Tips to Crack competitive tests

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Akshay Study Abroad in Entrance Exams, GMAT, GRE, IELTS, SAT, TOEFL

1. Confidence and Self-belief:

The students should have confidence in themselves and belief in their own abilities. They should have a strong belief and confidence that they can clear the exam. Everything can be achieved through belief. Whenever you decide to take a particular test keep a strong belief that you are going to crack the same.

2. Knowledge and Hard Work:

Knowledge is necessary to clear any competitive exam. The students should have good knowledge about fundamentals and concepts of the subject. Without this, they can never hope to clear the exam.

For gaining knowledge, a lot of hard work and preparation is necessary. Knowledge cannot be gained overnight or taught in  a classroom.  It has to be acquired in a never-ending process. Conceptual knowledge can be perfected by reading and understanding the concepts and then practicing questions based on these concepts.

3. Solving Mock tests (sample tests)

This is the most important. Solving sample papers and past question papers will give an idea about the type of questions asked in the entrance exam and also give a lot of practice to the students. This will help the students in the actual exam.

Student can solve as many mock tests as possible. More important is analyzing the results of these mock tests and being known on your weaker areas. In between, the mock tests try and work on your weak areas and take guidance from your teachers on those areas and try and improve on them. Monitor your performance and keep record of all the sample tests you are completing.


4. Time Management:

Firstly, students must prepare a timetable for studying, and make sure that they are following the time table correctly. The timetable must be prepared for the period up to the exam and then broken up into monthly, weekly and daily schedules.

The students must then keep a record of what and how much they have studied and review their performance regularly.

Initially, a student should study for 3 to 4 hours a day for the competitive exam. Later when the exam draws near, around 6 to 8 hours can be put in.

5. Sharpness of mind:

Sharpness of mind is needed for competitive exams. A sharp mind gives conceptual understanding, ability to think out difficult or tricky questions and speedy response to the questions.

Sharpness of mind can be achieved by regular practice and by doing brain exercises such as puzzles, crosswords, chess and Sudoku.

Hope these tips will be useful for the students who are going to appear for the exams very soon..
Best Of Luck!!!!!