Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Its all about the right planning

Few months to go and you'll be facing a row of competitive exams.
Its very important that things are well planned in order to make maximum use of the precious resource - the time.
What exactly does it mean to plan the things ?
Well, firstly there is no single plan that works for everyone. Each student is different and so will have a different plan.
I will list down a few guidelines for you so that you can make the optimal use of your time.

Firstly make a list of topics at which you are weak
Note that the list should be as concise as possible.
A possible example of a list :

p-block elements : Nitrogen family
Fluid Mechanics : Surface Tension
Permutations and Combinations : Derangement
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The list should clearly specify the chapter name and the sub-topic.
Now update your list in the following way :

p-block elements : Nitrogen family - NCERT
Fluid Mechanics : Surface Tension - HC Verma
Permutations and Combinations : Derangement - RD Sharma
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...
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...

The idea is to mention the suitable resource with which you are going to cover the topic.
Note that choosing the resource is an important step. Choose a wrong book and you are screwed. Its generally a good idea to decide your level of comfort with the topic and then decide the book. Do not think that you are absolutely blank and so you should start with scratch again. The end result in this way would be that you learnt nothing. So start with something tougher. Maybe you can choose to pick up JD Lee for p-block elements because you feel that you have done NCERT once but are still not fine with Nitrogen family part.

Now once you are done with making this list, here comes the crucial part : prioritizing the list.
For this, you need to to decide 2 things :
The order in which you'll cover the things
and the time you will devote to each topic

Both of these things are equally important so you should spend plenty of time to decide this based on your level of preparation and your intelligence/aptitude.
The next important step is - executing!
This is where most people fail
Just sit down, open the books and start solving the problems!
Many people wonder what to do ? Let's bother seniors and ask what they did. Let's google it. Let's post a useless quora question
Shut down the damn computer, open the books and start reading with a pen and paper in hand to solve problems!
Do it and I assure you that in the end you will be comfortable with that topic and will clear JEE with flying colors
All the best :)

21 comments:

  1. brother.. i have a serious problem..
    as u have said planning what to do for the next day is a good way of studying..
    but the point is when u hav planned say some something to do .. and you are not able to complete it.. but you can't do it the nxt day also.. what do you do.. have you ever faced this problem....
    like now i'm going to write jee in 2016.. they started 12th por..
    now a gap for annual.. so when i had planned once one evening to complete permutations and combinations(i`m giving this cuz u said it was also tough 4 u) around 25 sums .. well i couldn't finish them... but i couldn't do for nxt few days as i was packed up...
    so just share your experience over how to recover from such situations...
    (i didn't know whom to ask!)

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  2. brother.. i have a serious problem..
    as u have said planning what to do for the next day is a good way of studying..
    but the point is when u hav planned say some something to do .. and you are not able to complete it.. but you can't do it the nxt day also.. what do you do.. have you ever faced this problem....
    like now i'm going to write jee in 2016.. they started 12th por..
    now a gap for annual.. so when i had planned once one evening to complete permutations and combinations(i`m giving this cuz u said it was also tough 4 u) around 25 sums .. well i couldn't finish them... but i couldn't do for nxt few days as i was packed up...
    so just share your experience over how to recover from such situations...
    (i didn't know whom to ask!)

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    1. You aspire to be an iitian . The smartest in the country. It's sad to see people ask such a stupid question.What do u expect "brother" to say? Open a time portal so u can go back in time and solve problems?isnt it obvious that if u can't finish then you jut have to do it later

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    2. Great answer
      Such questions deserve such sarcastic answers only

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  3. hey aman bhaiya,
    did you join kayson's education iit jee dvd programme as well?? if yes,please tell me whether they were helpful or not..can i depend on them for my preparation?

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    1. kaysons is the the worst thing u will ever see,i personally feels plancess is better, i hv bought the video lectures, though they dont have the flow bt there knowledge is genuine and that reflects, u can actually learn a lot from it in a short span

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  4. i'm sorry for posting it 2 times.. pls reply.. waiting

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  5. i'm sorry for posting it 2 times.. pls reply.. waiting

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  6. Bhaiyya,
    My Board exams will finish on 14th March.
    Aiming for JEE Advanced 2015, in those crucial 15 days(before Mains), should i focus more on revision or solving problems and test papers.
    Just thought that revising now would give me more time for practice for JEE Advanced.
    Waiting for your point of view.
    Thanks
    Note: I am getting around 255-260 marks in fiitjee mains aits tests.

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  7. thanx dude you are doing a great job !!!!! do cengage books are helpful; ?

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  8. Brother
    Iam currently studying in class 11 and am practising 20 problems in physics and maths on a daily basis due you think they are enough to clear jee advanced if not please tell me what to do

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  9. Brother
    Iam currently studying in class 11 and am practising 20 problems in physics and maths on a daily basis due you think they are enough to clear jee advanced if not please tell me what to do

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    1. Not enough
      What to do: practice more

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  11. Hello bhaiya!
    I am just over with my 11th final exams.
    Now i m getting 1 month break and i am having 4 days gap bw my coaching classes...
    so i just wanted to ask whether i should revise my 11th JEE course or should i start revising for 12th??

    i think i should revise 11th course so that i can start fresh from 12th...
    but still i need your advice...plz.. i'm waiting!!!

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  12. What is the best strategy to use 15 days between Board Exams and Jeemain specially who is not aiming for Advanced. Pl find sometime to reply this as this will benefit many

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  13. bro I am a student of class X cbse preparing to appear for IIT 2017, i hv been selected at Vidyamandir Classes I have some basic books for XI but Please help me to start my preparation since my boards are getting over on 19th march,15 I don't want to waste my time I am ready to sacrifice anything to get under 50 rank please guide me to reach my dream destination. Thanks in advance

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    1. No sacrifice is needed to crack JEE
      Go through the posts on the blog

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  14. Bhaiya plz suggest me a site where I can give online mock tests...

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