Having knowledge and insight into the subject matter is one thing while exhibiting outstanding performance in the exams is another. It’s like the two faces of the same coin, they both go together but their outlook varies greatly.
One may have vast knowledge and splendid insight into the
subject matter or have completely mastered the subject, but at the end of the
term, they might not perform well in their exams. On the other hand, some
students fall short at subjective knowledge or subjective insights or the
syllabus, though they exhibit great performance in the exams, a performance
that can be accounted beyond their capacity.
Well, since in this competitive arena you need to score more to get selected in exams like JEE Main and JEE Advance, NEET, AIIMS, JIPMER, etc. you ought to focus more on the performance over mere knowledge and subjective information.
We have mentioned below a few factors that may help you to
enhance your performance in exams.
Try to look for what is being asked.
Working like the masses will only entitle you a place among the masses. Same goes with the studies hence, putting a different approach to the study can put you ahead in the competition. You just need to get yourself through these competitive examinations and it’s not your purpose to become master of the given subject.
A normal student happens to study the course material and
then do the questions, while you should do it another way round. First, look at
the previous year’s questions of any particular chapter or topic you are
scheduled to study and then start referring to textbooks or other study
material. This way you will be always in a quest to look for what is it, which
is being asked in the actual examination. Thus your preparation will get
Think like an examinee
Have you ever wondered, how come just a few hours and the few questions in the examination paper is sufficient to assess your whole yearlong preparation and decides your fate!!
Well, you must know that the sole purpose of the examination is not just to test your knowledge that you acquired in the whole year. It is there to filter the masses, and those who sail through it gets selected. Hence it’s all about performance and not just knowledge.
If you want to excel in the examinations then try to develop an insight of the question framer/examinee. This way, you can develop some skills that will help you to anticipate which may be asked in the actual examination. Though you need to practice more and more to get there and also it may require you to go through each whole chapter multiple times.
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