For your pursuit of an IIT berth, you need to do the following:
You need to build strong concept on theories involved in topics as per the syllabus by studying them, thinking about them, arguing about various alternatives and strong reasoning.
Application of concepts through practice on conceptual problems of varied difficulty level. Selection of difficulty level is very crucial as non-conceptual difficult questions disturb your preparation.
Setting the strategies right. How much time to give on different subjects? What topics to be given priority? When to finish the syllabus? How many times revision should be done? What should be done just before the examination? How many questions should be practiced? What to do if you don?t enjoy the subject? What books to study and when? How to pace the preparation? How much marks one should target at? You should know the answer to these questions and these answers should not be the general one but should be specific to you.
Temperament control during preparation phase and examination. Preparation for such a competitive examination over a period of one year, two years or even more will take you through many mood swings. How to stay focused? What should you do to generate positive energy in you and overcome any negative thoughts during the process? Answers are person specific and have great impact on your success.
Frequent evaluation of progress and taking corrective measures.
If you feel that you require assistance in JEE preparation then evaluate the coaching institute on following parameters:
1. Uniqueness in their study material: Study material provided by the coaching Institutes is of little assistance if they are compact copy-paste or rewrite of materials taken from other books. If the reading of such material doesn?t increase interest and enjoyment then they are not worth. There are plenty of standard books on each subject by good authors, which can make your study enjoyable during preparation.
2. Collection of quality books in their library: during the process of theory conceptualisation and building application capabilities, you need good books, which can really put your brain on exercise.
3. Flexibility in the coaching model: What happens when your pace of learning is much faster or slower than the average? Is there any mechanism by which the model can identify exactly where you need help and provide the same? Is it possible in that coaching model to minimise the wastage of your time?
4. Quality of questions discussed: Number of questions discussed is not that important. By discussing and solving 10-15 conceptual questions on each topic you can build a good application capability. On the other hand solving many tricky non-conceptual questions will simply waste your time.
5. Tests and evaluation model: How is the progress of your preparation tested and analysed? To what extent the feedback helps in identifying the areas for further work?
Once you are able to choose the correct assistance for your IIT-JEE journey, it will be an enjoying and thrilling experience.