The post will be useful for the following :
- JEE 2015 aspirants (those who are entering class 12th this year)
- JEE 2016 aspirants (those who are entering class 11th this year)
How should I revise class 11th syllabus parallel to class 12th ? - I will try to answer this question in this post
Different methods are suitable for different subjects.
We will go subject wise :
Revising Maths : Keep solving as many questions as you can. This is the best way to revise maths. It has a number of benefits, most important one being - you won't forget formulas. Additionally, if you are prone to forgetting the formulas, then you should maintain a notebook enlisting all the important formulas in a clear and concise form so that you can go through them quickly in a very short time. Note that you have to prepare the notebook in such a way that you can go through it in a very short time. The reason is that - it's boring to revise the same old formulas if it takes a lot of time. However, if they are written in concise form, then you will be able to revise them more number of times. A better option would be (what I did) to write the formulas in an A4 sheet and carry it with you always. So that you can go through it when ever you have time.
Reading the entire topic again and again from a book would be waste. If you have already covered a topic well, then to revise - the best choice would be to solve problems. For this, you may pick up anything - FIITJEE GMP / TMH / your own coaching material / revision packages. The point is that you should try fresh questions. Also note that you should remember standard questions that have a hidden trick so that you can co-relate it to some other question.
The key to learning maths is solving problems
Revising Physics : I would take up chemistry in the end because it needs more description. Class 11th physics mainly involves mechanics and thermodynamics. The plan would be almost same as that of maths - solve as many problems as possible from the revision packages / books. Additionally, you need to revise the theory portion in physics. For that, I would suggest reading HC Verma. HC Verma is very important from the point of theory. There are small hidden theoretical points that are usually overlooked by students and then these points are asked in More than one correct type questions in JEE. So, it's better to give this book a quick reading over the weekend.
To solve questions, I would prefer revision packages over books because they contain objective type questions that are in accordance to the current JEE pattern. I was from FIITJEE so, I used to solve FIITJEE workbooks, Review package, GMP(I got it from my centre at the end of class 11th itself), and of course HC Verma.
Revising Physical Chemistry : Physical chemistry is more like physics. So the approach would be same as that of physics - read books, solve questions. I would suggest reading NCERT so as to cover all the minute theoretical points that are commonly picked up. Basically NCERT will do the job of HC Verma (for theory). To solve problems, I used same material as given in physics section. Additionally, I solved subjective (solved) examples of RC Mukherjee to develop a deep thinking and a better command over the topic.
Revising Inorganic Chemistry : It is highly likely that you did nothing in inorganic chemistry except chemical bonding. When I say inorganic chemistry, I mean s-block and p-block. Now is the time to do it. You can easily prepare it if you spend just 1 hour a day - 15 minutes revision and 45 minutes mugging new things. Read read and read - nothing more. Inorganic is all about revision and cramming (with sometimes logical thinking as well).
Revision plan :
Now I will be answering the question - "How to balance revision + backlogs + current chapters"
There are 24 hours in a day. Assuming that you sleep 8 hours a day, you are left with 16 hours. Now you might dump another 3 hours in your daily work like eating, bathing, etc. So you are left with another 13 hours. Assuming that you need 3 hours of relaxation, finally you are left with 10 hours - That's a God damn huge amount of time!!!
10 hours a day
Now, let's plan it in our way.
We need around 2 hours per subject daily to progress in that subject. So, this way, 6 hours are gone. We are left with 4 hours, or rather 4 study hours (note that we have counted 3 hours of relaxation and 3 hours extra already). Assuming that you are spending 1 hour with inorganic chemistry, you are left with 3 hours.
Now in these 3 hours, you will be doing 2 things -
- covering previous chapters in which you are weak
- Revising the previous chapter
Both of them cannot be done in a single day usually.
So, you might plan to cover your left out weak topic say on Monday and you may do the revision the next day - and repeat this.
Monday - cover weak topic
Tuesday - revise
Wednesday - cover weak topic
Thursday - revise
Now you might be thinking that how to plan all this on coaching days ?
For that, you will have to cut short the things. First of all, you should not spend 3 hours in relaxation - that's a huge wastage of time. Secondly, 1-2 more hours can be saved from those 3 extra hours. I wouldn't recommend decreasing your sleep hours because I believe that body needs 8 hours of sleep. On coaching days, you will have to plan your day yourself - remember I mentioned in one post that I used to plan my next day every night before I slept ? It's one of the best planning tools.
Those who attend school : You people need to plan the things yourselves. Some 7-8 hours a day are usually wasted in school you you need to plan the things in a really smart way.
To summarize - These are the general revision strategies and you may like to use them throughout the 2 years. You may use the techniques mentioned to revise your class 12th syllabus as well.
PS : Do not post questions like "Is ..... possible in 2 months ?", "Which revision package is the best ?", "Can I get .... rank if I study only for 1 year ?", etc. Such questions won't be answered and would be completely ignored.
As far as choosing revision packages is concerned - go through other posts and the comments in them.