18 Dec

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Most people seem to be asking this question all the time.

* “Which is a better course material – FIITJEE, VMC, BT or Bansal Kota?”
* “How should I choose the best correspondence / postal course?”

It is not fair to endorse one brand over the other, particularly when I know that most of the above stated brands were rendered completely useless, less than 3 years ago, when the IIT JEE pattern was changed. The changes were made completely with the objective of reducing the impact of coaching.

The old IIT JEE coaching brands have no experience in Objective type problem solving techniques.

In this context one can understand that emerging brands in IIT JEE coaching, have better material than most old ones. In fact, buying course material from old brands is a recipe for disaster.

How does one choose the course material?

We have listed down some of the critical parameters that should be seen by the students and parents while choosing the course material

* Authors?
Ideally, it should be written by IIT graduates (who have successfully appeared in IITJEE), who are involved in IITJEE coaching. IITians understand the psychology behind successful preparation for IITJEE. By coaching students an IITian is likely to become aware of the problems faced by students.

* Based on the ‘New IITJEE Pattern’
Established teachers in old brands are well aware of the ‘Old IITJEE Pattern. They have no clue of the nuances of the new pattern. Just changing the problems from descriptive to objective type is not enough. A good course must be good on the following parameters:

* Is it time managed?
The biggest problem faced by students is managing time. The course should have a time plan to itself. Having a course material with a lot of problems is of no use unless we know the time to be spent on it. Some course materials try to give a lot of material making it impossible to complete. The total course material should be balanced in such a manner that a student can complete it within the time available.

* Strategies on solving objective type problems
Since, most of the traditional instructors did not face any objective type problems, they dont know the methods of attempting objective type problems. A lot of problems can be solved by elimination of wrong alternatives, intelligent guessing, modulating the speed, speed reading etc. The course should have special focus on the above.

* Synchronization with the school syllabus
Since most students now have to prepare along with Class XI – XII, the problem of managing IIT JEE preparation along with school studies has become more acute. The course should be such that it benefits students in synchronized study.

Other key parameters to assess the course material are:
* Online testing
BITSAT has become online. CAT has become online. It is very likely that IIT JEE also become online by 2011. Online testing also gives a good comparative assessment immediately. Students dont need to join all India test series on paper.

* Preferably in workbook format
Students should get used to solving problems in lesser space. A course material in workbook format limits the space available, forcing students to get used to the format.

Quest course for IITJEE that fits all the above requirements and more.


  • yash123 January 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    yaar bhai please tell us aspirants in presant time which coaching institute material u will prefer : bansal , chaitanya ,vibrant , motion, narayan acadamy ETC…..

  • J.KRISHNAMOORTHY February 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    please send the best course material, when need to start the course ( like my son study at 6 std, when need to join the course. where to join ( i am at chennai)


  • admin March 29, 2012 at 10:11 am

    You should not even think of IITJEE before class X. If your son is in Class 6th, please let him play and have fun. Motivate him to enjoy studies. Teach him to compete, win and take failure in stride. It is too early for him to think of IITs.

  • admin March 29, 2012 at 10:33 am

    None.. most of them have become irrelevant due to the changes in the pattern of IITJEE. Students need to do well in their Class XI/XII exams. None of the above mentioned coaching classes offer Class XI/XII support properly.

  • Dikshant April 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    wil there b questns related to gk or history?..

  • Jatin Motavar April 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I am currently in strarted my class 11 and I am determinant to give new form of IITJEE in 2014 and want to fully equip with all basics and every strategy required, Does your QUEST TUTORIALS give all this ,I live in Bharuch(Gujarat),haven’t yet join coaching and want to join postal coaching ,pPlease give me all the details soon.

  • shrikrishna kulkarni June 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    is it compulsory to go to iit coaching classes ?? if no can we study ourselves at home ?? if yes how to study and what all books are needed ??

  • BALAKRISHNA CHITNIS August 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I am from belgaum(karnataka) nd we dont hav proper training institutes here so plz help me find any good books tat can help me progress 🙂

  • Anurag Singh October 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I am thinking to get enroll in VMC VSAT other than FIITJEE.
    Is it okay.

  • AV Yogesh March 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I’m willing to study for iit jee at home. Which books would you prefer? if possible, send me contact details of such book stores who provide material through courier service.

  • Ayush Pateria April 3, 2013 at 12:34 am

    You say FIITJEE and Bansal classes old IIT JEE coaching brands?, You think they are sleeping and don’t update their study materials?
    These are the best and reputed institutes in India, their top faculties (IITians) take care of study material and update them according to latest pattern which in fact is proved by the results. The new emerging brands have no experience in this field and most of then just replicate these material on their name.
    This was more an advertisement of quest tutorial than an article.

  • esth May 8, 2013 at 9:30 am

    it is awesome information for the (II T J E E) students.the author discuss about the choose new material and also objective…

    Good article…

  • alpesh June 21, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    please note, my son is 12year old and studying in 8th std. with NCERT course, I would like know, when & how should start preparation/classes for IIT/JEE /AIEEE (Ahmedabad)
    Please advice.

  • alpesh June 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    please note, my son is 12year old and studying in 8th std. with NCERT course, I would like to know , how & when should start preparation /classes for IIT /JEE /AIEEE-Ahmnedaba
    Please advice.

  • Rakesh June 23, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    i want the best study material books for the preparation of IIT JEE

  • jaikant kumar August 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Which one is best study materials for IIT JEE 2014?

  • IIT JEE Correspondence Courses September 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Hello please could u tell me where i could find the solutions of A das gupta iit mathematics…and ya its a goodd book..please answered me

  • sss January 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    comment 3 is just rubbish he should start at least in 9th

  • Quest Tutorials April 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    There is nothing that can be started for JEE in 9th. One should just focus on becoming a topper in class.

  • kshitij August 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Obtaining a good rank in any national level exam is directly proportional to the effort put in by an aspirant during the preparatory period

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