The number of views of some questions related to ISEET (http://eduflix.tv/ask/tags/iseet/) and kind of comments on our blog post (http://blog.eduflix.tv/2012/02/iseet-to-replace-iit-jee-and-aieee/) are testimonial to the amount of confusion prevalent among the students about the new pattern for JEE. The confusion is even more for students who have just got into 12th grade. For them, the uncertainty over the new pattern is the most painful since they will be the first ones to face it and the time is running out to prepare for the exam.
So what is the right strategy to follow in this situation? Should we keep waiting for the new pattern to be announced? Or should be continue studying according to the old pattern? Or is there a strategy midway between the two?
If the proposal for the new pattern are accepted as it is, the new structure for selection process will look like as follows -
- 12th Board Exam Marks – minimum 40% weightage
- ISEET Main – Logical reasoning, Comprehension, Critical Thinking with 30 % weightage
- ISEET Advance – Problem solving skills in Maths, Physics and Chemistry with 30% weightage
IITs and NITs can decide on the weightage of the components above for selection process.
So coming back to our question, what is the right strategy to deal with this uncertainty. This is what is suggested -
Master your concepts in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics: Whether ISEET is implemented or not, you will have to master the concepts in these three subjects. So dont wait for the decision to start your preparation. If ISEET is not implemented this year, good understanding of concepts will help you in solving the complex problems asked in the JEE. On the other hand if it is implemented, it will help you in ISEET Advance as well as Board exam preparation.
Dont Ignore other subjects and English: Again, whether ISEET is implemented or not, your studies are going to help you either in your board exams or ISEET Main.
Once the final decision is taken you can take one of the following paths:
If ISEET is implemented: Leverage the concepts you learnt so far in PCM to start solving problems targeted for ISEET exam. Also start preparing for ISEET Main. Since you have already been focusing in other subjects and English, you will be in a good position for your Board preparation. Good english will also help you with comprehension in ISEET Main. By this time you will also start attempting questions in logical reasoning, critical thinking and aptitude.
If ISEET is not implemented: In this situation, you should start focussing on problem solving similar to previous exams. Again, your past preparation will not go waste as concept development will help you in solving difficult problems asked in JEE.
In summary, dont wait for the final decision on ISEET. Create a strategy that would work in both the cases. If you have any other ideas, please add in the comments.