As a part of the science curriculum, class 11 physics deals with various concept matters, their fundamental constituents, etc. This article mainly deals with ideas to study class 11 physics effectively. 


To start with, it’s important the students go through their syllabus i.e., CBSC class 11 physics syllabus, and get familiar with the topics. 

A well-planned timetable is a part of effective preparation. It is essential that students understand their topics well since it will help them in planning with the correct time frame for each topic. 

A fact to be known is that Physics is s subject that needs more time and attention due to its complex concepts and problems hence it is advisable that students allocate more time to this subject.

Get familiar with your NCERT books for physics. As NCERT books are devised specifically to help students prepare for their board exams, it is advisable that the students choose the right study material (NCERT) to make their study more effective. 

Allocate time accordingly, 

Chapters like  Measurement, Kinematics, and Laws of Motion have more problems than theory hence spend time working out everything.

In the contrast chapters like Work, Energy and Power, Rigid Body and Gravitation have both problems and theory. Have separate time for both theory and problems. Spend more time on these concepts.

Give a sufficient amount of time for thermodynamics has they have lots of complex concepts and formulas.

Finally, oscillations and the first chapter ‘Physical world and Measurement’ are relatively simple and don’t take much of your time. The latter mainly deals with the fundamentals, hence students should make sure they don’t omit this chapter also don’t forget to get familiar with all units and their measurements. 

One of the most effective ways of studying class 11 Physics is by repeatedly solving the previous year’s problems and the NCERT book back problems. Doing this will give you a clear picture of the exam pattern and make you feel more confident. As a matter of fact, this subject has a balanced composition of both theory and problems hence it is important that students equip themselves with good problem-solving skills. 

Students are advised to go through and solve problems from H.C.Verma or I.E.Irodov if time permits to enhance their entrance exam preparation also, otherwise stick to NCERT and Arihant books. 

With Physics being a mixture of both theory and practical, students are ought to prepare notes for the theory part as they study. Doing this would prove to be very effective during exam time. 

In regards the problem part, make sure you note down the techniques through which a particular problem is solved as it would prove to be helpful later. Keep seeking new methods to solve a given problem as it would enhance your solving skills. This also leads to you getting equipped to solve any given problem in the examination. 

Considering the fact that physics is quite a hard subject to deal with, students are recommended to keep a list of good reference books in order to facilitate their study. It is always recommendable to have second options for a better understanding of your subject in case you cannot fathom the concept in your textbook. Make sure that the books collected are trustable and authenticated. 

Always analyze your preparation and study strategy and make plans accordingly, do not blindly follow plans from the internet as every person differs in his knowledge and way of preparation. 

It is suggested that students follow ‘Start early preparation’, instead of ‘exam preparation’. The former is getting into the study from day 1 and making sure each and every concept is understood and read properly, while the latter is the last-minute study usually done only for the sake of exams. 


  • Start your study schedule from the start of your 11th class academic year.
  • Gearing up the whole concept during the last hours for the sake of exams and grades. 
  • You have ample amount of time to discern difficult problems, seek new methods to solve them and master the act of doing so. 
  • You will have to follow the already solved problems and will not be able to comprehend the concepts properly
  • You have the advantage of preparing notes and referring to your handwritten notes
  • You have the only option of following textbooks and reference books.
  • You have a good amount of time to revise your concepts before the exam
  • Revision may or may not be possible depending upon your study pace

As the pros and cons of both the methods are listed students should make decisions wisely so as not to regret them later. 

For students who are not able to go for full-fledged study, please make sure you go for the smart study method where you study selectively according to the prescribed blueprint. In this method make sure you fully study the easy chapters and wisely study selective topics from difficult chapters. Go through the mark weightage per the unit mentioned by the CBSE to get a clear picture.

Certain chapters in physics carry formulas and it is suggested that students notes down the formulas separately for each chapter to ease their preparation. 

It is important that students compare the concepts from chapters in their day to day life to make them more understanding. There is Physics all around us and students should acknowledge and make a relation with their textbooks and everyday lives to enjoy their study. Visualize every mechanism and process to fathom better. 

Make sure you have your own personal handy notes of formulas, definitions, laws, equations, diagrams, short descriptions for effective preparation. 

The final part which makes the preparation effective is revision. It is advised that students start their revision at least a month before the exam to have an anxiety-free revision. 


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