One of the most sought-after questions about cracking IIT-JEE is indeed hard to answer but it can be decoded with the help of an example.
The Tale of Two Students
A very talented student, Akshay began preparing for IIT JEE from the 10th standard itself. He was preparing for the exam on his own. He adopted the self-study model and was confident that cracking the IIT-JEE exam is going to be smooth for him. Akshay was considered to be a bright student by all his subject teachers.
Talking about another student, Rahul who was an average student opted to join coaching in 10th standard itself to prepare for IIT JEE. Despite being average, Rahul always managed to score really good marks in the school examinations as well.
Both students sat for JEE exam and the result was a shocker for both. On one hand, Rahul cleared the exam in the first go while on the other hand, Akshay could not crack it even in two attempts.
The Reason? Akshay was intelligent but Rahul was more prepared and consistent.
Considering the above statement, it can be alleged that it’s the well-prepared students that are clearing IIT JEE and not the supremely talented ones, but the fact that this statement is partially true cannot be denied as the world runs on exceptions too.
Sometimes, it happens vice-versa also but considering all aspects it can be concluded that clearing IIT JEE is not only about talent and knowledge but about unswerving and accurate preparation strategy.
How to Prepare Well for IIT-JEE?
- Know the right strategy to follow
- Solving as many problems or Mock-tests as you can
- Do Smart work- invent shortcut methods
- Allocate equal time to each section
*To know in detail the tips and tricks to crack IIT-JEE in one go, click here to read our detailed blog post on ‘How to Prepare Seriously for the IIT JEE Exam?’
What do IIT Insiders Say?
Well, the top IIT professors do not hold a viewpoint different from what is stated. They firmly believe that the majority of students who make it to the IITs every year are well-prepared. Talent can help ease things for you during the preparation time, but it is sheer hard work and consistent efforts that can help you land in the most prestigious engineering institutions in the country.