The most difficult and vital part of the examination is the preparation which boils down to a result oriented study. Equal importance given to all subjects ensures equal performance resulting in the uniform achievement. Equal importance does not necessarily mean uniform distribution of study hours for different subjects.
Subjects in which one is good may be given less hours and subjects which are hard nuts to crack for a particular student should be allotted more time.
During study hours, a committed concentration is compulsory. A wandering mind should be avoided and pulled back sharply in the right track. The time allotted for study should be meticulously used avoiding unnecessary wastage of time.
It is always advisable to study tough subjects during the time one feels fresh, like early morning hours and evening hours. It is advisable that one avoids studying when one feels exhausted, tired and under stress and tension. Timing is crucial when it comes to enhancing your concentration.
Quantity is not necessarily better when studying, it is the quality of effort that you put in. Question papers are firmly based on academic standards. Most of the questions are open ended. Think Creatively The questions give scope for the students to think creatively and write answers which are quite different from those given in the text book.
There is no scope for rote memorization and mechanical writing. All students need not come up with the same answer for a question. The questions framed to test how best the student has understood the concept. Study the entire syllabus and revise the selective
important topics before the examination.
Practice 'speed writing' as a part of your preparation for examinations. Start your revision preparation very early so that you have enough time for re-revision.
Write Small Sentences:
Use text book vocabulary in your answers to score better marks. Readability of small sentences is more than lengthy sentences. So write small sentences in your answers. Try to answer the question that should be compulsorily be answered to whatever extent you can. Do not leave it as you do not know the answer. Give a title to the answer if possible.
If it is a long answer divide into paragraphs. Don't write more than what was asked in the question. Don't write unrelated answers. Draw relevant diagrams wherever necessary. Don't forget to put the relevant question number in the left margin when the question is from out of syllabus.
This putting the question number in the margin is taken as attempting for the purpose of giving marks to such out of syllabus question.
Speed and accuracy is very important in answering objective questions. Keep in mind that the speed in writing the answers should not spoil your hand writing. Even if your hand writing is not good you can write in such a way that the examiner can understand what you have written.
Avoid spelling mistakes in the answers. The choice 'none of the above' is usually an incorrect choice. However, this rule is less reliable than the 'all the above' rule mentioned above. Consistent preparation is the key
for good performance in the examination.