Its been a really long time since I've been active on Brilliant (about 8 or 9 months). Recently, I reached 2700 followers (I had around 1500 or so when I became inactive). And since I really wont get time to post more problems and stuff, I figured it is best to post a note to all my followers who are giving the: drum roll

$\text{Joint Entrance Examination - Mains and Advanced 2015}$

or any Entrance Exam in general :P

In this 'long' note, Ill be giving a few general tips and tricks regarding these exams. And since I cant possibly know all the tips, Ill be inviting some of my dear friends, who have already given this 'nerve wracking' exam, to help me out, and are currently studying with me here in IIT Bombay.

But first, Ill share with you, my experience of being in one of the institutes that many of you are competing to be in.. So that you know why you are studying so hard for it (Honestly, Im not bragging :P)

$\text{IIT Bombay}$ Ill start with my first day here. I was overwhelmed. I was nervous. I felt like I was in a completely different environment. I felt that I had achieved something, and that I wont have to study anymore. But will I be able to live in a hostel for 4 years? How will the seniors be like? Will they bully or rag us?

These questions came up in my mind everyday. But, after a few days, these questions had been answered.

The seniors were awesome, literally, awesome. They will take a hit on you now and then, but it is so mild that even you would feel comfortable. In fact, these casual interactions with the seniors help reduce the awkwardness while talking to them. You feel more comfortable chatting with them.

And about the hostel life. It feels awkward to talk to your wing-mates room-mates for the first weeks, but then, the way you will laugh and chat with them will amaze you. Doing random stuff and taking a video of it. Going to the mess and lectures together. Playing cards all night.

After a month, you feel that this is the best as life could get.

But,
After about 2 months, the quizzes' and the examinations' schedules arrive. And you realize something else about the life in IIT. Its also important to study.

Trust me, if you dont maintain your scores, you wont be able to enjoy the infinite amount of other activities in IIT.

And in contrast to this, don't just study all day. Enjoy what you like. Follow your hobbies that you gave up during your JEE preparation.

If you maintain a balance between studies and enjoyment (of course, enjoyment being more than studies :P), you will get the most out of IIT.

That is all the experience Im going to share, so as to not spoil everything for you.
Now onto the tips :D

$\text{TIPS FOR JEE}$

• Study as much as possible, but no further. Hours dont matter. The concentration with which you study ultimately determines how much you studied that day.
Eg. Studying with full concentration for an hour is more effective than just sitting and blankly looking at the book for 4 hours.

• Take breaks in between. It helps refresh your mind. Stretch your legs, wash your face, and walk around a bit, then get back to the book.

• Stay active physically. It has a tremendous effect on the mind.

• Study from as few books as possible, which are recommended by your professors. Buying and studying from a lot of reference books doesn't make you a genius, believe me.

• Study with a time-table. It may seem childish. Yours friends may tease you for it, but, its super important to learn to manage time and do stuff accordingly. This is one thing I didnt do during my preparation and I payed for it.

• Dont study anything for at least 2 days before JEE. Listen to music, Talk with your parents.

• During the exam, Keep Calm. I cant stress on this point enough. Its the one thing that can destroy all your hard work and effort in a flash.

• Learn to leave problems that you cant solve. Its not a bad thing at all. In fact, Ive seen people who attempt each and every problem, and then regret it with their poor ranks.

• Read the questions carefully first. Have a look at the marking scheme. Circle the problems that you feel that you may be able to solve, and attempt those first.

• Have a good night's sleep before the exam (at least 7-8 hours).

• Take your parents' blessings. They are the ones who made it possible to even attempt JEE.

• And most importantly, $\text{BELIEVE IN YOURSELF}$ If you dont feel confident, stand in front of a mirror and say you are confident. There is no success without motivation.

Anyways, these were some tips that worked for me, or that I feel I should have followed during my JEE preparation.

I get a lot of messages asking me for some tips regarding JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. So, I hope all your questions were answered.

If you want to ask me any other questions, feel free to message me on Facebook (And no, this is not a way to increase my number of friends :P).

Anyways, I hope you liked the post. Feel free to comment below and maybe add some tips that work for you.

Thanks a lot for reading! :D

Note by Anish Puthuraya
5 years, 1 month ago

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

• Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
• Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
• Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold
- bulleted- list
• bulleted
• list
1. numbered2. list
1. numbered
2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link](https://brilliant.org)example link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in $$ ... $$ or $ ... $ to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 $2 \times 3$
2^{34} $2^{34}$
a_{i-1} $a_{i-1}$
\frac{2}{3} $\frac{2}{3}$
\sqrt{2} $\sqrt{2}$
\sum_{i=1}^3 $\sum_{i=1}^3$
\sin \theta $\sin \theta$
\boxed{123} $\boxed{123}$

Sort by:

And just for further embarrassing myself with another publicity act :P, here is a link to my YouTube channel, where I had uploaded around 50 to 60 videos on Physics, Maths, and Chemistry.

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Amazing note $\ddot\smile$!

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Hi Anish ! Your Warm Welcome On Returning Back To brilliant .! I'am Really Happy for that !

Have You continued Practising Your Interest Guitar in IIT Bombay ?

And Truly Speaking , I Respect You Very much . All Guys Like You , Sudeep , Jatin , Karthik , Aveneil are awesome ! And Thank's For taking such time To write Valuable Tips for us. I appreciate for that.
It Really Helpfull and Very Inspiring for us . You Give me Greed For Going In IIT Bombay . Yes I know I have To work Hard for it . So I will Try My best To meet All of You and other Brilliant guy's.

I Just want to ask you about the " Revision Tip's " . It will be great if you put some light on this.

How should I Managed Theory and Question Practice Time? what should be weight-age ?.
And I also Tell You My situation , actually this year will be My Second attempt of JEE . So You Know I have read theory 2 times . So I doesn't feel so good when I read Theory Part again-again. When I studying Theory of Math's and Physics, then It just finished very Early , Since I didn't understand what and How Should Study It.

So As of Now what Time weight-age should I give to Advance and JEE ? Should I focus on practice more Question , or should I Focus On My theory Notes. ?

Thanks Anish ! It will be great Help !

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Yes It is Good Point Deepanshu ! I'am also facing same situation .

@Anish Puthuraya @Sudeep Salgia @Karthik Kannan will you guy's please tell us something about revision's tip's .

- 5 years, 1 month ago

This note makes me feel nostalgic. Reminds me of the time when we used to discuss about all this stuff on Brilliant.

- 5 years, 1 month ago

True :)

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Ya it is difficult to believe that we shall be completing two semesters here in just a few months.

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Thanks Anish , this note has made me even more fired up for JEE !!!

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Listen to "Lose Yourself" by Eminem right before any major paper! Very Motivating! :P

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Rap God

- 4 years, 6 months ago

Well written piece. Every word is true. This is difficult to find what you missed out. Being a senior, I cannot stop myself from mentioning that personal hygiene is very important. Be it pedicure, manicure, hair... and of course healthy nutritious food. Try being pure in thoughts and actions. What is there that you cannot achieve, my boy.

- 5 years, 1 month ago

A really nice article to motivate us ty@Anish Puthuraya

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Anytime :D

- 5 years, 1 month ago

What's you favorite topic in math?

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Integral Calculus

- 5 years, 1 month ago

@Avineil Jain @Sudeep Salgia @Meet Udeshi @Karthik Kannan Anything to add, guys?

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Junta ko infi fundae de raha hai. Hmm.

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Tu bhi de diyo

- 5 years, 1 month ago

not hindi

- 5 years, 1 month ago

@U Z It was just a joke I shared with Anish. Nothing related to the note as such.

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Could you suggest some books for Advanced Maths and physics for IIT syllabus.

- 5 years, 1 month ago

@Anish Puthuraya @Sudeep Salgia - From which coaching institute did you take coaching..?

- 5 years, 1 month ago

I am all fired up after reading this!! ( although I have to give IIT exam next year)

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Thanks @Anish Puthuraya ! I used to love your notes and problems... Hoping to join you there ;)

- 4 years, 12 months ago

HI Genius ! I have heard a lot about you . Best of Luck :)

- 4 years, 12 months ago

Heard a lot about me! Wow I'm flattered! thanks, and best of luck to you too... PS-I'd say I'm not bad FIFA 14 too:P

- 4 years, 12 months ago

Ok . If it's ok with you , let's meet up after JEE and have a match .

- 4 years, 12 months ago

Haha yeah sure

- 4 years, 12 months ago

Hey...thanks for these tips ... So basically my Jee mains was bad ...not too bad but with such a score I don't really want to continue for advanced...I want to focus more for bits...any idea where I can get a good test series and study material...and which coaching centre is good for online tests...

- 4 years, 11 months ago

Hey, don't worry if your Mains went bad. It happens to the best of us, and it happened to me. Could you let me know what your score was? And do you know the date for JEE-Advanced and BITSAT?

And as for good study material, I would suggest you to search and download them from scribd.com. It has a LOT of different materials from different coaching centers. Or if you like, I can share with you, my own set of Study material and Test series that I collected during my JEE times.

- 4 years, 11 months ago

hey ...sorry didnt see your reply here so i think i posted this somewhere else too..please ignore that :) my BITSAT date is 27th may... like i said i dont want to continue for advanced as the chances are slim even if i put 200% of my effort.. i will check out sribd...ive been there before but didnt know it was good for study material...thanks for that i would appreciate any other help you can give me regarding test papers and stuff...let me know if you need my email id or anything.. thank you.. :)

- 4 years, 11 months ago

Yeah, just give me your email id, and Ill share the google drive folder there. Its pretty huge (350 Mb), so I hope you have good internet speed :P

- 4 years, 11 months ago

Really in need of some good and challenging test series for JEE Advanced. please share it with us.

- 4 years, 10 months ago

@Anish Puthuraya

Thanks!

- 4 years, 10 months ago

- 4 years, 10 months ago

can you share the folder with me also.i will be very thankfull to you.id: apurv4166@gmail.com Anish Puthuraya

- 4 years, 6 months ago

Prashantpranjal28@gmail.com me too

- 4 years, 5 months ago

Hello! I'm giving the JEE 2016... could I have the study material too? Thanks.

- 4 years, 10 months ago

Of course.. Give me your e-mail id and Ill send you the link to the drive folder.

- 4 years, 10 months ago

Here you go. Sorry for the late reply. Hope I haven't lost my chance. sharat.ss.sachin@gmail.com Thanks in advance.

- 4 years, 6 months ago

Sorry to bother, but can I have them too please?Thankyou and congrats!

- 4 years, 6 months ago

- 4 years, 6 months ago

Wow! Thanks for sharing!

- 4 years, 6 months ago

Can you please sent me too? My e-mail ID is anandhuraj2222@gmail.com

- 4 years, 6 months ago

Thank you for sharing these things. I'm preparing for JEE-2017. I never got in contact with a guy who's really experienced being at IITs. I've sent you a request on Facebook. I'll be glad if you be my advisor on the track of preparation for IIT.

- 4 years, 9 months ago

I can actually copy-paste the same post, without changing a thing!! (Except the part where you brag about your followers of course) :P

- 3 years, 10 months ago

haha, Its now almost 3200 :P

- 3 years, 10 months ago

@Anish Puthuraya Craxx . @Tanya Gupta macha rahi hai. Senti post daalegi ab :P

- 3 years, 10 months ago

Senti mujhse na ho paayega. XD And you should write one yourself too :p

- 3 years, 9 months ago

Senti, me? Humse Na hi ho payega. And what should I write about? Mid-life crisis? 2 years down. Only 2 to go. :'( Mat yaad dila. :P

- 3 years, 9 months ago

Awwwwww :P :'(

- 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for the notifications guys :P

- 3 years, 9 months ago

You are most welcome bro. And haan there you go, one more. :P its all about sending a notification :P Midsem RG feels :P

- 3 years, 9 months ago

bhaiya ...i am in appearing in class 12 this year...should i take dummy this year as my school is not at all good, most of the time there is not at all any teaching....what should i do???

- 5 years, 1 month ago