Mathematics for NIMCET has a vast syllabus.
Are you lagging behind in your Maths preparation for the NIMCET and other entrance exams? Welcome to the INPS Planner. Follow these simple rules and you can cover the entire syllabus for NIMCET in 6 months, if you are dedicated enough!
Before we begin there are certain commitments, which I demand from you, first:
- Devote at least 3 hours to maths, daily. You may get sick or be travelling. Avoid spending more than 2 days without solving Mathematics.
- Do not purchase or collect every math book in the market out there. Get some standard books and a good question bank. Get rid of any extra material that you do not use.
- Do not hunt down proofs for every little theorem you see. NIMCET does not ask you for proofs. Get a result, learn to apply it, and use it in the best way you can. It does not mean that I am telling you to memorise. Ask questions. Just do not waste time, on topics that are irrelevant.
- Finish a topic. Solve the problems from the question bank. Mark the difficult ones, when you revise, only solve these problems. Check out past year problems from that topic. Move on to the next one! Be relentless, and work hard.
A DETAILED MONTHLY INPS NIMCET Mathematics Planner for 2022 Aspirants
Inaugurate the planner
Topics in this month are easy. Focus on beginning well, set your pace properly. I keep them here for one more reason. NIMCET often combines these topics to other sections to form quality questions.
- Logarithms– Easy topic, Often combined with Calculus.
- Modulus Functions, Inequalities, Irrational functions, Equation Solving –used in every section of Mathematics (most important part of mathematics).
- Trigonometry– NIMCET often asks questions from this topic & trigonometric functions appear everywhere. Do this topic till the solution of triangles. Leave out Inverse Trigonometric Functions for now.
- Quadratic Equations– With trigonometry down, you are ready to take on Quadratic Equations. This is where NIMCET frames very interesting questions. Complete this topic properly. Its concepts will be used many times later in the preparation.
- Sequences and Series– A short topic which you can cover in less than 3 days. Give special attention to the A.M G.M. inequality. It is one of the main concepts on which NIMCET frames questions. (Very important for NIMCET)
- Binomial Theorem– If you have done very hard work, you can refresh your brain with this topic. Just do not enjoy it too much. Finish it fast, and get ready for the next. No need to go in depth of Binomial Theorem only 1 or maximum two questions are asked which are very basic. Even this topic is not mentioned in NIMCET Syllabus.
Before moving on, revise. Solve the questions, you marked as difficult. Do not forget to appear for some weekly test series to up your game.
Shift your gear to the next month
Hard work begins now. We will dive into the world of Calculus. The topics for this month are:
- Functions– Have a lot of practice on finding domain, range, and understand the definitions of each function. You will get the first real taste of graphs here. They are really important if you want to solve problems fast. Inverse of a function is another important topic.
- Inverse Trigonometric Functions– Remember, we left ITF in month 1. Now is the time to complete them.
- Limit, Continuity and Differentiability – Important chapters which blend well with functions. Graphs will help you here if you have done them well.
- Methods of Differentiation– This is a very interesting topic, and may get you hooked. You will learn many new techniques, and may need to mug some up. Stick to the schedule and do not overdo problems. You can always differentiate more later.
Do not try every problem out there. Get good practice, get hold of the previous years papers, and move on.
Accelerate to month three
The month of Integration:
- Indefinite Integration – This is the part where you mug up, the most. Some questions are solved in a certain way. And you should know those methods by heart.
- Definite Integration– Students definitely favor this one, over his brother, indefinite. So does NIMCET.
- Area Under Curve– A very important chapter for NIMCET. They ask 1-2 questions here, every year. Attempt AUC questions in the last time if time is left because AUC questions are very calculative.
- Application of Derivatives– Pay attention to maxima-minima, Mean Value Theorem, and Errors. Anything practical is highly important for NIMCET.
You can get help from professionals through some informative video lectures.
Coordination is the key
The fourth month is the time to coordinate. Release the throttle a bit, for the hard part is done. If you get this far with this plan, you are doing really good. Keep going, the work is not done yet.
- Straight Lines– Pay special attention to Locus, and Family of Straight lines
- Circle– Circles introduce a lot of concepts in coordinate geometry. They are also important for complex numbers. Do this topic well. Minimum 2 questions are asked from it.
- Vectors– Yes, conic sections can wait. Finish off vectors first. You will find that you are already familiar with most of this chapter.At least 4 to 5 questions you can expect.
- 3D geometry– Hardly 1 question is asked from this topic and they are on the easier side, generally. A good grasp of straight lines will definitely aid you here.
- Permutations and Combinations: A rather abstract topic. Some find it very intuitive, and easy. For others, it creates more problems. I belong to the second category. You can save this topic for later or leave it out completely if you find yourself struggling too much.
We present you creative ways of structuring your study materials in the form of video solutions which are known to be helpful in clearing the concepts.
Consolidation works well for the fifth month
Topics that follow will lift a few things from what we have covered in the syllabus, so far. This will improve your understanding of the previous chapters and give you new insights.
- Matrices and Determinants– A fairly easy topic. You can cover most of it without much outside help. A crucial topic for NIMCET and other MCA Entrance exams , consists of 4 to 5 questions, at the least.
- Complex Numbers– Some people cover this topic very early. I advise it late, because, by this time, the student develops the maturity level required to tackle this section. You find many topics here, locus, functions, trigonometry, circle etc.Hardly 1 or 2 questions asked from this topic which are very basic. So no need to go in depth of Complex Number. Even this topic is not mentioned in NIMCET Syllabus.
- Differential Equations– This topic is also not mentioned in NIMCET Syllabus but you learn the basics of this chapter to be ready for elementary questions from this topic.
- Probability– At least 4 to 5 questions are asked from this section.
Cover the most important chapters in your syllabus using specific study materials available online.
Wrapping up month 6
Wrap up and get ready for the showdown!
Conic Sections: Parabola, Ellipse, Hyperbola- same concepts are repeated, with slight changes. Recently, NIMCET has asked easy questions from this part. A minimum of 4 to 5 questions can be expected in the paper.
Partake in the mock tests periodically to gain an understanding of your preparation.
In the end remember,
- Any extra time you have should go into revision and problem solving.
- You must know that NIMCET is a speed based exam to be completed in 120 mins. You have to attempt 120 questions, hence, you have to memorize at least 2500 to 3000 questions of Mathematics to gain a standard result.
- Memorize those questions which seem to be generalized. Especially those questions which are asked in JEE mains in the previous years (before 2018).
- If you struggle with time management, try this handy little technique.
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