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Early Preparations For Competitive Exams

Competitive Exams

Cracking any entrance test with competitive scores is a daunting task. While others have started preparing for competitive exams with a bang, many other students are still perplexed about the choices or even how and when to start. The competition these days is reaching heights where the doorway to get to the best of the academic colleges is not a cakewalk. It demands consistent hard work and dedication.

To secure a seat in your desired college, starting to prepare for those competitive tests validating qualification is essential. This is in view of a staggering number of students participating in various competitive tests.

In this article, we emphasize on the competitive medical entrance test – NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) regulated by the NTA (National testing Agency). The aim of these exams is to assess young aspirants with their knowledge, time management skills and ability to grasp concepts and its accurate application. These measures ensure deserving candidates are provided with seats in prestigious medical colleges of the country.

To ensure securing competitive scores in such tests, most students dive deep into preparation well in advance, which is most favourable. Grabbing a seat despite all odds afterall is the sign of a true achiever. Early preparation ensures comfortable and insightful learning of course material in a stipulated time frame, this demands a carefully planned strategy. Wisdom is in starting much ahead than your peers thus making the most of this surplus time.

Early Preparation

Ground Rules

Getting acquainted with the format and all other metrics involved in that exam is an absolute necessity. This, if done prior, fetches best results. For instance, students preparing for NEET must skim through syllabus, eligibility criteria, format, marking scheme, NEET sample paper, question papers etc.

Carve Your Own Niche

Strategize effectively. Competitive exams are in contrast to board exams, the approach, pattern, setup is different. Plus, the aim of assessing is also different. Complete comprehension of the syllabus, a balanced and focused mind with right guidance is what you need. Starting preparation early helps students decode their pattern and learning style exactly thus customizing their plan for the upcoming months.

The first thing that crosses your mind while starting to prepare is where you see yourself with the results perspective. Ingrain in your minds right from that minute to perform exceedingly well by setting goals. With such fixed goals and the right approach at the right time, success is assured.

Ideal Time To Start

One must venture out early to test waters. Ideally, students must start competitive exam preparation from class 10, in high school. Such students can solidify their learning and pay extra attention to concepts that would only help build concepts. One advantage of this is it enables students to look at various complexities that come their way through a different lens.

Inculcating Practice

The importance of practising and revising sessions cannot be stressed enough. For NEET especially, to be able to crack those challenging 180 questions in 180 minutes is not easy. A well practised hand ensures quick reflexes through effective time management. Consequently,  NEET aspirants must practise question papers and check against the NEET answer key right after taking the test. Make this a habit and over time, become an expert at self reviewing and analysing.

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