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via INDIA TODAY: While you are preparing yourself for the most critical exams, it is important to complete your syllabus, but at the same time, effectively utilizing your time is very important.

It is a myth that you should study for 12 to 14 hours in a day to score good marks; but doesn’t stand true in all cases. During this time it is vital to understand how much you have studied rather than how long you have studied.


1.Start early

Preparation for exams should begin earlier so that you always get a chance to revise your studies. One cannot study the entire portion a day prior to the examination and hence one need finish the entire portion at least for weeks prior to the examination in order to revise the portion.

2. Organise yourself

One should always be organized and prepare an agenda of the portion which needs to be covered each day. For that it is crucial to make an outline of how many days you have in order to finish your studies and that you have enough time left to revise as well. After you finish a particular topic, always give a mini review of how much you remember out of it. This will help you understand that which particular part needs to be revised again.

3. Prepare an outline

Now that you have organized yourself, it is time for some actual study. It is to make brief outlines/ points that help you in recollecting the entire concept. One could prepare this while he/ she are attending a lecture in the classroom or while you are reading the text book. Once you finish reading, mark all the point which are difficult and read them once more to understand them better or take help from the tutor. After the entire part is clear, prepare an outline which can be used as a last minute referral.

4. Make flashcards

Sometimes pictures always help you to understand the concept better and help you remember. Hence when you are done with the outline/ pointers these flashcards could be prepared as a portable study book to look over at the end moment.

5. Take help

In case you think that you are facing a trouble in understanding a particular subject then please take help from your tutor or mentor to understand the concept before it gets too late. Do not memorize as you may forget it instead take help, understand the concept to remember it lifetime. You could also take help of family members to question you on the same.

6. Sleep well

You need to take minimum of seven hours of sleep in night in order to remember while you are attempting exams. These tests are designed in order to think and in case you are sleep-deprived then you will not be able to justify or complete your exam paper for which you have put in hard work.

7. Don’t panic

Do not get hyper or panic while you are writing your exams, even if you don’t remember the answers then and there. Stay calm and attempt the next question, leaving space for the one which you don’t remember. Finish all the answers and then attempt that particular question.

8. Understand the concepts

When you have spent a lot of time in studying, spend a couple of minutes more and finish one thing at a time. Don’t rush while you are writing your answers as sometimes the questions can be tricky. Hence, read then understand and slowly start writing the answer. In case you are done before the time is up then read all the answers once again.

9. Don’t evaluate post examination

If you think that for one of the answer you have written an incorrect answer, please don’t panic post examination. At that point you will not be able to do anything or change your score. Stay focused for the next one instead to ensure that the same mistake isn’t repeated again.


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