THE TWO premier engineering entrance examinations in the country — IIT- JEE and AIEEE — are so similar in terms of syllabus, yet so different in the way in which the question papers are set.
What I would advise engineering aspirants to do is to work harder on the IIT- JEE because it’s the toughest nut to crack and covers almost all of the topics that is required for AIEEE. The only topics specific to the AIEEE are semi- conductors and propositional logic.
Let’s now look at the examination pattern. The IIT- JEE involves six hours of rigorous testing of the candidate’s understanding of concepts, knowledge of tricks and ability to handle pressure.
The AIEEE, on the other hand, is a three- hour speed test with a lot more simple questions than what you confront in the IIT- JEE. A good knowledge of various tricks, especially in mathematical questions involving long equations and solutions, will serve you well in this exam.
The AIEEE is also a tough exam because the number of students who appear for it is much higher and consequently the competition is more intense.
Then there’s the issue of negative marking for guessing.
It entirely depends on your assessment of how much you’re going to score.
If you’re certain you have cleared the cut- off score, then you should attempt questions where you can eliminate two of the four answer options and you have some idea of the topic and have a good hunch about a particular option.
A point to note about the AIEEE paper is that it doesn’t give students any time for revision, so aim for accuracy.
The IIT- JEE, on the other hand, has fewer questions, which leaves you with some revision time. But the best way to gain speed and accuracy is to answer sample papers over and over, and to learn from the mistakes.
— Vipul Singh stood fifth in the IIT- JEE 2010 and topped the AIEEE 2010.
Source: Mail Today