To me, it's simple, if you've got the time, use it to get ready. What else could you possibly have to do that's more important? Yes maybe you'll learn how to do a few things you'll never wind up actually needing to do, but that's a better problem to have than needing to do something and having no clue where to start. For me that clue was RiSE. My time at RiSE was very important for my preparation. Teachers helped me a lot. They made me into who I am now; they made me capable enough to crack one of the toughest exam in the world and if I can do it so can you, you just need proper guidance and exposure.
Few years back me and my friends used to see IIT like a place which was impossible for a Kashmiri to get in by studying in Kashmir only. My thinking changed only when I saw some students at RiSE making it to top IIT's. But still, my parents, after listening to people about how difficult JEE Advanced is did not expect me to clear this exam as I was an average student. If RiSE was not there, I wouldn't have even thought of geting into IIT. The support and guidence from my mentors at RiSE instilled a sense of belief in me and this belief got me what I had dreamt of.
I joined RISE in 2017 and was blessed with a really good faculty. It prevented me from skimming through a lot of irrelevant books. Regular tests provide you a competitive environment. Also the class ambience is way too different from others. RISE definitely gives boost to ones career provided you are honest with your efforts. That place also packed a lot of positive memories for me.
One thing which is very important as far as JEE is concerned, you need to have good mentors who will guide you through the preparation, I was lucky in that area because I joined RISE and I was constantly in touch with the teachers who helped not just with the general things but also more subtle things which we often miss out on. Last thing which I would love to share with the people who are preparing for JEE, try to enjoy your preparation. The amount of effort you put in is directly proportional to rank and hence it’s worth all your hard work.
"JEE" may be one of the toughest exams but it's not impossible to qualify. All those who want to crack this exam, my advice to them is START NOW, dedicate yourself to it, stay focused for the whole period of two years right from XI class. But one needs guidance and path to be followed and RISE is one good place for that and part of my success goes to them. I appreciate help of RiSE more than words can explain.
“Yawar: “Studying in Kashmir, you can’t get into an IIT”. That’s what people around me used to say. IIT was more like a dream than a goal for me. Then, I joined RiSE and my whole perspective changed. I realised that, although difficult, it wasn’t impossible to crack JEE and get into an IIT. When I had lost hope, my teachers at RiSE told me that it was never going to be easy, and if you want to succeed, you must never give up no matter how difficult things get. So, I picked myself up and started working even harder. I studied hours and hours everyday. With all the hard work and my teachers’ amazing methodology, I finally achieved my dream goal. “Studying in Kashmir, you can’t get into an IIT”, they said. “Hi, I’m Yawar Altaf studying at IIT Kanpur”, I replied.