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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

How to Prepare For Exams In Short Time

Tips To Prepare For Exams In Short Time:

Entrance and Recruitment exams require aspirants to display cerebral abilities. The exams also make demands on the physical health and stamina of the candidates. In addition, Some positions require candidates to display technical and trade skills. Aspirants should also be physically strong and satisfy measurements in terms of height, weight, body mass index, heart and pulse rates, swimming speed, diving heights, etc.,
The preliminary rounds of exams however focus on written examinations only. These tests are held annually or as per the requirements and schedules of recruitment and education boards. Academic exams offer considerable time for aspirants to prepare. Recruitment exams held by Government Service Boards and Private HR recruiters do not offer this luxury. The dates may be notified in advance, but modifications in terms of postponements, venue changes, and even pushing the exam date forward are possible at the discretion of the authorities.
The aspirants for various exams have to prepare for any eventuality. The following tips can be considered in case the exams are a short period away-

Study Daily Without Fail:

  • The aspirants have to study on a daily basis.
  • It is never a good idea to leave a large volume of study material for the final week or even the last day before the exam.
  • Whether you learn or memorize, The brain needs some time and sleep to process the information.
  • Aspirants who cram a lot of details on the day before exam do not derive any great added benefit other than recollection of some crammed facts.
  • Make a quick calculation of  the time required and volume of notes (number of pages, chapters, sections, topics, listed items) to develop a good understanding .
  • More information can be retained by studying for an hour or two every day of the week, then memorizing at a stretch for 7 to 8 hours on the day before exam.
  • If you study for 30 minutes for 7 days it will add up to 3.5 hours of study. The information and learning done in this period would be considerably more than if you cram for 4 to 4.5 hours on the last day. This way you would be saving more than 1 hour of study time.

Prioritise Your Topics:

  • Topics, notes, and class assignments do not carry equal weight age.
  • The aspirant should study topics which appear frequently in question papers and assignments.
  • It is better to study a lengthy assignment for a long time than postponing it for a shorter assignment.
  • Study should be productive and this happens only if important and significant topics are studied for enough time.
  • Do not sacrifice shorter topics and ensure syllabus completion.

Time Is Of The Essence:

  • Due to the shortage of time, The aspirant may have to push himself or herself.
  • A 10 to 12 hours of study regimen could be tried out for meritorious performance in the exams.
  • If in the subsequent practise tests, the performance is more than satisfactory, then you can always cut back on the time by 1 or 2 hours.
  • Aspirant should  use constant reminders that performance in the exams would ensure a rewarding career and future.

Seek A Cosy And Comfortable Corner:

  • Students who stay in hostels and campuses have to choose their study spot carefully.
  • Presence of a large number of classmates can be a hindrance.
  • Distractions can be avoided by going to the library.
  • If the library is also full, then a private corner without many people should be chosen.
  • Studying in a quiet corner is essential while studying difficult and complex subjects.
  • The mind wavers while concentrating on difficult topics, and any distraction will make you want to move away from the books.

Distance Yourself From Distractions:

  • Technology should be kept aside while studying intensively for the last few days.
  • Sending SMS, MMS, tweets, or talking on phone not only waste time but also make you lose concentration.
  • Facebook, Web surfing, computer and video gaming should also be stopped.
  • If tweeting and texting are inevitable, they should be done for 10 minutes during breaks between topics or chapters.

Master The Class Notes:

  • Teachers and Lecturers also have preferences.
  • They set the exam questions from their own notes.
  • The aspirants should give importance to studying notes.
  • Multiple sources of notes can be considered if the aspirant can allot the time.
  • The textbooks also have to be studied and neglecting them can be costly.
  • Time management involves both quantity and quality of study material.

Memorise Using A Method:

  • Learning and understanding is preferable, but memorizing should not be neglected.
  • Practise eye movements keeping the head still. This improves brain coordination.
  • Breathe regularly and do not get lost in the study material.
  • Recreate the exam environment while memorizing. The body reacts positively later.
  • Teaching the material is considered a good memory recollection technique.
  • Use flash cards. The front side should have the word or concept and the back side should have brief description. Writing has to be clear.
  • Flash cards can be prepared using freely available software.
  • Subject yourself to a quick quiz.

Consult Bona Fide Resources For Stress Relief:

  • Aspirants experience stress and anxiety during intensive study.
  • Health is paramount and the aspirant has to consider medical checkups in case of physical and mental discomfort.
  • Counsellors can be approached if the symptoms are serious and noteworthy.
  • Fruits, clean water, and protein-rich foods must be consumed.
  • Sugar and carbohydrate rich foods should be avoided and taken only in small amounts.
  • Bona Fide resources have to be accessed for stress relief techniques.
  • Resources can include - Health Website Slideshows, medical show on TV, advice of a doctor or qualified counsellor, and other online Health Services.

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