Sunday, 30 June 2013

And the fight continues...

At FIITJEE, regular all India tests were organized. I was regularly analyzing my performance in each test. It was during these tests that I learnt a very good habit - "always note down the mistakes that you committed in a particular test and make sure that you don't repeat it in the next test." This is a very important task and is basically the ONLY thing that distinguishes toppers from others.
I used to solve FIITJEE packages and simultaneously, past years JEE problems.
The following are the books that I referred besides the material provided by FIITJEE:

PHYSICS-->
Mechanics: HC Verma and IE Irodov (don't get scared by this book, it's not that difficult as people exaggerate)
Other parts of physics: HC Verma(Please don't neglect the Objective 1 and 2 problems of HCV. They are the best collection of questions for more than one correct type questions.)
Also do read NCERT Physics at least once after completing the syllabus. You will definitely find new things that you have never heard of.


CHEMISTRY--> Physical Chemistry: NCERT and OP Tondon (sometimes) and RC Mukherjee for questions Organic Chemistry: NCERT and LG Wade (Pearson Education - Best book for organic chemistry)

Inorganic Chemistry: NCERT(very very important. Learn each and every alphabet of NCERT for this) and JD LEE(only for reference, don't pick up this one if you don't have spare time).


MATHS-->
Algebra: Tata McGraw Hill (TMH)
Calculus: Arihant (for both, differential and integral calculus)
Co-ordinate geometry: Arihant again
Trigonometry: no specific book, although RD Sharma is sufficient for this or ML Agarwal (ICSE Board maths book)
The above is the set of books that I used. Maybe some of them don't suit you. So it's better to choose your books wisely.
Another piece of advice - DON'T fill your cupboard with a lot of books. In the end you will get confused. Read the theory from a single Standard textbook and move on to solving questions from multiple books

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  1. bhaiyya,i am a bit confused...should i go for the xtra material(besides fiitjee packages) which my fiitjee teachers suggest or any other of my own choice?Were the books u have mentioned above suggested by ur fiitjee teachers or u bought them as per ur own choice?

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  2. Trying new packages is always recommended provided you solve them and extract the best out of them.
    Just making a collection of 100s of packages and not solving any of them is dangerous.
    Stick to a package, complete it earnestly then proceed to others only if time permits.
    Also make sure that important Chapters are to be given more attention. For example, gravitation is not am important chapter for Jee so you would not like to waste time in it. But it's important for olympiads so you must solve more subjective questions from it.
    Books: some were suggested, some were not(they were Googled)

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    1. ok...and bhaiyya did u use to read the chapter in advance before it was taught in coaching....bcoz my sir sir says dat once one goes through the chapter in advance,one is already aware of the basic concepts...

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    2. nd where can we get the subjective questions for olympiads..?

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    5. Yes it's a good idea to have an idea of what is going to be covered so that you understand the things better.
      For subjective olympiad questions: you should Google past year papers of INPhO.
      I would suggest waiting for NSEP results.
      There is enough time after NSEP to prepare for INPhO

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  3. hey suppose you dont perform good in first 3 phases but do perform very well in the rest of phases .(phase 4 onwards to 7)
    is it possible then to get top 50 rank in 2015?

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  4. my phase test 1 score : 153/240
    there were 2 students from bhilai getting 232/240 in the same test
    now : me air 33 and they air > 100 both (check fiitjee bhilai result on fiitjee website and you will get to know)
    almost same was the scenario in phase test 2
    but my performance improved from phase test 3 onwards

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  5. hello happy new year to you aman !
    how was your concentration like during your preparation for iit .......i mean was it like 100% or did sometimes other things too come into your mind ?
    and also wat was your speed in solving questions like ....say for example in a typical hc verma rotational mechanics question or co-geo question ...?
    also how to improve concentration power and speed.
    speed can be increased to a large extent by practicing clearly but wat abt concentration ..?
    thnx in advance ..:D

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    1. Thanks and same to you.
      Initially my concentration was not "That" good. But later on , I became serious (in class 12th) about my JEE preparation and I tried not to divert my mind and it helped. Basically I was motivated to achieve my target.
      Well my speed depended on type of question.
      I can't really express that here.
      Concentration can be increased by solving the problems a bit slowly

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  6. Hello.
    Which books have jee-advanced level questions?

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    1. Well this blog mentions numerous such books. Just scroll through the posts

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  7. hey aman..like we have tmh maths which covers maths as a whole..is there not a good book which covers chemistry just like tmh covers maths??

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    1. I don't think so.
      There is no "single" book for organic , inorganic and physical chemistry

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  8. Hi AMAN,

    I am confused on how to do course planning in class12th? Please give some tips regarding this. how did you plan your course for class12th?

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    1. Well I didn't do anything special. I just relied on books and teachers and ensured that I am covering well the things that are being taught in class

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    2. Hi AMAN,

      When did u finish your class 12th syllabus?

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    4. hi AMAN,

      Did u learn class 12th topics on ur own or u followed the pattern of covering chapters at fiitjee? Which chapters did u do own ur own in class 12th?

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  9. Books which i follow r:
    1)physics-hcv+irodov,rrsnick halliday
    2)chemistry-ncert,j.d lee,Solomon fryhle(fr theory),balaji books(fr problms)
    3)maths-full arihant series(including the 2 volume new pattern obj.maths)
    i am aiming FOR A 2 DIGIT RANK...r these books the ri8 choice?if not please suggest the best ones........

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    1. I have mentioned the books a million number of times.

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    2. I was asking that...the books I'm following l....r they the right choice for a 2 DIGIT RANK?

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  10. hi AMAN,

    Did u learn class 12th topics on ur own or u followed the pattern of covering chapters at fiitjee? Which chapters did u do own ur own in class 12th?

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    1. i simply followed the coaching sequence. I didn't cover anything on my own

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    2. Hi AMAN,

      Is it true that most of the jee toppers finish their syllabus by october?

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    1. no comments. I have no expertise in such field so I can't say.
      What I have is an experience of quality learning of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, that too of class 11th and 12th

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  12. One who is doing Arihant series in maths...is it necessary for him to do the classical texts(hall n night,sl loney etc...).....for a 2 DIGIT RANK IN IITJEE.....??

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  13. Should we learn all the derivations n corollaries of formulas in pcm for IITJEE with pen nd paper?or just learning them by studying them will suffice??

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    1. Of course, you should know "all" of them thoroughly. Because the papers setters are too smart. They can frame questions from the derivations itself and fool you.
      They know how to frame questions that will test your real understanding of the subject.

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  14. Hello.....i am undergoing my JEE preparation in a tutorial(at kolkata)....its standard is basically upto JEE MAINS...so i enrolled with BT's dlp
    ....what i mean is...... for IIT-JEE 2015..i use some standard textbooks mentioned in the post....i'm doing my preparation on my own..+i'l have FIITJEE GMP n RESO RB....so how to make the best use of these textbooks+study packages??please provide the tips n strategy.....which 1 to do 1st,2nd.....n end preparation with?

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  15. hello aman....i am a 2015 IITJEE aspirant...i have enrolled in FIITJEE's 2YRS AIITS....n my scores r horrible....my RPI is shown above 15,000......i accept my preparation was worst uptill now.....i feel very demotivated....would u please provide the necessary strategy to ACQUIRE A 2DIGIT RANK IN IIT-JEE 2015 from this point?THANKS in advance......n is it really possible fr me to get a 2 DIGIT RANK?

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    1. Yeah it's possible definitely.
      Follow the books that are mentioned.
      Follow the techniques that I have jotted down in the blog.
      There are special posts dedicated to each subject.
      Read them and try to make out what topics are more important and require special attention.
      I request you to first read the entire blog and then post your questions.
      Maybe a solution to your problem is already there

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  16. Hi AMAN,

    I am about to enter in class 12th in 2 months. I had good preparation time in class 11th and covered most of my syllabus. But one thing in which i am lacking is the feel of high competition or i can say the DO OR DIE attitude. The basic problem is that i have still not released how important in class 12th for me. I will be appearing for JEE in 2015. Please tell us about the kind of attitude u had during class 12th?

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    1. Class 12th is extremely important
      The syllabus of class 12th is crucial.
      Basically in class 11th, you are taught the tools
      You apply those tools to problem solving in class 12th
      For example , you studied mechanics in class 11th right.
      In class 12th, you will apply what you studied in mechanics to the problems of electromagnetism, thermodynamics, modern physics and what not.
      So ensure that you are ready for another good year in class 12th.
      Loose your grip and you are bound to fall down.

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    2. Hi AMAN,

      Can u advice me some good advice regarding class 12th JEE preparation? Suggest me some tips so that i don't fall down in class 12th? I want to really crack JEE at any cost for computer science iitb or iitd?

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    3. You are aiming for something different - one of the best IIT and one of the best branch.
      So, accordingly you are expected to work differently.
      There aren't really any tips. Just focus on what you have been doing - preparing for JEE with sincerity, without wasting time.

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    4. Hi Aman,

      What do u mean by work differently? Can u explain by giving an example.

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    5. If I will tell the meaning of "work differently", then it will no more remain "differently". It will become "follow me".
      You understand my point ?

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  17. toppers first attempt all easy questions but how do i know whether a question is lengthy or not while browsing through the paper

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    1. This is what you are supposed to learn in those 2 years of JEE preparation.
      JEE preparation is all about choosing the right question and doing it in a given time.
      Given a question paper and a deadline, you are supposed to choose the easiest questions.
      By now you should be able to figure this out just by looking at the question

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  18. no actually i m a 2015 aspirant nt 2014

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    1. Ya that's fine but till now you should be able to figure out this just in a glance

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  19. U mentioned that u joined a dummy school....n didn't attend much....regarding that:-
    1)How did u manage the practicals for Physics and Chemistry ?
    2)Do the practicals of physics n chemistry help u in engineering courses?

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    1. Practicals won't be a pain. School authorities will help you.

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    2. Okk...N what about the answer to the 2nd question?

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    3. Come on man. Everyone knows that school practicals are useless

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  20. I have 2 questions:
    1)did u make notes in all the 3 subjects?
    2)my tutorial provides me a JEE COMPENDIUM....consisting all possible important formulas to solve problems(in all the 3 subjects)....should that suffice as the required notes which r meant to be revised time to time?what do u say?

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    1. Yes, I always made notes.
      No, the compendiums are usually not sufficient. Your own hand written notes are better because they are made by you, especially for you. So they are the best.

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  21. Did u make the personalized notes in the coaching classes itself?or u made them at home?

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