We are living in a competitive world today and being well prepared is the main ingredient for success. Having said that, irrespective of the field you belong to, you may have to appear for competitive exams if you want to get admissions in top universities or land a lucrative job in the public or some private sector. Besides, cracking competitive exams like JEE, GRE, USMLE, LNAT, amongst others is the most common way to possibly secure a brighter future for many.
However, the main struggle here is that it is not an easy work to clear these exams. Many who have appeared for these competitive exams have admitted that preparing for these exams is truly a difficult task. Undoubtedly, the syllabus is vast and questions asked in the exams do require great attention. In essence, you will need to put in a lot of hard work and dedication in order to succeed. So, if you are facing difficulties in getting ready for a competitive exam and don’t know exactly what to do, then this post will help you to some extent. In this article, we will look at some do’s and don’ts or competitive exam preparation tips for doing well in the exams.
Develop the Right Attitude
While the main purpose of competitive exams is to choose worthy candidates, the first thing that you should do is develop a positive attitude. As you already have decided to appear for the exam, you need to believe in your ability to clear the exam. You should remain motivated and learn continuously to further gain a deeper conceptual clarity about the topics given in the syllabus.
What is The Exam All About?
Once you are firm on your decision about which exam you will write, you need to learn and know everything about the exam. You should be aware of things like the specific requirements, eligibility, selection procedure, steps involved, etc. Then you should prepare accordingly.
Select The Right Preparation Material
It is important for you to select the right preparation materials for the exams. Usually, a good preparation material will cover all the important topics of the syllabus and at the same time provide appropriate solutions that align with the format and style of the questions. Notably, if you go through the IIT JEE syllabus which is vast, you will need the right resources (preferably NCERT books) to prepare well for the exams.
Another important point here is that you need to understand the syllabus completely. By going through the syllabus you will get an insight into important topics, marking schemes, question pattern, and other important details. After going through the syllabus, you should create a dedicated study timetable or have a fixed time for studying along while keeping in mind your goals. Remember, if you fail to plan then you should probably plan to fail.
Solve Sample Question Papers and Mock Tests
As the popular saying goes “practice makes you perfect” solving previous year questions or sample papers is very important. You can also attempt mock tests and all these will help you to prepare effectively and muster up a higher confidence to write the exam. Meanwhile, by engaging in such activities you can test the level of your knowledge and know your preparation level as well as spot your weak areas.
By following these few tips, you start preparing productively for the competitive exams. To learn more information on competitive exams, you can check out BYJU’S YouTube channel.