Know about the Changes in JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch

The Council of Architecture has revised eligibility criteria to include Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as mandatory subjects at 10+2 level for admission to 1st year of 5-Year B.Arch course. The amendment has been brought in with the approval of Central Government, the Council informed the National Testing Agency, which from now will conduct the JEE Main 2019 examination instead of CBSE. The scores of Joint Entrance Examination are used for admission in B.Arch in the country.

NTA has announced the change of eligibility criteria for those candidates applying for JEE Main 2019 Paper II. The mock test sessions of NTA will start from September 8 at 2600 test practicing centers in 3 languages. Meanwhile, the test papers can either be downloaded and practiced offline or a candidate can visit the Test Practice Centers (TPC) of National Testing Agency.  Registrations to these free TPC are open on the weekly basis since these centers are active every weekend. NTA has also released content based lectures by IIT Professors/Subject Experts. The registrations for JEE Main 2019, January exam has already started from September 1 where aspiring candidates can register and pay the registration fee till October 1, 2018.

Recently, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the National Testing Agency will work to improve entrance examinations starting from this year. NTA from this year will conduct various examinations including Joint Entrance Examination for Admission in Engineering Colleges, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission in Medical Course. However, the JEE Advance for admission in IITs will be conducted by IIT where the examination will be conducted twice in a year for undergraduate engineering admissions.

According to the latest notification released by NTA, JEE Main 2019 Paper II, for students aspiring B.Tech from IITs will be conducted in both formats namely computer-based format (Mathematics and Aptitude) and pen and paper-based test format(Drawing). Further, NTA made clear that there will be no change in the syllabus, exam pattern, fee or language of the exam.

According to a statement from the NTA, the amendment has been published in the Official Gazette on June 06, 2017 and comes into force from the academic session 2019-2020.

The revised eligibility for B.Arch course is stated as under: “No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 examination”.

“In view of the modifications in the qualifications prescribed by the Council of Architecture as mentioned above, the eligibility conditions prescribed for admission to B.Arch/B. Planning hereby stands modified,” said a notification from NTA. It has also told the candidates who have applied for these courses to ascertain their revised eligibility conditions prescribed by the Council of Architecture.

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern

JEE Main B. Arch examination goes on for a duration of 3 hours and includes three sections namely Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing/Sketching Test. The language for aptitude test is English only and further, during the examination students are only allowed to carry their own geometry box set, erasers, pencils, crayons and color pencils where borrowing from other candidates is strictly prohibited.

A candidate aspiring to pursue B. Arch. in the prestigious IIT Kharagpur or IIT Roorkee is required to clear the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT). Students who secure a rank in JEE (Advanced) are eligible to sit for AAT, and this is held only at the seven zonal IITs. Thereby, in order to get B. Arch course in these institutions, one must clear Paper 1(B. Arch. / B. Planning.) of JEE Main followed by JEE Advanced and AAT. However, for admissions to the institutions other than the IITs, JEE Main Paper 2(B. Arch. / B. Planning) scores are considered.

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NTA Release the Complete Exam Schedule of JEE Main 2019 January Exam

Joint Entrance Exam or JEE is an entrance exam conducted for students who are interested in pursuing a career in fields of Electronics, Engineering, and Architecture & Planning. Furthermore, JEE Mains consist of 2 papers, i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Students can apply in either of these papers or in both. Paper 1 is specifically for admission in B.E. and B.Tech courses only. Paper 2 is conducted for admissions in B. Arch. and B. Planning. Recently, it had been notified by the MHRD that JEE Main 2019will be conducted by an autonomous government body is known as NTA which was earlier undertaken by CBSE. Also, JEE Main will be held twice in a year. In this article, viewers can read about the important dates and schedules of JEE Main 2019.

JEE Main 2019 Important Dates

JEE Main 2019 Notification has been released. Candidates can start applying from 1st of September 2018. JEE Main 2019 Schedule will include the release of application form, registration time period, the release of Admit card, JEE Main 2019 Exam, Result declaration, counselling dates, allotment dates, etc. Candidates will be comprehensively informed about the complete JEE Main 2019 Exam Dates and Schedules.

EVENTS                                       DATES
JEE Main 2019, January 
JEE Main 2019 Application Form Release Date 1th September 2018
JEE Main Form Correction September 2018
JEE Main Last Date for Application Submission 30th September 2018
JEE Main Mock Test September 2018
Admit Card Release Dates 17th December 2019
Examination 6th January 2019 – 20th January, 2019
JEE Main Answer Key Release 4th week of January 2019
JEE Main Result Declaration 1st week of February 2019
JEE Main 2019, April
JEE Main Application Form Release Date 8th February 2019
JEE Main Form Correction February 2019
JEE Main Last Date for Application Submission 7th March 2019
JEE Main Mock Test February 2019
Admit Card Release Dates 18th March 2019
Examination 7th April, 2019 – 21st April, 2019
JEE Main Answer Key Release 4th week of April 2019
JEE Main Result Declaration 1st week of May 2019
  • JEE Main Notification for January Exam, which is to be held from 6th Jan – 20th Jan 2019, has been released and candidates can start applying from 1st September 2018.
    ●The last date for the application submission will be 30th September 2018.
    ● There will be a facility to correct the application form, and it will be open till the last date of JEE Main ● Application Submission, i.e. 30th September 2018.
    ● Candidates will also have the provision of giving online mock test for JEE Main and the facility will be available in the month of September 2018.
    ● The JEE Main Admit Card 2019 will be released on 17th of December 2018. Students can download their JEE Main Admit Card 2018 from the official website of NTA JEE Main 2019.
    ● The JEE Main Exam will be held in the month of January 2019. The Dates for JEE Main 2019 Exam are from 6th January 2019 – 20th January 2019.
    ● Candidates will have the provision of Booking their desirable slots for the JEE Main 2019.
    ● Result for JEE Main 2019 will be declared during the first week of February 2019.


Various Online Platforms to Accelerate JEE Main Preparation

Online platforms have become popular among students preparing for various entrance exams such as JEE Main and NEET. A lot of students now opt for the online exam medium due to its various conveniences and thus online preparation seem to be a better option to get familiar with the online mode and paper pattern ofJEE Main.

A lot of the online study material is prepared by IIT experts, and sometimes by IITians themselves. This ensures that the online content is relevant and of high quality, as the one creating it would be familiar with all the traditional study material and content.

In addition to the above points, by far the biggest advantage of online preparation is the flexibility that it offers. Online material is always available at the click of a button, with some applications allowing the option to download it beforehand, so that material is available offline whenever you need it. There is no crowd to distract you from your studies, no time limit for how long or when you want to study, and nobody will yell at you for having a snack in the middle of a lecture.

In case there is a doubt that needs to be answered, or if you are in need of some personalized advice, you can have live chat sessions with experts that are almost always on standby, offering help and tutoring anyone who so desires.

JEE Main study material would also offer countless practice/mock tests, along with past years’ question papers. The practice material holds immeasurable value and as such should be always had in a deal. As the practice tests and question papers are delivered immediately to your phone, tablet and computer, it makes much more sense to have them online. Even the evaluation of the said tests would be faster as they are checked via software, which completes the task almost instantaneously.

Online Apps

Online study apps offer a complete study package for the students preparing for IIT JEE and other such competitive examinations. It provides free access to a plethora of study content, usually for free. Thus, they make a great alternative to traditional study methods.

Various apps such as IIT JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2018, AskIITians, Aakash iTutor, Khan Academy, Toppr and Prep-Lane offer online study material, along with the option to download it, so that it can be used later.

Aakash iTutor goes a step further by including Aakash Coaching institutes’ huge collection of books and other study materials to students for a little premium. Other than that, all these apps feature 24×7 technical support for students, in case someone has a doubt or needs a more personal touch regarding a few questions. Experts are almost always available at the click of a button.

Some premium apps also feature different online test series for JEE Main and Advanced which a student can attempt to practice the paper as per the pattern of the real examination. It should be noted that premium apps usually also have free versions, but the latter is filled with adds. Having advertisements pop up mid-lecture could be a little annoying, but it is nothing close to a deal breaker.

YouTube Channels

YouTube is a free-to-use video sharing platform. In the recent years, a lot of content creators have turned to YouTube to build a platform for themselves. If you aren’t familiar with how to use YouTube for studying purposes, the easiest explanation is this; go to, search for the keywords you want (in this case, it would be JEE preparation), and then click on one of the options that appear below. You can also reach out to a creator for any query regarding anything through the comment section or YouTube’s messaging service.

Channels such as Any Time Padhai Academy, a Kota based online study material and content provider, aims to provide quality content in the form of short video lectures exclusively for JEE. They provide Kota’s famed classroom level education to each student through online teaching methods. Other YouTube channels such asToppr, COACHengg, BYJU’S JEE and Etoos Education aim at providing efficient and effective study material that helps students prepare for both their classes as well as competitive exams such as JEE, NEET and NTSE. These channels have high-quality video lectures for you to choose from.

Then there are also channels such as Delhi Knowledge Track, i.e., channels that create bilingual content, in both Hindi and English, thus bringing the knowledge, which was previously limited to the confines of classroom, into the reach to the masses, absolutely free of cost.

The best feature about learning from a video lecture is that you can pause and rewind at any moment if you feel like, or if there is a step that you didn’t quite understand. The attention to detail coupled with the quality of content makes YouTube a great platform to prepare for JEE.

Mock Tests

Mock tests are perhaps the most important ingredient in JEE preparation. All JEE aspirants should practice with online mock tests to check their level of preparation, get familiar with the exam pattern and witness the exam-like situation, such as working in a time limit. Familiarizing yourself with the real world conditions of the exam will go a long in preparing you for the exam.

Websites such as,,, and online test offer a huge collection of online mock tests that mirror real JEE exam. They are the best tools for any candidate to prepare for not only JEE but any entrance exam.

To practice on a mock test, simply go to any of the websites or apps that offer mock tests, and then click on the option that says “Mock test”, “Practice test” or any synonym of these. After clicking on it, you shall be redirected to the mock test portion of that website. Click on “begin” to start the test. A timer will be provided to you for keeping track of either the elapsed or remaining time. Proceed with the test as normal. After completion, the page will display your score. Depending on which website you use, there might also be statistics relating to how well others have performed in a similar test and where you would stand among them.

With the online preparation courses gaining popularity, it makes a lot of sense for you to take the leap into the digital world of studying. Mobile apps, YouTube channels, online mock tests, all help students achieve their aim of clearing JEE, albeit without the inconvenience of stepping out of their house and wasting time in traveling. If you are still shy about trying online study methods, don’t be. Remember, it’s usually free of cost, so even if you’re already using traditional means for studying, you can just use the online material in your spare time.


MHTCET at Par with JEE Main; Is it a Blessing in Disguise?

The regulatory body of MHTCET has decided to bring the paper level of MHTCET and quality at par with MEE Main.MHTCET was re-introduced in 2016, after it was scrapped in 2014 and 2015. For two years, the admissions to the state level engineering colleges were based on JEE Main scores.

This recently released notification, started with a decision by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra to addits class 11 syllabus inMHT CET. Additionally, it was also decided to provide more weightage to class 12 than class 11 syllabus. Prior to this, MHT CET was solely based on class 12 syllabus of Maharashtra State Board. DTE reached at this decision based on instructions received by the Higher and Technical Education Department of the Maharashtra Government.

The primary question here is whether the changes introduced which are at par with JEE Main makes it a blessing in disguise in the long run.

How JEE Main and MHT CET Differs Now?

Currently, many experts have raised concerns with regard to the changes brought in this exam. The doubts are based on whether the changes made would really raise the difficulty level of MHT CET as that of JEE Main. On the other hand, having such an exam at a similar level ensures more seats and college admission options, for lakhs of engineering aspirants every year. Surely, the limitations of admitting students based on JEE Main scores can be mitigated and adjusted with colleges accepting MHT CET scores, side by side. Engineering aspirants don’t have to wait another year in case of failure of achieving the required JEE Main cut offs.

According to recent notifications, the weightage, syllabus and pattern of MHT CET 2018 was updated by DTE, Maharashtra.  Now, all the questions will be based on the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education syllabus. This further divided the entire syllabus into two portions- 20% weightage went to class 11 and remaining 80% to class 12 syllabus. In total, this exam will have 3 papers with MCQs and each paper will be of 100 marks. On the other hand, pattern of JEE Main consists of 3 sections with 120 marks allotted to each.

In addition to this, certain decisions with regard to time allotted for the sections of MHT CET didn’t quite add up to that of JEE Main. To be specific, Physics and Chemistry sections were set with total of 100 questions and 90 minutes to solve. The problem with this time limitis that the candidates would be left with only 54 seconds per question. On the other hand, JEE Main allowed candidates to spend two minutes per question.

Moving on, the mathematics section under MHT CET was set with 50 questions and 90 minutes to solve them. That means, examinees would be left with 108 seconds to solve each question. In some ways, this calculation alone brought MHT CET at par with that of JEE Main time frame of 120 seconds per question. Hence, it would be right to say that the mathematics section would probably be at par with JEE Main in terms of difficulty level, than compared to Physics or Chemistry sections.

In terms of the marking scheme, it is decided that MCH CET will be free from negative marking, as compared to JEE Main. Initially, there were suggestions to introduce negative marking and implement the actual syllabus changes for 2019 but was later declined by the state government.

Is MHT CET Being at Par with JEE Main a Boon?

Now the question arises whether raising the standards of MHT CET with JEE Main would be a blessing in disguise and help the students in the long run. To do that, first let’s analyse the exam preparations and coaching scenario for both the exams.

Looking at the amount of preparations that’s usually put in for JEE Main, it isn’t actually the reality in case of Maharashtra as hardly 20,000 students enroll for JEE Main coachingevery year. This could also be due to the fact that many students resort to self-studying or combined coaching for class 11, 12 and MHT CET together. On the other hand, the candidates who write MHT CET after their class 12 boards won’t be left so unprepared, which is a plus point. As the majority of questions are picked from class 12 syllabus under the new changes adopted for MHT CET 2018. Yes, it can be inconvenient for class 12 students as they have to start with class 11 syllabus once again.

Next, the revisions for MHT CET can take place faster as JEE Main take place in the first week of April while MHT CET will be in the second week of May. So, a good study routine for JEE Main can ensure easier and stress-free preparations for MHT CET with another 30 days to spare.

However, the concern raised here is the basic difference in the state board syllabus and NCERT syllabus for MHT CET and JEE Main respectively. But, that can be managed easily with proper adjustments in topics allotment and timely revisions.  On the other hand, good preparations strategy for JEE Main can also ensure one’s preparation for application-based questions, that are likely to come in MHT CET 2018. This point is sure to benefit those trying their luck at both the exams this year.

However, all this requires students to stay focused and increase the intensity of their studies and practice of mock tests and sample papers.  This is mainly because there would be less time to spend on each question in two subjects for MHT CET.  This can be seen as a drawback of the new changes but still a bigger picture emerges in the end. Any serious engineering aspirant would automatically adopt a systematic approach to deal with the exam pressure and end up being better equipped with skills and knowledge to become qualified engineers tomorrow, which is the requirement in most companies.

To sum up, the efforts in raising up the standards of MHT CET is definitely a good move and blessing in disguise at the larger front and picture.


IIT JEE Main: Find the estimated result based on your performance in the exam

It is inevitable that candidates who appear for JEE Main are eager to know which colleges they would be getting admission calls for. Top 2 lakh candidates that qualify the exam get to appear for JEE Advanced which is the entry level exam for the IIT’s, the premier engineering institutes of India. Top leaders in various top-notch companies and founders of successfully operating start-ups are the alumni of IIT’s.

There is a zeal amongst engineering aspirants to estimate their future by using the rank predictor for JEE Main, a tool that facilitates estimated ranks and assists the candidates get an idea about the colleges they are likely to get into, merely by entering the related information. Once candidates are able to gauge their rank and college, they can plan about the streams and the branches of engineering that they would chose ahead. Using the rank predictor mentally prepares students understand how they would be able to muddle through with a particular course.

However the students as well as parents need to understand that the accuracy of rank predictor is not cent percent. There may be variance of few points while calculating the ranks.

How to use Rank Predictor to check your Estimated Rank?

Candidates have to calculate their JEE Main score before predicting the rank. To get the likely score, follow the steps given below-

  • First the candidates will have to use the main answer key in order to evaluate the expected score.
  • Candidates will have to follow the marking scheme as defined in the exam pattern while calculating the score. For every correct answer, candidates have to add four marks and for incorrect or multiple responses candidates will have to deduct 1 mark.
  • Candidates will need to subtract the total marks of correct answers with that of the total marks of incorrect answers to get the final score.

 Follow the steps given below to use JEE Main Rank Predictor-

  • Visit JEE Rank Predictor
  • Enter the required information such as name, contact number, email id , roll number, Date of birth, expected marks, sectional score, Category, State, Preferred Branches and Preferred location
  • After entering the details mentioned above, candidates have to click on the ‘Predict Now’ button.
  • The rank predictor will display the estimated rank on the basis of the details mentioned.  Candidates will also be able to check the possibility to qualify for JEE Advanced. The overall report will be sent to the registered email ID.

Other than the predicted rank, JEE rank predictor also highlights top colleges to choose from and other colleges on the basis of the predicted rank.

How JEE Main Rank Predictor Benefits Candidates:

The database in the rank predictor is from hundreds of colleges in the country which will give AIR up to 100,000. The many benefits of rank predictor are mentioned below-

  • Based on your performance in JEE Main get to know your predicted result beforehand.
  • Get to know where you stand among the other candidates as the rank predictor gives an analysis of the competition level.
  • Get to know updates of admission status and session dates in B. Tech colleges across India.
  • Start preparing for the right colleges which you may get with your forecasted result.
  • Prepare your plan well before other applicants.


JEE Main 2018: Last 3 Years Paper Analysis

JEE Main is one of the most sought-after engineering examinations of the country. With its audience being as huge as a million, one has to be really smart to emerge amongst the toppers. Hard work coupled with smart work is the best way to crack this exam.

One of the smart techniques to aceit is to keep an eye on the previous year trends. Solving past year papers and knowing which topics are important can be of immense help. Therefore, it is always wise to analyze papers of some past years, to understand and know the exam better.

We bring you the paper analysis of past yearsto prepare for JEE Main. You should have a close look at the trends of the paper, as the exam has not been changing a lot from past 3-4 years. So, let us see how the papers have been and understand what can be there for us in 2018: –

JEE Main 2017 Analysis

JEE Main 2017 was held on April 2nd, 2017 in the offline mode. The test had the same examination pattern as it was last year, with total 90 questions and 30 questions from each section. Thankfully, this paper did not carry any big surprise for students, as all the questions were correct and were not ambiguous.

Overall, the paper was not on tougher side. It was moderately easy. However, the difficult thing was the length of the paper. Let us know how the individual sections of the paper were:


Physics section was exactly framed the way one would expect in JEE. It was not easy, not tough, but was tricky, and required some thought to crack. However, many students said that it was easier than JEE Main 2016’s Physics section.

Most of the questions were moderate in both length and difficulty. Majority of the questions belonged to Class XII syllabus. However, this time more questions were of calculative nature, and thus importance of theoretical questions got decreased.

If we see a topic-wise distribution, Mechanics proved to be the most important topic with 11 questions. After this, electrodynamics carried 6 questions; Modern & Nuclear physics also carried 6. 3 questions were there from thermodynamics and kinetic theory, and 2 from optics and wave optics. On a whole, 19 questions were from Class XII syllabus and 11 from Class XI.


Chemistry was a sort of relief for most of the students. It was easy as well as less time consuming, thus becoming the easiest section of JEE Main 2017. JEE Main 2016 also had same level of difficulty, thus many students were probably ready to pick up speed and solve this section quickly. Also, most of the questions were of theoretical nature, thus easing the task even further.

Topic-wise, the distribution was 8, 11 and 11 questions from Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry respectively. As expected, Class XII syllabus carried more weightage than Class XI, with 17 questions from the former and 13 from latter.


The surprise, in terms of nature of questions this year was Mathematics section. The questions were not tricky, but actually were lengthy to solve, thus making this section a deceptive one. Examinees had to keep patience and avoid mistakes in calculation, to succeed in this section.

Due to its length, many students reckoned it as the most difficult section of JEE Main 2017, even after the questions were not as tricky as last year. Class XII syllabus proved to be a big majority here, with 20 questions from it. The rest of the 10 questions were from Class XI syllabus.

Looking from a topic-wise perspective, Conics, Trigonometry and Vector Algebra carried 3 questions each. 6 questions were from Calculus and 15 from Algebra, this making it the most important topic for this year.

JEE Main 2016 Analysis

JEE Main 2016was held on April 3rd, 2016. The exam carried the same examination pattern like the year previous to it. A total of 90 MCQs carrying 360 marks were there in the question paper, with a time frame of 3 hours.

Overall, the paper did seem to be a little tough this year, especially when compared to 2015. While Physics was both tricky and lengthy, the other two sections were also not as easy as one would expect. There were also some ambiguous questions which raised the worries even further. Let us take a look the sectional analysis of the paper: –


Physics section was on moderate side overall. There were some questions which were directly repeated from previous years’ papers, which was a real delight for many students. However, many questions did seem simple but were calculative and lengthy in nature. Debatable language and options of some of the question increased the difficulty of the paper.

Mechanics and Electrodynamics proved to be most important topics, sharing 16 questions within them (8 each). Modern Physics had 6 questions, while head and optics carried 3 questions each. Waves had two questions in the paper. 13 questions were in the paper from Class XI syllabus and rest 17 from Class XII.


Chemistry was also a nicely framed section, except the fact that there were two debatable questions. Physical and Organic Chemistry part of the paper was doable and students had the chance to score from these. On the other hand, Organic Chemistry did prove to be toughas some factual questions were there in the paper. A good thing was that all the topics were from NCERT syllabus, which definitely proved to be a big plus for students.

Class XII syllabus again stood as a clear majority here, with 18 questions. Rest 12 questions were from class XI syllabus. Apart from this, CBSE did a great job by giving exactly equal importance to all 3 sub-parts of the subject, with 10 questions appearing each from Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry.


Mathematics section was majorly of mid-level. Students had a good chance to score if they were able to plan and execute well. Out of 30, 8 questions can be called difficult, while rest ranged from easy to moderate level. The only problem was that one question (on binomial theorem) was a factually incorrect question. Apart from that, whole section was nicely balanced, though not a very high scoring one.

Algebra and Calculus dominated the paper, with 11 questions from Algebra and 9 from Calculus. Topics like Co-ordinate geometry, Vector 3D and Trigonometry carried 5, 3 and 2 questions respectively. An interesting thing in the paper was that class XII and XI syllabus carried equal weightage, with 15 questions from each of them.

JEE Main 2015 Analysis

JEE Main 2015 was held on April4th, 2015, witnessing an audience of more than a million candidates. We can say that overall the exam was moderate. Questions with medium level of difficulty were highest in number, followed by easy questions. A total of 13 questions in the paper were really tough ones. The paper looked to be quite a doable one, and even students who had studied class XII only could have scored 50% easily. Let us dive deep into the paper and have a section wise analysis of the paper: –


Physics section once again proved to be a tricky one for most of the candidates. A high number of questions were analytical in nature, which made this section a time consuming one. More or less the paper was of similar level of difficulty as expected, as being JEE one does expect the paper to be at least moderate, if not easy.

The section featured 13 questions from Class XI syllabus and rest from Class XII. Taking a topic-wise distribution, the major topics were Mechanics, Magnetics & EMI and Electrostatics & Current Electricity proved to be the most important topics, with collectively 17 questions in them. After this optics & waves, waves & elasticity along with heat and thermodynamics were other important ones.


Chemistry again proved to be a life saver for students. The students felt that this section was not as tough as others and thus took it as section to secure maximum marks. The paper had 8 easy, 17 medium and 5 difficult questions, thus giving the students a chance to get as many as 25 questions correct at least.

However, there was a dominance of inorganic section this time. As many as 13 questions appeared from it, while organic and physical chemistry carried 8 and 9 questions each. The distribution of questions amongst class XI and XII syllabus was a little surprising, as Class XII syllabus dominated heavily here, with 20 questions out of 30. Thus, class XI syllabus had to settle with 1/3rd of the section with only 10 questions.


Mathematics was the one section of the paper which received varied responses from students. While some said that it was the easiest section, others found it to lengthy and calculative. However, the question paper was not a tough one, as only 3 questions out of 30 were of high level of difficulty. 90% of this section revolved around easy to medium questions, and therefore, this section cannot be called a tough one.

Topic-wise, it was much on expected lines. Algebra and calculus dominated (as usual), with 9 and 8 questions respectively. From other topics, Co-ordinate had 6 questions, Vector/3D had 3. The other two topics, trigonometry and statistics carried two questions each. However, the bigger surprise was that Class XI syllabus dominated this section, with 16 questions. Class XII syllabus, quite unusually, had only 14 questions.

Campus Celebrities

Meet the JEE Main 2017 Girl Topper determined to be a Scientist and not an IITian

Vrunda Rathi topped JEE Main 2017 amongst girls and chose to pursue a research-oriented career from IISc Bangalore in place of being an IITian as she has always dreamed of becoming a scientist.

Vrunda Rathi, a 17 year old girl from Nashik has achieved this brilliant feat of scoring the best rank in the country amongst the girls in JEE Main. With a score of 321 out 360, she has bagged an overall AIR of 71. Vrunda scored 105 in Physics, 106 in Chemistry and 110 in Mathematics.

Image courtesy: HT

2nd April, 2017 became a memorable day for her when she received a call from CBSE Chairperson, RK Chaturvedi, who congratulated her on her brilliant performance in the exam. This was surely a surprising moment, but she started celebrating only after she saw her score and rank on the CBSE website itself.

Unlike most toppers, she is not inclined towards studying in any of the IITs. Rather, she wants to pursue a career in research and that is why her ultimate goal after JEE is to join Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc). About her attraction towards IISc, Vrunda said,” I have always been sure about pursuing a career in research and for that purpose, IISc Bangalore is where I am headed. I haven’t decided about the course which I will join at IISc, but it will definitely be research oriented.”

Vrunda also mentioned that she’s always liked Mathematics the most and it will probably be the subject she will pursue her higher education in.

Apart from scoring AIR 1 in JEE Main result, Vrunda also appeared for KVPY and scored AIR 12 in that. She is a flute player and also loves to read.

Vrunda’s Preparation Strategy

To score such an amazing rank in JEE Main, preparation strategy is crucial. When asked about her preparation journey, Vrunda said that she started her preparation in Class 11th. Her preparation mostly revolved around NCERT books. She said that NCERT is a good source to prepare as coaching institutes mostly focus on next level problems, while the actual exam is comparatively easier.

Coaching Institute

She took coaching from IITians PACE academy and used the material provided by institute as another source to supplement her preparation. She also mentioned that coaching was really helpful in her preparation as you get easily distracted when you prepare on your own. Therefore, she completed much of her studies at the institute only.

Study Material and Books to Refer

Apart from NCERT books, Vrunda said that she used the 38 Years’ Past JEE papers book which proved to be very beneficial. Also, for Mathematics, she majorly referred to the material offered at the coaching institute. Also, she used the mock tests provided by PACE academy to her advantage, which helped her a lot.

Study Hours

When asked about the amount of time she put in preparing for JEE, she said,” I am not the one who can study for 12-13 hours daily”. She said that she played flute whenever she needed to relax.

Talking about the enormous amount of time students put in for JEE Main, she said,” when we study more than our capability, it doesn’t go in our head. I did not make any strict time table or did not force myself to study any minimum hours daily. I studied how much I wanted to do, and that too at my own pace.”

Also, she said that 2 years are enough for preparation. Some people crack the exam in 1 year as well. Some start in Class 9 as well, but she doesn’t think that it is good. She said that 2 years is optimum to excel this exam.

JEE Main Experience

Vrunda appeared for the exam in online mode. She said, “in offline mode you have to spend time on filling OMR sheets, while in online mode you can save around 20 minutes which get wasted otherwise”. Also, many people say that online version of the exam is easier. She also felt that online exam was easier than the offline one.

When asked about how her exam was, she replied, “I did not face any technical problem in the exam. Mathematics was the easiest section and physics was a bit trickier.” She added that it is important to stay calm during the exam. Many students study a lot of but feel stressed during the exam, and thus tend to underperform.

IISc or IITs?

There isn’t even an inch of doubt in the fact that IITs are the best engineering institutes across the country. From academics to placements, the opportunities that you get at IITs are unmatchable. However, many students still prefer IISc over IITs.

What makes IISc special is that it is purely a research based institute. While being at IITs guides you towards being a great engineer, at IISc you become a great scientist. Therefore, candidates who want to make their career in pure science are more inclined towards taking admission in IISc.

One more factor that adds weight to choice is that is its brand value. Even IITs have a great global recognition, but in all the local and international surveys, IISc gets ranked as the best education institute in India. In Times higher education ranking, IISc stands in 251-300 group, which is the best in the country. After this, IIT Bombay ranks in 351-400 group. This is another reason why students are preferring this institute over all IITs.

About JEE Main

Joint Entrance Test is a premier engineering entrance exam in the country. It is conducted in two legs, the first leg is JEE Main and second in JEE Advanced. While JEE Main is needed to qualify for JEE Advanced, and to get admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, JEE Advanced gives candidates seats in the prestigious IITs.

JEE Main 2017 results were announced in 2nd April, 2017. Kalpit Virwal topped the exam by scoring a highest ever score of 360 out of 360 in JEE Main. Vasu Jain and Ananye Agarwal bagged 2nd and 3rd ranks.

From a total of 11.8 lakh aspirants of JEE Main, 2.21 lakh have qualified for JEE Advanced. From the people who qualified for JEE Advanced, 21% are girls. 68 girls featured in top 1000 ranks of JEE Main and 466 in top 5000.


7 Best Coaching Centers for JEE Main in Kota

Kota, with an impressive lineup of coaching institutes is often labelled as the ‘Coaching Capital of India’. These institutes cater to every need of JEE Main aspirants. They have a well-qualified team of staff which makes sure that students ace JEE Main exam.

Due to this very reason, these institutes have produced many JEE Main toppers over the years.  The credibility and trust of these institutes cannot be highlighted in words.

Therefore, for the ease of JEE Main aspirants, we have screened and enlisted the top 7 institutes for JEE Maincoaching in Kota.

  1. Allen Career Institute

Rating- 4.3/5

Allen has emerged as a trustworthy and highly successful institute for JEEMain. The institute is equipped with competent teachers who are experts in their field and every subject has been allotted a separate teacher.

Rather than rushing through the topics, they focus on clearing basic concepts which are the key to cracking any competitive exam. Frequent tests give you a fair idea of your progress and leave no room for any laxity.

  1. Vibrant Academy

Rating- 4.5/5

Started in 2010, the institute has an impeccable track record. The classroom teaching is very systematic and helps you in getting a strong hold over the basic concepts. Theregular doubt removal sessions ensure that no topic remains neglected by the student.

Also, study material provided is quite comprehensive and covers all the important topics. Their practice papers train students for every type of question which eliminates the element of surprise in the exam.

  1. Bansal Classes

Rating- 4.1/5

JEE Main coaching in Kota is often used synonymously with Bansal Classes. Over the years, their overall performance may have deteriorated but they continue to churn out great scholars and boast of 5 AIR 1 holders in the past decade.

Their Daily Practice Papers (DPP) give you a good idea of the exam questions and teaches different ways of approaching a particular concept. The owner, Mr. V.K. Bansal’s expertise in Mathematics has aided many students and his classes are highly sought after.

  1. Motion IIT JEE

Rating- 4.2/5

Motion is one of the most technologically advanced coaching institutes for JEE Main coaching. They have air-conditioned classrooms and a proficient faculty which makes the environment conducive for studying.

Almost 2500 students from Motion cleared the exam in 2017, which gives it a spot amongst the best coaching institutes for JEE Main in Kota. Their online and offline study material is quite exhaustive and takes you through every topic with ease.

  1. Resonance

Rating- 4.2/5

Even though Resonance has several branches across the country, the Kota branch continues to attract scores of JEE aspirants every year. Going by the statistics, they have been consistently good over the years.

You can choose your medium of instruction as they have separate teachers for both, Hindi and English. Their study material is highly coveted for its detailed explanation which leaves little scope for doubts. The top 2-3 batches get the best teachers so if you work hard, you might get the best faculty!

  1. Career Point

Rating- 4.1/5

Within a career span of 24 years, Career Point has managed to whip out several success stories when it comes to the JEE Main exam. They even provide accommodation for outstation students in their ‘Gurukul’ which is the residential area.

Since they take care of your lodging and meals, it is easier to concentrate on academics in such a setup. Their motivation seminars fuel your ambition and encourage you to push your limits. The practice questions grill you for all kinds of questions.

  1. Nucleus Education

Rating- 4.5/5

Their motto itself infuses confidence amongst students, “There is nothing unattainable to the one who has courage and who works hard.” With a team of experienced and knowledgeable mentors, Nucleus has seen a sharp rise amongst the JEE Main coaching institutes in Kota. They bring out the best in every candidate through rigorous tests and frequent doubt clearing sessions.

According to ChitraangMurdia, (2014 AIR 1), “Studying under the guidance of Nucleus directors was dream come true for me. They are the best mentors in the field of JEE Main and advanced. They have guided me throughout this journey and extracted best out of me. This team has generated a lot of confidence and has enhanced my potential.”

Coaching vs Self-study Debate

JEE Main requires a smart and well-structured study plan. Going through previous years’ question papers gives you a fair idea about the type of questions you can expect and the topics that need more attention than others.

Coaching institutes have a volley of experts who can teach you a few tips and tricks that give you an edge over the other candidates.

However, do not underestimate the value of self study and leave ample time for that. Find out your weak areas and spend more time and energy on them. Remember, persistence and perseverance is the key to success.

We hope through this article, the aspirants have got fair idea of JEE Main coaching centers in Kota. Also, we wish this list could save your time and energy expended in searching for the coaching centers on the internet.