Tips to Succeed in the Examinations

Many people appreciate you if you come out with flying colors in the examinations. Your future would be secured and also your contribution to the society would be enhanced if you are a successful person.

All of you are dreaming for a very high grades and marks in the examinations. If you are thorough with all the topics, it is obvious that you get higher scores and your dreams would be realty. Many students cannot reproduce or write in the examination, what ever they had read. This is due to several reasons such as biological, exam fear, anxiety, lack of language skills, improper understanding of the subject matter, negligence or fear to clarify the doubts from their respective teachers, ineffective time management, exam related stress, and many other inexcusable factors. Exams are meant to test your over all skills. The final results are the feed back about you and your dexterity. As a student your chief concern must be to acquire new skills and knowledge of your subject matter.     
Time Management: 
Remember that you have only 24 hours per day. Different people spend their time for different purposes. Some people utilize their time productively where as some others for unproductive purposes. Calculate how many hours you can spend for enhancing your knowledge, how many subjects or papers you must read or cover for the semester final examination. You can avoid spending much of your valuable time for the easy papers. In other words, concentrate on learning the difficult subjects first. Avoid preparing for the examinations at the eleventh hour. To save your time while preparing for the examinations, try to read the contents at a faster pace. Some students can read and digest the contents quickly. After understanding the contents or the subject matter, try to write it on a white paper and check whether you are correct or not. If you can understand the subject matter in the class room when the teacher is teaching, you can save a lot of time as you need not spend your valuable time in reading again. If you have excellent command over the English language, and digest the contents without spending much of your time, you can reproduce or write on your own in the examination.    
After receiving the question paper, select the questions in such a way that your time is saved while answering, as many students complain that they could not manage their time in the examination hall!.  You can manage your time in the examination hall just by practicing writing in the examination pattern prior to the examination day. You can write faster if you are thorough with the topic and also have adequate writing skills. Understand the concepts carefully and also learn to apply them to the practical world. 
Other Suggestions: 
  • Conduct the examination on your own at the dormitory, hostels, or in a class room prior to the examination. Remember that practice makes a man perfect. Hence, conduct a model examination to get acquaintance with the examination atmosphere and also to avoid many weaknesses such as exam fear. 
  • Involve in group discussions. Take a topic and try to exchange your ideas with your friends in the group discussions which must be conducted professionally. If you involve in such discussions most of your doubts would be clarified and thus your knowledge would be enhanced. This way you can also help your friends in acquiring knowledge. 
  • If you are not willing to participate in the group discussions you can go for a self study and clarify your doubts from your teachers and also from your beloved friends.  Class room presentations of the topics too will help in exchanging the ideas and correcting most of the errors or mistakes.   
  • You will be appreciated if you do research on each topic and write in the examination different or innovative answers. This makes you a different student. Most of the students write almost the similar answers. If you write something new, there are chances that you will get a better grade or marks. Most of the teachers expect some research oriented answers from their beloved students at the university level.  
  • Meet your teachers if you want to clarify your doubts. You can also ask them to revise some tough or difficult topics. 
  • Don’t encourage your friends to copy down from your answer sheets as you may lose your time and also marks. Remember that your friends might be getting answers from different sources and thus may get better marks than you. Hence, concentrate on answering your own questions. 
  • If you are not healthy, you may not do justice in preparing as well as in performing in the examination hall. Health is wealth, hence be healthy or protect your health by taking all the precautions such as relaxing properly, taking healthy food, drinking sufficient water, consuming certain energy boosting fruits and vegetables.   
  • You can have your own way to prepare for the examinations if you are not convenient with the above methods. But whatever method you choose, it should yield the desired results.   


More by :  Tirumala Prasad

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