The heart is beating faster than your thoughts, also there is a tingling sensation in your fingers and your whole body is restless. This is a classic example of someone who needs to be hospitalized or someone who is giving an examination. For the first case only a doctor can help you but for the second case, you can help yourself. The D-day is still afar and your mind is rumbling whether you will be able to crack your exam or not. You can check out the following Top 5 Tips that can help you prepare for your upcoming Competitive Exam.
#1 Know and remember why you are giving the exam.
Many people don’t realize why they are giving an exam. One should master the art of self-motivation. If you give multiple exams like CA, CS, CMA, GATE, SSC-CGL, UPSC etc. just for the sake of it, the chances of your success are grim. Try to have a vision in life. Be self-aware. Know your strengths and weaknesses and be rational when making decisions that will affect your whole life.
#2 Save the least for the end.
This simply means don’t be a procrastinator. If you learn a concept your mind will try to implement it in solutions which is just like solving a puzzle. Try to learn the basics as soon as possible so that your mind is ready in the problem-solving mode. On the other hand, if your concepts are not clear, you will be stuck and waste a lot of time. Things will go on at their pace and new concepts will mess with your level of understanding.
#3 Time management is a part of life management.
“How you spend your time today will determine the future you have tomorrow.” These golden words cannot be neglected by anybody who wants to lead a life they desire for themselves. If you spend your whole day watching TV, sleeping or doing useless things, don’t even think that you will be able to crack the exam because the other guy who was doing all the right things has beaten you before the D-day.
#4 Learn to retain and if possible implement.
“If you can’t recall what you studied, you didn’t do it right the first time.” There is no point in turning pages and forgetting when the knowledge is needed. Also, Martin H. Fischer rightly said, “Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.”
#5 Your overall health can make it or break it for you.
Today’s competitive exams are like marathons. Your mind will tell you to stop at multiple points but remember the decision is always yours. If you think that it is too much work either change your strategy or re-evaluate your life-decisions. Also, make sure your lifestyle doesn’t include smoking and drinking but a healthy eating pattern. Go to a gym regularly and train yourself to push the limits. Take the attitude home and change your life from scratch.
The above 5 Tips have been designed not for a single exam but a series of exams that your life will throw at you. If you practice the above tips wholeheartedly, you will certainly one day become the kind of man Rudyard Kipling mentioned in his inspiring poem, ‘If’.
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