HOW TO PREPARE FOR EXAMS? TOP 10 TIPS

28 May 2021

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A crucial exam is a significant event that leaves either pleasant memories or scars in a student's academic life. During the exam, gathered knowledge during the whole year is subjected to a test of a couple of hours. So, we have to prepare a lot for D-day. What type of preparation will we have to do for the exam when we get our exam timetable?

 

  • Prepare your study timetable:  The first and foremost is to prepare your study timetable as per your exam schedule. Allot more time for important subjects and less time for easy ones.
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  • Stick to the timetable: As far as possible, stick to the time you set for studying, and if, for any reason, missed revision compensate with additional times.
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  • Space: A conducive ambiance without any distractions for doing your studies is necessary. This includes an ergonomically positioned chair, a table having ample space for keeping your study materials, and a falling light from behind.
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  • Practice with Old question Papers: How frequently some questions have been asked in the past exams and how much time you have to allocate for each question can be best judged by umpteen number of attempts on such question papers. Learners India provides past years' question papers along with Answers.
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  • Scribble Notes: Important points can be underlined, or scribbled on notebooks or even on the margins of the Textbooks (preferably with a pencil so that it can be erased if necessary). Make a chart of equations, theorems, and points that chart sticks to your study wall. That will help you reinforce the subject in an easy way.
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  • Instant Revision: Close your eyes and try to recapitulate what you have studied by writing in your book. Make a review to find out whether you have missed out on any important point.
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  • Try to imagine what you study: Connect with an imaginary story or incident and identify yourself as a character in the story, particularly for History classes. For example, First Independence Day can be visualized as the pulling down of the Union Jack and hoisting the Tricolour, Indian PM addressing the public, etc.
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  • Mnemonics to memorize: Convenient formulae to remember facts. For example, FRE – to remember the order of Livers. VIBGYOR for remembering the colors and BODMAS for knowing the order of simplifying a Mathematical equation.
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  • Occasional Breaks: Take brief occasional breaks to recharge yourself. 7-8 hours of sleep will recharge you fully and even help you cement what you have learned.
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  • Combined Study: If the situation permits combined study involving close friends (even being remote) helps all the participants. Some people learn better by listening, some by reading/seeing.
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  • At the Exam Hall take a deep breath, reduce your anxiety and read the question paper once fully and mark your preference of questions in descending order to answer first, second, and third, etc. Drinking small sips of water in between, keeping your belly half-filled, and eating easily digestible food beforehand are other useful tips.
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