Physics-NEET Preparation

This post focuses on Physics-NEET.  Recently the level of Physics in all competetive exams in increasing, that’s why I think that Physics must be your number one priority

The one line that you should remember while preparing Physics-NEET or for that metter any other competitive exam is –

“SOLVE MORE QUESTIONS READ LESS BOOKS”

A lot of students think that it is better to gain mastery in the theory portion and then  start attempting questions. I, on the other hand , think that you can never have a mastery in the theory portion if you haven’t attempted questions.

What I think that you should remember a few basic formulas and start solving the easy objective questions. The questions themselves have so much to teach us. You tend to learn faster and better when you solve questions rather than just read book . This seems logical because when you are solving a higher percentage of your cerebral cortex is working as compared to idle reading.

There are other books available in the market but here I’m just going to list the books that I solved while preparing Physics-NEET

My books
  1. D.C. Pandey (Arihant Publications)
  2. H.C. Verma
  3. Universal Self Scorer
  4. Dinesh Publications

It matters very little which book solve. What matters is how you solve it. I am listing some techniques that helped me to increase my efficiency

  1. Place a timer when you solve. ( I used to solve 45 questions and put a timer of 60 minutes. Then I used to score myself. This improved my speed and accuracy)
  2. Highlight the question you got wrong and write the reason why that question got wrong. ( This helps you to keep a track of your silly mistakes)
  3. Solve daily. Dont lose touch with physics.

Keep practicing and I hope that you will start to see results in no time.

 

 

NEET-AIIMS Preparation Guide

I am Varad Puntambekar. Welcome to my blog/website. I am doing my MBBS from AIIMS New Delhi. My blog focuses on NEET-AIIMS Preparation and also a few other important national competitive exams of  such as AIIMS, KVPY and Olympiads.

While I was doing my NEET-AIIMS preparation, sugarcoated interviews of different toppers was all I could find . Coaching institutes that published these interviews had major influence on what the toppers said. I wanted the truth. That’s why thought, I should write my own blog which has my personal experiences. Unbiased approach helps anyone the best. That is what I think.

Another thing that I have learned that one must take input from all possible sources available. Then after procesing, they must retain only the positive inputs. Through this blog I dont want to force my ideas/agendas down your throat. All I want to do is convey my personal thoughts so that you could have another way to look at things. This could slightly broaden your thinking base so that while doing your NEET-AIIMS preparation you could make a proper decision that best suits your needs.

I am writing this blog completely impartially. My blog is completely devoid of any influences. No coaching Institute has any contol over this.  I dont want to force my ideas on you. All I want to do is try to give you another way to look at things (My way). This will help you to make decisions that you think  are best for your preparation.

Click here if you want to know more about my ideologies on NEET-AIIMS Preparation ; this is the YouTube link. Although I must inform you that this interview has been posted by my coaching institute. But i have tried to be as impartial as possible.

I hope that you find my blog helpful for your NEET- AIIMS preparation

AIIMS G.K.

A lot of people argue whether aiims g.k. is important. or not. Since the syllabus is so vast and you never know what they will ask. I personally did prepare for G.K. and also got 10 correct. So I think it is a RISK WORTH TAKING.

Now since the syllabus is so vast what you can do is streamline your approach. You can check the past 25 years G.K. questions from the MTG book (Thats what i did and once again I am not associated with any body including MTG) and find out the topics on which the questions were asked. Then with the help of the internet you could get specific information on those topics only. I’m not guaranteeing that this is the exact syllabus; I’m just saying that this might give you an edge over those who completely leave the G.K. portion.

Some of the topics are as follows ( In Random Order )

  1. The firsts of everything
  2. Bharat Ratna Awardees
  3. Current Awardees of International awards (Oscar, Nobel etc)
  4. Sports trophies in India
  5. Indian Sportspersons (might not be famous or related to famous sports)
  6. Tallest Smallest Biggest
  7. Books by Indian Authors
  8. Famous books by Foreign Authors
  9. Presidents and Prime Ministers of India
  10. Indian Modern History and Politics
  11. Basic Geography (class 9th and 10th)
  12. Current Affairs

 

ASSertion-Reason

You must know how to attempt A-R type quetions to stand a chance.

In biology and chemistry no extra theory is reuired but in Physics you should read the NCERT textbooks to have an in depth theory knowledge. In physics too the second book of both 11th and 12th are important as theory topics and must be read thoroughly. What I would advise is that you should convert as many as ARs into numericals as possible. That increases speed and accuracy because we are more comfortable handling numbers rather than the confusing language given to us in the question.

I also developed a strategy to reduce silly errors. Click on the image below to get a bigger image

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The step where you decide that whether the assertion is right or wrong is the most crucial and increases your chances of getting the right answer to 50 %

Life at AIIMS

Life in AIIMS is everything you dream it to be. Single rooms complete freedom. and girls are allowed in the boys hostel :p.

My seniors have written a very extensive article on the life of a first year student (Faccha). Click here for the article.

I also made a video of our batch’s first year in AIIMS. Click on the youtube link to watch the video.

How to increase concentration while studying

It used to happen to me a lot that I used to sit in front of the book but my mind used to be somewhere else. Like what is the whether outside or what will be cooked for dinner tonight or why is melody so Chocolaty :p. This was becoming a huge problem.

Then my mentor suggested that I should keep a record of the time I take to read a chapter. I used to write the start time and finish time on top of the starting of each chapter. This worked wonders for me. I was able to finish entire chapters in a matter of minutes and no distracting thoughts occured to me.

Also, you could solve questions instead of reading text if you think you are unable to concentrate. Because questions automatically make you think more as a higher % of cerebral cortex in involved.

Some people like to hear music when they read. you could follow that technique but I advise you to listen to only instrumental music instead of vocal because it causes less distraction.

KVPY Interview

I had a pretty good experience when i gave my interview. Although i got only 56 marks. So it might be possible that there might be no connection between your “experience” and your marks.

When I was preparing for the interview I could not find the exact questions asked so that I could assess the level of difficulty myself, so below are questions I was asked.

Chemistry

  1. Acidity of allyl and vinyl alcohol
  2. Nucleophilic Addition of Benzene Ring
  3. How to isolate Benzyne Intermediate. ( i remember this specifically because I was unable to answer this )

Biology

  1. DNA Replication
  2. Cell cycle and check points to go from G1 to S phase and what is Go phase.
  3. Effect of Auxin on growth

I know the questions seem simple but I would advise you to go  a step deeper into the topic.

Also you could ask your colleagues as what questions were asked and get to know the difficulty level. (Since my name started with V, that’s why my turn was pretty late and I did know a lot of possible questions beforehand  :p)

They usually have a timer and hence they dont keep you for more than 20 minutes i guess.

I’m not writing about how to give an interview like dont be nervous and wish when you enter etc. That is all implied.

It used to happen to me a lot that I used to sit in front of the book but my mind used to be somewhere else. Like what is the whether outside or what will be cooked for dinner tonight or why is melody so Chocolaty :p. This was becoming a huge problem.

Then my mentor suggested that I should keep a record of the time I take to read a chapter. I used to write the start time and finish time on top of the starting of each chapter. This worked wonders for me. I was able to finish entire chapters in a matter of minutes and no distracting thoughts occured to me.

Also, you could solve questions instead of reading text if you think you are unable to concentrate. Because questions automatically make you think more as a higher % of cerebral cortex in involved.

Some people like to hear music when they read. you could follow that technique but I advise you to listen to only instrumental music instead of vocal because it causes less distraction.

 

Varad's Blog on NEET- AIIMS preparation and much more