Last Month Preparation For IIT & JEE

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We know one month before the exam is very stressful and we at Kunduz always find ways to help you with your last month preparation. So here is the strategy and some tips from one of our tutor Aayush Charudatta Nerkar  Chemistry, IIT(BHU). Here is a complete strategy, being written after considering psychological, practical, scientific, spiritual scientific factors. (with some useful vedic solutions) This is being written after working upon my own experience, realizations from my Diary of coaching days. Firstly, Kudos to all JEE Adv aspirants on giving Mains successfully.

Index of Contents for Last Mont Preparation

  1. Disclaimer
  2. Success sutra
  3. Things to know
    1. Factors affecting success.
  4. Things to do
    1. The concept of companion.
  5. Plan and sub-strategies.
    1. Subject strategies*
  6. Daily routine (important)
    1. Spl. focus on Health(necessary Wealth)
    2. Food habits as Good habits.
    3. Subtle Austerities-their purpose. (Tips for betterment of your Deserve bank account)
  7. Precautions
  8. Art of Exam(crucial) and related tips
    1. Exam strategy (most important)
    2. In exam
    3. Before exam
  9. Tips from experts

  1. Disclaimer:

  • All the below mentioned things are to be received as suggestions and are to be inculcated at will.
  • This is a complete strategy (hence very long). Completely apt for self-study aspirants. Coaching students can make changes accordingly.
  • Except the Plan, remaining parts is very useful for all students in JEE Coaching.
  • Some parts are useful for Non-JEE aspirants also.
  • This strategy is meant for those who want to make it to top 2000 (~1000 ~100)).

2.Success sutra : C + C + CCC.

  • C = Confidence
    • This comes from your work.
  • C = Concentration (both in preparation and performance in exam)
    • This should be enhanced by burning desire, daily self-motivation and meditation.
  • CCC = Crystal Clarity of Concepts
    • This is attained by your attempts for perfection.
  • vyavasayatmika buddhir
  • ekeha kurunandana
  • bahusakha hy anantas ca
  • buddhayo ‘vyavasayinam  BG 2.41
Translation : Those who are on this path are resolute in purpose, and their aim is one. O beloved child of the Kurus, the intelligence of those who are irresolute is Many branched.
  • It is intended to say that – those who are resolute at their goal, concentrate at only one thing at a time.
So stay Focused for last month preparation.

3.The things one should know :

  1. JEE Advance is not just a matter of IQ, hardwork, Reading, Memorising and Retrieving.
    1. It needs great strategy, perfect execution, smart work, retrospection and mastering the Art of giving Exam.
  2. You’ll hardly get 40–50 days. (leaving the days of other engineering entrances)
  3. Know the competition. JEE Mains is attempted by 10 lakh+ students. And you are trying for top 0.1%
  4. Know your task. 70% marks in Advance can get you a Top 100 rank. And just 50% can get you a three-digit rank. So the target is not 100% perfection of total syllabus. And of course u can aim for 100%.
  5. Know the importance of Art of Exam. How many hours you may work per day. The result is completely based on the 6 hours of exam. (this you must have already experienced after Mains)
  6. Success is not just dependent on your hardwork, time, energy invested in preparation. According to Spiritual Scientific reasoning, it depends on the equations of
    1. Desire – Deserve
    2. Free Will – Fate
  • Desire:
You must have a burning desire which helps you stay dedicated for ur work for last month preparation.
  • Deserve:
It is the effect of your past work and deeds. For eg. When you are getting pocket money from your father. If you spend it wisely, he will feel that you deserve more money,and will increase your allowances. (tips for betterment of your deserve are given in later section of the answer)
  • Fate:
It is the resultant of all your past karma(work, efforts, deeds, sacrifices). It just works as the Newton’s 3rd law! fate It may be either positive, negative or both.
  • Free will:
Besides the effect of your fate, you have a free will. For eg., if you get a holiday, it’s your wish to sleep /enjoy /study /waste.

4.Things to do :

  • (by Apr 3–4) Keep a good Notebook (may be of 100–200 pages). This is your companion and friend through this for last month preparation. It helps u to stay organised with your work.
    • Fill its cover page and first page with your targets and motivational stuff.
      • Because, daily motivation is the key. Just as bath is for body, motivation is for mind. So get self motivated daily.
    • Start every day with Date – Goals for the Day – Good Morning (or a Motivational quote if you remember one)
    • Write in it every thing you do/read.(Like 14:00 – 17:00 – Chemistry (org) – Named Reactions and Mechanisms)
    • Write in it all your emotions, whatever you feel. (like 16:00 – Bored.)
      • Emotions are like tomatoes, they get rotten, if not disposed away.
    • Write in it every question /point you read /find to be innovative /special. (like Mathematics – found a striking relation between complex numbers and vectors)
    • End everyday Recording your progress in preparation, tasks postponed.
    • Also write in it all innovative questions in the mock tests you attempt.
  • List out all the chapters of the 3 subjects in a table with 4–5 columns against them (Poor, Average, Good, Very Good, Perfect)
    • Complete this list by Apr 8–9. Attempt a Mock test before that.
    • This is very important in building your strategy.
    • Keep updating it as you progress.
  • Sort out the time and ways in which you tend to waste time.
    • Knowing your own weakness is half success. (Like, after lunch, before evening break, by day-dreaming, by getting excited)
  • And also keep another Notebook for remedial work.

5.Plan :

  • Sub-strategies:
    • Focus on your Strengths it gives you the strength to overcome your weaknesses.
    • Failures are stepping stones to success only when worked upon.
      • So along with taking Mock-tests, Remedial is more important.
    • Success is the sum of many other subtle things brought together constructively.
    • Our Target is not 100%(as discussed in Things to know Point 4.)
  • Day 0: Apr 3 : Relax and peacefully think and do the “Things to do” given above.
  • Week 0: upto Apr 9 : Start your last month preparation Seriously. But, in a more introspective way. So that by the end of the week, you shall come to know all your lapses, weaknesses, tasks, plans.
    • During this week, Work on the chapters in which you feel perfect/very good. (not others, because u must’ve already knew them)
    • Give two 6 hr mock tests – one on Wednesday and other on Saturday
      • So that you’ll clearly know your lapses by 9th
  • On Apr 10:
    • Fill your chapters list completely, and make a study plan for 35–40 days. Leaving the poor chapters.
    • List all the factors which waste your time and energy. And Get rid of them as soon as possible.
  • And the Ultimate 40 days. (Apr 10–30, May 1–19.)
    • From the chapters list you prepared, Better leave the poor chapters(at max 20% chapters*) completely.
      • Because as I have already said we just need to get 50–70% marks for a three-digit AIR
      • So by leaving weak chapters (20% at max), u have 80% in hand.
      • And who knows if the question from your poor chapter a dead easy one, u can score in it also.
    • Give at least 10 mock tests (6 hrs) as exams. Suggested to take on every Thursday and Sunday.
      • Take exams 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00.
      • Morning (before P1) ~7:00 – 9:15 – Revision of formulae and concepts as many as you can.
      • In 12:30 – 14:00 – Have lunch and take rest. B’coz on the D-Day, you won’t know the result of P-1 before P-2.
      • After exam – 18:00 – 22:30. Correction and noting mistakes in 30 mins.
      • Now U have 3+ hrs (leaving time for dinner). In that 3 hrs complete remedial work as 1 hr per subject that too only typical /innovative questions.
    • On non-exam days, U have 3 slots ~7:00 to 12:00, 13:00 to 17:30, 18:00 to 22:30/23:00(with dinner break).
      • The allotment of slots is upto you. (based on your strengths and weaknesses)
      • I suggest C, P, M order for the 3 slots.
      • Because, C in morning is good for remembering things.
      • M at night won’t allow you fall asleep.
      • Whatever you do it timed.
    • If you do not have practice problems or mock test papers, U can get good ones from JEE Main, Advanced & AIPMT Prep & Learning App – Embibe without any charge.
    • For perfect and very good chapters in your list, give a quick glance at formulae and concepts. And then proceed with problems.
    • For Good, Average chapters in your list, perfect your concepts and then proceed with problems.
    • Work with Concept of Companion. (given earlier in the answer)
  • Subject strategies:
    • M: Try to atleast 80 problems /day giving atleast 3hrs for problems/day.
    • P: Atleast 60 problems/day giving atleast 2 hrs for problems/day.
    • C: Atleast 50 problems/day giving atleast 90 mins for problems/day
    • As I told you to leave 20% chapters in which you feel you are poor. But if you feel that you are weak in a whole part of a subject, follow this:
      • For eg., If you are weak in Organic Chemistry (about 35-40 % in chemistry), you can leave it, But, prepare some limited portion from which atleast 2–3 questions are guaranteed. Like Named reactions and their Mechanisms, Ozonolysis , Biomolecules etc.

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6.Daily Routine :

  • A fixed daily routine with some austerities is recommended for efficient work and better result in last month preparation.(austerities add up in ur deserve balance sheet)
  • Wake up at <=6:00.
    • This increases brain’s capacity to memorize.
    • This decreases body’s tendency to sleep.
  • By 6:30, attend Nature calls, brush and bath.
    • Bath compulsory in the morning.
      • This increases peace of mind.
      • This acts as a massage to your body. Relaxing muscles and comforting blood flow.
      • Decreases the risk of skin diseases(it’s summer now!)
      • Negates the irritation of sweating.
  • 6:30.- Mantra Meditation / Chanting.
    • Chant God’s holy name 108 times (or for 10 mins). Hare Krsna Mahamantra suggested.
    • This increaes your pratiba, medha and prajña.(power of grasping, retaining and retrieving)
    • This brings your brain waves to alpha-zone. Which is the most optimum, efficient and consistent zone.
    • This greatly benefits your deserve bank account
  • 6:40 – 7:00 – Breakfast
    • Take only light food in more quantity.
    • Idli/ Upma/Vegetable Sandwitch/poha /Bread Jam/Corn flakes/Oats etc and fruit juice/milk /butter milk etc are suggested. (egg/ omlet are not suggested)
  • Now Study slot 1: ~7:00 to 12:00
    • U can take a 10–15 min break at 10:00.
  • 12:00 – 12:30Lunch:
    • Have a normal vegetarian lunch.
    • Take Butter milk (suggested)
  • 12:30 – 12:55Rest.
    • This increases your efficiency in Afn slot.
  • 12:55Wash your face, and get ready for Slot 2.
  • 13:00 – 17:30 – Slot 2.
  • 17:30 – 18:00Break.
    • One more round of Mantra Meditation. (8–10 mins).
    • A quick Second Bath is suggested to stay fresh. (10 min) /Atleast wash your face.
    • If you have a habit of drinking tea or coffee, green tea/herbal tea is suggested instead.
  • 18:00 – 22:30/23:00Study slot 3.
  • Dinner (suggested at 20:00)
    • A vegetarian, light dinner is suggested.
      • For pleasant sleep and healthy digestion.
    • Suggested to eat salad (carrot, cucumber, tomato, beetroot, radish) fruits like Grapes, banana, apple etc.
  • After Slot 3,
    • Record your progress in your companion as said in the concept of companion.
    • If not bathed in evening, bath before sleeping. To have pleasant sleep. /Atleast wash your face.
    • Brush your teeth 2nd time to safeguard your health.
    • Go to bed as early as possible. Latest by 00:00.
    • Pleasant sleep is for nourishing mind and memory.
  • Food Habits :
    • You must be wondering(if u r non-vegetarian)- Why this guy is insisting upon Vegetarian diet. Because:
      • It is scientifically proven that Diet has great effect on thought process.
      • Vegetarian diet helps you stay free from bad thoughts and negative emotions (anxiety, anger, frustration, excitement, envy, over-confidence (pride), depression)
      • And spiritual science says, Non- Vegetarian diet has bad reactions which diminishes your deserve bank account.
    • Pray God before every meal, to get your food sanctified. So that it is free from bad karma.
    • Do not over-eat. Do not skip meal.
      • Minds is happy when Stomach is Happy.
    • Avoid outside food, junk food, fast foods, oily and over-spicy foods.
  • Subtle austerities and their effect.
    • Subtle austerity suggested :
      • Waking up early.
      • Bath daily.
      • Give up movies and TV.
      • Give up unproductive chats (whatsapp, messenger), unproductive surfing facebook, google, youtube).
      • Give up meat eating.
    • Effect:
      • These increases your good karma/avoid bad karma, hence benefitting your deserve bank account.
      • They increase your efficiency to work.

7.Precautions:

  • Never get affected by negative emotions(anxiety, frustration, excitement etc..).
  • The Áyur Veda lists 3 causes of disease – anxiety, over-eating and uncleanliness.
    • Get rid of them for good health.
  • Stay away from Sun. Sunstroke is possible.
  • It’s high summer, drink plenty water and other liquids (buttermilk, juices, shakes, glucose, ORS, Basil seed water, etc)
  • If you have a habit of Intoxication (smoking tobacco, alcohol consumption, addictive drugs etc).,Give up immediately and forever.

8.Art of exam:

  • Exam strategy :
    • It is recommended to formulate your own exam strategy. Based on your comfort.
    • Advance exam has a lot of multi-correct. So read, analyse every option carefully.
    • Try to make use of the question paper as much as possible. By linking between options. Or even between two questions sometimes.
    • Do not leave any question with no negative marking unattempted.
      • If u r lucky enough, that one question can change 100s of ranks.
    • Suggested strategy for last month preparation:
      • Give a quick glance all over the paper in first few minutes. (you can also mark easy questions)
      • Finish off easy questions first, skip time-taking ones.
      • Unless you are super-strong in M/P, starting paper with Chemistry is suggested.
      • By the end of 2 hrs, choices of all solved questions must have been bubbled in the OMR.
      • So that you’ll clearly know,how many questions are left and which are they.
    • Do not get excited in the end. It may damage your accuracy.
  • Others suggestions:
    • Carry a pencil for rough work. So that the readability of the questions is not damaged.
    • Enter the exam hall with a blissful smile on ur face.
      • This boosts your confidence.
    • Take seat and take deep breaths and you can also pray God.
      • This removes anxiety or tension.
    • Run your pencil along with your eye, this increases your reading speed.
    • Underlining questions :
      • During the first reading, underline the numerical values, what is asked, important logics and connecting
      • This increases your solving speed and decreases solving time.
      • Increase accuracy.
      • Decreases the so called “silly mistakes”
    • While skipping a question, mark it with different symbols(like #, @, *, d, ~ etc), pre – assigned for time-taking, difficult, second try, doubt, leave it etc. Accordingly
      • Make it a habit before the exam itself.
    • If you don’t clearly remember something /get confused on something. Fold ur left fist tightly and take a deep breath..
      • This clears blockage in mind.
    • Stay time conscious during exam.
  • Before exam:
    • One week before exam, Decrease ur study time by 1 hr, increase your sleep time.
      • Pleasant sleep is very necessary for peace of mind.
    • If you have a Temple/ Church/ Mosque nearby, visit in the last week.
      • It gives you internal peace and boosts your confidence.
    • Take good care of your health
    • Eat grapes… They help to increase the health of ur memory.
    • Don’t let these negative emotions grow (anxiety, tension, excitement, frustration, confusion etc).
    • Wear very comfortable clothes and do not forget to carry a handkerchief.
    • It’s Better to take very light food for breakfast (Idli /vegetable sandwich (unfried), milk/fruit juice).
    • Don’t read anything new just 1 hr before exam. Better stop reading /revising 1 or 1/2 hr ahead of exam.
    • U can listen to some plain music (if possible) but not songs.
      • B’coz u’ll start recalling the lyrics inside exam.
    • Be at your BEST, forget the rest.

9.Tips from experts:

  • It is observed that, on an average 80% of the time, energy of students during coaching is wasted by 4 anarthas – Anger, Pride, Envy, Lust and other negative emotions like fear, depression, anxiety, daydreaming.
    • So, cut the anarthas, with the scissor of HOLY NAME – Practice Mantra Meditation.
  • The GIGO principle.
    • Garbage IN Garbage OUT
    • Good IN Good OUT
      • So fill your mind with positive thoughts and surround yourself with positive surroundings. T
  • yuktaharaviharasya
  • yuktacestasya karmasu
  • yuktasvapnavabodhasya
  • yogo bhavati duhkhaha BG 6.17
Translation : He who is temperate(regulated) in his habits of eating, sleeping, working and recreation can mitigate all material pains by practicing the yoga system. In our context, material pains =failure, yoga (karma yoga) = preparation.
  • Have constant faith in GOD,
    • If he solves your problems, you will have faith in his abilities, but if he doesn’t solve your problem, it means he has faith in your abilities.
  • Enjoy every walk of life.
    • Learn to love the Journey, not just the Destination.
  • Keep smiling, Stay Positive.
    • Never give place for negative thoughts in last month preparation.
  • Some things in life, happen for your good which may take time to show up.
    • Try to get the best out of every situation.
    • Things turn out in the Best way for the people who make best of the way things turn out.
  • Those who are depressed /disappointed by their past preparation and performance – Leave it, Past no more in your hands.
    • Only thing one can change about his past is, the way one feels about it.
  • And those who fly the future, day-dreaming /worrying, Learn to live in present. Otherwise one day you must again live in Past.
    • Our Present is the only Present, present in our hands at present.
  • Work whole – heartedly, without any attachment with the Result.
  • yogasthah kuru karmani
  • sangam tyaktva dhananjaya
  • siddhyasiddhyoh samo bhutva
  • samatvam yoga ucyate BG 2.48
Translation: Be steadfast in yoga, O Arjuna. Perform your duty and abandon all attachment to success or failure. Such evenness of mind is called yoga.
  • Here yoga refers to karma-yoga DUTY. So, without any thought about the Result, stay focused on the work. And Success will be yours.
  • karmay evādhikāras te
  • mā phaleu kadācana
  • mā karmaphalahetur bhūr
  • mā te saňgo stv akarmai B. G. 2.47
Translation : You have the right to work only but never to its fruits. Let not the fruits of action be your motive, nor let your attachment be to inaction. Stay focused on your work, Success will come to you.
  • God has his own plan for u, but you may take time to realise it. Be Patient.
  • Every situation has two sides – +ve and – ve.
    • Learn to see the positive in every situation.
  • Do not neglect subtle things. They all sum up to be effect BIG.
  • Association matters a lot, choose it wisely.
    • Stay isolated rather than staying in a bad associatio
  • Yoga and Meditation(Mantra Meditation /Vedic Chanting) are great benefactors.
    • They can help you alot. May not be immediately, but definitely.
  • Learn from everyone,particular from their mistake
  • Whenever you fail, do not fail to learn the lesson.
    • So Retrospection is more important than giving exams and mock tests. Maintain error noteses as perfect as possible.
    • Remember, Failures are stepping stones for success, only when worked upon.
  • An EXAM of 6 hrs is going to judge YRS of Hardwork. So, besides M, P, C, master the Art of giving Exam.
    • Practice is the key to perfection. So, Give atleast 10 mock tests seriously while last month preparation.
  • Its ur LIFE, make it LARGE.
  • yatra yogesvarah krsno
  • yatra partho dhanurdharah
  • tatra srir vijayo bhutir
  • dhruva nitir matir mama BG18.78
Translation: Wherever there is Krsna, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality. That is my opinion. So with GOD beside your talent, work; Great victory is possible.
  1. S. Suggestions and queries are most welcome in comments section.
Wishing you a Great Success for last month preparation!
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