Tips for Students Appearing in Public Examinations

Writing public exams is not a Herculean task. Instead, they can enjoy the whole exercise if they can maintain their mind cool and organized. Students should keep their eyes on their watch.

In the exam hall, plan to complete the each exams at least 15 minutes ahead of the end time. This will be useful to leisurely revise the answers.

Students should stop studying at 10 p.m. A 10 minute break in studies every half-an-hour is advisable. Students should be given foods that are cooling like tender coconut and butter milk, to fight summer heat.

Students to start with questions they find easier to answer. They should not get tensed for any reason and try to relax.

The students should try to write the exam with the same pen which they use regularly so that normal speed handwriting remains unaffected. Also the students should underline the important points with black ink to make evaluation easier for the examiner.

On the food intake, students should have timely meal which should include lot of fruits.

On parents’ supporting role, they should ease tension and boost confidence of their children.

Before the examination:

  • Understand the subject thoroughly.
  • Do not memorise answers without understanding.
  • After getting general idea of a subject, select 60 important questions and prepare them thoroughly.
  • Improve English, as poor English creates bad impression on the examiner. Avoid long and unwieldy sentences.
  • Practice to solve examples. Mere reading examples does not help.
  • Slow and steady wins the race – regular study is much better than last month’s rush.
  • Solve as many old question papers as you can.
  • Make your base of mathematics strong – if it is weak. You should be fully comfortable at least upto 10th Matric mathematics.
  • Memorise a few important section numbers and case law and quote at appropriate places.

Quoting section numbers and important case law certainly makes better impression on examiner. Though it is not practicable to remember all sections and case law, some important section numbers/case law should be remembered. With this idea in mind, this Chapter covers core aspects of various Acts, important case law and section numbers for last minute brush up. Of course this will be useful only if a student has already studied and understood the subject.

Attractive Paper Presentation:

Answer paper should be made attractive and impressive by

  • Writing point-wise and precise answers
  • highlighting major points by different colour pen
  • drawing graphs and charts
  • making tabular statements wherever required
  • writing question number and sub-number and head-line of the question asked, which will facilitate the examiner in quickly assessing your paper.

At the examination:

  • First solve examples which you know best.
  • Allocate time for answering each question and stop writing after time allotted by you to that question is over. Keep margin for checking.
  • Keep cool and do not panic.

After the examination:

  • Do not discuss your answers with anyone immediately after the examination as it will upset your mood for next paper. However, after the whole examination is over, review your answers.

Remember that whatever be the type of questions and toughness or leniency of examiner, those who are extraordinarily brilliant are certain to pass while those who are with very low IQ are bound to fail. However, most of us (about 94%) are in between these two extremes. Hence success depends upon various factors including hard work and some amount of luck.

For subjects like Math’s, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, sticking to the time of crucial. Students should complete each subject in 1.15 hours to fetch good marks in these fetch good marks in these subjects.

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