Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Just Five Days for JEE 2009

Relax, Relax and Relax

Plan to keep your body physically fit. Mind agile.

First believe in your two year effort. You have done your best. Feel happy about it. You are going to demonstrate the competence that you built over the last two years.

Think of what works for you. Is it studying intensely for the last five days? Is it more relaxed study? Is it going through core principles of each chapter? Is it solving old difficult problems? Is it solving new problems?

You are the best judge. Anything you do now must make you feel more happy, more confident and more engergized. Go to the examination with hope, and answer the question paper with hope. Answer every question with hope.

When you are answering a question focus on that question. Don't worry about the rest of the paper. Don't worry the about the result. Think you will get the seat. Till the last second focus on the issue at hand and solve.

Remember you have to write more examinations like AIEEE. Don't feel run down at the end of the examination. You should complete the examination with strength and energy and continue your enthusiasm for the next examination. Be cheerful. Learn from the experience to do still better at the next examination. Improvement is the objective. Not dejection.

Believe in your effort, believe in your effort.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Last 3 weeks Preparation for JEE 2009

My suggestion:

Take 6 chapters of a subject each day.
Spend half an hour on principles and formulas for each chapter.
Revise 30 problems of a chapter in an hour. It will be good if you marked difficult problems in your earlier study. Revise those problems now.

That way in 9 hours you can complete 6 chapters in a day.

You can complete all the three subjects before the examination.

I think this last 3 week preparation will add a lot to your earlier effort and make you do your best in the exam.

All the best.

Write tests conducted by your coaching institutes. If they tell you to read some chapters in more detail based on those tests, read those chapters. Remember it is time that you put in 12 to 13 hours effort for JEE. So you have lot more time to think your own ideas as well as to follow ideas of your coaching institutes.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Problems-Questions-Chemistry,Maths,Physics, Feb 16

A rope is kept on the table with one fourth of its lengths hanging over. It begins to slide. What is coefficient friction between the rope and the table.

a. 0.14
b. 0.21
c. 0.33
d. 0.67

Problems-Questions-Chemistry,Maths, Physics, Feb 16

Gravitation chapter

The cosmonauts landed on a planet and found that at the pole of the planet the force of gravity was 0.01 of that on earth. The duration of the day on the planet is the same as that on earth. At the equator, the gravity was found to be zero. Then what would be the radius of this planet approximately.

a. 18,000 km
b. 12,000 km
c. 24,000 km
d. 30,000 km

Friday, January 23, 2009

Preparing for Board and IIT JEE

Today (24 Jan 2009) Mint paper carried an article titled Tricks from Tutors.
You may find it on www.livemint.com.

Now you have to think of Boards as well as IIT JEE. Your good performance in Board examination is stepping stone for IIT JEE. There is no conflict between the two. Every concept that you use for board examination is useful for JEE also.

Some suggestions

If you are academically bright student, the next couple of weeks is the time for you to concentrate on concepts that you have not revised earlier. Don't waste time revisiting waht you alread know.

Weaker students have to revise what they know and perfect that.

If you have to appear for competitive examinations, devote 20% of time to prepare for these examinations until mid-February.

5 R's for success: Reorganize, Revise, Rest, Relax and Reassure

Reorganize: Collect and organize you study material for each retrieval.

Connect the course content to everyday ideas to have a greater recall. Try acronyms, mnemonics, rhymes that associate with the concepts.

I personally advocate somebody in the family asking some questions everyday. When you are not able to answer, revise the topic and natural association between that event and the topic will be there.

First understand and then memorize. If you memorize without understanding, examination anxiety may prevent you from recollecting it.

Practice writing answers and attempt some mock tests. It will tell you how much time you are taking to write answers.

Have a timetable for a day, but be flexible around it. Don't get stressed. You may stretch on a day or slightly relax on another day. Stay refreshed and start everyday with enthusiasm.