JEE Main 2019 Expert Tips: Why is coaching important?

When a student start preparation for any engineering entrance exam like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, UPSEE, WBJEE, SRMJEEE, VITEEE etc., the first thing strikes in his/her mind is that “Is it necessary to join any coaching institute?” Mostly students think that self study is more important than coaching. No doubt, self study plays an important role for cracking any exam. It is impossible to get success in any exam without self study. As per expert’s opinion, if students have not taken coaching, they can still clear exam, but they may not get a desired rank. The result of JEE Main January Exam 2019 is an example of this; all 15 students who achieved a perfect score of 100 percentile have taken help from coaching centres for additional guidance and study material. The students studying in coaching institutes have always an extra edge over those who prefer self study only. So, students require the guidance of the experienced teachers to score good marks.

Jagran Josh presents a special video in which dean of FIIT JEE Noida Centre is clearing all your doubt related to IIT JEE coaching institutes, Swayam Prabha (IIT PAL), offline and online coaching.

A brief summary of the complete video is given below:


Is coaching necessary for success in JEE Main and JEE Advanced? What are some key points that a candidate should keep in mind while selecting a coaching centre?


Many students feel coaching is not necessary while preparing for JEE Main & JEE Advanced. But, it’s a myth. Coaching helps student in various ways like:

  • To understand the actual format of the exam
  • To understand the competition for the exam,
  • To understand the syllabi required for the exam.

When selecting coaching institute, students have to keep certain things in mind which are:

  • How old are an institution?
  • How much experienced faculties are their?
  • What has been a result of the institution?
  • What kind of study kind of material they are able to provide?

Selecting the right coaching institution is very important while student is preparing for JEE. When you are selecting coaching institution, ensure that the coaching institution is providing you, all the entire necessary support on various occasions and they are also ready for any changes in the pattern of the format of the exams.


The content based lectures are already available on Swayam Prabha (IIT PAL), then why should students join offline coaching centres?


The online content available in the Swayam App or the Swayam website portal is good. But, here the most important things student must realize, what will happen when it comes to doubt clearance. Just following videos or YouTube videos will not help a student get or capture the concept. It’s the kind of questions following the concept which is student needs to solve with different approach for each question; these other factors will help a student understand the strengths and weaknesses and accordingly guide them.

Watch the video to know more questions and answers.

About the Expert:

Mr. Ramesh Batlish is the Dean as well as an IIT Mathematics Trainer at FIITJEE, Noida. Earlier, he was the centre head of Guru Education Ltd (FIITJEE Group Company) from August 2007 to February 2010. He joined as Mathematics Professor & Co-ordinator in Mathematics Department at FIITJEE, South Delhi in November 2001. He has been teaching and guiding JEE aspirants for more than a decade.


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