What to do on the day of an exam ?
Exam Preparation | 06-Mar-2018
By Varun Ramesh
On the day of an exam, nobody likes to be caught on the wrong foot. You do everything with an extra bit of precaution. Even then, panic and chaos strike most students. If you are prepared and have gone through the entire portion, there is absolutely no reason to panic. Even if that is not the case, panicking is the last thing you should be doing.
Keeping calm and going through a small routine of to-do list will help you ease past the exam day. A good night’s sleep the night before the exam and a healthy breakfast the next morning are the perfect ways to make your brain super smart and kickstart the day of your exam. Read on to find out, what more a student can do on such crucial days.
Reach your exam centre early
Leave for your examination centre at the earliest. Nobody wants to get caught up in a bad traffic and reach late. You never know what is going to happen on the way. So, it is always better to start a bit early.
Bring all necessary materials
Before you leave for the exam, check if you have got everything with you: hall ticket, pen, pencils, eraser, rulers, calculators etc. Pack the night before the exam and check if anything has to be purchased.
Avoid nervous students
Get to your seat as soon as you reach the centre. Talking to your friends or other students might not be a good idea. You could easily become anxious if you are around nervous students.
Read all the questions before you answer
The first thing to do when you get your question paper is to go through the whole paper carefully. Read all instructions before filling up your answer sheets. Once you have read all the questions, categorise on the basis of difficulty.
Prioritise your time
The time you can spent on an answer depends upon the mark it carries. Spending a lot of time on word or one-mark questions is stupid. You should be able to prioritise time according to different sections.
Start with the easiest
To be confident, it is always better to start off with the easiest questions. You really need not answer in order. As long as you number correctly, it is fine to answer questions randomly.
Answer to the point
Each question requires a different way of answering. Essays need a lot explanation and examples while one-mark or two-mark need only a small brief. However, all questions have to be answered to the point. Lengthy answers with irrelevant points will never do any good.
Attempt all questions
Even if you don’t know an answer or get stuck in the middle of solving, it is important you give it a shot and try answering it. You might actually be writing the real answer. Moreover, it is better to at least attempt than to leave it completely.
Read all your answers twice
Before you submit your answer sheet, go through all the answers twice. Check for mistakes and make sure you have numbered all answers correctly.
These are really not just tips to be followed. These are important instructions to be done if you want to stay focused and ace your exam.
How about giving your revision plan an extra edge? Take up a preparatory exam to check where you stand.
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