As such no school syllabus teaches you to thinkalong lines of competitive exams. For that you haveto join a coaching class and today, Bansal's is themost preferred.Why? Because in all 1538 Bansal students gotselected in IITs in the year 2007. The secret of their success is 'pre selection'. Admission to Bansal classesis based on an entrance exam after class 10. Thereare 2 exams - the first is around April 15th, just after the 10th Boards. This exam is called 'Bullseye'.The second entrance is in the first week of June. Thisexam is called 'Acme'. It is better to give the firstexam, as you will have a 2 month advantage andalso, first batch students get the better teachers.Second exam is of coursean option for people whohave missed the first one.Majority of students whomake it to Bansal's are fromCBSE or ICSE board. In mytime barely 2 students fromstate board made it! Buteven for CBSE students theChemistry portion is toughas what we are taught inschool is not enough.Yes, there are 15 day crashcourses to help you get intoBansal classes such as'Garg classes'. Not only do they coach you for theBansal test, they teach you 2-3 chapters of their studymaterial so you can score better in the first fewweekly tests. Yup, it's one hell of a competitiveenvironment.You see the 'merit rank' that you get in Bansalentrance determines which batch you get. The toprankers are part of the 'elite' batches which get thebest teachers. Of course the ranking has to bemaintained by your performance in weekly tests. Youget a cumulative ranking based on scores of pastand present tests. Those who scored less in theentrance and therefore got a lower batch do havea chance to move up.But in general, the elite batches have an edge. Thecatch is you don't know what rank you've got untilyou've paid your fees in full. By which time it's a
Aspirants can take heart from the 2007 topper AchinBansal. He is a fresher who joined in S4 batch, whichis one of the lowest. But he worked his way up to A1batch by class 12. It's rare, but it can happen!
There are two kinds of students - freshers and'droppers'. Freshers are those attempting JEE for thefirst time, droppers are those who are repeatinga year to give it again.Some join Bansal's dropper batch directly and for themthere is an entrance testcalled 'Sterling'.In the past people woulddrop upto 3-4 years andkeep trying for JEE. Oftenthey repeated to get abetter rank. But with thenew rules you can only giveJEE twice.In class 11 - which consistsof 'freshers' , the topper batch is P1, followed by P2and so on upto P6. At the next rung are batches Q1to Q6, similarly R and then S (upto S6). That is 24batches of freshers in all. Then you have an addition-al 9 batches who join through the 2nd test are num-bered from J1 to J9. In 12th standard the batches arenumbered A1, A2 and so on with A1 being thecream of the class.Before 2007, more droppers used to get selectedthan freshers. Now that you can't keep giving JEE, theratio has improved.47% of selections were freshersand 53% were droppers. Among freshers, most of those selected were from the top 6 batches ie A1 to A7. In batches after that only 2-3 students got select-ed. There are 75 students in every batch.
If you are planning to join the ‘JEETopper Factory’, here’s what you can expect,says
What they really teach you at Bansal classes