As per the survey we conduct every year after the workshop, the common problems faced by the IIT JEE aspirants are:
• Inefficient School Education
The schools in Bihar especially public schools have been not so successful in guiding students to the level of excellence required to be successful in examinations like IIT JEE. The numerical problems are not given the importance they deserve.
The schools do not deem it necessary to motivate the students for competitive examinations. Under the lack of proper guidance, inspiration and motivation students fail to get the kind of orientation and thrust required for the competitive examinations. Under these circumstances students tend to get the impression that IIT JEE is nearly an impossible nut to crack and only the school admission can’t guarantee them a success at IIT JEE.
The truth however is that if a student studies properly at school and complete his syllabus in time, they have a hug chance of cracking IIT JEE. IIT JEE is well aware of this situation and is working continuously to improve the situation. The erratic pattern of IIT JEE is a testimony to this. In 2007 IIT JEE simplified the questions so that even a High School student with good understanding of the subject can solve it. The results were encouraging.
Lots of students who did not go to any coaching were successful. Generally most students resort to private coaching to get out of this situation, which is too expensive for most. With efforts of IIT JEE this might change a bit.
IIT JEE Seats Distribution – A Report
IIT seat distribution can be analyzed from the below given facts. In 2007 out of 2, 43,029 appeared for IIT JEE. IIT JEE short listed 7,200 students. Out of it only 5,537 will get a chance to study in one of the prestigious IITs, IT-BHU or ISM. The IIT JEE result was poorest from IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee and IIT Guwahati Zone. These represent poor and backward states of the country including Bihar.
“I-Desire” is aimed at making up this gap. We are here to motivate students and to guide them by providing valuable suggestions. Since we have also gone through all this at some stage of our life, we can
benefit the students by sharing our experience and our response to the various problems we faced during our preparation for the IIT JEE.
IIT JEE Results 2007 Analysis
Total Number of Seats in IITs + ISM + IT BHU = 5,537
The age limit for appearing in IIT JEE is 25 years. For candidates belonging to SC, ST and PD categories, the relaxed age limit is 30 years. Also, starting 2007, a candidate can take the JEE two times at the most. This has been done mainly to reduce stress on students and discourage the concept of “cram schools” — where students are made to memorize all types of possible exam questions. Furthermore, from 2007 onwards, students who are selected for admission to an IIT cannot attempt the examination again in the future. As above the national success rate is merely 2%, which is an obvious output for a competitive examination, like IIT JEE?
Now let us take a look of the situation in Bihar, particularly Patna. Every year more than fifteen thousand students appear in IIT JEE from here. The number of selected ones is a mere 60 or 70. The success rate is 0.4 %. It’s really alarming. The performance from other towns of Bihar is even worse. Why is it like this when some places boast of sending more than 60% students to IITs? The situation is pathetic and it really needs a wise thought.
IIT JEE Bihar- Fact
IIT JEE is unarguably one of the toughest entrance examinations on this earth. Cracking IIT JEE requires not only above average intelligence but also expert guidance and motivation. Having born and brought up in Bihar we are well aware of the fact that the Bihari students suffer a lot due to lack of proper guidance.One of the reasons is that Bihar has been a socially backward and economically deprived State for decades now. Bihari parents unfortunately fail to provide their wards with the kind of guidance and level of economic, professional and moral support required for such a high level of competition. Due to this the Bihari students despite being as talented as their counterparts in other states usually fail to compete with them. This is vividly reflected in the statistics of the IIT JEE examination results held every year for entrance to most prestigious engineering institutes of the country.While the national selection rate is around 3%, the success rate in Bihar is less than 0.6%.
IIT-JEE MYTHS and REALITY
The Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (popularly known as IIT-JEE or just JEE) is an annual college entrance examination in India. A total of nine colleges use JEE as a sole criterion for admission to their undergraduate programs. The nine colleges include the seven Indian Institutes of Technology, IIT-BHU Varanasi, and ISM Dhanbad. It is conducted by the various IITs by a policy of rotation. It is the toughest engineering entrance exam in the world with a success rate of around 1 in 60. Candidates who successfully pass the IIT-JEE can apply for admission to the BTech (Bachelor of Technology), Dual Degree (Integrated Bachelor of Technology and Masters of Technology) and Integrated MSc (Master of Sciences) courses in the various institutes. Getting entrance into an IIT is often considered the pinnacle of achievement for a student of the science stream and the IITs along with the IISc attract most of the brightest students of the nation.