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									Tips to help you ace IIT-JEE

The syllabus of Class 11 & 12 contributes about 45% and 55% of IIT-JEE question
papers respectively. When you are preparing all the chapters of Physics,
Chemistry and Mathematics, stress may be given, in particular, on the following

Mathematics: Quadratic Equat-ions & Expressions, Complex Numbers,
Probability, Vectors, Matrices in Algebra; Circle, Parabola, Hyperbola in
Coordinate Geometry; Functions, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability,
Application of Derivatives, Definite Integral in Calculus.

Physics: Mechanics, Fluids, Heat & Thermodynamics, Waves and Sound,
Capacitors & Electrostatics, Magnetics, Electromagnetic Induction, Optics and
Modern Physics.

Chemistry: Qualitative Analysis, Coordination Chemistry & Chemical Bonding in
Inorganic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical Equilibrium in Physical
Chemistry and Organic Chemistry complete as a topic.

Planning is the key The way to prepare and deal with the study pressure is proper
planning and its implementation.

* Divide the time available on the three subjects.

* Further detail out the chapter-wise, topic-wise time schedule.

* Make summary notes/points to remember of all the concepts topic/chapter-wise
and flag the questions with twist, intermingling of concepts requiring analytical
skills. This will help in quick revision, a couple of days before or even on the eve
of the examination.

The right approach

Students, who have to simultaneously prepare for XII board and IIT-JEE, should
start concentrating on Class XII and corresponding IIT-JEE chapters around 21
days before board examination. However, the flame should be kept burning even
for Class XI chapters by way of revision till start of board examinations. After the
board examinations, focused and concentrated revision of both Class XI & XII
subjects will have to be undertaken.
The right approach for those appearing first time or second (last) time is to stick
to one source and not to refer to multitude of books/study material available in the
market. For example it is sufficient to go through study-packages, IIT-JEE
Archives, Review-packages, Work-books, Grand Masters Package/Equivalent,
AITS/AIITS series etc., supplied by FIITJEE if the student is enrolled in any of its
programmes. To reap benefits, the students, throughout preparation period,
should remain focused with a positive attitude to study with utmost concentration.
It is quality of time spent and not the quantity alone. A short break of 5 to 10
minutes every one to one-and-a-half hours of serious study is advisable. Total
relaxation during the break will supposedly charge the batteries for another
intensive spell of serious study.

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Pattern of papers

There will be two three-hour combined papers (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
to test the aptitude, comprehension and analytical ability of the students.
Expected pattern in 2010 is a suitable mix of various types under 2006 to 2009
(view table below).

Importance of practice sessions

To keep focused for better results, the student should strictly follow a well-
planned time schedule. During practice sessions speed in working out the
questions should be developed. This is a natural byproduct if the student has
attempted questions from basic principles in the initial stages. However, it is
never too late to practise it. This strategy of solving questions from fundamentals
will induce in the student a parallel thinking process so very necessary to
increase and master analytical skills with conceptual understanding. The proof of
pudding is in the eating. Progress made must be checked by solving
Quizzes/Mock Test Papers on a regular basis. The student should aim at 100% hit
rate i.e. all attempted questions are correct. This will ensure a competitive edge
over others who will be left behind due to negative marking. Speed and accuracy
will also allow finishing the papers ahead of time, leaving some time for revision.

Keep mind and body fit

Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation (in that order) every day in the morning and/or
evening will help to develop inner calm and power of concentration needed for
success. This will ultimately be of immense help on the D-day. Minimum 5 to 6
hours of sleep daily is necessary to keep the mind and body fit.

Smart tip: Understand application of concepts and analytical skills vis-à-vis
mechanical/ blind application of formulae/theory.

Facing the exam

The strategy in the examination hall will be to keep cool, to have faith and to
harness the examination temperament built during planned preparation. It is
advisable to reach the examination centre at least 20 minutes early. A few deep
breaths will ward off nervousness. Instructions given in the question papers
should be read and followed very carefully. The student should not spend more
than 45 minutes on any of the subjects in the first attempt.

He should fix priorities after a concentrated quick reading of the paper and start
answering with the question he knows best and move progressively to ones in
ascending order of difficulty. Questions with no negative marks must be
attempted. The 45-minute cycle should be repeated for the other two subjects.
Thereafter the student should come back to the three sections for attempting left
out questions, conceptually with well-reasoned logic and for over all revision
during the last 45 minutes. Even if some segment/section appears to be tough,
one should keep cool since it is the relative performance which will count and
hence the student should put-in his best.

Remain positive

IIT-JEE exam tests understanding in application of concepts and analytical skills
vis-à-vis mechanical/blind application of formulae/theory. Temporary set-backs or
poor performance during practice in some Quiz or Mock Test Paper should not
discourage and the student should march onwards with greater and greater will
and determination. The success in the IIT-JEE examination is directly proportional
to the number of problems solved independently

and preferably by more than one method. To raise the bar and to develop
muscles, the weight is to be lifted by the student himself.
Prepared by: R.L.Trikha is the HoD, Distance Education, and Faculty of
Mathematics at FIITJEE.

Forwarded by: KS Narayana / Hyderabad / 9676232316

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