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Finance for IITians

Question to answer: Why do lots of IITians move towards finance?

1) Money: Finance companies pay way more than other companies. The average pay of a finance company is 1.5-2 times that of an average CS tech firm and 2-2.5 times an average non-CS tech firm. This probably is the single most important reason. More importantly the prospects of hefy bonuses which can surpass any salary in any industry. People flock to finance because of the riches/lores of traders/i-bankers who have earned a software engineer's lifetime salary in a few years.

2) No interest in Tech: Since most of us have the feeling that "acads to nahin hi hoga" or I am not born for tech, we have anyways narrowed down our choices to a few out of which most are financial services firms.

3) Analytical skills required: This is perhaps the only field where they require analytical skills but do not pay much importance to your CPI. Proving that you are smart is more important than getting a hi-fi CPI. :) The skills…

Study Tips for JEE

I have been asked by many people about tips on JEE preparation. Thought writing this on the blog might help some aspirants. Best of Luck!! I gave this interview once and thought of making the transcript public on the blog.

1.What was you rank?
IIT JEE 2006 - All India Rank 3
AIEEE 2006 - All India Rank 2

2.Which books did you follow during your preparations?

Physics:
1) NCERT
2) Concepts in Physics by H.C Verma (Two volumes)
3) Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
4) University Physics by Freedman and Young or Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
5) Aptitude Test Problems in Physics by S.S. Krotov

Chemistry:
1) NCERT
2) Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur or Numerical Chemistry by R.C. Mukherjee
3) Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
4) Chemistry Principles & Applications by Sienko and Plane
5) Organic Chemistry by Solomons and Frhyle or Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd

Mathematics:
1) NCERT
2) Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
3) Problems in Mathe…

Targets set at IIT

Targets Set at some point or the other at IIT :)

Target       
Did or Not  
Comments

CPI 9.00 NoWhatever.. Ditch :PEnglishNo:(GuitarNo:(JobYes:)MathsYes:)DramYesDid basic level. Ended it with an awesome PAF :)WeightYesWent to a terrible state.. But getting back now. Lost more than 7 kgs now. :)TTYesCan play at a very basic level and win against a beginner.BlogYes+80 followers and +120 posts on puzzle blogEuro TripYes:)SwimmingNo:(DebatingNo:(NovelsNo:( PublicationOngoingI need luck!! :) Sent BTP workFinanceYesDid a basic level reading this sem :)GoaYes27th Feb 2010 :)GFNo:(