I am a BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay. I prepared for JEE with the help of FIITJEE coaching institute at my hometown. I did my coaching as well as schooling simulataneously while preparing for JEE. I will be sharing my experience during those few years of my life.
The reason for writing all this down is to give the aspirants a glimpse of preparation and coaching which becomes a crucial part of life in those few years. Choosing a coaching institute has been a very confusing part when it comes to preparing for JEE. Hence, I hope sharing my experiences at FIITJEE might give an overview of this particular coaching institute.
How it all began?
I had not done any kind of coaching or tuition before class 10th. After completing 9th class and before the start of my 10th class, I came across a test named FTRE which was conducted by FIITJEE. FTRE stands for FIITJEE Talent Reward Examination. Many of my classmates and friends were giving this exam so I thought I will enrol for the same too.
Appearing for FTRE
I appeared for FTRE and waited for its result. I was not interested in joining any coaching institution even at this point. I just gave the exam to know my overall level in my city.
Why did I decide to take admission in FIITJEE
After the results came, I achieved very good rank which was eligible for 100 percent scholarship. FIITJEE called me to meet them in their office. They explained that I should take the admission for a three year classroom program. I did take admission since I was interested in NTSE too and they would prepare me for that too.
Classroom Experience For 10th class
I took admission in the last batch for 10th class. There were only 8 students in my batch which I really liked. We became close friends, studying and having fun together.
They also taught us for NTSE for which I was also preparing. Fast forward to NTSE exam results, I qualified both the levels and got the scholarship. Although it was self study which did all wonders but I would really like to say that FIITJEE had done its part in providing the study materials and the teachers were really helpful and knowledgeable.
After experiencing FIITJEE in my 10th class, I was pretty confident in their ability and skills and decided to continue doing my 11th and 12th from FIITJEE. The experience in the next two years was completely different.
Classroom Experience for 11th and 12th Class
All the batches of 10th class were combined, reshuffled and distributed into 2-3 batches of bigger class size. I did not like this especially after experiencing the previous year. But there was something I didn’t know. FIITJEE used to conduct various tests much like semester examinations (3-4 exams a year) called Phase Test.
We gave all the phase tests and at the end of 11th, we came to know that there will be a separate batch consisting of top 15 students across all batches. This batch was called Cult Metamorphosis (CM Batch).
I was fortunate enough to get selected for CM batch. This proved to be a turning point in my preparation.
Cult Metamorphosis Batch
This batch got the best teachers, extra study materials, special doubt sessions and separate tests. The treatment students got here was completely different from other batches as these students were expected to bring good results for the institute which would ultimately affect the admissions for the next year batch.
We had all the resources we needed and we took full advantage of it. All of us were selected in IIT JEE with good ranks.
We used to have weekly tests once we were in CM batch. This gave us an quick analysis of our progress. It helped us in improving our weak areas fast. It also helped us know our place in the class itself, whether we are lagging or not.
All the materials were provided on time and some extra material too was given which the student felt necessary. This was only valid for those studying in CM batch.
The overall environment was very neat and helped to maintain a study atmosphere. It was well air conditioned and was very comfortable.
Would I recommend FIITJEE?
It depends, if you are good in study then FIITJEE supports you and favours you. I am saying this because students in CM batch were treated very differently in comparison to students from other batches. It’s like they take fees from them to spend on the students on CM batch.
If you are good, then they will take you many levels higher and help you achieve your goal whereas if you are not good, they won’t pay too much attention on you.
I would definitely recommend FIITJEE because I never had any bad experience with them. They have been supportive always.
I chose FIITJEE because it fulfilled all my requirements. Although to know about my friend’s experience in KOTA, read this post.
There is no one coaching which is the best or the worst. It all depends on various factors that are affecting your life at the moment. I spent my 4 years doing BTech in CSE from IIT Bombay where I spent the most wonderful 4 years of my life. I definitely have to thank FIITJEE for it. To know more about the life at an IIT or IIT Bombay, do read this post.
To know more about the reality of placement and salaries after B Tech in an IIT, read this blog post.