Avoiding silly mistkes during an exam

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Many times even a single mark would decide our results, especially in case of competitive exams. Below are some of the tips to be remembered before going to an exam. For the sake of better understanding I have taken the ISRO exam as an example.

Silly calculation mistakes

Impact:

  • Marks will be lost in easy questions where average students will be able to score

How to avoid:

  • Dedicate at least one hour a day for one week before the exam, mainly on numerical practice(better to choose from the known problems)

Over excitement on known questions

Impact:

  • This would blind our brain and we may answer the question without completely understanding it.
  • If the question asked is similar to the questions we have already practiced, we may tempt to solve it in the same way. So there is very much chance of missing the twists, if any in the question

How to avoid:

  • Treat all questions equally.
  • Even if question is very simple, please read the question two times, like we do for the other questions.

Overspending time on one question

Impact:

  • May not get enough time for other simple questions.
  • It will take away your precious time.

How to avoid:

  • Stick to your division of time. In this case total minutes divided by 80 questions(90/80=1.125 min), but sometimes we can spend one or two minutes extra.
  • Don’t trigger your ego in the exams. Our aim in the exam is to score high but not to prove our ability to solve the difficult problem

When can I go for extra questions attempt(flukes), other than known questions?

Ans: In ISRO exam, cut off would be same for all, irrespective of the reservation. Cut off marks are 140,109 and 130 in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. So, on an average attempts should be more than 120 marks out of 240. So if you are not reaching that mark, then attempt more questions which are half sure.
But again remember that it depends on difficulty level. So compare with previous paper and take the decision.

As explained above, we can decide for other exams also

 

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