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Ankur Gupta, an alumnus of St Mary's School, New Delhi, is currently pursuing BTech from JIIT, Noida. He scored 89.4% in Class XII and writes a dedicated blog on competitive exams.
These days, educational institutes admit students on the basis of their abilities such as understanding of concepts, sharpness of mind, logical ability and knowledge. Millions of students appear in them every year but only few can make it to the top.
One such exam in our country is AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination), a common test for admission to all government engineering institutes across the country.
Slated for April, 26, 2009, it has become the most important exam after IIT-JEE (common entrance test for admission to IITs across the country), as there are a huge number of colleges that take admission through this examination.
The clock has started tickling. Remember, even a single mark makes a difference!
Key aspects: Concepts, fundamentals
In a way, AIEEE is not much different from your CBSE board exams. Understanding concepts is the key to success in both. Speed and accuracy is yet another aspect. If you can complete 'most' of the paper accurately then you surely can expect a good score.
NCERT: The AIEEE Bible!
It is the base for both boards and competitive exams. There are trivial questions that can be formed from between the lines that you might miss while giving it a quick reading. Learn "exceptions" by heart, and make a proper note. Revise them before going to the exam as these are favorite questions with paper setters.