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Saturday, February 10, 2018


CBSE class XII board examinations will be starting pretty soon and the PHYSICS paper will be held on March 7, 2018, just a day after English exam. Hence this year students will be getting very less time for revision then.

So in this special series designed to help you to prepare and score better in the Examinations, we are taking up the topic "How to prepare for Physics paper".

Students often get stressed about learning derivations and what to write, how much to write  in a given question. The problem gets aggravated because of so called preparation books which almost write complete chapter as suggested answers. To help you I am giving some suggestions based on my experiences.

 Know the Pattern

All of you must have appeared for half yearly and pre-board examinations and most likely you are now aware of the pattern of the paper. To just be sure check the blue print and latest sample paper first. You can check them here

Identify all the derivations and devices 

Just by looking down the syllabus and NCERT books first identify all the derivations and devices (like moving coil galvanometer, cyclotron, transistor as  amplifier,etc ) whose working you need to remember. Just make notes of these topics making sure that you write only that much which is sufficient and can be written within the given time.To help you in how much to write just look at the marking schemes provided on CBSE website where each and every required details are listed out. You can  check the suggested marking schemes of previous year papers here.
This will give you tremendous confidence.

Don't write extra

Because of preparing and learning too much students tens to overwrite the answers giving unnecessary details and making answers lengthier and as a result fails to complete the paper. Many of my students have done this fault in past, so please don't write extra other than required.
For 1 mark: just write one word(if that's only asked) or 2-3 lines at max
For 2 marks: 3-4 lines at max
For 3 Marks- not more than half a page unless diagrams are involved.
For 5 Marks: 1 Page around but please check marking schemes to get an idea that what key points must be covered(Better to answer part wise and in points)

All diagrams must be drawn neatly and properly labelled.
For solving numericals please write the steps properly.Try to avoid shortcuts learnt for objective competitive examinations.

Go through Previous year papers

Go through at-least last three year papers as well as last year's compartment paper and try atleat one of them as mock test within time limit.

Lastly , I will advice that never start paper from Section E (5 Marks) , because students tend to write extra and devotes more time in order to have those full 5.

Good Luck!!!

Saturday, November 11, 2017


  • JEE (Advanced) 2018 will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018. 
  • The entire JEE (Advanced) 2018 Examination will be conducted in fully computer based test mode.
  • The exam consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of three hours' duration, and will be held in two sessions. 
  • IIT Kanpur is the organizing institute of JEE (Advanced) 2018.
  • Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000 (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main)-2018.
  • Detailed eligibility criterion can be seen here
  • Detailed Syllabus can be seen here
  • The most noticeable change this year is for those students who didn't got 75% aggregate score in XII board 2017 examinations. Instead of appearing in all subjects  for improvement, he/she can reappear for any number of subjects he/she wishes for improvement.  The percentage marks in this situation will be calculated by considering the marks obtained in 2017 or 2018, whichever is higher, in the respective subjects, in his/her two attempts in 2017 and 2018.  


Sunday, May 21, 2017


Well both the papers had 54 questions and maximum marks of 183. The partial marking was there this year also in multiple options correct answer type questions.

PHYSICS: Overall physics was the of medium difficulty level out of the three subjects. Paper-2 was more challenging. The new matching questions this year were easy.

CHEMISTRY: This year this should prove to be the most difficult section. Paper tested the application of concepts and scoring high in chemistry wont be easy

MATHEMATICS: It was easiest of all. Paper 1 was easier and paper 2 also was not much challenging. This should be the most scoring section this year.

Its clear that cutoff want be as low  as was in the last two years

Still need to wait for more reactions to be able to come up with an accurate prediction for this year.

Keep watching this space for  more updates.


Sunday, May 07, 2017


To check the answer key please click on the links below

Physics Analysis
Paper was overall a balanced paper with almost equal number of questions from class XI (22/45)and XII (23/45)Syllabus.The paper had questions involving rigorous calculations. 
The above chart shows the break up of marks in terms of easy, medium and difficult.
In Code A , two questions Q.No. 8 and 26 had errors and none of the given options are correct.
In Q.No. 18 two options were same and both were correct.
In Q.No. 3 the ratio asked should have been the inverse of what was actually asked.
Chemistry was less calculative and more conceptual. Some questions specially in organic were way beyond the NCERT syllabus students study. Here 29/45 were from XII and 16/45 were from XI class syllabus. In terms of easy, medium and difficult the breakup is as shown below

This was perhaps the easiest one and we expect students to score very well here. Paper was NCERT based though some questions were out of NCERT . Here 39/90 were from XII and 51/90 were from XI class syllabus.


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