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.
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Electronic Displacement Effects (aka General Organic Chemistry or GOC) – A brief review from the desk of Mohit Ryan (Senior Chemistry Faculty, guru of AIR 95 and an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur)
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This has got to be a major query of most of the students preparing for JEE. (It was, in my case 😉 ).
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So, cutting short to the essential matter… Electromagnetism covers the following chapters :
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Algebra… The study of the one and only ‘x’, the ever unknown variable. Just kidding, algebra is much more than just all this. Although many books differ in what they classify algebra as, I am going to use algebra to basically cover the theory of equations, complex numbers, matrices, sequences and series, and a few minor chapters. Time’s of prime importance and so, let’s be on our way to discuss this essential unit of JEE-Mathematics syllabus.
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It’s a million $ question…. How to manage time… Specially while preparing for competitions.
I would like to advise you, as i advise all my students, to firstly RESPECT TIME.
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Let’s head up to the second portion of the Calculus portion of JEE Syllabus. The tricks that we have mastered and used while doing the differential part of calculus shall help a lot in Integral Calculus. After all, Integration is just the inverse of Differentiation. However, it gets a bit more interesting than that. Differentiation of functions can be easy, sometimes even implicit. However, Integration for the most part is not elementary. Let’s head on to the individual chapters and the books that we are going to need for this high-weightage unit of JEE Maths syllabus.
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I will be very honest with all of you. I didn’t start my journey of organic reaction mechanisms with the standard method. Usually, kids start of mechanisms with Hydrocarbons (addition/free radical substitution, etc). I started my journey of Reaction Mechanisms with Nucleophilic Substitution reactions. The chapter was Alkyl Halides and there were a number of concepts to be learned – Sn1, Sn2 and Sni reactions, along with the use of Neighbouring Group Participation (NGP). These are definitely the OST important concepts of this chapter and enough attention must be given on them.
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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
Here are a few books that I came across during my stay at IIT. These have been recommended to me by a senior of mine. These books have received acclaim from a lot of students and I feel it’s best to share the knowledge.
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And this applies to all upcoming exams : JEE, BITSAT, Other Engineering Exams, anything that has gone the way of online exams. There is a very simple reason for it : Developing a habit. Pen and paper based exams are second nature to most of us for the simple reason that we have been giving such examinations all our lives. However, think back to the time when you had your first examination… Didn’t it feel awkward and something out of your comfort zone? Well, that’s because you had no habit of doing it.
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Of late, we all have been receiving notifications that JEE-Advanced is going to be a completely online exam from 2018. How exactly is this going to affect you?
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Inorganic. This word is lodged deep inside in the psyche of a JEE Aspirant. As soon as the ears hear an “in-” a chill hurtles down his spine. Relax, inorganic is a wolf in a mammoths skin. The course is not very specific and information available is enough to boggle anyone who attempts to mug it all up. What we need is a reliable information source and then, a method to organize the information so that we can retain it more efficiently. Let’s first talk about the source:-
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