Bahrain Grand Prix: A Pre race Analysis

The Bahrain Grand Prix will be held this weekend. I’ll be reporting about the qualifying and the race on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Watch out for the Ferraris this weekend, I feel they will dominate this weekend. McLaren will also be a team to watch out for. Fernando Alonso or Hamilton can be one of the podium finishers. The temperature is expected to be high at the Sakhir circuit so it will be a tough race for the drivers and tire choice as expected will be crucial for the drivers. I personally will be supporting the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. If you are in India I would expect qualifying to start at 16:30 at Star Sports on Saturday and the race day on Sunday same time, same channel.


IIT-JEE 2007

Past Sunday, IITJEE 2007 was held and about 2.5lac students appeared for it. The paper was easier than usual and no questions had more than one answer except the 6 mark matrix match type questions, which had no negative marking associated with them. However, children realized later that some of the questions were tricky and they had made some mistakes leading to negative marks. The cut-offs are expected to rise this year to 40-45/162 in Physics, 55-60/162 in Mathematics and 50-55/162 in Chemistry. Overall, the cut-off would range from 175-180/486. The paper was quite theoretical and very few calculations were involved. Obviously, what I’ve told you about the paper is insufficient so you may have a look at it and may download it from the links below. I would like to thank Ankur Banerjee for providing me the papers. I would like to clarify that these papers with solutions were downloaded from Career Launcher’s website thus I don’t hold any responsibility for any printing errors or any incorrect solutions. Feel free to download these papers of size 711KB and 841KB respectively, they are not subject to any copyright restrictions.

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IIT JEE 2007 Paper 1

IIT JEE 2007 Paper 2


I am a student of Vidyamandir Classes (VMC) which is one of the best institutes for IIT-JEE preparation. It effectively has just one centre at Punjabi Bagh in New Delhi. Today I want to tell you something about VMC (I’ll be using the abbreviation very often so make it clear that I’m talking about Vidyamandir Classes).VMC is run by three brothers namely Brijmohan Gupta (Bade Bhaiya), Shyammohan Gupta (Physics wale Bhaiya) and Manmohan Gupta (Munna Bhaiya). These three are pioneers in their work and are teaching IIT-JEE aspirants for quite some time. They teach Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics respectively. Another important figure for VMC is Mr. Sandeep Mehta who is very popularly known as Sandeep Bhaiya. At VMC everyone is called Bhaiya (brother) and there is no mention of the word ‘sir’.

Admission to VMC is on the basis of a challenging admission test. More than 10,000 students appear for the test from which about 480 are selected for admission to the classroom courses namely-

  1. Regular Classroom Course (RCC)
  2. Extended Classroom Course (ECC)

240 students are selected for admission to both of these courses. I won’t describe the Correspondence course offered by VMC as it is not a classroom course. Now I’ll briefly describe RCC and ECC.

The top 240 students are selected for RCC and are taught by the three brothers mentioned above. In addition to that, some topics are taught to them by the teachers of ECC. A batch of RCC contains 60 students and classes are held once in a week.

The ranks 240-480 are selected for ECC and are taught by IITans from VMC. An ECC group contains about 30 students and classes are held twice a week.

Classes at VMC are a wonderful experience. A class generally lasts 3 hours but sometimes it may last 4-5 hours. In each class at least 30 minutes are spent in motivating students and in telling them how to study. The classrooms have comfortable chairs, a white board and at least 1 split Air conditioner. 24 hour power backup is available at the study centers. There is one last salient feature which I would like to tell you about. It’s the use of multiple color markers while teaching which makes learning easier. VMC always focuses on the psychological factors related to examinations and I believe that is what the key to success of VMCITES is.


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