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Foundation batches for IIT JEE and their advantages

Sep 19, 2016 17:21 IST

    IIT JEE Exam is one of the toughest exams of India. Right strategy and right path are very important to crack this exam. If you want to crack this exam not only awareness about this exam but a whole different approach is needed from the early stage of education.

    Most of the students at early stage of education (8th to 10th standard) are busy trying to figure the ways to excel in studies. Some of them get confused excelling in studies with marks. For getting good marks they simply mug up the formulas and definitions and perform a word vomit in examination. Although they even score good marks and their parents will be proud of them but the question arises:

    Aare they learning anything?

    Will their thinking ability increase by these sorts of acts?

    Will they be able to crack IIT JEE Exam?

    In this article we are going to discuss these questions

    Just mugging up the formulas and definition may get you good marks but they will not help in improving your thinking ability. Mostly in school exam those questions come in paper that teacher has taught in the class. They did not frame application oriented questions and so students lag in thinking ability.

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    What is foundation Batch?

    Many coaching institutes in India have started foundation batches recently. This programme is for the students who are in class 8th/ 9th/ 10th. They lay emphasis on the basic concepts in Science and Mathematics required for IIT JEE Exam.

    They ensure that student builds a strong base in the subjects by supplementing and expanding upon the knowledge acquired in school. They take daily and weekly test in which questions are framed in such manner to check their conceptual knowledge.

    Conceptual clarity makes the student strong in the subject and creates interest in the subject. So, the student do well in school as well as perform better in various competitive examinations such as NTSE, STSE and Olympiads.

    Objective of Foundation Batch:

    • To ensure that student does not mug up formulas and definition and get clear understanding of the subject
    • To provide right path for future entrance examinations e.g. IIT JEE, AIPMT etc.
    • To prepare for various scholarship exams e.g. KVPY, NTSE, MTS, etc.
    • To provide aptitude & mental ability exercises to the students
    • To provide scientific reasoning behind many real life phenomena and emphasize on the use of the knowledge disseminated

    Advantage of Foundation Batch:

    • A major portion of 11th& 12th standard topics are introduced in the 8th, 9th and 10th standard. So instead of rote learning emphasis is given on the basic logic and scientific reasoning behind the topics
    • The student who are aware of engineering entrance examinations and has joined foundation batches understand many of class 11th and 12th topics even before entering 11th and 12th standard.
    • In foundation batches a healthy competition is induced so they tend to put in more and more efforts. And when the time comes they are ready to give their 100%.
    • In foundation batches student also prepare for various scholarship exams e.g. KVPY, NTSE, MTS, etc. so their mind gets stimulated and they excel in the field of engineering or medical.
    • Since the concepts of foundation batch students are clear so they do much better through out 11th and 12th exam.

    Foundation batch students also get early exposure towards competitive exams which helps them in improving their examination skills for other engineering and medical examinations down the line.

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                                                   Admission Guidelines for Foundation Batch

    Admission Criteria

    Direct Admission(Class 7th , 8th ,9th pass students)

    Medium of Coaching


    Subjects to be taught

    Maths, Science (Physics/Chemistry/Biology),  English,  Social Science,  Mental Ability

    Class Duration

    Usually 3 hours

    Course Duration

    1 year


    They usually provide for private Hostels, rooms on rent and paying guest facilities separately for boys and girls

    Conclusion: It is very necessary that a student aspiring for IIT JEE examination should join foundation batch.  It not only enhances his thinking ability but also exposes him to the competitive environment.

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