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Help me become a mathematician!

Hello everyone, I completed my +2 this year and preparing for NEST exam (for NISER). First I thought of pursuing medicine (not because of passion but everyone did so I too) but now I realize my love for maths. So now I have no other option than this exam. But i have no idea how to prepare. I would be glad if u give me some suggestions regarding study plans and books. Currently I'm preparing JEE syllabus... So please may be your help may make my name come in ur children's textbooks in the future :)

The exam is on 28th may, so answer me fast even if u don't know at least share, so someone else can help me please.

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4 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Abhinav Saxena is there any entrance exam for phd in DU Ashley Shamidha · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashley Shamidha Yes there is. But that requires you to have M.Phil first. Abhinav Saxena · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Abhinav Saxena Sorry I typed phd instead of msc Ashley Shamidha · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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How was the test? @Ashley Shamidha Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das It's tougher than aiims and jipmer. I did almost good. But can't say whether I would get seat or not. Ashley Shamidha · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashley Shamidha You are talking about NISER Bhubaneswar right? Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das Yes Ashley Shamidha · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashley Shamidha Cool. What a coincidence that I am also a NISER aspirant. Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das Did u write NEST? Ashley Shamidha · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashley Shamidha I'll write it in 2019. Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashley Shamidha Of course not. I prepare every year though. Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay please Ashley Shamidha · 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Ashley Shamidha I am flattered you mentioned me!

I did not know about the NEST exam. But now it sounds good. Did you apply for the CMI and the ISI entrances? How is JEE Advanced coming along? I guess some of the IITs teach mathematics too. I do not have a lot of preparation advice, but @Sandeep Bharadwaj has some.

Given the tragic way math is taught today ( have you read Lockhart's lament? ), I would be more than happy to support a true enthusiast of math who writes a textbook. I am glad that you're choosing Mathematics over medicine, I did the same. I admire that you learnt to prioritize your academic interests over the huge hype for engg/medicine.

I reshared the note on Brilliant and also on twitter. I hope that helps a bit Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay Did u clear JEE advanced? Which college u have selected? Ashley Shamidha · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashley Shamidha Lol. I'm a tenth grader. Allow me clear boards first, haha. Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das Could you do me a favor please... I deleted my old account. This is new and I'm viewing the brilliant app. Do u know how should I change the profile picture and place. I can edit status etc but I couldn't do this. Ashley Shamidha · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashley Shamidha Hmm. You must ask @Calvin Lin Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das Oh.. ok all the best for ur boards! Ashley Shamidha · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashley Shamidha Thanks :) I live in Bhubaneswar. If you get a seat, come and visit me someday. Hope you become a great Mathematician. Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das Sure.. Thank you 😊😊 Ashley Shamidha · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay First of all thank u for your help. I don't have anyone to guide me. I don't know about cmi and is before. But now their applications are closed. Even the JAM exam for doing bsc in iit is over. I wanted to study in iisc, so I prepared hard for neet ( cause a 60% in neet gets u into iisc) but to get admission there I should have applied in April itself. I lost all my chances. Even a failure in those exams would be much better than not attempting it all. I feel so bad. Do I still have a chance to study there? Ashley Shamidha · 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Ashley Shamidha NEST questions are pretty good, enriched in deep concepts outlining the basic contours of 12 th and 11 th basic sciences. Give much emphasis on calculus part, specially to the functional analysis part, and most of it is like the JEE paper. Perhaps applying in the govt colleges for general sciences will be a good choice in pursuing your interest. Dipanjan Chowdhury · 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Dipanjan Chowdhury Thank u Ashley Shamidha · 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Ashley Shamidha I wish I could tell you but I do not really know this very well.

I did not know that NEET lets you get into IISc. That's great. Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Ashley Shamidha IIT Jam is for Msc and PhD at IIT's and IISc. You'll be able to pursue graduate studies after you complete your bsc from somewhere. You might want to have DU as a backup option. But only as a backup option. Let me know if you have any queries regarding DU. Abhinav Saxena · 4 months, 1 week ago

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