Wanna know the secret to an awesomely insane rank ? Well, Inorganic Chemistry is the answer. Don’t be surprised… Read on…
To Make it easier for you to study inorganic chemistry, we have divided it into three parts: In this part, we shall talk about those chapters of inorganic chemistry that need understanding of concepts mostly and hardly any rote memorization. These are – Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Coordination Compounds and Metallurgy.
Continue reading Inorganic Chemistry : Part 1
This has got to be a major query of most of the students preparing for JEE. (It was, in my case 😉 ).
Continue reading Inorganic Chemistry Tips
So, cutting short to the essential matter… Electromagnetism covers the following chapters :
Continue reading Ecklectic Electrickery : Electromagnetism 101
Mechanics is undoubtedly the most conceptual part of JEE Physics. In fact, the entire two year syllabus revolves around mechanics. While the exam paper has about 30% direct questions from mechanics, it is safe to assume that the paper also has another 30-35% questions indirectly involving mechanics. That’s a whopping 60-65% of the paper based on one single unit of Physics! Basically, what this means for you, the candidate, is that an absolute mastery over Mechanics is essential for a good rank. Also, keep in mind that mechanics CANNOT be mastered in a month… it needs about 8-10 months of rigorous practice to fully grab the concepts of mechanics. So, if initially, you cannot understand mechanics or solve its questions, don’t be disheartened. Most of the kids have trouble understanding mechanics. Continue reading Mechanics – The most conceptual part of JEE Physics
The Case with Differential Calculus :
Do you like to watch the skateboarding competitions?Where do you find the thrill, in the skating on the flat ground or on the curved part?
Just for a moment…. rewind the skateboarding video that you are watching alongside as you read this article…. and observe the motion of the head of the skateboarder? Do you see that for very short time intervals, the head moves approximately as a straight line?
Did you know that simple mathematics can help you calculate the tilt of this ‘line’ (something we call the slope)? If not, then differential calculus is the way to go. Finding the slope is one of the basic tasks that differential calculus deals with. That is not all, however. Differential Calculus is a much more diverse and beautiful science which explains a lot about the world. In fact, all the major researchers in the world use calculus extensively. Simply speaking, calculus is the most logical and useful part of mathematics, specially in JEE syllabus. Continue reading Calculus 101 : Differential Calculus
Everyone knows what modernity stands for, right? Speed. Yup, that’s the answer. And how do we achieve it…. Well, we use short cuts, tricks, slangs, etc. Everyone knows what “IDK’ stands for, right? Such a long line….shortened into three letters. Yeah, that is the new modern generation. Quick, fast and short. Presenting the shortest unit of the enitre JEE syllabus, something as short as its modernity and as quickly understood… Yup, you guessed it right. It is none other than Modern Physics, the most scoring unit of JEE Physics. Continue reading Modern Physics : Quick, simple, and easy
A lot of people have been asking me about the time-table that I followed while preparing for JEE and other exams. In this article, I shall be briefly outlining an average study day during my JEE Preparation. Keep in mind that all days are not the same and there are many events that occur, leading to a disruption of your preset time-table.
Continue reading My Time-Table for Study – Aakash Kapoor
Plan the right way, and your work is half done. That’s what the thing is…. Having a timetable is crucial to your life, in any ways. You might be a genius, you might have the best study material or you might have the best teachers. However, if you do not have a timetable and a regular fixed schedule of study, you will hardly be able to realise your full potential in the examinations.
Continue reading How to make a timetable the right way !
Scoring more than 200 in JEE-Main is pretty good. It grants access to so many good colleges of the country. And well, let me tell you a secret…. It’s not tough to score that much ! All you need is immense confidence, and a realization of how hard you have worked in the last two years. Don’t look at how others have competed. Only compare yourself with how you were earlier, and how well your preparation is now. Trust me, never stop believing in your capabilities. You can achieve !
Continue reading Let’s score more than 200 in JEE-Main, 2017 !
This part focuses on what we know as the core Inorganic Chemistry – The s-block, p-block, d-block and f-block elements and Hydrogen
The inorganic chemistry topics that we considered in Part 1 were fun, right? Well, the chapters we are going to discuss here are the ones that will make you cringe and leave inorganic chemistry. Well, you just can’t leave it though. Why? Well, firstly because these chapters have no tricky questions, and secondly, they need very little effort.
Continue reading Inorganic Chemistry : Part 2
The JEE body has released the official schedule with all the important dates – the exams, seat allotment, etc for JEE-2017. Have a look and save this in your calendars. Continue reading JEE 2017 : All the important dates you need to know
So, as the title speaks, as far as I think, JEE is more of a game of perseverance wherein your biggest challenge is your patience and not your raw talent and knowledge. However, I don’t have any intentions of offending all those who are currently preparing for JEE or have cracked it. Continue reading JEE – A Game of Perseverance (By Rahul Agrawal, JEE-2016 AIR 485)
Mark my words… Peter Sykes’ Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry, has gained the status of a god-book of reaction mechanisms because generations of eminent chemists have used this book in their life. moreover, as regards the high school scenario of India, loads of JEE/AIIMS aspirants have successfully used it to clear their exams with flying colours.
Continue reading Peter Sykes : Reaction Mechanisms
Buy I.E. Irodov here
The book has an aura everyone is awe-struck by the thin and rust-styled problem handbook available in the market at the cheapest of prices. The book I.E. Irodov is a unique , powerful & striking weapon to consolidate your concepts in physics and clear your main aim of excelling in JEE.
Continue reading I.E Irodov : Problems in General Physics Book Review
Over a period of time, the authorities and government have enhanced the relevance of board exams in the overall selection process of IIT’s and NIT’s significantly. Earlier JEE-Main ranks were calculated on the basis normalized score of your respective board marks and JEE-Main marks. This was before 2016.
Continue reading JEE vs CBSE Board
Firstly, Enough might mean just enough level to scrape off a okish score in JEE Advanced or it might mean good enough to score 90% in JEE Advanced. Going by my personal experience, you can clear INPHO (Indian Physics Olympiad) if your concepts of physics are strong enough and you can apply them practically. So, in a word, yes. JEE level physics can get you through, however syllabus completion and a large exposure to tough problems is a must. Continue reading Is JEE level Physics enough for Indian Physics Olympiad (InPhO) ?
Hey guys, i found this to be an extremely important topic to be discussed upon. After all, these topics do play an important role in your preparation. Some details about me before i begin… my JEE-Main AIR was 193 and my JEE-Advanced AIR was 95. There are some topics which are given more importance in both these, and most of these are common. So, let us take a quick look at the most important topics for JEE – Main and Advanced. Continue reading The most important topics in JEE Main & Advanced…
So, one day, Aakash comes to me and says,”I want to strengthen physical chemistry…give me a problem sheet having problems related to the important topics.” I replied, “There is an amazing collection of problems in R C Mukerjee. Practice it and tell me if you have any doubt”
From then on, Aakash made a habit of finishing RCM for every chapter. Although the book doesn’t contain a collection of challenging problems, he found them helpful for providing a good start in a chapter. I think the above paragraph was enough to make you understand that RCM is useful. However, go through the review below to understand its actual worth ! Continue reading R C Mukerjee : The Godbook for Physical Chemistry
JEE MAIN 2017 – Offline April 2nd , 2017
JEE MAIN 2017 – Online April 8th and 9th , 2017
Have you filled your JEE MAIN registration form? If yes, what did you opt for – Online or Offline Exam? And if no, then are you still confused between online or offline exam choice and are taking suggestions from seniors, teachers and mentors as what would be best? Do you think this decision will hold a major part in your JEE MAIN performance?
Continue reading JEE Main : Online Paper vs Offline Paper
Well, the name is definitely suggestive (or so i hope). Many people have been asking this question from me, and i thought that i would rather write an article on it, for the collective good of every aspirant. Let’s crack JEE with only 5-6 months of preparation. Here it goes….
Continue reading 6 Months Left… Can IIT-JEE be cracked now?
After completing my 10th std, I took admission in a school integrated program of Bansal Classes. I had a dream. The dream was to crack JEE, make my family proud by becoming an IITian. Study materials, faculty and everything was at par with the JEE prep at Bansals but unfortunately I just got off the track and lost my interest in studies and got completely slipped away from the dream of my life:- “CRACKING IIT JEE”. I became a back bencher in the classroom least bothered about any kind of homework or practicing problems.
Continue reading Journey from a back-bencher to IIT Dhanbad
I was a regular school goer all my 11th and the first two months of my 12th. I was not attending any coaching. I had a enrolled in a test series (FIITJEE I think) and got volumes of material which I would occasionally flip through. A decent performance at school level academics kept me oblivious to the time I was losing. Fast forward 10 months and I was battling it out against all the engineering aspirants of the country in a gruelling 6 hour JEE Advanced test that changed my life. I want to convey through this piece of writing that it is possible to get a decent JEE rank in a short time provided that one is ready to accept the challenge and dedicate his time and efforts. Continue reading How to clear JEE in a short time, viz 3-4 months
Should I take a second attempt at the JEE? MANY students after 12th face this dilemma. There’s this feeling that had we been less careless, we could have done better and made everyone proud. And a state of confusion; what if we chose to drop and are not able to put enough efforts and end up with disappointment even the next year? …I have therefore tried to use my experience to provide a balanced view of the choices you are going to make. Hope it helps! Continue reading Should you take a second attempt to crack JEE ?
As you might have noticed, I start off my articles with a short incident or something. Well, it is just to inspire you all to work hard and utilize your time well. Many people lack a guiding light, and i believe that the incidents i retell will serve as a great Beacon of Light for you. Continue reading FAQ’s on Time Management
If you are currently in class 10, I would say prioritize NTSE and other Olympiads right now.
Having cleared JEE myself, subtle points from my experience that I feel you can or in fact you should implement so that your base becomes suitable for JEE preparation.
Here we go…
Continue reading Starting JEE Prep from Class 10… Got Questions ?
Both exams (KVPY as well as JEE) seek good students. However, the methodology varies a bit.
Here is a quick look at it :
Continue reading KVPY vs JEE : A Comparative Analysis
I believe a majority of students preparing for exams in which they require to burn the midnight oil, to work hard and with dedication often complain about how their sleep conflicts with their preparation. Some common complaints are like –
“I can’t get up till late at night. I feel sleepy”.
“It’s hard to get up for me. All I want when I see my bed is to sleep and relax”.
“I’ll take a nap of 5 minutes (and then the 5 minutes end up being 1-2 hours)”.
“Today, I should sleep and I will get up early and study(that never happens)”.
“ When I go back from class, I’ll finish so and so chapters( but in reality, they go to sleep as soon as they return)”.
Do you feel this can be a major factor that you aren’t able to give sufficient hours to study?
In this article, I have therefore summarized subtle points that if followed, could help you control your sleep to some extent. Fact is, nobody can assure you that following so and so things would help you overcome your sleep unless you yourself are not willing to do so. Thus above all the points that I am mentioning here, is your will.
Continue reading Getting over your taking too much sleep !
Well, this is an extremely important question for many, especially those who haven’t studied a bit in class 11. Now, there is one year in your hands to prepare for the coveted JEE. Let’s get down to business quickly. Continue reading How to crack JEE in just one year !
How to attain focus and accuracy in Maths? Don’t know? Read on to find the suggestions and advises of Jayesh Karda, senior Mathematics faculty and guru of Aakash Kapoor(AIR-95 in JEE, 2016).
Continue reading Fearful Steps : How to study Maths?