Online Studies during Lockdown: Students' Dilemma between School and Coaching
The spread of COVID-19 has stagnated life worldwide. However, the show must go on. People have adapted various unconventional methods to keep moving forward while adapting social distancing and self-isolation. India has gone under a total lockdown and people have shifted online for daily routines such as work or studies. Especially, since the season of entrance examinations are fast approaching, students have moved ahead and are currently taking classes in online mode. While some students may be enjoying the flexibility of online classes, many students who are currently preparing for entrance exams such as JEE Main are struggling to keep up with school and coaching. So the question arises, what should be given more importance? School or Coaching? Careers360 delves deeper into this subject of online studies during lockdown and student’s dilemma between school and coaching.
Current Scenario of Academics
Since the entire nation is under lockdown, the school and other academic institutions have shifted to online classes and lectures. Students are attending online classes and completing their studies at home since travelling cannot be done at present times. Teachers are using various platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts and more to ensure that the students do not miss out on any academics. However, while school academics are relatively going on at a normal pace, the examinations have been disrupted by COVID-19. Board exams as well as entrance examinations have been postponed and the new dates are unknown since the pandemic is still being tackled by the government.
Students Preparing for Entrance Examinations
There are many students who have been locked into a crossfire because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Board exams have been postponed as well as entrance examinations. Those students who were to attempt both exams this year are left confused regarding which exam has to be given more importance. Since there will not be much time period given between the board exams and the national level engineering entrance exams such as JEE Main, students will have to attend online school classes as well as coaching classes to be prepared for both. This will automatically lead to the students having a dilemma between school and coaching. So which one should be given more importance?
School or Coaching?
If the student is planning on appearing for JEE Main 2020, then he/she has to remember that for admissions into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs, minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ST category candidates) has to be secured in 12th qualifying examination or should fall under the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. Therefore, the students should do well in the board exams. Since the syllabus for board exams and JEE Main is almost similar, the students can focus on clearing the board exams with higher marks first. While attending coaching and school sessions, the students can try to divide equal time for both. Coaching materials can be used by the students for revision. In case of any doubts, the students will also have an advantage of clarifying it with both their school teacher and coaching experts.
So what is the conclusion?
If the student wants to get admissions into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs, then they will have to focus on their board exams and secure the required marks. A few hours can be allotted everyday for JEE Main preparations by looking over the coaching materials. Since the syllabus for both exams are similar to an extent, the preparation for one exam will surely benefit the other too.
Questions related to JEE Main
How I can study jee mains and advanced exams within 5 months from starting onwards
If you prepare sincerely in 5 months you can get a seat in IIT by following the below guidelines
1. Plan your study well
2. Choose the right book to study. (Don't ignore NCERT books)
3. Join a Test series of any major classes like Allen or Akash. Doesn't matter which test series you take but try to solve as many sample papers.
4. Practice is the key. Practice as many problems as you can.
5. Cut off your distractions and have a disciplined life for these five months.
You can refer the below link to know more
can I get admission in jadavpur university Kolkata through the result of jee mains ????
No, Jadavpur University, Kolkata doesn't accept JEE main score for admission to undergraduate Engineering courses. It accepts WBJEE score and the admission is based on merit in WBJEE. The eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Computer Science/Computer Application from a recognised board. Candidates belonging to general category must have scored 45% marks and for reserved categories it is 40% marks. Candidates must have passed in English with at least 30% marks\.
got 95.6 percentile in JEE mains 2020 but got less than 75 percent in board. which college and branch can l get in for btech?
You can apply for good private universities or institutes who are taking their own entrance exam and having their own admission criteria like:
MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY
BML MUNJAL UNIVERSITY
SRM UNIVERSITY etc
You can also try for state level counselling for engineering admission.
IILM UNIVERSITY,GURUGRAM is offering B.tech in computer Science and Information Technology with contemporary computing areas like:
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Internet of Things (IoT)
i am a JEE ASPIRANT although I am good at concepts in mathematics I amnt good at solving problems , I need to solve in a level wise I mean the hardness level can u suggest me some good books ..so that I a can download it if possible plz send me link to download, this would help
can I get 99+% in jee mains if I start from preparing for it from class 12 and as well as my class 11 is also not that much good...... if I can...how !??
Yes..you can..Everything is possible if one puts hardwork and determination for the goal.
Now coming to the practical process, since you have mentioned that your class 11th is weak,so i am assuming that didn't pay much attention to your studies in class 11th.Beforebgoing further into the preparation the first and foremost thing you need to do is to go back into the chapters of class 11th and study what you have missed because getting good score in JEE, you basic concepts and understanding should be very clear.Give 2 months to the class 11th portion and complete it full-fledged. After that you will be set for class 12th, now start with NCERTs and then move to the standard books.
Divide time equally for every subject or based on your preference.Devote 10-12 hours daily and note that daily means everyday because consistency is the key..you can take 1 days off after 6 days of dedicated studying.
After completing 50% syllabus, start solving previous year JEE question papers and jot down your weak and strong areas and work on it accordingly.
After completing the syllabus,give lot of mock tests honestly and analyze them afterwards.
Be positive during the preparation and take care of your mental and physical health.
Be honest with yourself and give your best everyday.