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Preparing for BITSAT in less than 6 months...
: Be thorough with your NCERT chemistry textbooks, be as perfect as you
can with them. Research on the tiny details in inorganic chemistry as
the questions obviously try to pick you on your knowledge of that part
of the text that is less frequented.
The questions asked in Physical
chemistry are of the textbook level and so are the questions asked under
the organics section. Do the extra content given in the BITSAT syllabus. Stuff like dyes, petrochemicals might help you in scoring
high. Especially stereochemistry and configurations (I had 3-4 of the
questions on these topics). Questions on biomolecules, CEL, Polymers are
asked frequently. You might hate inorganic chemistry like I did, but
you can’t avoid the fact that it is real scoring once you put in regular
efforts. Play cool at organics, I repeat. The questions are not
difficult. Others don’t and they loose out. Use that to your benefit.
No pain, no gain. Chemistry if done well can change your fortunes. It
always used to be a scorer for me.
Nothing can beat practice and we all know that. Try to attempt the easy
questions on the test first. It is a very scoring strategy. Start
revising XIth math content as soon as possible. Trigonometry, Cartesian
geometry formulae can be easily forgotten. Hence, I beg of you to revise
them from time to time. Knowing the general equations of anything and
everything helps. Don't stick to formal solving. Use your brains and
experience to squeeze the answer out of the question. Numerical substitution, trial and error methods work best in mathematics. Know the
answers to common questions at the tip of your fingers. But always
know how to obtain them too, for questions on BITSAT appear to be easy
but are actually deceptive. Deceptively simple. When it comes to
integration, try stuff like differentiating the options to get to the
question as a back-up. As I didn’t have much practice, this was my
weakest section overall. But such techniques saved my life.
Get your basics perfect. Yes, perfect. Also, your formulae. There is
not much I can say besides that when it comes to Physics because almost
any sort of question can be asked in this section. Do go through NCERT
texts once in your lifetime. These books are gems. And obviously,
practice. I remember answering almost all of the questions in Physics on
the test. Not many numerical questions, because of the time-frame hence
you have to work out on the tricky conceptual questions. Use
dimensional analysis and your common-sense to the maximum and also know
where to stop using it.
English & Logical reasoning : Stuff that people tend
to neglect the most and hence, suffer the most. One can’t pick up these
skills in a day or two, sorry. So a lifetime of dedication might come in
handy here. Higher secondary level English, please be good at it. There
are some difficult vocabulary questions thrown in which you can’t deal
with unless you are a voracious reader. Do regular practice on logical
reasoning a few days before the test. Referring to the Arihant/MTG books
on BITSAT should give you a clear idea on these topics.
While test taking, DON'T Guess too much. ANSWER WHAT YOU KNOW. Leave
what you do not know royally. Be confident and go for what you know.
NEGATIVES KILL (remember deceptively simple?). Remember that. Don't even think of extra 12 questions, I say. If there was one thing that saved my life at the end of the, it was this small tip. Preferred order of answering to maximize marks : E&L>>C>>P>>M
Also, remember that this might not guarantee you success. Nothing
besides efforts and sharpening brains can. Hope you know your plus
points, limitations and goals. Dream, but only with firm feet. It might not always work. Start now. I'm not
kidding. BITSAT isn't difficult if you know what to do. You might also like -BITSAT Question Pattern and Strategy
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