You must have heard how some of the most well-known coaching institutes in Kota (and elsewhere) buy IIT JEE ranks, i.e., they pay money to students who get good All India Ranks (AIRs) in JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams to be able to use their names and photographs in their advertisements. These institutes claim that these toppers achieved such stunning results because of their ‘high-quality’ IIT JEE coaching programs – drawing other clients into their snare. Naturally, such practices are unethical, dishonest, and bring ignominy to the whole coaching business.
One of the biggest achievements of online IIT JEE preparation solutions over traditional coaching classes is that they are more accessible, more affordable, quite flexible, easily comparable, and verifiable too.
Here are some of the truths about online coaching for JEE preparation that all students should know about:
High-Quality Faculty is Accessible for Everyone
JEE preparation is not an easy task. IIT JEE is one of the most competitive engineering entrance exams in the world and most engineering students look for academic support to be able to cover the huge syllabus of the exam in time – and be able to solve the questions asked in the exam. However, the truth remains that IIT JEE coaching is a multi-billion dollar industry of India which is still unregulated. It means that the expertise levels of the JEE coaching providers vary greatly.
Even if you do manage to find out the best coaching providers for JEE and other engineering entrance exams, it is not always possible to take admission in their classes. There can be several reasons for this. You might be living in other city, the batches of the particular teacher you are targeting is already full, the coaching where these teachers work is very expensive for you – or you just don’t have any idea which of these teachers are really good as you don’t have any friends or family members to guide you.
With online coaching facilities, you can address this problem easily. Technology can help you enroll in virtual classes and learn directly from the teacher of your choice – no matter how far he or she is from you.
Many of the online coaching providers are happy to tell you all about the qualifications of the coaching providers or subject experts they have on their panel. You can look for online coaching classes run by ex-IITians as they have first-hand experience of how to crack IIT JEE. They can also offer you inside information about the IITs.
Lack of Money is Not an Obstacle Anymore
Unlike traditional coaching classes, many online IIT JEE coaching providers offer you the facility of buying recorded video lectures from their best teachers topic-wise or subject-wise. It means that even if you are unable to enroll in their 1-year or 2-year coaching programs, you can still buy video lectures or other study material for the particular topic or subject in which you need help – which is much more affordable for you.
Many students think that going to a coaching class for JEE preparation is something they will never be able to afford. Hence, they are forced to go for self-study option even if that is not their first choice. When you choose to prepare for JEE yourself, you lack the support and guidance of experienced teachers who could offer you additional tips and tricks to solve certain questions or explain you a concept that you are not being able to grasp on your own. In such cases, you could explore online coaching options where you can buy video lectures, study materials, revision notes, mind maps and/or one-on-one doubt removal sessions – specifically for the topic or chapter in which you need help. For some of the topics, this kind of help is available for as less as Rs 200 to Rs 300.
No More ‘Bunking’ Classes
When students just start their IIT JEE preparation (whether you are in Class IX or Class XI), many of them fail to realise the commitment it requires. They ‘bunk’ their coaching classes at times to attend family functions or go on vacations or just to spend some time with their friends. Some of them are unable to attend classes for sometime due to genuine reasons – such as a prolonged illness or family situations. However, each ‘missed’ class puts a dent in their preparation. Whenever a student misses a class, it not only affects his or her preparation for the particular topic covered on that day but also affects all subsequent classes built upon the concepts taught that day.
In traditional coaching classes, you depend on your friends for ‘notes’ which might not be sufficient for you to understand all what teacher conveyed on that day. If you miss once, you keep struggling with its effects for a long time to come.
Thankfully, online coaching classes have come up with a solution for that. If you do miss a ‘live’ class, you can look at the recorded video lectures whenever you have time, and from wherever you are – and make up for the slip-up. In fact, you can revisit the video lectures for any topic as many times as you want to clear your doubts or for revision purposes. The study material, revision notes, tips and tricks sheets, mind maps, practice problems, formula sheets and everything else gets saved in your account – to be accessed anywhere and anytime you want – even if it’s 2 a.m.! So, you have no reason to ever ‘bunk’ your classes again.
Most online coaching providers for IIT JEE preparation also offer 24X7 support forums where you can get instant answers to all your doubts and queries. So, you can study at your own pace without any disturbance.
Online coaching is a good choice for those who are looking for more flexible solutions for JEE coaching. Try it out!
Aditya Singhal is the co-founder of Askiitians, an online coaching platform for IIT JEE, Medical and School Entrance exams. It is his passion and vision to help the engineering and medical aspirants that he along with his co-founder started with this venture. He had worked with Kurt Salmon Associates, a reputed American Management Consultancy.