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  1. Everything strongly depends on the specific faculty, but there are general rules.

    1. There should be at least some motivation. If you do not understand why you are studying at MIPT, then there is nothing to help you, and there is no need. At Phystech, there is a huge percentage of students who went there because their mom / dad said so. Because of this, most people have no motivation other than to” curry favor ” with their parents.

    2. You need to develop an interest in the subject you are studying, even if you consider it useless (and there are a lot of them at MIPT). You should understand that if you have a goal at Fiztech, then you should do everything for it, including teaching what you find uninteresting or unnecessary.

    3. It is almost impossible to play “by the rules” at Fiztech, but I still recommend holding back at least until the 3rd year, and then using bombs/spurs ONLY as a backup option*. I know this is difficult, but you need to set up an internal setup and not rely on cheat sheets. Believe me, it's easier this way.

    4. Load yourself up on the first courses with all sorts of additional courses. Weird, huh? But it helps. First, it increases the average score, which is not unimportant when applying abroad. Secondly, it sounds strange, but then you don't have much time for sloppiness. Of course, you also need to be able to rest, but when there are a lot of things to do, it somehow disciplines you in a special way.

    5. If you are going to study science, then I recommend starting in the 2nd year already. For example, go to NMU, ask the department leaders for some problem. Again, see point 3. Plus, this can be an additional motivation for studying certain subjects already in the “field”.

    P.S. I just don't understand one thing. If you are asking such a strange question, why do you need MIPT at all? I don't think that a Phys Tech diploma without knowledge gives at least some advantage in employment. And even if you entered just for the sake of a diploma, in terms of spending nerves and time, MIPT is not the easiest way to get a good diploma.

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    *I honestly never copied anything from anyone until the 3rd year, but I took bombs with me during the oral exam in urmats,which eventually came in handy. It's just that when you already take exams for a month, once every 2-3 days, it's simply impossible to honestly study 80,000 urmats with 5-page proofs of theorems. From my own experience, I can say that I don't know a single person from my FOPF who has always passed everything honestly.

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