Almost 99% of you will have just 1 question in mind -
What is a good plan of action to maximize my rank in JEE Advanced ?Well I cannot directly give you a plan. I believe that making your own plan would be a better idea. I will list down a few guidelines that will surely help you in this.
- Keep a target in mind. You should clearly know that what rank you want. Do you just want selection ? Or do you want a 3 digit rank ? Maybe a rank under 200 ? A rank with which you can get Electrical engineering in IITX ? Or anything else. It's a good idea to keep this figure in mind and get an idea of the statistics associated with your target. You should be aware of the opening and closing rank of the branch that you want. You should be aware of "marks v/s rank" statistics of JEE 2013. You can find all this on JEE website. Though I wouldn't recommend wasting much time on this.
- From now onwards, I am assuming that you have completed the "Whole" of JEE syllabus , secured more than 113 (last year's cut-off) in JEE Main (so that you are probably eligible to write JEE advanced) , and you are weak in only a few topics. So, this idea is as follows : Note down all those topic in which you are weak. This is a difficult task. You can't just write "Mechanics" in this list of topics because you are weak at it. Mechanics is a huge division of Physics. You need to clearly mention the "chapter" at which you are weak - say "Fluid mechanics".
- Now once the list is made , try to further go into the depth and find out the exact area in which you are weak. Say, "Bernoulli's equation" or "Conservation of angular momentum".
- Now, you will have a concise list in which the rank deciding topics are mentioned. These are the topics that will decide your rank. If during this 1 month gap, you are able to cover them, then it's quite sure that your rank is going to be enhanced. So, again the nagging question remains unanswered - "What to do now ?"
- Well now pick up the standard prescribed books for those topics and try to read the theory of that topic from the books. Weak at permutations and combinations ? Read Arihant or maybe RD Sharma. Weak at Ionic Equilibrium portion ? Read OP Tondon.
- Another important aspect would be to ensure that you have covered these topics from NCERT well. Since you are appearing for JEE advanced, it is expected from you that you have covered at least NCERT level of problems even from those topics in which you are extremely weak. So, better read NCERT to get an idea of the topic and ensure that you are done with all possible theoretical questions of NCERT level. A good idea would be to give a try to the Exemplar problems provided by NCERT which can be found here : http://www.ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm
- Note that these topics will suck a major portion of your time. So, you have to be smart in time management. You should smartly handle both strong and weak topics. A critical balance between the 2 will optimize your rank. It is important to note that spending time "only" on the weak areas will be disastrous because you may forget your strong areas as well. So, keep revising.
- You need to increase your study hours in the month of May - or better from tomorrow. Your competitors in Kota/Delhi/Hyderabad/etc are striving hard to get ahead of you and with each hour that you are wasting, they are going ahead of you. They will get better ranks and you will remain defeated. It's better to fix this in your mind and take this as a motivation to study as much as you can. If you are aiming for a 2 digit rank, then a minimum of 10 hours of study is recommended per day at this crucial time.
- For those who are done with the syllabus and do not have any major weak areas - I would suggest you to keep practising problems from various sources. Also, I would advice you to go through past year JEE problems once again. Don't ignore the subjective ones. Subjective problems will help you to develop your concepts in a better way. They will help you to analyse your real understanding of the concept and will prove to be helpful. Just another month more of rigorous hard work and "Hurray!!! Welcome to IIT"
- So, plan for you people would be to read your notes and solve questions. Nothing else. Just solve as many problems as you can. Take mock tests, solve questions, eat, sleep. Don't exhaust yourself. Stay calm. Don't waste your time in an unnecessary argument with anyone. Each minute is precious. Also make full use of that "Next day plan" strategy that I had mentioned in some other recent post.
- For those who are weak in some topics, I would suggest you do divide your time equally between "Revision" and "covering weak topics". You need to put in extra efforts to come back in the race.
To conclude, I would say is that make full use of this time.
The student who wastes this time would be wasted.
There is a good saying - "Waste your time today and tomorrow time will waste you".
All the best
You are free to post "all" types of doubts here because I couldn't entertain your doubts in the past few days