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Successful Strategies to Succeed in an Examination

Do you score excellent marks in your classroom but you score fewer marks in a testing environment?

Are you worried about revising the study materials before the real test?

Research shows that without revision you forget 82% in 24 hours, which means you remember only 18% and one month only 5%. Many times most of the students do not revise, and so their hard work is wasted. Don’t worry you are not the only one who is facing this dilemma.

To be successful in any examination, you need the self-confidence to achieve your target score. a consistently focused study and successful strategies to succeed in an examination

How to develop your self-confidence?

You can develop your confidence by reminding yourself that you have studied and gained the knowledge related to all the concepts tested in the test. You can ask yourself am I performing excellently in my classroom or am I devoting sufficient time to testing my knowledge gained in the school. Be positive and believe in your ability to achieve the target score in the test. You should not be afraid of anything.

How to develop your concentration?

You can develop your concentration by stopping your mind wondering and stopping to think about the outcome of your effort. Always be optimistic and think about the positive result. Exercising, healthy diet and complete sleep of eight hours will make you fresh and energetic. Find a peaceful place either the library or in a home away from TV, phone or computer games that might distract you. Take a five minutes break after one hour of study.

How to prepare for the examination?

Always study the essential topics first and try to understand the subject matter. Create a mind map of the problem. Don’t hesitate to take help from parents, friends or teachers if you don’t understand the concept or topic. Study according to the subject of the competitive exam on which your knowledge would be tested and not according to the book. Analyse the exam pattern and practice some previous year test papers.

During examinations carefully read and follow all the instruction given in the test paper. Don’t overestimate and don’t underestimate the exam paper, always remember that every candidate gets the same exam paper. If the exam paper is easy, then it is easy for everyone, and if it is difficult, then it is difficult for everyone. Don’t spend too much time on one particular question. If you became confused and stuck in between then mark that question to come back if time permit and jump to another question.

Always believe in your preparation and have faith that you can get into the educational institution of your choice.