EasyDifficult Scoring Topics PRIORITY NEXT Not Scoring AFTER YOU ARE MASTER OF THE OTHER TWO IF TIME PERMITS
EasyDifficult Scoring Topics Atomic structure Chemical equilibrium Chemical Kinetics & Radioactivity Isomerism Polymers, Carbohydrates, Biomolecules Transition Elements Co-ordination Chemistry Surface chemistry Aromatic Chemistry Extractive metallurgy GOC & Reaction Mechanism Periodic Properties Chemical Bonding Qualitative analysis Not Scoring Nitrogen containing Compounds Hydrocarbons & Alkyl Halides Gaseous and Liquid states Nomenclature Practical Organic Chemistry Solutions Oxygen Containing Compounds Electrochemistry Energetics Ionic Equilibrium s & p Block elements Stoichiometry
EasyDifficult Scoring Topics Calorimetry Units, Dimensions & Vectors Work, Energy & Power Experimental Physics Heat Transfer Modern Physics Electric Current Electrostatics Kinematics Magnetism Collision Not Scoring Geometrical Optics Fluids Gravitation Wave motion First Law of Thermodynamics Wave Optics Elasticity Newton's laws of motion Electro Magnetic Induction Rotational Dynamics SHM
EasyDifficult Scoring Topics Matrices & Determinants Differentiation Limit and Continuity Progressions Straight line Three dimensions Logarithm Applications of Derivatives Circle Integration Trigonometric Functions Trigonometric Equations Solution of Triangles Not Scoring Area under curve Ellipse Hyperbola Parabola Vectors Binomial Theorem Complex Numbers Functions Inverse trigonometric functions Probability & Combinatorics Quadratic Equations
2 MONTHS BEFORE THE EXAM Strategy of planning and completion, revision, time-wise – planner, tests?
STRATEGIZE Be Honest and make an assessment of your current situation Calculate how many hours you are going to study in a week Divide this time into subjects with a greater priority to the weaker subjects Make sure you keep buffer days Always study the not-so-confident topics first Have a pen and a paper to scribble and make short notes Follow your own plan and not someone else’s
Theory? Concepts? Or Problems? Focus on the concepts. Don’t create new ways of solving problems Associate them with the kind of problems that we have dealt in the past. Make conceptmaps, revision notes. Take a couple of hours’ test everyday, go through previous years’ question papers. WHAT?
Take tests, preferably, in the afternoon. Sleep early, wake up early. Sets your biological clock with the JEE clock. Do not spend time talking to friends over the phone. Practice sitting together on a desk for three simultaneous hours, twice a day. WHEN?
How do you deal with incomplete syllabus? Revise the basics of those topics you feel you wont be able to go deep into. Make a table of topics/chapters and put a check mark as you finish studying. Keeps track of topics left and time left. Focus on important topics first, residual topics get residual time. 3 hours test daily – an hour of serious analysis after each. Set topic-wise aims; study for however long it needs to achieve the same. Overdo yourself each day by a little bit. HOW MUCH?
Peer groups are complete NO NO. Study alone – Now is the time. This is a time of self-development. Discussion is good, but not if you discuss what you don’t know.. Don’t discuss particular problems, discuss problem solving techniques as a whole. WITH WHOM?
ON D-DAY… Points to remember. Dos and DON’Ts Exam Strategy.
Physics: If you are not confident in Mechanics, don’t give time to it now. Make sure you study and revise scoring topics like Fluids, Modern Physics, Waves, Optics, Surface Tension and SHM. Try to understand and review the concepts that you have studied before and not topics that you have not. Don’t focus on individual problems right now. POINTS TO REMEMBER
Mathematics: You can’t improve overnight in Mathematics. It is generally the toughest paper in IIT JEE. Try to understand the underlying concept in the problems you may have shortlisted or have solved. Calculus is most important to revise while Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry should be revisited, at least the formulae. Don’t dig deep into Algebra. Just revise the easy topics like Progressions, Logarithms, and Determinants & Matrices. No need to revise concept oriented topics like Permutation & Combination, Probability, Binomial Theorem. POINTS TO REMEMBER
Chemistry: Maximum output, Minimum effort. Must read chapters are Coordination Chemistry and Transition Elements. Give some time to the qualitative analysis part. IIT rarely asks complex equations. Important last week reads include Kinetics, Radioactivity, Gas Laws, Energetics, Atomic Structure, Surface Chemistry, Isomerism, Polymers and Carbohydrates. If you have made Reaction Maps in Organic Chemistry go through them. No need to get into mechanisms now. POINTS TO REMEMBER
Be Confident. If the paper is tough, it is tough for everyone Be prepared for a shock in the pattern. Be flexible with your strategy Give at least 5 minutes to go through the entire paper. Start with the question that you think you can solve for sure in the subject that you are most confident at Read each problem carefully Focus on all three subjects Regularly mark your answers in the exam hall. Study on your way to the exam center or in the morning Over emphasize on any one subject. There are other easy questions waiting to be solved Spend more time on any question that the average time required/ question Get intimidated by a tough looking problem. Do blind guesswork. Intelligent guesswork through elimination could be done, but for some cases only DoDON’T DO S AND DON’T S
IIT gives you 3 hours per paper. Around 20 questions per subjects. So here’s a master plan. STRATEGIES
Always start with your favourite subject. Get the best, the quickest – puts the tension off you.
First 5 mins: Read it well. Keep marking. Ideally there would be 4 ticks, 8 rounds and 8 crosses. Ticks: takes 30 seconds each. Rounds: Give at most 3 mins each. Never more. Crosses: DND. MANAGE TIME…
So, till now you have used 5+26 mins of your time. ‘Waste’ the next 2 mins in checking if all your markings are correct. Forget the rest 8 questions. Switch to the next subject.
Follow the same for the next two subjects. After this cycle gets over, you’ve in principle have had a look at the entire paper and have 51 mins remaining. If you are in doubt that markings might be wrong, give a check. Next, go for the remaining 24 demon questions.
Even if you cannot solve any of the next 24, you still have scored 60%. (Top 1000? :o) 12 more marks (4 questions) would ideally give you top 500. IF EVERYTHING GOES FINE…