Is coaching a must to crack JEE Entrance Exam?

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Text Snippet: Coaching Classes or Self-study? Which is the right path to success in engineering entrance exam? Industry experts collaborate with Jagranjosh.com to answer this perpetual question of the aspirants.

Every year, lakhs of aspirants appear for JEE Main, JEE Advanced and many other engineering entrance exams with the dream to join their dream engineering college. With ever-increasing competition and the task of managing Board exams along with the preparation for engineering entrance exams, many students rely on coaching centres to help them crack one of the toughest entrance exams in the country. At the same time, there are many engineering aspirants who believe that self-study holds the key to cracking engineering entrance exams.

Coaching Classes or Self-study -which is the right path to success in engineering entrance exam? Industry experts collaborate with Jagranjosh.com to answer this perpetual question of the aspirants.

Is coaching necessary to crack JEE Exam?

Shailendra Maheshwari - Director (Academics) at Career Point Ltd, Kota, says that Coaching is definitely not a must for a student to crack JEE Exam or any other engineering entrance exam. He believes that coaching and self-study are two sides of the same coin. Irrespective of whether one joins coaching centre or not, all engineering aspirants have to do (some amount of) self-study in order to crack the engineering entrance exams.

Like Mr Maheswari, many JEE Experts are of the opinion that there is no right or wrong answer to this question. In fact, the decision, of whether to go for coaching or opt for self-study, is more of a personal choice depending upon a variety of factors including foundational knowledge of the key subjects, proper mentorship at the peer level and financial dependencies of a student.

How does a coaching centre help Engineering Aspirants?

This is another aspect of this debate that engineering aspirants are often faced with. For engineering aspirants, it is important to understand how a coaching institute is going to help them prepare better for the engineering entrance exam. There are different ways in which a coaching institute can help an engineering aspirant.

According to Ramesh Batlish - Dean as well as an IIT Mathematics Trainer at FIITJEE, coaching institutes help aspirants to understand the actual exam format for different engineering entrance exams. They also assist aspirants in understanding the competition and to develop a unique preparation strategy that can help them overcome the competition. Lastly, coaching institutes also help aspirants develop a better understand of the exam syllabus and help identify high scoring topics from it.

On similar lines, JEE Expert Shailendra Maheshwari feels that coaching institutes play a pivotal role when it comes to providing the right guidance and advice to the aspirants, especially when it comes to highly competitive exams such as JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Institutes also provide curated and ‘to the point’ study material to the student that is developed after thorough research and is tailored to achieve maximum score in the exams. Coaching institutes also help students stay abreast with the changes in the examination pattern, syllabus and marking scheme.

How to select the right Coaching Institute?

After one has decided that coaching is the right way, another important decision for them is to pick the right coaching institute for JEE preparation. There are many factors that aspirants must consider while picking the right coaching institute for engineering entrance exams.

According to MrMaheshwari, aspirants must choose coaching institutes that exhibit research capability and potential. Such coaching institutes are able to develop course content that is in line with the changing exam pattern and dynamic competition quotient of the exam. Also, coaching institutes should provide personal attention to all the students and conduct motivational sessions which help ease the pressure of the examination. Similarly, institutes that provide regular counselling to the students that help students to explore traditional, as well as new and emerging career options in the field of engineering should be preferred. Also, coaching institutes should also help students strike the right balance between preparation for engineering entrance exams and Board exams, simultaneously.

Commenting on the same topic, Mr Batlishoutlines that students must check the legacy of the coaching institute as well as the experience and talent of the faculty members that teach there and the study material that the institute provides. On similar lines, aspirants must also check the track record of the coaching institute in terms of the kind of results they have produced in the past. This will give aspirants a rough idea about the quality of coaching that they offer.

To sum up, there is simple answer to the question of whether joining a coaching institute is the right choice for an engineering aspirant or not.  It is a subjective question to which each aspirant will have a different response. But, aspirants must take the aforementioned factors into account to pick a coaching institute that will help them achieve their dream of cracking engineering entrance exams like JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

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