On the night of October 18, Monday, the Central Board of Secondary Education announced the dates for the Class 10th and Class 12th term-1 boards examination. Earlier this year, CBSE released a circular that the board would conduct the final examinations for Class 10th and 12th in two terms.

According to this circular, term-1 will occur in November- December and Term-2 will be held in March-April of 2022.

The Term-1 exams for Class 10th will take place from November 30 till December 11 while for class 12th, term 1 exams will begin from December 1, 2021 till December 22, 2021.

The syllabus for this term’s exam will consist of only 50% of the whole academic material, which would be asked in the form of multiple-choice questions- MCQs in 90 minutes. Therefore, the rest of 50% will be taken in the format of subjective- short and long type answers that students will have to attempt in 120 mins/ 2 hours. Second will also consist of practical/lab exam questions.

You can also find the link to the CBSE Term 1 date sheet below:
For Class 10th-

For Class 12th-

Class 10th date sheet

Date, Day & Time Subject Code Subject Name
Tuesday, 30 Nov, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 087 Social Sceince
Thursday, 02 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 086 Sceince
Friday, 03 Dec,2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 064 Home Sceince
Saturday, 04 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 041
Mathematic Standard
Mathematic Basic
Wednesday, 08 Dec,2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 165 Computer Application
Thursday, 09 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 002
Hindi Course A
Hindi Course B
Saturday, 11 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 184 English
(Language + Literature)

Class 12th date sheet

Date, Day & Time Subject Code Subject Name
Wednesday, 01 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 039 Sociology
Friday, 03 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 301 English Core
Monday, 06 Dec,2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 041 Mathematics
Tuesday, 07 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 048 Physical Education
Wednesday, 08 Dec,2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 054 Business Studies
Thursday, 09 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 029 Geography
Friday, 10 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 042 Physics
Saturday, 11 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 037 Psychology
Monday, 13 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 055 Accountancy
Tuesday, 14 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 043 Chemistry
Wednesday, 15 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 030 Economics
Thursday, 16 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 002
Hindi Elective
Hindi Core
Friday, 17 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 028 Political Science
Saturday, 18 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 044 Biology
Monday, 20 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 027 History
Tuesday, 21 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 065
Informatics Practical
Computer Science
Wednesday, 22 Dec, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00PM 064 Home Science

How to Stay Away from Distractions while Preparing for IIT-JEE

How to Stay Away from Distractions while Preparing for IIT-JEE

By Vaishali Thapa, 13th July, 2021

One of the difficult things for students while preparing for IIT-JEE is sitting in one place without getting distracted, which doesn't seem like an actual issue in the initial days of preparation when you are all pumped up about cracking IIT-JEE and getting into the college of your dreams. But gradually, as time passes by and following a strict timetable over and over becomes monotonous, many aspirants lose their interest and tend to deviate from their goals, which makes learning and retaining difficult, hence causing fluctuations in building concentration.

It has been witnessed that over the years, technology has played both friend and foe. And nowadays, it has become a daily exercise for students to get engaged with gadgets, social media, and the internet, in general, to gather information, broaden their knowledge spectrum, and bring out the best of themselves, be it for academics or leisurely activities. So vaguely concluding that smartphones have been proven to be extremely handy and a source of diversion won't be wrong.
It is a healthy practice to socialize and stay updated about your friends & family or the world in general. But you must keep in mind that scrolling through social media apps and wasting time doing things that don't benefit your mental and physical health is a futile exercise. These may help you refresh yourself for a while but won't help you attain your goal of getting into an IIT.

Many young aspirants study hard and prepare for a year, but only a few fly off with vibrant colors of victory in the end. With proper guidance & appropriate measures,
Below mentioned points can be kept in mind to keep the unnecessary distractions at bay and stay focussed on your goal of getting into an IIT:

Use pen and paper for making notes

Please do not use your laptops, tablets, or smartphones when it comes to note-making. It has two significant reasons- First, writing down on paper using a pen adds to your muscle memory and helps in better memory retention. Second, when you use pen and paper, you can keep yourself away from notifications(from your smartphones) & other distractions by default.

Find the perfect study spot

When you plan to study for more extended periods, the most important thing you must look for is a spot with proper natural or artificial lighting and comfortable seating, which allows you to concentrate on your studies well. Even a small nook where you get minimum disturbance from your surroundings will work.

Keep your gadgets away

A practice that you must AVOID is CHECKING your mobile phone first thing in the morning. Doing this when you wake up demotivates the set agenda for the day. It also keeps you distracted throughout the day and takes away your attention from important things like your set routine, studies, etc.

Set a goal and work on it accordingly

Once you make up your mind to study, your next primary target must be to set short-term achievable goals. These goals could be related to any subjects you're studying, but there should be defined time limits to them. Having a specified time limit helps you achieve your set target and increases your exam preparation pace.

Be flexible and Do smart work

It would help to make changes to your study timetable from time to time because following the same study pattern every day reduces the concentration span. For example, you can shuffle subjects day & time-wise on a weekly basis. Also, you need to have a flexible timetable to adjust for the time you couldn't study to get to your set daily goal so that you don't miss the long-term goal of completing the syllabus on time.

Take breaks and find interesting hobbies

Breaks are necessary, especially when you're training your brain to prepare for an examination like IIT-JEE. Therefore, it becomes imperative to keep in mind to follow strict duration for the breaks as well. Try not to indulge yourself in social media because endless scrolling might seem like a stress buster or fun, but it eats up large chunks of your time, making your break inefficient. Instead, one should replace it with hobbies such as playing chess, doing workouts, painting, sketching, or even taking short naps to rest your eyes & brain. These activities expand the brain's creative side, promoting out-of-the-box thinking and enhancing critical thinking, which is highly beneficial for exams like JEE.

A little JEE insight-

The Joint Entrance Examination or JEE is an engineering entrance examination conducted by NTA. JEE is the most sought-after examination in India and is one of the toughest examinations to crack worldwide. This examination is to take admission into India's elite government & semi-government engineering colleges. This exam is conducted in two stages: JEE Main and JEE Advanced, in which more than 12 lacs students appear each year, with less than 2% making it to the IITs.

Lastly, avoiding distractions is easier said than done, but when your GOAL is to qualify for exams like IIT-JEE, you must keep all of those things at a fair distance that put hurdles in your preparation journey. The path to SUCCESS isn't easy, but when you use appropriate strategies to move forward on it at the right time, IMPOSSIBLE becomes I'M POSSIBLE.

How to Prepare for Physics NEET- 2021

How to Prepare for Physics NEET- 2021

By Vaishali Thapa, 13th July, 2021

“PHYSICS” is the subject that gives nightmares to many of the NEET aspirants, given that the subject has numericals, calculations, and a lot of Mathematics. Moreover, students seeking to have a medical career often don't opt for Mathematics along with Biology, which makes this subject even more difficult for them. Thus, NEET Physics is indeed the most challenging one to prepare for them. But once you start to get the hold of the basics of the concepts with proper reasoning, relevant derivations, and formulae, you will find that it is nothing to be feared of. Scoring well in Physics for NEET 2021 then becomes a cakewalk for the students.

NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts NEET examination for admission to India's best and esteemed MBBS colleges. The examination pattern includes questions from subjects- Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany, that make up 180 questions, 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry, 90 questions from Biology (and Botany).

Students often think that a fair amount of self-study with constant practice will help them get qualifying marks, which is not bad at all to work with. But in today's time of fierce and cut-throat competition, when everyone is preparing as hard, you must work SMARTLY too. So, getting good marks in Physics is very achievable, for which you need proper commitment towards the subject which comes only with regular practice and proper determination.

Following are few tips that are tried and tested by the Physics toppers themselves, which could be useful for you as well-

Tip #1: Read the subject

Analyzing thoroughly and prioritizing the subject is one of the most crucial steps you should follow before preparing. NEET Physics has two parts, for both 11th and 12th class, comprising 29 chapters.

Whereas it is of utmost importance to cover and thoroughly practice every topic from the Physics NEET syllabus, the following is the list of the topics on which you can impart more attention.

Essential topics with heavy weightage in the exam:

  1. Mechanics
  2. Modern physics
  3. Electrodynamics
  4. Heat and thermodynamics
  5. Optics
  6. Waves
  7. Simple harmonic motion
  8. Electronic devices
  9. Gravitation
  10. Kinematics

Tip #2: Follow a realistic timetable

Studying is important, but studying with a routine while following a proper and realistic timetable with short-term goals is a step toward effective learning. Preparation for Physics NEET 2021 will take a considerable amount of your time and attention. So, devising a properly distributed time management plan will help you a lot. Things that you might need to keep in mind while preparing a time-planner are-

  • Setting of priorities
  • Primary focus on essential topics
  • Plan for breaks too
  • Try to put time for physical activities as well
  • Set out a goal and reward system, treat yourself with some relaxation time in-between
  • Plan your sleep schedule accordingly.

Tip #3: Prepare Short Notes

Once done collecting study material and books, you should instantly shift your focus to preparing your own hand-made notes. You can watch multiple online videos, attend live sessions, and discussions to get your concepts clearer. Writing those clarified ideas by yourself (in shorter versions) would add to your memory better. Practicing this is a “sure shot” technique that builds strong memory and expands learning capacity. One thing to keep in mind is always to pay attention to formulae and try to grab hold of formulae derivation techniques.

Tip #4: Work with Mocks

It is the most significant step that you must follow. Solving mocks might sound less fun than the actual preparation, but NEET Toppers of previous years have shared that working with MOCK Test similar to those on ZinEdu website and prior years' question papers helped them understand the structure of Question paper better, which made their preparation even STRONGER. Of course, you can prepare extensively via numerous question discussion videos online too.

Tip #5: Live for Revisions

Lastly, revising must be done; there have been cases where the students invest themselves in practicing so much that they forget to revise on time and leave for exams with a feeling of unpreparedness. That is why revising terms, concepts, and formulae on a timely basis is always advised.

The tricks mentioned above will aid your preparations, only if you have a determined will and a non-quitting attitude. Along with it, a mentor and external aids such as coaching, online classes can be added to your preparation strategy.

Chemistry Preparation for NEET 2021

Chemistry Preparation for NEET 2021

By Vaishali Thapa, 13th July, 2021

When aiming for AIIMS, students have to pay attention to every subject. However, the priority can vary as it helps students bring focus on the subject matter individually. While preparing for NEET, many students treat Chemistry as a secondary subject and do not give it as much heed as Physics and Biology. That should not be the case, as the NEET-Chemistry section has a weightage of 25% in the examination, with 45 questions having a value of 180 marks. Therefore, not giving enough time to this section could cost you marks and affect your overall rank. With proper preparation and practice, you will realize that the subject is easier to retain and score well in exams. It neither comprises of mathematical derivations like Physics nor has lengthy terminologies to learn or diagrams to label like Biology, which makes it quite easy to score in exams.

It will be fair to say that not much time is left for NEET 2021, so it would be better if one starts revising already, in order to score well in the examination. Come in, let’s know Chemistry for NEET with a little deeper understanding.

First of all, we all need an Introduction to NEET Chemistry.

The NEET Chemistry is divided into three parts; with each part, you will have something different to study compared to the first one due to which each part will have to be tackled with a different approach. These parts are Physical, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry, where the macroscopic level of science dominates Physical Chemistry including reactions and phenomena in chemical systems in terms of the principles, practices, and concepts of Physics such as energy, force, time, thermodynamics, analytical dynamics, motion, Quantum Chemistry, statistical mechanics, and chemical equilibrium. 

In Organic Chemistry, most concepts, and terms pertain to studying the structure, composition, properties, reactions, and preparation of Carbon-linked compounds. These include hydrocarbons and all the other combinations with “n” number of different elements attached, such as Halogens, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus, Silicon, and Sulphur.

Eventually, Inorganic Chemistry involves studying the synthesis, behaviors, and understanding of inorganic and organometallic compounds, denoted by the chemical compounds that are not carbon-based.

“Approximately 36% weightage in NEET Chemistry section is dedicated to Physical and Inorganic Chemistry whereas 28% of weightage is allotted to Organic Chemistry syllabus as per previous year NEET exam trends.”

Studying every part and each topic is important, but you can set your priorities while keeping the below-mentioned topics in mind, as these have seen a regular pattern of occurrence in previous years-

Organic Chemistry- Basic principles, Biomolecules, Polymers, Organic Compounds, Hydrocarbons

Inorganic Chemistry- Periodic Properties of Elements, Coordination Compounds, Chemical Bonding, Block Elements – s, p, d & f, Hydrogen Bonding

Physical Chemistry- Mole Concept, Atomic Structure, Thermodynamics, Redox Reactions, Stoichiometry, Surface Chemistry, Equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Solutions, Nuclear Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics

NEET Chemistry Preparation Tips

Make NCERT Chemistry your Bible

We all know that the teachers have emphasized the importance of NCERT books; well, they are just RIGHT. NCERT books cover all the required topics in a detailed manner, and if you go through every aspect, then you will realize that you barely need any other book or material. Still, if you feel like you need more practice to prepare, you can always look for more questions and examples to practice from NCERT Exemplars

Understanding of Previous Year’s Question papers

The foremost step while solving questions is that you should take care going through previous year question papers and plan out the syllabus according to the pattern of questions. Mapping out the weightage of each topic and identifying the frequency of a topic that appeared in the question papers helps a lot in preparation.

Practice with Mock Tests

When preparing for the exams, one must practice their work through an extrinsic action course of preparing themselves through mock tests. These mock tests have similar patterns as the actual tests, with the same marking scheme and as close as the possible layout of the syllabus.

Grab on concepts

You need to take utmost care of reading the concepts and grasping them at a deeper level. This means that you may be required to understand the IUPAC nomenclature procedures rather than mugging up just names. So, you need to look for the compounds and learn all the synthesis procedures from the initial stages to help you gain a better understanding.

These tips will certainly ease your path towards the journey of NEET qualification. The rest of the journey depends on your strong will and unperturbed perseverance. A dedicated preparation towards your dream medical college may not be an easy one, but once you set out to achieve your goal with your fullest potential and determination, then there is no doubt that you will come out with flying colors.

How to give your best for NEET 2021

How to give your best for NEET 2021

By Vaishali Thapa, 13th July, 2021

A smart trail to success in 60 days

Ever since COVID-19 has struck, the need for doctors, nurses, and medical practitioners has been felt all across humanity. Although they have always been an important part of our society, but now they are being actively recognized as “Heroes” for the selfless duties they have been performing during these times of crises. Their courage and determination have motivated many of us and must have induced a sense of encouragement amongst many NEET aspirants. But given the present restriction-bound conditions and inability to go out and seek relevant help, many students might be pondering upon “How would I be able to score well this time? From where to get my doubts cleared?” or could just be worrying that they couldn't study well enough to get into their dream college. Well, don't worry, we got it all covered, we know time is running out, and you must be thinking that “We are doomed,” but chill, we are here for you. We've got this, and we will sail you through these testing times.

Now, coming to NEET, National Eligibility Test cum Entrance Test is conducted once a year by the Ministry of Education, India. The examination paper has 180 questions, having 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology. Each correct answer receives four (4) marks, and each incorrect response gets (-1) negative marking. The duration of the exam is 3 hours (180mins), and the maximum marks are 720.

Students who attain qualifying marks become eligible for admission to one of India's best government-recognized Medical colleges offering MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). The exam carried out is certainly not a piece of cake and is one of the most sought-after entrance examinations in India. Although it has been the case many times that a balanced combination of hard work and smart work have done miracles and have helped the aspirants score well smoothly.

Since we are focusing on a 60-day pre-examination preparation, the aspirants must religiously adhere to the mentioned guidelines to qualify for NEET 2021. This period of 2 months is a game-changer to get a rank pull and be a step closer to your goal.

Make a study schedule and adhere to it

Now, it is often said that making a study schedule is crucial but does it help? The answer is “yes,” it does. Making a schedule helps with planning everything as needed. It allows one to distribute the time accordingly and give proper emphasis on all the subjects. On the other hand, some aspirants forget to take necessary breaks which leads to body fatigue and brain dysfunctionality which must be avoided at all costs. Conclusively, following a strict schedule is a must but not at the expense of your health.

Make crucial decisions and stick to them

Once the schedule is made, then students need to understand the importance of time. Because in the course of preparation and going through subjects' topics, one might face certain problems that would require more of your attention. But since you are left with only 60 days, you can't afford to spend much of your revision time starting a new topic. Therefore, it is advised to leave new topics and to stick with the revision instead.

Focusing on priorities

Figuring out priorities and working with them in a chronological order is the next prime thing you should focus on. Now you must be thinking about what should be your priority, right? For that, you would have to look for subject-wise topics' weightages; topics with more weightage would require more attention, and those with lesser weightage can be covered quicker.

Attempt and Analyze Online-comprehensive tests

Last but not the least, attempting comprehensive mocks and assessing your results can help you improve your weaker areas and give you an extra edge over the topic you've learned. In addition, practicing lots of previous year's questions can help you understand the real nature and pattern of the questions being framed by NTA(National Testing Agency). Also, learning different tricks (using flashcards, sticky notes, one-pager formula sheets, etc.) to memorize the formulae can help you save a ton of time while preparing for the D-day.

It would only be justified to quote that success is achieved only by those who can pay the price for it. So, if you can pay the price for what it takes to be the next doctor, then nothing in this world can take it away from you.