Exam TipsStudents Guide


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Perseverance is the key to success”
There is no substitute for hard work isn’t it? And when specially your exams are knocking at your doors, the one and only option available is ‘to revise and revise’. Since the countdown has already begun for the most important Engineering and Medical entrance exam of 2020, that’s JEE and NEET , the students should leave no stones unturned for practice and revision. How often you have heard that it’s nearly impossible to crack JEE and get yourself admitted to the college you have aspired for so long! These competitive exams are two of the most difficult entrance exams of the country and every year lakhs of students fight nearly neck to neck for cracking the same and get into their dream colleges. Hence acing such requires thorough preparation skills , strategy and of course smart work! This is especially agreeable when you have just 2 months left for the exam. Well! Are you nervous? Are you getting head and heels over preparation tactics? Getting some sleepless nights and then thinking that this is impossible? If these are your responses , you should remember that these won’t fetch you anything , rather you have to know how to make this impossible into ‘I am possible ‘!
Infact , in this fierce battlefield of competition for dream colleges, the students need to brush up vigorously and rigorously to make their limits reach up to the sky and then happily conquering it. Therefore , here remains some knocking tips to let your dream college knock at your doorstep!


STUDY REVISION NOTES WISELY AND CAREFULLY : Your preparation is incomplete without revising the units. Identify your weak areas, consolidate them and carefully revise them unit wise. Try to focus on understanding concepts subject wise and continuously go on memorizing the formulae and diagrams. Stress more on solving the key concepts and carefully jot down the focal ones.
SCHEDULING A PROPER TIME-TABLE WOULD MAKE THINGS EASIER: At this point of time , try to prepare a routine including slots for each subject. Try scheduling your breaks within it and ensure that you have a proper sleep cycle. Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep and stick to a proper diet and say a big NO to heavy junk food. Don’t overstress yourself.
PICK UP THE RIGHT REFERENCE BOOKS AND IGNORE OTHERS: Reference books contain a lot of key and conceptual problems to work out for. But you should remember that not all the reference books available in the market are accurate or are necessary to solve. Calculate yourself to know what is or are important and then proceed on accordingly.
PRACTICE MAKES A MAN PERFECT : Try and solve as much as you can , the practice sheets, previous years’ question papers, mock questions , tests and assessment sheets. Set yourself a time limit, within which try to fix your goals of solving some particular questions. This should ensure your comfort level. Solve questions , keeping in mind the time frame and then push yourself beyond your limits and set your goals further. This should be done on a daily basis and recapitulate what you have already prepared.
LEARN FROM YOUR PREVIOUS MISTAKES: Failure is the pillar of success.. how often we have heard it , right? In fact it’s from our mistakes that we learn the correct things. While revising identify where are the areas that you are getting wrong. List them down and then try not repeating those. Once done , bring out the list and put a ‘right’ arrow on the mistake you repeated and a ‘cross’ mark on the one you haven’t. This would definitely improve not only your learning skills , but hone your confidence level.
SAY YES TO SMART WORK : Remember “smart work” is more important than mere hard work for achieving success in competitive exams. A lot of students prefer studying and studying the same thing again and again , without necessarily knowing actually what to study! Therefore, first make a clear idea of the things needed to focus upon , make a note of it and then go for it. Having a thorough knowledge of the syllabi and grasping the important focal areas within the same would aid in your preparations and would also be time-consuming.
DON’T LEARN ANYTHING NEW JUST BEFORE THE EXAM : This time of the year should be concentrated on revising the old and already learned things again and again. Don’t try to learn any new concept or focus on anything new. Doing so , would derail the base already prepared or made by you.
GET HOLD OF THE TIPS , TRICKS AND SHORT CUTS: A lot of these exams require a well designed smart work like I have mentioned before. As you will know the syllabus deeper and understand the questions , you would get to know that you would be getting comparatively less time as required for solving these questions. Its difficult, right! But then every problem has its own solution too! Most of these exams require short cut methods and tricks for an easy and timely solving of the questions. For example for a particular numerical problem , if there are 4 steps needed to solve that , if you know the short-cut methods , you can solve the same in just one step! Sounds good, right? Hence get a thorough hold of these tricks and ace the exam in wit!
DISTRACT YOURSELF FROM YOUR SMART PHONES AND SOCIAL MEDIA: We are living in an alluring world , full of entertainment. But it is advised to keep yourself detached from all these , since it would aid in your lack of concentration. Qualifying an exam like NEET requires out and out concentration and focus.. Any deviation from the same would lead to a massive degradation. Of course , you can utilize your smart phone for some qualitative e learning classes or information , but say a big NO to the casual social media pages of Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp!
Determination , Confidence But Not Overconfidence : Don’t get demotivated and loose your track in between: Though there will be situations when you would feel to give up , but just remember that “without pains there’s no gains”. Don’t be overconfident : Even if you feel you are ahead of your peers in terms of your preparation , carry on that hard work zestfully.


What is important that your preparation and revision should be time friendly. Hence , at home , while revising for JEE and NEET , you can simultaneously participate in our online live classes and work on various assessment sheets and conceptual problems. Remember that , concept knowledge is more crucial than the number of questions. At VMC, we try to make students enjoy the preparations rather than making it feel like burden.

Thus if you follow these simple tips , then preparations won’t seem burden to you anymore. Overall you shouldn’t overstress yourself and don’t panic. Remember a strenuous learning can never fetch you fruitful results. Keep in mind always that “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. …”

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