JEE & NEET Aspirants Current Scenario
More than 80% of 1 crore JEE Mains, Advanced, NEET & AIIMs aspirants don’t create short notes / master notes in addition to their coaching notes. In the first 3-4 months, only 10-15 chapters come in the mock test but as time progresses, every mock exam tests student on atleast 20-25 chapters. These chapters are divided in 2 categories – ‘Existing chapters’ & ‘Old chapters’. Existing chapters are those which are currently being taught in coaching while Old chapters are the ones which coaching teachers discussed long back. Without master notes, students are not able to revise old chapters during mock exam preparation.
Impact of not creating Master Notes in JEE & NEET preparation
Attempting mock exam without revising all the old & existing chapters leads to poor scores & rank. Low performance shatters students’ confidence & he / she tends to lose interest in studies / overall preparation (Check other reasons for Low performance here). Performance in mock exam is a direct indicator that how much chances student has for getting into dream IIT / AIIMs. Hence, one should prepare really well for each & every mock exam. For that student should have Master notes for each & every chapter of PCM/B.
How to create Master Notes
The notes that you create in coaching or upon reading reference book or watching video lectures are usually the ‘LONG NOTES’. These are the first set of notes that you create while studying theory of the chapter. MASTER NOTES are the second set of notes that you create so that you can regain understanding of entire chapter in just 30 mins to 1 hr during mock exam preparation. The strategy to create master notes is as follows:
Step 1: Read 1 page of long notes
Step 2: Now close the notebook and:
- Visualize what you understood in that page
- Ask question from yourself.
- For example : If you read about friction. Ask ‘What is Friction’, ‘Why friction is important’, ‘Where is friction used in questions’, ‘How friction interacts with other forces’, ‘How friction acts on different surfaces / planes / objects
- Come up with your own examples
- For example: Friction is applied when cars move on roads, airplanes land etc
Step 3: Summarize understanding of the page in 1/4th of the page in different notebook / A4 sheet.
- Put important theory points, formulae, proofs, derivations etc
Revise these MASTER NOTES every sunday to go through the topics taught in that week. Once these notes are ready, create a strategy to prepare for mock exams very thoroughly. If you need help on this aspect, set a free 30 min call with Rohit Kakkar (AIR 1299, IIT Kanpur Alumnus) by clicking Here.
Reading strategy is one thing while applying it in practical life is another thing. Rohit has mastery in helping students’ apply these strategies in their IIT JEE & NEET preparation. So feel free to get in touch with him if you want to significantly increase your chances of getting into dream IIT / AIIMs.