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I also started my prep from 3rd sem onwards and trust me it really helps! Coming from a non-engineering background i was really worried about Quants and DI so i start preparing from CBSE Maths Books of 9th&10th standard to brush up my basics, got handy with vedic maths etc. After that start solving Arun Sharma or RS Aggarwal if you want to. For VARC i am an English honours student so reading is my strength area which can be different from yours. Lemme know if this helps.
@Nashra Ansari I got ditto bg & situation as yours. Can you just tell me more about like how you're scheduling your daily targets. Thanks in adv!
Heyy, so rn i just made a schedule for myself to study for 4-5 hours atleast. Which consists of 2 hours for Quants, 1-2 RC's daily and 2-3 sets of DI LR. This can vary from person to person with respect to your stronger and weaker areas. Also, If you just started off with the basics dont divide your attention on different areas. Take one topic and study that for 5-6 hrs stretch it helps you to get the broader perspective of the topic and undivided attention can help you to retain the basic information.
@Nashra Ansari thanks a lot buddy!!
Arun Sharma's book may help you I
Start working the examples and LOD 1 from Arun Sharma. Will give you a rough idea of where you are.
If you are in a 3-year course then you should start covering the basics of all three sections simultaneously. Read this article to understand how you can create a timetable for yourself - Timetable
If you are in a 4-year course, then you have ample time and then I'd suggest working on your weaker area first. E.g. Quants wasn't my strength and I had to put extra hours into it, so I got Arun Sharma's book and solved LOD 1 exercises in 6 months before actually starting my preparation.
That certainly paid off. To identify your weaker area, take some free mocks and identify where you currently stand wrt the different sections.
Start from quants basics