Competitive exams are just round the corner and preparations are going in full swing. But how do you prepare? Do you go through all the portion from the start without a break? You may finish but you may not be able to write the exam properly then. So what is the approach we have to adopt so that we can be successful in our competitive examinations. Here is the preparation strategy I adopted and it has worked well for me. I am sure it will work for you also.
Nervousness is one of the biggest causes of failures in competitive examinations.
First thing, you need to have a calm mind. Nervousness is one of the biggest causes of failures in competitive examinations. Once you calm yourself, then you can easily study.
Setting a timetable is important.
We have to priortize our portions such that the most asked topics are thorough. Setting a timetable is important. The timetable should contain breaks and rewards to yourself too.
I rewarded myself with some time for entertainment after studying. This kept me calm and increase your productivity too.
I have heard some students talk about cutting off all comforts and then trying to focus solely on the exams. This might work for some people, but for majority of others, this major shift in lifestyle will just hamper your productivity. I rewarded myself with some time for entertainment after studying. This kept me calm and increase your productivity too. Doing physical exercises and yoga also helps in keeping your body and mind strong. You surely don't want to fall sick days before the exams. Eat well and make sure you get atleast 8 hours of sleep. Sleep is one thing that we tend to sacrifice but that is not going to help. In fact, it will just make you less productive.
Do not pick a new book for theory now.
Preparing short notes with all the formulas is also important. A few hours before the exam, you won't have the time to look through the entire portion. The best way to look through is to revise the portions and formulas. Do not pick a new book for theory now.
Subject wise tips
For Chemistry especially, try to remember the mechanisms rather than by hearting the formulas. This will help you remember faster and answer any question related to that formula with relative ease. For Physics, your fundamental concepts of Force, Work and energy is extremely important. Try to practice as many problems as possible. This is the same case for Mathematics as well. Atlast try to give one full exam every day
Finally, confidence is a must. Whatever happens if you loose confidence, you will loose the game middway itself. Have faith in yourself and what you studied and move on. Once you believe in yourself, no one can stop you from succeeding.