The Joint Entrance are the major examinations that the Science students look forward to each year after giving their 12th board examinations. Especially the students who want to get into engineering look forward to the Joint Entrances each year. The Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) is an annual engineering college examination in the county. Over the years the examination has evolved with the removal of the English Language paper, addition and subsequent removal of the screening test before the main examinations.
In the year 2008 the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) took the examinations a step ahead by conducting it abroad in Dubai. In the year 2013 there was a complete overhaul of the examinations with it being replaced by the two phase Joint Entrance Examinations. The same process is followed even today with the Joint Entrance Examination-Mains & Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced. It is seen that the students prepare relentlessly for the examinations each year but a few lucky ones get the desired results which change their lives completely with admissions in the elite institutes of the country.
To get through the examinations one needs to have luck as well as work hard and even burn the midnight oil at times. Even though it is late to start preparing for the examinations but as the English proverb goes “It is better late than never”. One needs to keep certain things in mind while preparing for the examinations:
• Each individual needs to devote equal time to each subject.
• One needs to do regular classes at school.
• On completing the syllabus full length tests need to be taken.
• Short notes and points need to be made for quick revision.
• Having a positive attitude and staying focused in absolutely mandatory.
• One needs to have a sound sleep for at least 6-7 hours.
• Concepts should be clear with regular practice.
• Questions should be attempted wisely on merit of each.
• No new topic should be touched a day before the examinations.
• One needs to relax on the day of the examinations
For the future the Government is mulling the idea that all the Central Government funded engineering schools will select students through a Common Admission Test in 2015, merging the two-tier Joint Entrance Examinations. Hope the future brings better news for the students and many more qualify for a brighter and secured future. As Gandhiji said “The future depends on what we do in the present”. So let’s start preparing today and look forward with a positive attitude and outlook.