How to get into IIT : Indian Institute of Technology

Congratulations on completing 12th grade and aiming to get into IIT Bombay! It’s a commendable goal, and I’m here to provide you with a guideline to help you prepare and navigate the admissions process.

  1. Familiarize Yourself with the Exam: The primary entrance exam for IITs is the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). There are two levels of this exam: JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Understand the exam pattern, syllabus, and marking scheme for both levels. You can find detailed information on the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the JEE Advanced website.

  2. Create a Study Plan: Devise a structured study plan that covers all the subjects and topics included in the exam syllabus. Allocate dedicated time slots for each subject, giving more emphasis to areas where you feel you need more practice. Divide your study time evenly between theoretical concepts, problem-solving, and mock tests.

  3. Gather Study Materials: Collect comprehensive study materials, including textbooks, reference books, previous years’ question papers, and online resources. Some popular books recommended for JEE preparation are published by authors like H.C. Verma, R.D. Sharma, and P. Bahadur.

  4. Enroll in a Coaching Institute (optional): If you feel you need additional guidance, you may consider joining a coaching institute that specializes in JEE preparation. These institutes provide structured courses, experienced faculty, and a competitive environment to enhance your preparation.

  5. Practice Regularly: Consistent practice is key to success. Solve a variety of problems from different sources to improve your problem-solving skills. Additionally, take mock tests and simulate the actual exam environment to evaluate your performance and identify areas for improvement.

  6. Seek Clarification: If you encounter any doubts or difficulties during your preparation, don’t hesitate to seek help. Consult your teachers, mentors, or online platforms where you can interact with experts and fellow aspirants to clarify your doubts.

  7. Stay Updated and Motivated: Keep yourself updated with the latest exam notifications, changes in the syllabus, and important dates. Stay motivated and maintain a positive mindset throughout your preparation. Take breaks, engage in hobbies, and maintain a healthy lifestyle to avoid burnout.

  8. Apply for JEE Main: Once you feel confident about your preparation, apply for the JEE Main examination through the official NTA website during the application window. JEE Main is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced.

  9. Prepare for JEE Advanced: If you qualify for JEE Advanced based on your JEE Main score, focus on preparing specifically for this exam. The syllabus for JEE Advanced is more extensive, and the questions are typically more challenging. Allocate sufficient time for revision and practice.

  10. Rank and Counseling: After appearing for JEE Advanced, the results will be declared, and you will receive a rank based on your performance. Based on your rank, you can participate in the counseling process for admission to IIT Bombay or any other IIT of your choice.

Remember, the journey to crack the IIT entrance exams requires perseverance, dedication, and consistent effort. Stay focused, maintain a balanced approach, and keep working hard towards your goal. Good luck with your preparations, and I wish you success in your endeavors!

As A Nepali Student

As a Nepali student, the process to join IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) as an international student is slightly different. Here’s an overview of the steps and the required documents:

  1. Eligibility Criteria: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for international students set by IIT Bombay. Generally, international students must have completed their 12th grade or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects.

  2. DASA Scheme: The Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) scheme is specifically designed for international students seeking admission to undergraduate programs in IITs. You need to apply under this scheme. Visit the official DASA website for detailed information on eligibility, application process, and important dates.

  3. SAT Subject Tests: As an international applicant, you are required to appear for the SAT Subject Tests. These tests are conducted by the College Board and include subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Level 2. Check the DASA website for the specific subject test requirements and minimum scores.

  4. Online Application: Complete the online application process for DASA admissions. Fill in the necessary personal details, academic qualifications, and upload the required documents. Pay the application fee as per the instructions provided.

  5. Document Verification: After submitting the application, you will need to send the required documents to the DASA office for verification. The list of documents may include academic transcripts, passport copy, SAT scores, and other supporting documents. Refer to the DASA website for the complete list of required documents.

  6. Seat Allotment and Fee Payment: Once your documents are verified, you will receive a seat allotment based on your SAT scores and other criteria. Accept the seat allotted to you and pay the required fees within the stipulated time frame to secure your admission.

  7. Visa Application(Might Not Be Required For A Nepali): After accepting the seat, you will need to apply for a student visa (typically an Indian student visa, also known as an ‘X’ visa). Contact the Indian embassy/consulate in Nepal for detailed visa requirements, application procedure, and necessary documentation.

  8. Travel and Joining Formalities: Make necessary travel arrangements to reach India before the start of the academic session. Complete the joining formalities, such as document verification, medical examination, and hostel allocation, as directed by the institute.

It is important to note that the admission process for international students may vary, and it is advisable to regularly check the official websites of IIT and the DASA scheme for the most up-to-date and accurate information. Additionally, consider reaching out to the International Relations Office or the Admissions Office of IIT for any specific queries or assistance regarding the application process for international students.

Books To Prepare

Here is a list of commonly recommended books for JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) preparation:


  1. Concepts of Physics (Part 1 and Part 2) by H.C. Verma

  2. Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker

  3. Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

  4. Understanding Physics Series by D.C. Pandey

  5. Physics for Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Advanced): Mechanics - Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Cengage Learning


  1. Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon

  2. Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd

  3. Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee

  4. Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur

  5. Chemistry for Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Advanced): Physical Chemistry - Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Cengage Learning


  1. Mathematics for Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Advanced): Algebra by G.Tewani

  2. Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight

  3. Differential Calculus by A. Das Gupta

  4. Integral Calculus by Amit M. Agarwal

  5. Problems Plus in IIT Mathematics by A. Das Gupta

  6. Trigonometry by S.L. Loney

These books are widely used by students for JEE preparation and cover the essential topics required for the exam. It’s important to note that while these books are helpful, they should be used alongside your regular textbooks and classroom notes. Additionally, practicing previous years’ question papers and taking mock tests is crucial for improving problem-solving skills and getting acquainted with the exam pattern.

Remember, it’s always a good idea to consult with your teachers, mentors, or coaching institute to get personalized recommendations based on your strengths and weaknesses. They can guide you better based on your specific needs and provide additional study materials and resources.

Please note that book preferences may vary among individuals, so it’s important to find the books that resonate with your learning style.