What are the feelings just after giving JEE Advanced?

It sure is a mixed bag of feelings.

But the first thing you feel is … that you are tired. I felt as if two years of my focussed hard work had culminated that day when i gave the paper. All i wanted to do then was rest, as if i had covered a long distance with no break. And that was what it was too.

I chilled out a lot as soon as i came home and slept without meaning too. The 6 hours of the actual JEE paper drain you more than the All India Test Series (and even the AITS papers drain much more than normal studies do).

But, after you have given the paper, you begin to feel what marks you are expected to get, and what rank. I was pretty happy, thought i had a good rank with me. But, I never believed in it. Always expect the least, to be happiest. So…that was that.

I never checked my marks through the answer key. I never cared.

I enjoyed with family, started pursuing new hobbies…something my jee prep had not allowed me to do.

And then you realize, JEE is just a paper… but the journey was fun.

Get comfortable in Online tests :)

This is another great article by Harish which tackles the ever present problem of how to manage online examinations. It is indeed a problem writing on a computer.

I have already written as to why it is bad to put a computer based exam here

Harish’s answer to How bad is the decision of conducting the IIT JEE Advanced 2018 online and introducing short answers instead of multiple choice?

Tips to make yourself comfortable for Jee Advanced (If at all you are very much confident of cracking Jee)

• Write Jee Mains online.(This is will be really helpful if you are focusing on Jee advanced,but be careful if you mess up Mains like I have done then it maybe a problem).[1]

• Try to write BITSAT exam before the advanced exam.(Disadvantage-Writing after the Advanced helps you to actually decide whether you really want to write the exam Seriously and you can carry on preparing for the same.).

• Enrolling in some of the online test series held by coaching institutes (I guess Fiitjee has started online AITS,dont know about other coaching institute)

• Studying in front of your computer table(in a chair) with the computer off for atleast 3 hrs in a day(This will help you to sit for 3 long hours in a chair with limited movement).

• Solving a practice paper every Sunday Afternoon perhaps for 1 hr initially and then onwards gradually increasing the time as the exam comes close by(Afternoon slot is very crucial in JEE ,hence I would suggest you to try to write most of the exams in the afternoon,if you have time, then attempt both morning and afternoon).

• Solving papers online though you must not make it a habit and do it every alternate day as most of the online papers that you can avail,have bad paper standard and hence turns out to be a waste of time.

• Perhaps you can download a past Advanced paper(or even Mains as you will be needing for Mains as well) and solve that paper instead of solving a paper given by some online website.

All the best!

A very Happy Valentine’s Day… to all my single friends !

Okay, so I’m officially tired of all those memes which keep targeting us single people of being boring and having a sad life because we’re alone on a Valentine’s Day. Are these people even for real? To hell with all of you, we singles are all better than you…

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Tools that every engineering/science student must have – Part 2

An engineering or science bachelors degree is no small feat. In fact, it is a huge accomplishment comprising a lot of learning, and a complete overhaul of the way our mind words and learns. As such, there’s a lot of stuff that is expected out of an engineer or a scientist… and there are a lot of tools we must learn to use, and use well. This guide is primarily meant for Tier 2 and 3 college students of the country as they don’t have the exposure that the old IITs or IISc have and as such, the students don’t know what to do. Such skills, as I shall point out here, are essential. Do learn all of this….

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Peter Atkins Physical Chemistry : Use this if you want to ace IChO

Let’s start preparing for the International Olympiads, shall we? While much of the preparation shall be covered in the camps by themselves, you must be prepared beforehand if you want to be one of the 4-5 students who represents India at this amazing international stage… I feel that Peter Atkins is an amazing book for Physical Chemistry… Read on to find more…

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Attempting the Board Examinations : A guide to cracking the CBSE, ISC, ICSE and State Boards

It’s the second week of February already which means that the Board examinations are almost due. As such, it is a common sight to see students frantically going over their class notes, stopping all forms of recreation, practicing hundreds of sample papers and altogether just cutting out their social lives. Relax, people… It’s not needed. You can score just as well by planning in a cool and composed manner… Want to know how? Keep reading. Also, please do share this with your peers who are giving the boards this year or shall be doing so in the subsequent years…

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Scans of my class notes… Would they be helpful for you guys?

Hey all people.. I do have a collection of scans of my own class notes from my 2 years of preparation… The notes span  Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry coupled with Physics and Maths. These scans cover around 90% of the entire syllabus, including chapters not found elsewhere.. like GoC and Isomerism. So, would you guys want me to put them up for you to use?

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Tools that every engineering/science student must have – Part 1

An engineering or science bachelors degree is no small feat. In fact, it is a huge accomplishment comprising a lot of learning, and a complete overhaul of the way our mind words and learns. As such, there’s a lot of stuff that is expected out of an engineer or a scientist… and there are a lot of tools we must learn to use, and use well. This guide is primarily meant for Tier 2 and 3 college students of the country as they don’t have the exposure that the old IITs or IISc have and as such, the students don’t know what to do. Such skills, as I shall point out here, are essential. Do learn all of this….

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Evanescence : One of the most eligible Linkin Park successor

A lot of you must have heard of Linkin Park, the famous rock band which brought us new genres of music like Nu-Metal and Electric-Rock. While so many of their fans keep swooning about the amazing vocal quality of Chester Bennington (their lead vocalist) or the superb flow of Mike Shinoda (another vocalist, mainly doing raps and slower songs), a lot of people just seem to miss the point of Linkin Park. Just listen to their songs and try to feel the instrumental flow in the background. Feel the emotions conveyed by the music. While you’re at it, take a look at the lyrics. Try to feel what the lyrics mean and what they imply. Put yourself into the position of the singer… into the position of the person who is feeling all that is mentioned in the lyrics. Keep doing it for some time, and you shall be able to understand Linkin Park much better.

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Bitcoin & Crypto-currency : My views

Lately, crypto-currency has been a huge topic of debate, and rightly so. We have been seeing prices of various “new” currencies on the rise : Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and so on. There are tons of them, with each being super volatile. While economists all over the world shun this new form of banking, I personally feel that their judgment call is one too soon. Also, I feel that while this may not be the “next big thing” as it exists in its current form, crypto-currency shall be the future of banking. Pretty strong views, huh? Read on to find out why I have such views.

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Olympiads : Tips for Stage 2. Don’t make the mistakes I did!

I distinctly remember what prevented me from going off to the camp… in both the Physics and Chemistry Olympiad. Kind of a sad story in both the cases. Now, having faced defeat because of such events, here is a post for you all to not make any such events…

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What is the right time to attempt FIITJEE GMP?

Another amazing one by Harish…. With some edits from my side as well. Normal font is Harish’s part while my edits are in Italics.

Before starting FIITJEE GMP, keep in mind that it has questions which are generally 50% tougher than the normal JEE-Advanced questions on an average.

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