Strategies for Best Results
THE LAST LAP
OF COURSE
NOT!
IITJEE IS THE EASIEST
EXAMINATION
•
Understanding the
Syllabus
•
2 Months to the Exam
•
Examination Tricks
A
MISS BY AN INCH IS A MISS BY
A MILE.
UNDERSTANDING
THE SYLLABUS
Easy
Difficult
Scoring
Topics
PRIORITY
NEXT
Not
Scoring
AFTER
YOU ARE MASTER
OF THE OTHER TWO
IF TIME
PERMITS
Easy
Difficult
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
Easy
Difficult
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
Easy
Difficult
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
2011
: 48% (229/480)
2010: 39% (190/489)
2009: 37% (178/480)
2008: 35% (172/489)
2007: 42% (206/486)
2006: 28% (154/552)
IIT JEE CUT OFF
Section Wise
Weightage
Physical
46%
Organic
30%
Inorganic
24%
Chemistry
10.76
10.76
8.23
6.01
6.01
5.7
5.7
5.06
4.75
4.43
4.43
4.11
3.8
3.8
3.16
2.85
2.53
2.53
1.58
1.58
1.27
0.63
0.32
0
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
%
%
11.49
9.01
7.45
7.14
6.52
5.9
5.28
4.97
4.66
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.42
3.11
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.17
2.17
1.55
0.93
0.62
0.62
0.62
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
%
%
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
Do
DON’ 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…
INTERACTIVE SESSION
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