Exam fever is real, and as much as we want to act patiently, we struggle to keep our distance from nervousness and anxiety. While studying hard is the key to ace an exam, one must be prepared for the face-off with Boards. However, to avoid any last-minute panic, students must make sure they are all set before they take a walk in the examination hall. For the same, one must try to avoid the most common mistakes that students make during exams.
- Leaving Easy topics to learn at the End
Even if students are confident they would cover the entire syllabus overnight, it is a safe option to acquire the easy issues at first and keep them aside. This would help them in devoting equal time to each topic so that it can cover the syllabus in time.
- Last-minute Mug-up
A student might have a photographic memory, but going through a vital topic last minute brings no benefits. It would only help them in remembering the topic in bits and pieces that wouldn’t help in framing them a detailed answer. It is better to revise the topics you’ve studied well so that you can easily attempt questions on those very topics.
- Not carrying a pen isn’t Cool
While some students may think that not carrying their stationery is cool, it isn’t. It is strongly advised that students take the required stationery. Also, bringing a couple of extra pens isn’t a bad idea either.
- Re-read the Question Paper
The first 15 minutes are allotted to each student to read the question paper. While some may take a glance at it, it is necessary to think of an appropriate answer to the question. Students must utilize their time wisely in prioritizing the questions based on their understanding of the subject.
- Time Management is Important
Most students struggle to write all answers in the given time limit. It is strongly advised that students manage their time to avoid any last-minute rush. Students writing exams are encouraged to divide their time as per the need to make sure to save some extra minutes for last-minute corrections on answer-sheets.
- Make rough Notes/ Pointers for each answer
While it looks like a waste of time, making rough tips help in answering the question in a structured format. It also helps in saving time while writing answers as students can keep track of the content they have written on the subject.
- Restrict to the given Word Limit
To make sure students do not exceed the limited time in writing the exam, they must restrict themselves to the given word limit. Also, they should make sure they do not end up writing too long stories on topics they know well, and leave the lesser-known subjects behind. If the word limit is not given, students can write the answers as per the weightage of the marks.
- Messy Hand Writing
Even if a student is a fan of Doctors’ handwriting, they should make sure their answer sheet doesn’t look like a prescription. It is strongly advised to maintain neat and clear handwriting throughout while you’re writing an exam. It not only helps the examiner while evaluating an answer sheet but also helps students read what they’ve written. They may not score extra marks for good handwriting, but it helps examiner in understanding their knowledge on the subject better.
- Taking extra sheets to compete with Classmates
We all have been in such a spot at least once where we would write long answers only to get our hands on extra sheets. While for some it may be one way to boost their knowledge of the subject, there is no pride in writing lengthy answers to the questions. This might annoy the examiner who won’t work well in your favor.
- Handing answer sheets without checking
Even if students are confident about the content they’ve written in answering questions, it is always a wise idea to check for errors. Examinees could be surprised to come across errors they never thought they’d make or may have missed answering a question. To make sure you don’t make such a mistake, check the answer sheet before you hand them over to the invigilator.
- Rushing to leave all early
Even if it is your last exam, make sure you had adequately answered all questions and revised your answer sheets before you left the room. Students should not rush to complete writing the review only because their friends had gone the hall before they did. It is advised to attempt the exam while being patient to avoid possible mistakes.
If students keep all the pointers in mind while preparing for board exams, they would defiantly save a lot of time and write board exams in a much organized manner.