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Piyush B.Posted: Sun 09 August 2015

I have purchased H.C Verma for Physics, O.P. Tandon for Physical Chemistry and R.D Sharma for Maths. Now I am confused, what to do first in all the three books? I mean where should I start these books for knowing all the basics concepts. Please give me tips on using these books.

IIT JEE

Physics

09 Sep 2015 14:01

IITB Alumni, IIT JEE Score - Physics - 115/162, Mathematics - 130/162

RD Sharma has a lot of easy questions. DO NOT attempt all of them, it will be a waste of time. Do every third or every fourth problem, but you should probably buy Tata Mcgraw Hill, as it has fewer questions, but of higher difficulty. The theory in most Maths textbooks is pretty much the same. Make sure you refer to the IIT JEE syllabus, as there are things in the books which are not in the syllabus, and vice versa. HC Verma is the best book for Physics. In my opinion a student who completes only HC Verma top to bottom with each and every question solved (or at least attempted, and then looked up the solution if you fail) has a pretty good chance of getting good marks in IIT JEE Physics. Just make sure to do the 'Questions for Short answer' after everything else for each chapter, as they are often riddle-like questions, which can confuse students not very familiar with the topic. I do not know a lot about OP Tandon.

09 Sep 2015 01:16

Mathematics Tutor, 4 plus years of experience, 3rd Ranker at Ramanujan Institute of Advanced Mathematics

Hi Piyush. Sorry for late reply. See, there is nothing wrong in starting with any subject you choose. But if you are really confused, it is better you should start with the one which is most favourite subject. It may happen that you like neither of them, well in that case, the subject you "hate less" should be the choice. Although this kind of attitude makes bad impact in your study. If you keep on say that I don’t like this one, I don’t like that one, at a certain level after some time, you will surely find yourself annoyed to touch anything. But since you have to study them because of exam purpose, so you will touch the books with irritated mind and you can understand it will surely make you feel bad. And what if that effect your marks? Will you be able to digest that? No, right? So avoid hating the subjects. At least choose some topic that you feel at least interesting. Start from the extreme zero level. Study each and every definition. Your next work should be once you studied something, rewrite the construction technique on your own. This way, it will make you confident. Don’t look at your watch, take your time, gradually your mind will direct you to finish the part with in time. Time management will come later. For the books you have purchased, they are excellent. Since I am a Maths instructor, so I will tell you about Maths. For the other subjects you will require to ask some other experts. Choose a particular chapter that you found interesting during your first time learning in school days. There should be plenty of such. Once selected, you must start from the basic formula and each and every definition. After that, immediately take your pen and paper and start writing the notes. Don’t write in details. Just brief and to the point self made notes. Then solve problems. As many as you can. Remember, the more problem you can solve ON YOUR OWN without any help from others or other source materials, the more you are learning and your confidence level will boost up. If you need to know more, please feel free to ask. With regards, AnjanHi Piyush. Sorry for late reply. See, there is nothing wrong in starting with any subject you choose. But if you are really confused, it is better you should start with the one which is most favourite subject. It may happen that you like neither of them, well in that case, the subject you "hate less" should be the choice. Although this kind of attitude makes bad impact in your study. If you keep on say that I don’t like this one, I don’t like that one, at a certain level after some time, you will surely find yourself annoyed to touch anything. But since you have to study them because of exam purpose, so you will touch the books with irritated mind and you can understand it will surely make you feel bad. And what if that effect your marks? Will you be able to digest that? No, right? So avoid hating the subjects. At least choose some topic that you feel at least interesting. Start from the extreme zero level. Study each and every definition. Your next work should be once you studied something, rewrite the construction technique on your own. This way, it will make you confident. Don’t look at your watch, take your time, gradually your mind will direct you to finish the part with in time. Time management will come later. For the books you have purchased, they are excellent. Since I am a Maths instructor, so I will tell you about Maths. For the other subjects you will require to ask some other experts. Choose a particular chapter that you found interesting during your first time learning in school days. There should be plenty of such. Once selected, you must start from the basic formula and each and every definition. After that, immediately take your pen and paper and start writing the notes. Don’t write in details. Just brief and to the point self made notes. Then solve problems. As many as you can. Remember, the more problem you can solve ON YOUR OWN without any help from others or other source materials, the more you are learning and your confidence level will boost up. If you need to know more, please feel free to ask. With regards, Anjan

02 Sep 2015 01:02

Expert Chemistry faculty.Produced Best Result IIT JEE All india -04 rank

Dear Piyush, To give you an idea of preparation of Maths for IIT JEE irrespective of which books you buy, one should start with the topics that you are somewhat familiar with your previous studies. Set Theory and relations is a good one to start with. Then you can move to trigonometry, another one of the topics which is covered partially in 9th and 10th. Then choosing topics of Algebra like quadratic equations, sequence and series will be a wise choice. The main idea behind choosing any topic is that it should give you confidence towards your path of preparation. Once your confidence is in place it hardly matters which topic you choose, you will enjoy your studies. The sequence of topics mentioned in NCERT books for 11th and 12th is a good one to follow. Best wishes! Regards, Akash Gautama

01 Sep 2015 19:24

I would suggest that you fix a timetable and study all the three subjects simultaneously. Set some time each day for all the three subjects and go chapter by chapter according to IIT-JEE syllabus. I find it more efficient to study all the three subjects according to a timetable each day so that you are in contact with all three of them. Regards.

01 Sep 2015 13:01

Chemistry tutor with 8 years of teaching experience for Boards, and Competitive Exams

Dear Piyush Bohra,

O.P. Tandon (authored by A. S. Singh and O. P. Tandon) for Physical Chemistry is a very good book for IIT-JEE preparation, as the book covers the entire Physical Chemistry syllabus including Basic Principles, Radioactivity and Nuclear Transformation, States of Matter, Solutions (General and Colligative Properties), The Colloidal State Chemical, Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Ionic Equilibrium, Oxidation and Reduction (Redox Reactions), Electrochemistry, Adsorption and Catalysis ,Volumetric Analysis, Stoichiometry (Chemical Formulae and Equations). You can start this book from the very first chapter basic principles of Chemistry and follow the order which I mentioned above. For Organic Chemistry Morrison / Boyd is a very good for the IIT-JEE preparation. For Inorganic Chemistry O.P. Tandon is a very good for the IIT-JEE preparation.

Thanks & regards

Sathish

Dear Piyush,

First make a chapters’ list in each subject. First XI class chapters and then XII class chapters. For example, in Maths you can start with Algebra part (quadratic, series, complex no., binomial theorem, permutation and combination), then trigonometry, then co-ordinate. For XII class differential calculus, integral calculus, and then remaining topics. Then fix number of days for each chapter (divide the total no. of days you have). You can also keep first easy topics in your list. Now start with the first topic with your reference book. First read and understand the complete theory of that chapter and prepare concept notes and formulae list of that chapter. Then start doing problem on that chapter. Remember each chapter requires some knowledge of other chapters also. Then you can left that question for time being with marking some notes on that question, so that in future you can again attempt that problem. Try to complete each chapter as per your schedule. All the best for your preparations.

Feel free to reach out for any other assistance.

Regards,

Vinay Sogani

17 Aug 2015 03:01

Aerospace Engineer with 4+ years of teaching experience

Hi,

To know the basics of Maths, Physics and Chemistry, I would suggest you to read CBSE text books and solve the problems given there. When you are clear with the basic concepts of the subjects and then you can solve H.C. Verma, Tandon and R.D. Sharma. These books should be able to give you more insights in different kinds of problems that may come in the exam. But these books are helpful only if you are familiar with the subjects.

Yours,

Aditya

For Maths RD Sharma is of no great use. Better get Dr. KC Sinha's Maths available on Flipkart. You should also purchase Disha's DPP's for PCM for self practice.

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