend the classes with regular students who have opted for 2-year routine and have to attend extra lectures or have to watch the video lectures for the academic lectures which are missed in Class 11. This often becomes taxing for the students as they need to cover more subject matter in less time and thus giving them a difficult scenario for the fighting the competition of IIT-JEE. But, if you’re able to prove that you’re extremely focused in clearing IIT-JEE through your scores then the coaching classes take the responsibility of providing you personal attention and let you interact with best of faculties so that you come in phase with the students who have joined the coaching class before you have been enrolled. All in all, self-study, hard-work is the key for IIT-JEE rather for anything you wish to achieve in your life.

“When Things Don’t Happen Right Away, Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

Emphasizing Self Study during JEE Preparation

Every student needs to understand one thing very clearly that these classes come with a hefty price tag, which can cause a financial burden on parents. Also, if you are not able to cope up with the teaching style of the faculty, then there could be major problems which might affect you academically and psychologically. Coaching classes always have a “one-size-fits-all” strategy and don’t have the time to individually teach each student. Remember: they will not help you to read books. It is you who has to put in the final effort to succeed.

However, the most reliable source of help is no one, but you!

And Lastly,

“Do coaching classes exist because there’s too much competition or is there too much competition because coaching classes exist?”

How to prepare for IITJEE 2019 or 2020?


IITJEE is an exam given by students to get admission in an engineering college of their choice. However JEE is considered one of the toughest exam for students to crack and sore well in, it requires a lot of preparation but the right kind of preparation. Students need to think smart when they are preparing for the JEE exam. Here is a list of things students can do to get the right preparation for the exam. Success is just one step away!

The current admission rate through JEE has fallen from 1.95% in 2012 to 0.92% in 2017.


So, if you re an engineering student you must have heart of the IIT JEE and you must be already preparing for it, now most students irrespective of the stream they choose in class 11 are aware of the IIT JEE exam because well it is considered one of the toughest exams for engineering students, if not the toughest exam ever. Now, students who have always dreamed of studying in the top illustrious engineering colleges of India have prepared for this exam even before class 10.

Now, even if you have started preparation or are going to start preparation, here are some tips that will not only help you get started but even help you along the way.

What is IIT JEE?

JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) is an entrance exam conducted all over India for facilitating admissions in various engineering colleges all over India. JEE is an exam which requires a thorough knowledge of the concepts because it is given the status of the most challenging exams for engineering entrance at the undergraduate degree level. What makes it so sought after and talked about is that every year 1.5 million students appear for this exam. JEE preparation thus has to be very cleverly planned out and has to be very systematic.

Till 2011, All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) was conducted by CBSE every year. In the year 2012, CBSE has announced the replacement of IIT JEE and AIEEE with Joint Entrance Examination. The AIEEE was replaced by JEE Mains to facilitate admissions in 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 other CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutes).
IIT JEE was replaced by JEE Advanced to facilitate admissions in the 23 IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and ISM Dhanbad.
IT JEE Phase 1 and Phase 2
The first phase of JEE is Mains (Paper 1 and Paper 2) and is conducted by CBSE for facilitating admission in various undergraduate courses offered at NITs, IIITs, DTU and the other central and state-funded institutes. The courses offered by these institutes are B.Tech/B.E., Integrated MSc, B.Arch/B.Planning courses etc.
The second phase of IIT JEE (Advanced) is conducted by IITs on a rotation basis. Several prestigious institutes like IITs and ISM Dhanbad grant admissions only on the basis of ranks obtained in Advanced.

Time management

So you have your goal in mind, but let’s face it you won’t be able to achieve it without smart time management. You need to realize that with planning and thinking ahead, you can make time your friend than making it your foe. Always remember – “You need to work smarter in addition to working hard”

Managing time over the next couple of years is the most important thing that you need to focus on. Not only while preparing you also need to focus on time management while writing the exam.

Here is what you can do:

  1. Always prioritize and complete the most important tasks first, like you need to complete chapters which have the most weightage first.
  2. Ignore the distractions and follow your timetable to a T and this includes learning to say no to family and friends.
  3. Don’t procrastinate and aim for incremental improvement.
  4. Turn tasks into habits- if you do something at a stretch it becomes a habit, so why not make tasks such as reviewing formulas a habit.

Planning is key

Remember the last point above, to develop habits, then start developing your first habit for each day which is planning out your day every morning, or the next day every night. Now, this will help you in wasting time after completing each chapter or task in thinking what to do next.

To begin first bring out a calendar and pen and paper and start writing, if you are one of those people who loves lists then you will enjoy this, and if you are not just suffer through this for the sake of your future. Now, you can even do this with apps like Wunderlist and Remember that your plan should have a relaxing time as well, you don’t need to tire yourself out.

Now you should not plan an exuberant calendar that you skip on important things like sleep, fitness and food. Plan things smartly and you will get everything done without having to compromise on anything.

Know about the exam

Now, every student must know the syllabus and the exam pattern like the back of their hand. You need to realize that the syllabus for JEE is vast to say the least and you need to prepare each topic with equal vigour if your dream college is somewhere way up on the best colleges list.

Now, the three main subjects in JEE each have their own weightage and syllabus, you need to make sure you have a very good command on all three- physics, chemistry and maths.

Some topics have a higher weightage than the others in the sense that they are more important in terms of marks you need to focus on such topics and make sure you are thorough with these to get great marks.

You should also be aware of the paper pattern to make sure you have knowledge on everything before you appear for the exam and there are no surprises.


JEE is an exam which covers syllabus from both class 11 and class 12 and that is why when you are preparing for the exam way before class 12 and in some cases, class 12 you need a good coaching institute to help you reach your goals, understand the concepts and prepare well. These coaching institutes will help you prepare your syllabus in advance and even help you in case of doubts. Moreover, they will help you get proper practice with regular tests and mock exams, giving you an overall stellar preparation and guidance. Now you can also choose various online classes.

Irrespective of the media you choose you need to devote ample amount of time to self study.

Self Study

Even if you are studying at the best of the best coaching institute and have all the study material there is, you need to self study, it is very important to test yourself with problems and revise concepts taught in class. Lay more stress to those important topics in the three subject which carry the most weightage. NCERT books are a must of starting and finishing your JEE Preparation. You can also refer to additional books for more concept clearing and strengthening your fundamentals.
Now comes the most important part after you finish studying – problem solving and concept building. You should solve as many problems as you can after going through a topic. The more you practice, the more your foundation becomes stronger.
You should also solve as many practice papers and previous years’ papers as you can to make yourself familiar with the exam pattern and get more clarity on the topics.

Here are some extra help

Observed from the pattern, some of the most important topics for JEE Main 2019 spotted in the order of their importance are:
Physics:  Electrostatics, Optics, Current Electricity, Magnetism, Nuclear Physics, Thermodynamics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Fluid Mechanics and Rotational Dynamics

Mathematics: Integration, Matrices and Determinants, Probability and Statistics, Applications of Derivatives, Vector Algebra, 3-D Geometry, Sequence and Series and Complex numbers.

Chemistry: P-block elements, Alcohol, Phenols and Ethers, Atomic structure, Co-ordination chemistry, Mole concept and Electrochemistry

Bhogi Suraj Krishna – JEE Main AIR 1


This year first rank in JEE Mains was secured by Bhogi Suraj Krishna who scored a whopping 350 out of 360. The JEE, conducted by the CBSE, is one of the toughest entrance exams in India. The results of the JEE Mains, conducted in the month of April, were announced on 30 April (Paper 1) and 30 May(Paper 2). Read on to find out what was his driving force, his inspirations and the advice he has for JEE aspirants.

Around 12 lakh students appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) conducted on April 8, 15 and 16. The JEE exam is conducted by the CBSE as an entrance exam for various engineering institutions like IITs, NITs, IIITs and other regional colleges. The exam is considered to be one of the most difficult exam to be conducted in India. With an extremely low acceptance rate, IITs and NITs are considered to be the cream of all the engineering colleges in India.

The Topper

This year the first rank in JEE Mains was secured by Bhogi Suraj Krishna who scored 350/360 in the exam.

Bhogi Suraj Krishna studied his Class 11 and 12 from Sri Chaitanya Institute in Andhra Pradesh.

His Preparation

“I started preparing for JEE Main from class IX. There is a foundation course for cracking the JEE exam. I had registered for it when I was in class IX. During the course of preparation for JEE Main 2018, I always approached my faculty when I ran into difficulties or had queries. I sought their assistance in clearing up all of those doubts and would not give up till my concepts were clear.  I used to study for about nine hours every day. “

The advantage of practicing Mock tests

Suraj practiced extensively from JEE Main sample papers. He says that it is important to practice from the past years sample papers of JEE Main as it helps to know the level and type of questions that are asked.  You are prepared for the exam in all ways if you use the past year papers for preparation. This is a must for all aspirants. You see, you can gauge your levels of preparation and hone your time management skills. If needed you could rectify and proceed with your preparation.

Books he used

Suraj studied mainly from the NCERT books and from the notes that were provided by the coaching centre. He says that this is more important for Chemistry where one needs to study from the NCERT books and faculty notes. As far as Physics and Mathematics are concerned, it is important to solve a lot of questions in addition to the regular preparation form the study notes and books.

His de-stress mantra

“Every fortnight, we were taken out and that was very relaxing. The right amount of sleep is important. For me, that was a de-stressing element.  My hobbies include watching movies. However, during the entire duration of my preparation, I did give it up as my goals were more important.”

His advice for aspirants

“ My message to all those students who are aspiring to take up JEE Main is that – Be comfortable with the subjects. Enjoy learning and enjoy the preparation time you spend. Be passionate about your goals as you can drive yourself to achieve them only if you like them.”

How is the Scholr app for JEE preparation?


JEE Exam is the exam every class 11 and class 12 student dreams of clearing to enter their college of choice to pursue engineering. However, JEE is a very tough exam and it requires students to go the extra mile to show their true dedication. But the key to success is both hard work and Scholr. Scholr is an app designed for students and this app is what will give students an edge and reach their dream college.

Did you know? Joint Entrance Test ranks 2nd in the world in terms of toughness. The top spot is occupied by Gaokao, the entrance test for Undergraduate studies in the People’s Republic of China.

All the students who are deciding which road to take career-wise are currently doing research on their stream to pick in class 11. Now all these students must have heard of the IIT JEE exam, since these are the most famous exams in the country. Now an engineering student or a Science student must have definitely heard of this exams. In fact, most of these students will already be preparing for these exams in their class 11 and class 12.

Scholr realizes that these exams are very important in a student’s life and they pour in all they have to ace these exams. In fact, these exams are so important that a student’s future is based on this. It is on the basis of these exams that a student’s future college is picked.

Since Scholr is an app aiming to help students and making their lives simpler, here we have listed how all the JEE aspirants can use Scholr to make their preparation a little bit easier. Let’s see how JEE aspirants can ace this very crucial exam with Scholr’s help.

 What is JEE?

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a national level engineering entrance exam to be held yearly in India. JEE basically a common entrance examination for admission to different engineering courses. JEE score is the main criteria for admission in Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of technology.

There were two different exams held in past year for these national engineering institutes, IIT-JEE and AIEEE respectively. Later the whole process was changed and turned it to one exam for both of institute with two subcategories. JEE is being conducted into two sub exams, JEE-Main and JEE-Advance.

The decision was taken by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) in 2012 to change down the whole process of examination. The examination JEE-Main is conducted for admission to Indian Institutes of Information Technology, National Institutes of Technology. Whereas the advanced part, JEE-Advanced is held for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian School of Mines (ISM) situated at Dhanbad.

IIT’s and ISM are the foremost engineering and science colleges in India. The candidates have to clear the level of exam JEE-Advanced for having admission in these colleges. Also, only those candidates who have cleared JEE-Mains are eligible to appear in JEE-Advance examination.

 JEE Main vs JEE Advanced
JEE-Main Exam has two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. It is up to candidates whether to give one exam or both of them. Both of these papers are based on multiple choice questions. Paper-1 is only for admission in B.E./B.Tech discipline held in both online and offline mode.

Paper-2 is only for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning conducted in offline mode only. 13.56 Lakh students appeared for the JEE-Main exam in 2014.

JEE Advanced is only for those students who have qualified JEE-Mains. Only they can appear for the JEE-Advanced examination.

 Scholr can help you

Since these exams are so crucial in the lives of students. Scholr always aims to bring down students stress and make their lives simpler. In a high-stress exam like JEE students need as much help as they can get and that is exactly what Scholr aims to do.

 Get solutions in minutes

Scholr prides itself in being one of the few platforms which vows to give solutions in minutes. Since the JEE syllabus is mostly from class 11 and class 12 NCERT books, students can easily get the solutions to the problems on Scholr app. All students need to do is take a picture of the question and voila, they get the answer. Students have access to Scholr’s photo recognition anywhere and anytime and they don’t need to have to wait to get solutions. Since preparation on a timely manner is key to crack the JEE exams, Scholr helps students by not wasting time on a particular question and get the solution in minutes. Scholr also provides the students wita h step-by-step solution and thus, helps students understand the problem completely.

 Scholr’s Community

Scholr has a community section which is one of the most loved features of the app. Now, students can connect with other students from all over the globe. Scholr’s community feature allows students to post a question in the feed, now this question can be answered by other students, creating a mutually helpful and beneficial environment. Students can post and answer the question and hence seek the help that they need and in return help other students who might be stuck. This feature can help students with questions which they are finding difficult and they can get answers from students who might be in the same grade or a grade higher.

 Scholr’s Tutors

Scholr also has other features like Chat with a tutor or Live sessions with tutors, these features help students seek help when they are in need. Now, students dont have to wait to get the solutions from tutors or travel to places to get their doubts cleared. With Scholr’s tutor features, students can get their doubts cleared right from the comfort of their homes. Moreover, Scholr has the most renowned and learned tutors who can help students when they are in a fix.

Scholr Tips

Scholr realizes the exorbitant amount of pressure a student goes through. There is preparation stress and moreover, there is exam fear. In cases like the JEE exam where the stakes are so high, the pressure can be indescribable. Scholr realizes this and has introduces study tips for students through the Scholr blog. This helps students combat their fears and emerge victorious. Students have access to tips which help students prepare, and ace their exams.


Study hard, prepare well and you know you will ace your exam with flying colors. All the best from Team Scholr.