ISC Physics - Preparation Tips

What is Physics?

Physics is the scientific study of energy and matter and their interaction with each other. The energy can take the form of motion, light, electricity, radiation or even gravity. Physics deals with matter on scales ranging from sub-atomic particles like photons and bosons, to stars entire galaxies.

Physics Class 12 Topics

  • Optics
  • Electronic Devices
  • Communication Systems
  • Atoms and nuclei
  • Electrostatics
  • Dual nature of matter

Preparation Tips

  • Go through your text book. It is the most important book for Physics board exam of class 12. All topics in the syllabus for the exam are covered in the text book.
  • Do not forget to mention the S.I units (if any) of all physical entities.
  • Make a complete list of derivations, formulae and experiments in your syllabus and keep that list handy.
  • Go through the book extensively and ask your teacher or a friend for help, in case you have any doubt in any topic.
  • Refer a supplementary book like Haliday-Resnick-Walker only if you do not understand a certain concept from the text book and to practice more numerical problems.
  • While solving a derivation, try and comprehend the logic behind the derivations
  • Revise the concepts regularly.
  • If you do not like the numerical part, start early! Get used to the numerical part. Solve each and every numerical in the text book (both, solved and unsolved) and, also refer a supplementary book. A Physics paper without a numerical is like a comb without teeth.
  • After you finish your syllabus, solve questions from specimen papers provided on the CISCE website in a timed environment.

Tips for scoring good marks

  • During the exam, try to write your descriptive answers in points and give pictorial or graphical illustrations wherever possible.  It enhances visibility.
  • Scan the paper before answering.
  • For long answer type questions, before starting, frame a skeleton of the answer in the margin.
  • Be crisp and to the point in very short questions.

Recommended Books

  • Modern abc of physics by Satish K. Gupta. A little on the steep side, it costs Rs 690, but covers everything in great depth, including the numerical parts.
  • Specimen papers: You can download the papers from the official website. The sample papers provided by the CISCE are as close to the real exam as it gets.

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