IIT JEE is touted as toughest entrance exam in world. But why? Is IIT JEE really tough or is it tricky or is the course too wide and needs lot of hard work to get finished? Read more to find out.
Let us quantify the numbers more. In IIT JEE Maths (Similar stats for physics and chemistry), we have about 50 broad topics like Complex Numbers, Logarithms, Sequences etc. Within these topics we have an average of about 20 sub topics per main topic like for Complex Numbers we could have, 'Iota and properties', 'Cube root of Complex Numbers', 'De Moiré's theorem', 'Coni Method (Rotation theorem)', 'Nth Roots of unity' and many more.
Hence in a span of two years (600 Days to be precise, deducting board exams, holidays etc.), a student has to muster and master about 1000 different concepts! This converges to about two new concepts of IIT JEE level per day!
Let us again calculate a different statistics. We have IIT JEE going on since 70 years. Take 3 more similar exams like Roorkee, MNR, MHCET (Roorkee is now merged with IIT JEE and MNR with AIEEE). Hence we can safely assume that per year we have 3 exam papers to be solved and mastered (Just for the different types of questions since questions seldom repeat).
Most of the very good students we know are unable to complete the total course required to sit in JEE. IIT JEE is TOUGH, no doubt about that, but not exactly due to the complexity of problems but due to the sheer number of concepts required to master and reproduce in three hour exam. There is no secret to crack engineering entrance except for the fact of smart learning, knowing all possible kinds of problems and their applications. Smart learning and strategic planning out pars intelligence and talent by miles in JEE.
Read this article about IIT JEE and reactions of Australian University professors. These esteemed professors certainly find JEE extremely tough.
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