How to prepare for entrance exams in short duration

 4Aug 19

Entrance exams are the exams held by certain organizations or institutions to select particular students for a specific field of study. Such type of exams can be held at any stage and at any level ranging from low to high.

These types of exams are held to check the caliber of students that how studious they are in studies and at what level they can compete. In today's date, competition is very high in society.

Different type of entrance exams in India are:

  • CAT
  • UPSC
  • CLAT
  • AIMS
  • GRE
  • GMAT
  • NEET
  • NDA
  • NIFT

Requirements of Entrance Exams

Every exam has its own eligibility according to its level and field and its own syllabus and criteria. Some exams are taken in MCQ form and some in writing. Every exam has different phases. If the first phase (stage) gets clear of the candidate, he/she is allowed to sit in the second phase. Clearing it gives permission to move on to the third stage. Most exams don’t have more than 3 stages.

How to Prepare For Exams

  • The student should know the syllabus and pattern of the exam.
  • The syllabus should be divided according to the time left for the exam.
  • Students should revise last year question papers. As practicing previous questions is the best way of revision and knowing the exam pattern and the way the questions are asked.
  • Regular tests at different interval of time can be very beneficial.
  • Answers should be practiced with the making of diagrams and flowcharts.
  • Revision of study material at regular interval of time.
  • Making notes by own gives better understanding and remembering of topics.
  • Explaining or teaching someone else the topics is one of the practical ways of learning things.
  • Following a proper time table strictly.
  • Make short goals instead of long-term goals. As short-term goals are easy to complete and it divides work into small parts which do not feel like a burden.

The environment required for Studying

  • The room should be clean and the things which can distract should not be kept around.
  • Material needed for studying should be appropriate, correct and less. A number of books studying will lead to more confusion and pressure and time waste. Correct and limited books and notes are more helpful.
  • Books and study material should be chosen in an understandable and easy language.
  • Room in which students have to study should be calm and comfortable.
  • Body posture while studying should be correct otherwise it can give body ache, neck pain, back pain, etc.
  • Breaks at different interval of time should be taken to give rest to mind and body.
  • While taking rest, avoid things which can distract you. Instead, choose options which can relax your body and mind.
  • Take proper sleep of 6-8 hours in a day.
  • Listen to soft instrumental music during the break which is helpful for relaxing mind.

Finally, entrance exams are all about smart work and not only hard work. Most of the questions asked in these exams are not knowledge-based. Hence, understanding of the concept is essential to solve the objective type questions. Therefore, focus on understanding the concept instead of mugging up and keep practicing.

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