THE LAST LAP

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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