Welcome all to the book review of this wonderful book – Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe. This has been one of the best books I have used on this subject and I can tell you that I absolutely fell in love with solving it’s problems. A great testament to this book is that it really sharpens your mind. For example, during my NTSE preparation, I exclusively practiced from this book for the Mental Ability portion of the exam. Funny thing, though. The year I cleared NTSE was perhaps the first time that there were more scholarships available than the eligible candidates. Basically, 1000 kids were supposed to get a scholarship that year but only 750 managed to pass in the mental ability test. This lead to only 750 kids being awarded the scholarship. That was because of an extremely tough MAT paper (was of a CAT level). All I have to say that is thanks to this book, I did manage to clear the mental ability paper with ease.
One of the most commonly used books by students preparing for medical entrances is Objective Physics by DC Pandey.
The book is designed especially on the pattern of NEET . It has a HUGE plethora of questions per chapter arranged in such a manner that it has various levels depending on the difficulty. It also has a lot of questions which are modifications of previous year questions of Jee Mains. Although the book doesn’t have any subjective problems like HC verma, the questions are far more streamlined as far as NEET preparation is concerned.
One of the most viral questions on the internet has been, this book or that… So, here is my take on questions of these sorts. In this latest series of articles, I shall attempt to help clarify whatever doubts you may have regarding which book to chose. Of the various books that High School students can use for Physics, DC Pandey and HC Verma both are insanely popular choices. Both these books bring a good concise theory to the table, coupled with solved and unsolved questions.
FIITJEE is one of the most trusted names when it comes to JEE coaching. Every year, it produces a fabulous list of results (33% of successful students in almost every category are claimed to be FIITJEE students). Now, that is a massive number and it definitely raises some questions. Is the material of FIITJEE so good that this happens? Or is the faculty pool of FIITJEE that good? Many of you have asked me about FIITJEE RSM – how is it, how did I use it, and stuff. Bored of answering individual comments about the same thing, I decided to write this article. I hope that this article will be able to clear all of your confusions on this topic.
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.
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.
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
Well, Organic Chemistry has a certain beauty to it, from an exam point of view. The beauty is that although questions framed from it are quite easy, we are not able to solve it at times. Some things remain vague, and perhaps for a reason. After all, organic chemistry is not like other subject where you can study for a month and excel in it.