IT MAY not come accompanied by the hype over the difficulty level of the IIT-JEE, but the All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) isn’t an easy nut to crack.
And with a little over a month left for the online registration process to get over, it’s time for you to take stock of your state of preparedness for the exam that over 10.5 lakh students took around the country last year.
“Questions for AIEEE are a lot easier than those of the IIT-JEE because they don’t require as much of analytical reasoning,” explains C. V. Kalyan Kumar, Executive Director, FIITJEE. What matters, though, is speed. “It is important for candidates to do the fine balancing act between speed and accuracy to maximise results,” he adds.
The two entrance exams may be different, but the preparation strategies are essentially the same. For starters, take as many mock tests as possible, beginning with the one that will be available on the AIEEE website from the last week of December or the first week of January.
AIEEE 2012 Quick Facts!!
|LAST DATE OF ONLINE REGISTRATION
||December 31, 2011|
|DATE OF OFFLINE EXAM
||April 29, 2012|
|DATES OF ONLINE EXAM
||May 7- 26, 2012|
|SEATS UP FOR GRABS
||34,311 (BE/ B. Tech)
1,070 ( B. Arch./ B. Planning)
|EXPECTED TURNOUT THIS YEAR
Full Length Mock Tests a MUST!
Aakash Chaudhry, Director, Aakash Educational Services, advises aspirants to take as many full- length mock tests as possible. “ We have a rigorous mock test schedule that makes candidates practice over and over again. It is very important to focus on the topics where you are strong,” Chaudhry says.
The mock test on the AIEEE website (http:// aieee.nic.in) is particularly useful for students who opt for the online version of the exam. The online exam, administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), will be available from May 7 to May 26, 2012.
Last year, not many students opted for the online exam, but that shouldn’t be a deterrent. The AIEEE website had added a FAQs button to its home page to lead you to an exhaustive guide to the online format. The offline exam will be rolled out on April 29, 2012.
Aakash Chaudhry, Director, Aakash Educational Services, advises aspirants to take as many full- length mock tests as possible. “We have a rigorous mock test schedule that makes candidates practice over and over again. It is very important to focus on the topics where you are strong,” Chaudhry says. To succeed in AIEEE, the attitude of the students should be to “do whatever it takes to get the job done.” Vipul Singh from Bhilai, who topped the AIEEE 2011 and stood fifth in the IIT- JEE, points to two critical sections in the AIEEE format — mental ability and general knowledge — that one must not ignore because of one’s singular focus on mathematics and science.
Pump up your general knowledge by participating in quiz competitions, advises Singh.
Time Management is Paramount!
Intelligent time management is the other key to success.
“You need to be single- minded in your focus on the two entrance exams throughout Classes XI and XII to assure yourself a place at the top,” says Singh, who’s pursuing a B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering at IIT- Mumbai.
Singh also says students must strike the right balance between school time and coaching institutes, taking into account the time wasted on travelling. “It is important for students plan properly.
Whatever time they get, they need to spend wisely,” Singh says.
“You can make it to the top 10 if you start preparing early for the exam.” Working overtime is not enough. It is important to work hard the intelligent way.
Article Source: Mail Today