It becomes an evident question when a student faces the dual pressure of the board examinations as well as the competitive examinations like NEET and JEE.
An aspirant may develop this question during the following conditions:-
- When he/she doesn’t get time to revise the syllabus of 11th class.
- When he/she is in class 12th and it seems to them that they have forgotten everything studied previously in 11th class.
- Or simply, when a student has not studied in class XI due to not being serious at that moment of time.
Well, don’t worry as Mr. Pramod Maheshwari MD & CEO of Career Point Ltd have come up with a detailed solution for it.
Before we move ahead, let’s talk a little about him. He is an IITian, an ultimate Physics teacher & Motivational Guru, who is having experience and expertise of more than 27 Yrs in mentoring student. And he has guided thousands of students to become doctors and IITians.
Tip#1: Revision Plan
Make a plan to revise or revisit the syllabus and the concepts taught in class 11th. But while doing so always consider what your objective is, and always stick to it. As different objectives lead to the same thing, but the ways leading to it surely varies. That is, each objective has its own way best suitable to the respective individual need.
For those students, who had studied well in 11th class and feels to have forgotten the subject matter or say the concept matter of 11th class, just need to switch the learned concepts from passive memory to the active memory.
It is a miss conception that you forget whatever you had studied in your previous class. it just slips back to your passive memory (also known as subconscious memory) from your active memory (conscious memory). So, you just need to recall and reshift it.
Revise the syllabus of class 11th in a segment-wise manner.
In general, a candidate should divide the whole syllabus into three segments, and put different approach while revising these three different segments:-
Chapters or topics with good command.
just read the theory portion and revisit the formulas of the chapter or topic that falls under this category.
Chapters or topics where the student is having an average command.
Here you need to practice questions along with reading theories and revisiting formulas.
Chapters or topics which remained unstudied.
These are the unstudied chapters or topics where the students don’t have any command and even no time is left for it. So, prepare these topics and chapters only on the formula level. It will let you solve those questions which are simply a formula based ones and gain few extra marks.
Although, it is worth mentioning that your plan may not be the perfect one, but it is always better to have a plan rather than not having any plan. You must have heard about a famous saying “failing to plan is planning to fail”.
Be very fast in decision making and acting on them. You may have come up with a great plan to revise class XI syllabus for NEET & JEE, but it’s unproductive if you don’t work on it. Just don’t wait, start your actions as soon as you are ready with your revision plan.
Since revision will bring upon a needed temperament, aggression and attitude which will develop your accuracy with speed and ultimately develop your confidence.
Tip#2 Decide what needs to be done in revision
class notes and theory
Revisit class notes and theory that you had made during school or coaching lectures, it will help you recall the taught portions of the syllabus.
In case you don’t have made it then just go for the class notes or the formula books readily available these days.
Exercise Sheets (Important/Difficult Questions only)
As per Pramod Maheshwari sir, there are 10000 questions involved in each subject and hence a total of 30000 questions needs to be done during the whole session.
Since you can’t do all of them while revising, just solve the important and difficult questions.
Now some of you must be wondering how to find these important and difficult questions!!
Generally, these questions are the ones which you were unable to solve in your very first attempt.
In case you didn’t have solved them or didn’t have kept a record of these important and difficult questions. Then just grab a book of unit wise previous year question bank and start solving it.
Since it covers all the important topics of the syllabus which have chances to be repeated and asked in the upcoming competitive exams like NEET and JEE. Ultimately it will help to get yourself exam-oriented. Further, you can take up the Mock Tests of every unit in each subject.
If you want to improve your ranks to land you in the top engineering or medical colleges then you must try additional material for rank improvement.
Tip#3: Keep yourself Cool
You need to keep yourself cool. As the students who remain in a cool and calm state of mind happens to perform well. As a matter of fact, around 20% to 25% difference in the improvement, as well as performance, has been noticed among those who maintained a cool and calm state.
Always remember you are revising and not studying for the first time. Hence Revise by reading, and just don’t write too much while revision.
While studying, highlight the important formula, statements etc for your final revisions. Whereas, don’t repeat the same thing multiple times unless it is actually required.
Have a strong will power & self-discipline. As you must know that the actuality of life ranges between the present and the future.
If there is something that you did wrong in your past then just let it go. As the longer you will remain stuck to it, the longer it will trouble you. Don’t lose confidence and don’t waste time on unproductive activities.
Come out of the mentality of cutoff
All those students who are involved in the preparation of competitive exams like NEET and JEE must be aware of the word “Cutoff” being hoarded every year. Although, Pramod Maheshwari Sir recommends not to target the Cut-off, instead of it target the maximum marks that you can achieve.
Let’s try to imagine with the help of an example. Imagine a situation where you need to get fruit from a tree. Then while trying to hit the fruit present at the lower section of the tree with a stone have chances of getting it missed. Whereas aiming for the fruit present on the top will surely have multiple chances of success, and the same goes with the cutoff factor.
Hence, always remember a wise saying that states “Always aim for the moon. If you miss you’ll land among the stars”.
Tip#4: Use Right Revision Resources
Following educationals tools will serve as the Right Revision Resources, these are:-
- Class Notes & Exercise Sheets Books that you have studied throughout the year.
- Key Concepts & Formulae Hand Book.
It could be self-made or can be the purchased ones. You will flip through the pages and get the concepts revised.
- Unit wise Old Examination Question Books.
Pramod Maheshwari sir always recommends using unit wise previous year question banks which help to revise the whole syllabus in a chapters or unit wise manner.
Additionally, he suggests that NEET aspirants must practice the previous year question paper of JEE Main for physics and chemistry as the questions asked there may get repeated in NEET.
- And then there are Ranker’s Revision Packages to help improve your ranks and get you a seat in the top engineering or medical colleges.
At last, always get yourself involved in Online Test Series or Mock Test Series Books to give your preparation a final touch.