In today’s competitive world, cracking IIT is becoming increasingly difficult. Competition is increasing day by day and to get an edge over ever-increasing competition, students in the race for IIT entrance exam are starting early in lower classes.
It is seen that a student preparing for IIT is generally under tremendous stress and pressure. However, if one prepares in a systematic and planned manner, the journey to IIT can be real fun. Based on my experience in this field, I would like to offer some tips on how to crack IIT JEE (or JEE Advanced).
You must follow your passion and make a career in the area of your strength. Cracking IIT is not everyone’s cup of tea. If you are good at mathematics and have a logical reasoning and scientific bent of mind, then you may be a candidate for IIT.
In case you are not sure whether you will be able to cope with the required standards for IIT preparation, you may go for an evaluation before you start. For this you may contact Pradeep Agarwal Academy where you will receive a professional guidance on this aspect.
When it comes to IIT preparation, the earlier you start, the better. Though it may be alright to start in class 11th, but I would personally recommend to start in class 9th which gives the student a phenomenal edge over others. However, it is important to study at your own individual pace while enjoying every moment of it.
Be relaxed and take it easy. If your approach and planning is proper, believe me, IIT preparation is fun. What is required is your own conviction, motivation, professional guidance, simple tools for solving problems fast and immediate clarification of doubts as they come. Be assured, you will enjoy your preparation like a game. Working hard and striving for excellence will become your passion.
It is the Quality over Quantity which is more important. Studying with concentration and analysing the principles and concepts with a clear mind will bring in efficiency and you will be able achieve the same targets in much less time
You must solve a problem correctly the very first time. There is no room for an error as this would severely affect your rank. So, don’t rush and skip steps. (I shall separately deal with how to solve problems fast and thus save time). Note that solving problems accurately becomes our habit which can only be inculcated by practice. Accuracy can never be compromised with speed.
To obtain a good rank in IIT, just solving a problem is not enough. We must focus on how to solve a problem very fast and that too without compromising on accuracy. Note that speed can be increased only by a better approach to solve the problem in a very relaxed manner rather than solving by longer method and hurriedly skipping steps. Though, this is not a easy area to deal with, my suggestion is make it a habit to think of alternative approach to solve the same problem while practising assignments. You may contact Pradeep Agarwal Academy for help in this area.
It is always better to study with a step wise approach. Whenever you start a new chapter, first complete the NCERT level including all derivations that may come in board exams, then practice all problems of JEE Main level and finally practice all problems of JEE Advanced level. This will make you feel more comfortable and you will be able to complete the chapter much faster.
I tell students not to put oneself under pressure in memorising formulae. Just keep them handy for easy reference. As you keep practicing problems, you will experience that with continued usage of formulae and concepts, they easily become your own property.
This is a very useful technique for many reasons. Firstly, making notes automatically brings in a lot of concentration. Secondly, you generally write only after giving a sufficient thought and analysis. Finally, these are your own notes. They help you in your quick revision.
Concentrate on your studies. Don't worry about what others do and don’t get influenced by others. Everyone is different, have different way of grasping and presenting things. Be focused on your own target.
Engaging in some sort of physical activity is recommended. It is good to simply do some jogging. This gives your body and mind the much needed break and relaxation.
You have already jumped into a mad competitive world; now you have to be religiously disciplined. Though (as I have said before) the preparation for IIT is a fun and the kick that you get out of solving tough problems automatically make you disciplined, but smart phones, social media like facebook, etc. can be big distracters. Remove them from your life, at least temporarily.
Preparation for IIT requires continuous effort. Each subject must be given proper and regular time. Some students find one subject more interesting and tend to spend more time on it while ignoring others. All three subjects; Physics, Chemistry and Maths are equally important and none of them can be ignored.
So, on a concluding note I would say that cracking JEE is not all that difficult. Just be sincere, dedicated and smart.
( SALWAN, GURGAON)
Obtained AIR 182 in JEE Advanced
I studied Physics and Maths under the expert guidance of Pradeep Sir. He had always been a source of motivation and inspiration. His innovative methods of solving complex problems very fast using different but simple approach and his Physics books for JEE Advanced helped me a lot. I was able to complete the entire Physics paper of JEE Advanced with a good accuracy within time and obtained 114 marks out of 120 in Physics in JEE Advanced.
( Shri Ram School, Gurgaon )
Obtained AIR 483 in JEE Advanced
I joined ‘Pradeep Agarwal Academy’ in class 9th and completed the syllabus of Maths & Physics of class 11th and 12th in just 6 months time, whilst coming only on weekends. This was achievable because of the experience, methodology and expert guidance by Pradeep Sir. This had boosted my confidence and helped me to obtain AIR 483 in JEE Advanced.
(DPS, Vasant Kunj )
Qualified NTSE, KVPY, RMO
I joined ‘Pradeep Agarwal Academy’ in class 10th. Under the guidance of Pradeep Sir, I got an exposure to higher concepts and problems. This helped me to cover many topics much in advance and helped me to qualify NTSE, KVPY and RMO.
DPS, RK Puram)
Obtained AIR 140 in JEE Advanced
I studied Physics from Pradeep Sir. His guidance helped me in building up my concepts and developing methods to solve problems very fast. I had always been impressed by his out of the box approach to solve the problems. It’s interesting and amazing to watch how he makes problem solving so simple and quick. I got an opportunity to study Physics from the best teachers in the country but found Pradeep Sir to be class apart.
(DPS RK Puram)
Obtained AIR 20 in NEET
If the aim is to obtain a good rank in NEET, Physics can become a bottleneck. I took help in Physics from Pradeep Sir. He has a special knack of simplifying a complicated problem which makes problem solving very easy. He had always been supportive and helped me immediately whenever I had a doubt in any concept or problem.
( DAV, Sec 14 )
Obtained AIR 855 in JEE Advanced
I joined Pradeep Agarwal Academy in class 11th and took no other coaching. Here, under excellent guidance of faculty, I developed a potential to be good enough to achieve this rank. Pradeep sir’s way of teaching made Physics fun and interesting. His ability to simplify difficult problems to solve them very fast is out of the world. Ritesh sir helped me in Maths to open up my mind and practice difficult questions. Lastly, Chemistry sir (whom I owe a lot of credit for chemistry), I was able to score good marks in all the tree subjects.
(BLUE BELLS, Sec 10, Gurgaon)
Got Computer Science at BITS Pilani
Pradeep Agarwal Academy is a hub of knowledge and excellence where students not only excel in academics but also develop many other skills. Here, teachers are excellent who teach in an interactive way to suit requirement of every individual student. Before joining Pradeep Agarwal Academy, my Physics was bad and I feared Math. The way Pradeep Sir and Ritesh Sir taught and cleared my concepts, helped me a lot. Further, Chemistry sir’s style is unique that makes classes enjoyable. In short, this institute packs you with many skills required in life.
Obtained AIR 1982 in JEE Advanced
I joined Pradeep Agarwal Academy in class 9th for the foundation course. I’m grateful to Pradeep sir for guiding me through every obstacle and helped me build a good foundation. Later, he helped me in Physics for JEE Advanced. His books ‘Advanced Learning Physics in 6 Volumes’ and his problem-solving abilities were a boon to me. He had always been supportive and helped me whenever I had a doubt. Chemistry Sir also cleared my concepts, while also motivating me to outperform myself. All this helped me to get a good score in JEE advanced.
(DAV, Sec 14, Gurgaon)
Obtained AIR 2646 in JEE Advanced
I studied under the guidance of Pradeep sir, Sharad sir and Ritesh sir for 2 years in Pradeep Agarwal Academy. Not only did they guide me academically but also taught me how to handle and tackle the pressure and challenging questions that come in JEE Advanced. I was able to surpass my potential and develop strong and sturdy concepts which helped me to crack JEE Advanced.
( DPS, Vasant Kunj )
Obtained AIR 615 in JEE Advanced
I studied Physics for JEE Advanced from Pradeep Sir. I referred many books but found Pradeep Sir’s books for JEE Advanced to be the best. They contain a wide variety of problems of various difficulty levels. Theory is concise and to the point supported by lot of relevant illustrations. There are a plenty of solved examples and questions in the assignment arranged sequentially in order of difficulty. Finally, detailed solutions of all problems in a crisp manner are provided which is a speciality of Pradeep Sir. This helped me to obtain AIR 615 in JEE Advanced.
(DPS, RK Puram)
Completed syllabus of class 11th in class 9th
I am very thankful to Pradeep Sir for removing the challenge in difficult concepts. In class 9th itself, I had already completed Maths and Physics of class 11 and Physics of class 12 in mere 6 months. This helped me to attempt all questions of competitive exams which otherwise would have been a herculean task. The faculty at Pradeep Agarwal Academy is very focused and the focus is always on building a good foundation.
( Salwan School, Gurgaon )
Obtained AIR 516 in JEE Advanced
I joined Pradeep Agarwal Academy for preparation of IIT entrance exam. I always received encouragement from the faculty which helped me in building my confidence. A unique and outstanding feature at Pradeep Agarwal Academy is the guidance on problem solving approach which amazingly improved my speed and accuracy. Obtaining AIR 516 in JEE Advanced was like a dream come true.
(DPS, Sec 14, Gurgaon)
Obtained AIR 2771 in JEE Advanced
I joined Pradeep Agarwal Academy in class 11 for Physics & Maths. I was under the expert guidance of Pradeep sir and Ritesh sir. Both teachers were always supportive and the emphasis was always laid on concept clarity & their application. Concepts taught were concise and easy to grasp. It was the support & guidance of teachers which led me to a smooth sailing journey. I highly recommend Pradeep Agarwal Academy to all JEE aspirants.