you have to learn the school
course. If you do not know CBSE/state board
course very well, you can not qualify IIT
JEE, NEET, CAT, SAT, GMAT, SSC etc. in even hundred years.
try to study advanced books
superficially or do a large number of questions given by coaching
institutes. However after the results of competition are declared,
that all this was wasted effort because they did not know somethings in
their school books. First you must master the NCERT or school books.
that one can not hope to get even 10% marks in competitions. You do
not need to do a huge number of questions but you must think deeply
questions you do.
games 3 hours every week, creative hobby 2 hours a week are
time for necessary tasks. Remaining
time study honestly. First master the school textbooks. Then
attack questions of competitions.
I help students strengthen basic ideas in the topics. Many
candidates try to learn advanced topics without mastering the basics.
This makes them look intelligent in front of their friends but in the
examination hall this learning is not of much use.
feel that if
they learn lots of formulae, it will
help them at competitions. At the actual test they find that these
do not help much. Actually the ability more needed, is to modify some
formulae learned in 6th - 10th or 11th and 12th classes, on the spot
sitting in the
exam hall of competition. Some
students quickly develop this ability. It seems difficult to others in
beginning,but after just a few days, with some encouragement from
the successfull students start
developing this ability. This ability also helps the candidates a lot
in SAT, GRE and GMAT. This also helps the students in tests
CBSE and IB boards, without spending any extra time. After your result
is declared in your competition, I request you to tell me
if you gained more
marks and better rank from other high priced institutes for a long
time, or from this technique in a short time. Or you can ask your
seniors who appeared in
the same competition earlier than you, where and how you will benefit
First you must master the
NCERT or your school books. Without mastering that one can not hope to
get even 10% marks in
competition. If you doubt it, ask your seniors who wrote these exams
earlier, or read old papers of same competitions. After that honestly
do a few questions from old competitions, reference books or
correspondence material. By honestly I mean you should not take help from any one or look at answers. You do not need to do a huge number of
questions but think deeply about the questions you do.
You should concentrate on the basics like definitions, derivations etc.
If you learn more than
twenty thousand difficult formulae but do not know
the basics well, it will not help you in competitive test or
boards. If you master the basics and do just a few questions which are
very difficult, purely by your own efforts, it can help you a lot more.
After results of your competitions, please tell me if I was wrong or
Many students take the easy way out. They try to learn several simple
formulae and believe that these simple formulae will help them in
the competition. It is their career and they are free to take as
risks as they wish, but I suggest that for some time every day, they
should read old papers of competitions and try to solve some such questions.
Of course if they can solve quesions of old competition, it is
better. If they spend eight hours every day learning simple formulae
and practising these, they should spend half an hour or more practising
old questions of IIT or AIIMS or competition without taking any help, every day. Then after you
competitive exams and results also come, please tell me how much my
suggestions helped you.
Do not hurry to read solutions to difficult problems. Try to solve
these for as long as you can, before giving up. This will strengthen other
topics also, besides the one you thought will help solve the question. Try
to understand the questions relating these to the
topics in course
for boards and syllabus. Do not try to think less or manipulate