## September 14, 2013

### Junior Inter Maths New Syllabus and Preparation Plan

Government of Andhra Pradesh, with effect from the Academic year 2012 - 13 changed the syllabus for Intermediate first year science students. As a part of this, there occured changes in the syllabus of the subject Mathematics also. In view of the volume of the subject, Mathematics is divided into two text books such as Intermediate First year Mathematics Text Book - Paper IA and Intermediate First Year Mathematics Text Book - Paper IB.

The text book of Paper - IA consists of the syllabus from the units 'Algebra', 'Vector Algebra' and 'Trigonometry'. The text book of Paper - IB comprises lessons from the units 'Coordinate geometry', ''Three dimensional coordinate
geometry'' and 'Calculus'. It is, in this context, resolved that each of the question Papers - IA and IB, in the Intermediate Public Examinations be set for a maximum of 75 marks, with considerable choice.

Junior Intermediate students seeking Mathematics are therefore required to have a study plan and a steady preparation in order to secure marks to the maximum extent. Steady preparation means having an idea of important and very important chapters and regularly practising them conceptually and theoretically.

They are advised to list out the chapters which can fetch them maximum marks with minimum effort. Before proceeding further, the students are advised to assess themselves and their capabilities. The students should review the previous question papers and come to an idea of what chapters and questions being repeatedly stressed. The students in this context, should assess how they could have answered the same question paper. This assessment will help the students gain an idea of the concepts, theorems, solved examples and exercise problems and improve their performance as far as the chapters are concerned.

Let us first look into the syllabus and its contents, paper - wise.

Paper - IA: Algebra
1) Functions
2) Mathematical Induction
3) Matrices
Vector Algebra
5) Product of Vectors Trigonometry
6) Trigonometric Ratios upto Transformations
7) Trigonometric Equations
8) Inverse Trigonometric Functions
9) Hyperbolic Functions
10) Properties of Triangles

Paper - IB: Coordinate Geometry
1) Locus
2) Transformation of Axes
3) The straight line 4) Pair of straight lines
Three Dimensional Coordinate Geometry
5) Three Dimensional Coordinates
6) Direction Cosines and Direction Ratios
7) The Plane
Calculus
8) Limits - Continuity
9) Differentiation
10) Applications of Differentiation