Thursday, April 24, 2014

How was the JEE-Main 2014 Paper ?

JEE -Main Exam was held on 9th april (offline) and 19th april (online) this year. A student is required to appear in this entrance exam to get admission in  government Engineering colleges in India - few Private Engineering Colleges (e.g. BITS- Mesra ) also give admission on the basis of this exam only. This year the pattern of the question paper was almost same as the last year question paper. Only one change was there - there were no reasoning/comprehension type question this year. All questions were MCQs. There were 30 questions in each subject (carrying 4 marks each with provision of "minus one" marks for answering a question wrong). Total numbers of questions were therefore 90 for 360 marks.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

PHYSICS & MATHS :- Getting good marks in CBSE 12 th Board.

AUTHOR-J.P.Sinha.Teacher (Physics and Maths) for IIT-JEE/PMT

12th board exam is the most important stage in the academic life of any student in India. Good score in this exam in many cases ensures admission in good course or college. There is an element of prestige attached to it too : any student getting 90%+ marks in 12 th board automatically becomes the darling of his/her entire family - all of a sudden people start speaking good and respectful words for him.

According to the proposed new Government Policy regarding the admissions in various Engineering Colleges in India, including IITs, marks earned by a student in his/her 12th board exams are soon going to become very important for his/her admission in Engineering Courses in India. According to the news paper reports, board marks will be given very important weightage in deciding the eligibility of a student in the Engineering Admission Process. A student scoring low marks in board exam will be not eligible for IITs even if he/she performs well in the entrance test.
So my message to all is: DON'T IGNORE THE BOARD EXAMS NOW

My experience as a teacher says that getting very high marks in board exams in India (at-least in CBSE board exam!) is honestly not very tough these days.

Following are few of the general advices that I would like to give to any one desirous of getting good marks in Physics and Maths in CBSE board exams:

MATHS
Give utmost importance to your NCERT books. In maths exam, usually nothings comes from outside NCERT book. So for your board exam preparation do not consult any reference book. Just solve all the SOLVED and EXERCISE problems of NCERT again and again for practice.Remember that you do not have to leave any thing inside the NCERT maths book. Solve every single problem - both solved examples and exercise problems - present inside NCERT books. Solve all the Miscellaneous solved and unsolved questions too. Solve the Sample Papers available on CBSE website. If you gain the capability of solving any problem contained in the NCERT book without any trouble then I assure you that you can even get 100 marks in Maths.

PHYSICS
For Physics, again NCERT book is very important. *Read all concepts of every chapter in full detail from NCERT.*Make a list of all the DERIVATIONS in each chapter.*Write the proofs of these DERIVATIONS in your note book. While writting the proofs follow the style in which you normally answer a question in exam. *Make a comprehensive list of all the important formulae of the syllabus. Revise them regularly.*Do all the NUMERICAL type questions present in NCERT physics book (both solved and unsolved ! ).*Make a list of important graphs present in your text book. *You must know all the Definitions and S.I. units of all the physical quantities dealt in the syllabus. *If possible, practice 'previous year questions' from each chapter from the book "Together with Physics" or "U-Like Sample Paper in Physics". *Solve the Sample Paper available on CBSE website.*Do the revision of all the above works again and again. You will then be able to solve the entire PHYSICS paper without any problem and getting 65+ (out of 70) score will not be difficult for you in Physics.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New IIT-JEE Format

New Format of Entrance Exams for Admissions in IITs and Other Engineering Colleges

From the year 2013, students will be required to appear in only one exam - JEE (Main) to get admission in any good Engineering College in India. Students can opt for either Offline or Online mode in JEE (Main). Students who qualify in this exam are eligible to be considered for admission in almost all Government Engineering Colleges in India except IITs.

The merit list for admission to Engineering Colleges (except IITs) will be prepared after giving 40% weightage to the Class 12th Board Marks and 60% weightage to marks scored in the JEE-Main. Please note that the overall marks obtained in all the subjects (not just PCM ) in the Board Exam will be considered for the 40% weightage in preparing the final merit list.

Those students who are aiming for IITs will have to appear in one more test after qualifying the JEE( Main) test. That test is called JEE(Advanced).

Requirements that a student must fulfill to be eligible for writing the JEE (Advanced) are:
  • You must be among the top 1.5 Lakh rank in the JEE (Main)
  • You must be among the top 20% scorers in your Class 12 th Board Exam of your Examination Board
NOTE:
States like Madhay Pradesh and Kerala have not joined the JEE (Main) system. These states will be holding there own state JEE for admissions in state level Engineering Colleges.

BITS-Pilani, Manipal, VIT,... etc will be holding their own admission tests

For reading my article on General Study Techniques for getting good marks CLICK HERE
 
Those students who are desirous of studying Physics and Maths from me can click here.

Other relevant articles :
  1. List of all my articles on IIT-JEE/PMT preparation:-This page contains the list of all the articles written by me on IIT-JEE and PMT preparation.
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Recommended Books for IIT-Main and IIT-Advanced

AUTHOR-J.P.Sinha.Teacher for IIT-JEE/PMT
 
WARNING:- Never use too many books.Always study from one or at most two good books.First study a chapter from a text book and only after finishing from text book, you should use any guide or reference books  
You should not buy all the following books. Buy one text book and one IIT-JEE guide in each subject.  
Go to a book shop and see all the books listed below.The one that appeals you more is the one that you should buy.
  Recommended Books:
  1. NCERT-books;
  2. Concept of Physics-by H.C.Verma : Exercises and solved numericals of this book are of high quality;
  3. Books and Guides of Arihant Prakashan:There are several titles available for IIT-JEE in this publication.Choose the suitable one that fulfills your requirement.Books in "Objective Approach..." series and "New Pattern IIT..." series are particularly good.
  4. Plane Coordinate Geometry- by S.L.Loney: Contains detailed treatment of the subject. But style of presentation is a bit old fashioned.
  5. Objective Mathematics- by R.D.Sharma
  6. IIT-Maths-by M.L.Khanna;
  7. IIT Guides-Tata McGrow Hill Publication;
  8. MCQ Maths-by Das Gupta(Bharti Bhavan Publication);
  9. PHYSICS Part 1&2-by Resnik and Halliday;
  10. Book by IRODOV for Problems in Physics.
  11. Maths books by K.C.Sinha from Student's Friends Publication: Books by this author is meant to be used as reference books only.
  12. Books and Guides of MTG- Publication:There are several titles available for IIT-JEE in this publication.Choose the suitable one that fulfills your requirement.
Selecting text book for Physics: Advice
Many students ask to me "From which book should I study Physics?". The wording of their Question gives an impression to me that the availability of great number text books in Physics for IIT-JEE preparation has totally confused them.
My advice to all such students is very simple and straight forward: read basic concepts from any one good book. Do not read any topic from too many books. Start a topic or a chapter by reading it from NCERT first.Solve all problems contained in NCERT.Then do some problems of the type asked in entrance exams from that topic. After this, you will be able to judge for yourself if reading that topic/chapter from some advanced book is necessary or not. If you feel that what you learnt from NCERT is not enough to solve questions in competitive exams then (and only then !) read that topic from some other advanced book.For this you can use "Resnik and Halliday's book". Other books can also be used according to your personal preference.

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Problem Solving skills in Maths and Physics

AUTHOR-J.P.Sinha.Teacher for IIT-JEE/PMT

(Note: This article was originally published on september 18, 2007 on my blog page at My OPERA which is going to close from march 1 2014. So I have transferred this article to blogger)

For science/maths students in general, and IIT or PMT aspirants in particular, learning the skills of problem solving is very important. Questions and problems in science (especially physics!) and maths  contain factual, conceptual, theoretical and numerical ingredients all entangled with each other. And this makes solving them tough for the beginners.That is why students begin to fear Physics and Maths because these two subjects requires finest quality of problem solving skills from students.There is no universal technique that can solve all problems because different problems usually require different methods and approaches for successful solution. Nevertheless, if a student works systematically then soon problem solving will become fun for him/her.

Thus for the benefits of the student community (or any body who is interested in learning the art of the problem solving) I have presented below a sequence of steps that, if followed, can immensely help in solving questions in Physics and Maths.
PART-1:
  • Read The Question/Problem carefully.
  • Identify what is being asked.
  • Make a list of knowns and unknowns.
  • Note carefully the information given.(Sometimes, some informations which are part of general-knowledge are not specifically given.Note such relevant informations-if any.)
  • Sketch a neat diagram or a rough graph to aid your thinking.(Diagrams and graphs should be drawn in such a way that they describe the situation of the problem clearly.)
  • If you can make an estimate of the final solution (by reasoning or some logical guess!), then you must do that. Because at the end when you actually get your answer by solving the problem then you can check the truthfulness of your answer by comparing it with your estimate.
PART-2 :
  • Write a verbal description of relationship among all quantities.
  • Write all relevant formulae known to you involving known and unknown quantities.
  • Examine similar problems to see if their solution techniques are applicable.
  • Look for a pattern so that you may think upto many steps ahead of your calculations.
  • You may start with a special simpler case to gain insight.
  • Sometimes a problem may be broken into two or more number of non-overlaping cases and each case may be solved separately.
PART-3:
  • DO all calculations according to your decided plan.
  • Check your solution with your estimate and graph. Does it make sense? Does it seem resonable?
  • If every thing seems fine, then you have got your solution.
CONGRATULATIONS!

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Other articles of this series:


  1. Part-1:-This explains how you can begin your preparation when you enter class- 11th .
  2. Part-2: This explains how you can give your preparation a good finish.
  3. Preparation after passing 12th board exam: I have written this article for those students who have already passed 12th and are preparing for IIT-JEE/PMT.
  4.  LIST OF ALL Articles :- On this page you can find the list of all the articles written by me any where on the net.I have provided hyper-links to let you go to the articles quickly.

How to prepare for IIT/PMT?/ PART-2

STAGE:2 

AUTHOR-J.P.Sinha.Teacher for IIT-JEE/PMT

To prepare for IIT-JEE/PMT (or other medical and engineering entrances) you should first finish the NCERT books of 11th and 12th(as described in PART-1 of this series of articles). Then you should go for some self assesement by solving few sample papers of IIT/PMT published regularly in different competition magazines.Or you may use some good GUIDE book, to solve plenty of questions from each chapter in each subject to assess your level of knowledge and the problem-solving-skills that you have developed in different chapters.

In this way you will be able to know your strong and weak areas.Then based on this experience you should do extra readings of the concepts of those topics in which you find yourself weak. Then, again more sample papers and previous year papers should be solved. And based on your performance in such papers you should decide the topics in which you need extra work.
In this way your preparation at the personal level will be completed by the time you reach 12th class. And at this level of your preparation you will feel that you can clear entrances like IIT-Main, BITS-Pilani ...etc. And you have not joined any coaching yet!

Now to remain focused you may join a 'one year course' at any reputable coaching institute. There you will be made to do regular problem solving practice. Since you are already done with the entire syllabus (if you followed the above programme of study!) so at the coaching, you won't feel any problem in understanding complicated numericals that are generally discussed in a coaching class. And your problem solving skills will be further sharpened. And you will certainly find your self in some IIT( or a medical college) the next year pursuing the course of your dream.

Those students who are desirous of studying Physics and Maths from me can click here.
FOR any help or query contact me (J.P.Sinha) on my mobile +91 9871 222 426 (it is a New Delhi mobile number).Please call only between 8.00am and 10.00am IST
Other articles of this series:
  1. Part-1:-This explains how you can begin your preparation when you enter class-11th.
  2. LIST OF ALL Articles:-On this page you can find the list of all the articles written by me any where on the net.I have provided hyper-links to let you go to the articles quickly.
For reading my article on General Study Techniques for getting good marks CLICK HERE

Monday, February 10, 2014

How to prepare for IIT/PMT?/Part-1

AUTHOR-J.P.Sinha.Teacher for IIT-JEE/PMT
  
(Note: This article was originally published on september 29, 2006 on my blog page at My OPERA which is going to close from march 1 2014. So I have transferred this article to blogger).

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NOTE:This part(in blue colour) is being written on 9th March 2012.
According to the proposed new Admission Policy, for admission to Engineering and Medical courses in India (which is likely to be implemented from next year), the marks obtained by a student in his/her 12th board exam will be a very important factor in deciding the admission of the student to an Engineering or a Medical college. In the light of this new proposed Admission Policy, the plan-of-study suggested by me in this article and the Part-2 of this article has become more relevant than before.

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In India,the moment a student passes out of 10th std., and takes science in 11th/12th, he receives a big shock.The way different subjects are developed in 11th are so different from that in 10th that many students get totally overwhelmed. But after one or two months most students get used to the new syllabus.Even then the preparation of IIT/PMT seems impossible to many.Different people respond differently to this seemingly tough situation.But my experience as a teacher ( I have been teaching PHYSICS/MATHS to 11th/12th students of science in Delhi in the sector of tuition/coaching for the last several years!) says that there is no need to panic at all.

A student should divide the work of IIT/PMT preparation into two stages.

 STAGE ONE:
Initially students should simply concentrate on the basic NCERT syllabus. NCERT books are very good for basic concept building.They are also not very lengthy.So one can easily finish the entire 11th + 12th syllabus in eight to nine months, if one is sincere.During this stage, while they are studying NCERT texts, students should practice MCQ problem solving from any popular private publication books e.g. Pradeep,Dinesh etc.For really speedy completion of syllabus according to this plan, personal home tuition may be taken in each subject.In this way, within the first eight-nine months of 11th class, the entire +2 syllabus will be completed at the basic level along with some good amount of problem solving practice for the students.I would also like to emphasize that students should also make it their habbit to keep revising what they have already studied at regular intervals(say,on weekly basis).

Many students take admission in big coachings in the beginning of the class 11th . Most such students never get selected in any IIT/PMT institution.Why?!.... Very simple!. In these coachings, in the name of advanced preparation, blind problem solving is promoted.There, basic concepts are not taught properly, and just formulae are discussed as part of theory teaching.Then right away, very tough questions are introduced to be solved.These questions generally pass over the head of most students.The teacher solves those questions in the class or sometimes students are given printed solutions of the assignments from their institute.Students try to learn those solutions without learning the art that "How to solve a new question by applying systematic thinking to it with the help of basic concepts?" Click here to read the Part-2 of this article.

Those students who are desirous of studying Physics and Maths from me can click here.
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Other articles of this series:
  1. Part-2:-This explains how you can give your preparation a good finish.
  2. Board Exam:-This explains how you can get high marks in PHYSICS and MATHS in Board Exam.
  3. LIST OF ALL Articles:-On this page you can find the list of all the articles written by me any where on the net.I have provided hyper-links to let you go to the articles quickly.
NOTE: For IIT-JEE-syllabus go to IIT-Delhi-JEE-web page

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Results of Year 2013 CBSE 12 th Board is OUT

Results of CBSE 12th board exam 2013 has already been declared.  And like every year, this year too, my students have made me proud. They followed my instructions well. They worked hard. I teach the basic concepts in detail. They showed all the patience and studied the concepts the way I wanted.

And see the results ! WOW !
Total 32 12th board students studied from me this year

27 out of these 32  students have scored more than 93 in both maths and physics.

Out of these,
  6 students have scored 98 or 99 in physics
  6 students have scored 100 in maths.
  5 students have scored 99 in maths.

I wish to thank them all for studying sincerely. For a teacher, when his students do good in their life, it gives immense pleasure. I feel as if their achievements are my achievement. God Bless You All. Good Luck. Do Good in Life.

Nirbheek, Aggregate- 95.8%,
Studied Online from me
Max Fort School, Pitam Pura Delhi
Mayank Somani, Aggregate- 95%,
Qualified in JEE-Main
Rayan International School,
Pitam Pura Delhi


Akshun Gupta, Aggregate- 93%,
Qualified in JEE-Mian. Admission offer
from top US universities
DPS R.K.Puram, Delhi

Sri Hari, Aggregate- 93%
DPS Rohini, Delhi


























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Friday, April 13, 2012

CUT-OFF Marks for IIT-JEE 2012 revealed

According to a news report published in the newspaper Hindustan Times ( New Delhi Edition, Page No. 13, Dated 11April 2012) the IITs have declared, for the first time in the history of IIT-JEE, the minimum qualifying marks in each subject and also the minimum qualifying aggregate that a student must secure in the JEE-2012 to be included in the rank list.

The details of the declared cut-offs are as under:


CATEGORY

AGGREGATE CUT-OFF

INDIVIDUAL SUBJECT CUT-OFF

General

35% of the total marks (408)

14 marks each in physics, chem, and maths

OBC

31.5% of the total marks (408)

13 marks each in physics, chem, and maths

SC/ST/PD

17.5% of the total marks (408)

7 marks each in physics, chem, and maths

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Now you can check your IIT-JEE anwser sheets online

Author of this page: J.P.Sinha. Teaches Physics and Maths for IIT-JEE and 11th and 12th board.

According to a news report that has been published in the newspaper The Hindustan Times(New Delhi Edition) on page no.10 and of date 26.03.2011,now students appearing for the IIT-JEE can see their answer scripts online after evaluation and can compare their scores obtained with their answers. Actually there are three announcements made by the IIT-JEE Examination department at IIT Kanpur.

  1. The IITs will place on the net scanned copies of answer scripts of each student appearing for the IIT-JEE.A student can access his answer scripts with the help of a personal password that would be provided to him by the IITs. Thus a student can have access to only his own answer scripts. He/She can't see answer scripts of other students.
  2. IITs will also announce the correct answers to all questions in the IIT-JEE within 48 hours of the test. Students at present have to rely on coaching centres in the immediate aftermath of the IIT-JEE exam for answers to questions.
  3. Each student will also receive marks at the time of result declaration - irrespective of whether the student has qualified or not. 
Together the above three measures will allow each student to evaluate his/her own performance and point out any problem in their marking by the IITs before the admission process is over. These measures will also enable students who do not qualify to identify the areas of weakness. This will allow them to judge their chances in second attempt.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

IIT-JEE and PMT preparation.

Preparing for IIT-JEE or PMT in 12th class if you did not study well in the 11th.
AUTHOR-J.P.Sinha.Teacher for IIT-JEE/PMT


I have seen many students who do not study well in the 11th class, and when they reach 12th class they realize that they have wasted a complete one year. Now preparing for 12th Board exam and also for Engineering or Medical Entrances seems an impossible task to such students. If you too belong to the group of such students then please read on.

See, I would like to tell you one thing in the very beginning. In most Engineering or Medical entrance exams in India questions are asked from both 11th and 12th class syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Maths/Biology. So, if you did not study your 11th syllabus properly when you were in 11th class, then you must work hard now in 12th class so that you may study both 11th and 12th syllabus in one year.

Some chapters of 11th class are very important for understanding the chapters of 12th class. For example, in Physics, chapters on Kinematics, Dynamics, Work-Power-Energy, Oscillations and Waves are very important. In Maths, Sets and Function, Trigonometry, Limits and Differentiation, Coordinate Geometry are very important. So finish these chapters of 11th class as quickly as possible, may be with the help of a personal home tuition if needed. Preferably these 11th class chapters should be finished in one month time.

Then in the next three to four months you should finish the entire 12th syllabus of NCERT level. Now you should start solving easy entrance type questions from any good guide book available in the market. In physics you may start by solving MCQs given in the Pradeep/Dinesh publication book at the end of every chapter. I am suggesting these books because almost all the students possess either of them already. While solving MCQs you will realize your strengths and weaknesses in different chapters. Solve questions, in this way, one by one from each and every chapter of the entire 11th + 12th syllabus. While solving entrance type questions, in whatever topic you find you knowledge inadequate, you should go for extra reading of that topic with the help of some competent teacher. This should take atmost two more months. So, in this way, in the first seven months of you 12th class, you made your self prepared for preparing for IIT-JEE or PMT.

Now go for extensive problem solving from advanced guides in each subject. Keep revising the basic theory of the entire 11th and 12th syllabus at periodical intervals. In the end, join the test series or crash course of any good coaching institute.

Go and appear in different entrances with confidence. If GOD blesses you with good luck then you may find yourself among those selected for IIT or AIIMS. But always remember one thing : "GOD helps those who help themselves".
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Thursday, August 14, 2008

IIT-JEE-Part-A

Preparation Tips for 12th pass students

AUTHOR : J.P.Sinha.Teacher for IIT-JEE/PMT


I have seen that many students prepare for IIT-JEE after passing their 12th board exam.They take a one year break from their normal academic studies ( some of them don't even take admission in college) to prepare for this prestigious entrance exam.But soon they face a dilemma.They do not understand that how they should plan their preparation.Some of them get so confused regarding their preparation plan for IIT-JEE that they start feeling frustrated.Negative thoughts begin to crop up in their mind every now and then.And it is not un-usual.They have taken a risk by keeping away from regular academic studies for one year just to prepare for the IIT-JEE. And the confusion created in their mind regarding an ideal preparation methodology make them sceptical about their own capabilities. And they feel unable to understand that what they should do to propel them selves to the fast track preparation for IIT-JEE by removing all the mental confusion.

I am writing this article to help such students.

See, there can not be one plan that is suitable for all students.So what I am writing below is not meant to be followed blindly. You read it. Take some hint from it.Then you formulate your own plan that suits your style of study and life.

Since you have already passed 12th and you intend to prepare for IIT-JEE, I think you are a fairly good student.So now you should spend one month to revise the theory and concepts of the entire 11th and 12th syllabus in each subject.Solve all the questions contained in your NCERT book while revising the theory. Note down all the weak areas.Then with the help of able teachers you should study those weak topics again. Take personal tuition if necessary.

After this, your confidence will get strengthened because you will know in your heart that you have the knowledge of the entire syllabus in each subject.And now you should start solving entrance type questions in each subject from some good IIT-JEE guide or other suitable study material.You should study extra concepts in those topics in which your already gained knowledge is not proving enough to solve all questions.

Solve questions from different chapters cyclically, that is, in any subject you should select a chapter and solve some questions from it.Then you should move to next chapter.Solve questions from that chapter too.Then move to next chapter... and so on. In this way you will solve questions of all the chapters in that subject.After this you should again return to the first chapter and follow the same sequence of moving from one chapter to other until you solve all the chapters again.Then again you should start a new cycle of question solving.In this way keep solving questions from all chapters in each subject periodically.

During this phase of your preparation you should keep revising the concepts and theory of different topics in each subject periodically.I will suggest, you should make a plan on a calender in which you can write the schedule of your revision.Every topic in each subject must be revised at least once every month.

Soon you will get filled with confidence.Your mind will be full of positive thoughts.To further strengthen your preparation you can solve MODEL QUESTION PAPERS in each subject.Study extra in those topics whose questions you find difficult to solve in these Model Question Papers.You can also join the test series of some good coaching for more practice.

Keep working in this way until the day of IIT-JEE.You should also appear in other exams like AIEEE, BITS-Pilani Entrance, DCE entrance...etc.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

How should junior students (6 to 10th graders) study if they want to become an Engineer or a Doctor?

AUTHOR-J.P.Sinha.Teacher for IIT-JEE/PMT

In India anybody who wants to become an Engineer or a Doctor is required to appear in an entrance exam to get admission into Engineering or Medical College.For Engineering, the entrance exam comprises of three subjects Physics,Chemistry and Maths, and for Medical the subjects are Physics,Chemistry and Biology.There are scores of such entrance exams which are held every year in India in between April and June.

Educational Qualification required to appear in these entrances is '12th pass in science stream with 60% or more marks'. Syllabus of these exams is theoretically the same as the science and maths syllabus of 11th and 12th classes. But questions asked in any such entrances are generally much tougher than those which are asked in Board Exams or Class tests.There is a sound logic behind this - while academic exams (Board or Class test) are meant to test your knowledge, the entrances are meant to select nearly 1-thousand students from an aspirant list of 1-lakh or more by eliminating the remaining 99-thousand. If questions asked are therefore not tough and tricky then it will be very difficult to eliminate the 99-thousand to select the required 1-thousand.
To solve those questions a student is required to have very firm foundation in the fundamentals of each subject.He/She must also undergo rigorous practicing of question solving.

Now, let us come to my topic- what should a junior student (who is studying in, say, 6th class) do to equip himself with the necessary foundations so that he may easily handle the rigours of Engineering or Medical entrances on reaching 11th class?

In my opinion he should just study the syllabus of his class well.Studying the syllabus well means he should not ignore any topic of his syllabus even if that topic is not important for his class tests.That is, he should get in to the habit of studying the entire syllabus of his class thoroughly.Very few junior students actually read their text book.This is very bad. A student should develop the habit of reading text books of all subjects- he should even read Maths book.Yes!... maths book too.Normally people think that maths is learnt by solving exercises- yes, that's true, but you also need to develop the mathematical thinking and logic in your mind to be able to utilize maths in your life in an un-explored situation.And to develop the mathematical way of thinking you need to read maths too- you need to understand how things are analyzed in maths, how do we prove facts in maths,... and so many other subtle things.

Apart from reading maths text books you should also regularly read popular maths and science books.These popular books inform us about many facts that we seldom find in a normal text book. For example, every body is aware of PYTHAGORAS THEOREM but very few students are aware about Fermat's Last Theorem which is closely related to Pythagoras Theorem. I have seen that very few students have knowledge of the formula that can produce unlimited numbers of Pythagorean Triplets.Very few understand the actual connection between the properties of Similar Triangles and Trigonometry. This list can go on and on.

I will also suggest all the junior students not to ignore their Social-Studies. Understanding of these subjects are very important for the overall development of intellect in any body.

Languages are very important for one and all. Learning the art of communication is something that we should never ignore.Because, in what ever career we may go, if we can't communicate our thoughts properly to the world, we can't succeed. So give proper attention to both your Mother Tongue and English.You must master reading, writing and speaking, that is, all modes of formal communication.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

IIT-JEE & PMT

Following is the list of all the articles written by me on IIT-JEE & PMT preparation.

Author:- J.P.Sinha,Teacher for IIT-JEE and PMT.
  • Part-1:-This explains,how you should begin your study when you enter 11th class.What mistakes you should avoid.And what approach of study you should follow.This is prequel to the article written in Part-2.
  • Part-2:-This article is the sequel to the article written in Part-1.So read Part-1 before reading this article.In this I have explained that how you can make a transition in your studies to gradually take your preparation to more advanced level.
  • After Passing 12th: In this article I have tried to provide a preparation strategy for those students who are preparing for IIT-JEE/PMT after passing their 12th board exam.
  • Problem Solving Strategy:-In this, I have tried to give a sequence of steps that can help you immensely in solving problems and numericals in Maths and Physics.
  • Book List:-Some books which you can use for IIT-JEE or PMT preparation.
  • Board Exam:-This article advises 12th CBSE-Board students of Maths and Physics that how they can increase their Board Score.

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