What are examinations ?
Examinations (or exams for short) are
tests which aim to determine the ability of a
student. Exams are usually written tests,
although some may be practical or have
practical components, and vary greatly in
structure, content and difficulty depending
on the subject, the age group of the tested
persons and the profession.
Get Started with time
How to attempt MCQ’s
How to attempt Short Answer
How to attempt Geometrical Questions
I. GET READY
Find out what kind of test you are getting
(MCQ’s , SAQ’s or LAQ’s)
Set up your study schedule to review
everything well a day before .
Use planner to keep on track.
Write out likely the test questions and answer
Get enough rest a night before
Wear comfortable clothing.
Have proper breakfast.
Take all necessary tools; Pen, pencil, eraser,
calculator, markers and geometry box, etc.
Get your Roll. No. Slip.
Be confident and calm.
Do not borrow writing items, it creates stress &
Do not use scotch tape.
Do not be over confident.
Do not get panic.
Do not start writing as soon as you get the paper.
When you are well prepared you experience less
II. GET SET
When you get the paper;
Fill the information required on answer sheet,
i.e. Roll. No. ,etc.
First read the instructions carefully.
Then skim the paper to make sure you have it
Highlight the key words like, solve, compare,
expand, factorize, evaluate , etc.
1.Understand your exam paper
Question Type Time requirement
Sec A- No. MCQ’s 15 20 min (allotted time)
Take 1 min for each
Sec B- No. SAQ’s 12 2hrs 40 min=160 min
Take 10-15 min to read paper
Sec C- No. LAQ’s 03 12*6=72 min 6 min/q
3*15=45 min 15 min /q
T. No. Q’s 30 You have 25-30 min to check
and manage time for tough
2.Use 10-15 min effectively.
* Read the paper carefully
* Mark the questions into categories
c) Tough or challenging
To make overall idea or rough plan for
solving the paper.
3.Don’t worry about the tough
The questions appear to be tough ,but
when you start working on them you
find them easy.
So be calm for the easy ones.
Don’t get unduly worried about the
4. Prioritize your attempt
Always attempt easy questions first
Then move on to manageable ones
This will ensure you that you are not
leaving any question & your confidence
Now you will be mentally ready to take
on more challenging questions.
5. Ensure speed and
Use quicker methods in calculations
Have command on calculator.
* To avoid wasting time
* To get correct results
Errors of (+/-) often waste time
Therefore avoiding silly mistakes follow
tricks we discussed in speed strategies.
6. Keep an eye on your
It is not to increase your stress.
It is to see that you are adhering to time
allocation discussed in the beginning
Note A minor variation is not a reason
7. Avoid thinking too much
about a question
It is essential to think about the question , but not
to such an extent that it waste time on one
Avoid to write too lengthy answer just because
you know it well.
Just give answer to the point as required.
Note : you must practice the habit of finishing
sample papers in 140 – 150 min
This will help you stimulate and exercise
examination pressures better
1. How to attempt MCQ’s
Read the statement carefully and write the correct
option in the box.
Before looking at the answer ,try to form the answer
in your mind and then match with the given options.
Draw a column in the last page of booklet for the
working if required.
Do not over write .
Do not use pencil.
Try to avoid eraser, whitener ,etc.
2. How to attempt SAQ’S
Draw margin line and column for rough work at the right side of
the page with suitable width.
Write the numbers of questions and parts , in the margin.
Solve the parts simultaneously.
Do not write the word problems.
For calculations ,show the formula you are using and then plug
in the applicable data and solve for the answer to the question.
For the solution of word problems do write the headings such
as; Given, Required, Plan and Solution, etc.
Express the final answer in the units asked for, i.e. cm, kg etc.
It is beneficial to highlight, encircle or box the required answers.
i.e 34 kg, 29 cm, or 100 lb
Draw the horizontal line after finishing the solution.
3. How to solve Geometrical
Construct the figures with pencil only.
Do write the headings for the steps of
construction explained for the figure.
Give proper reasoning for the theorems.
Do not miss the symbols for the specific
geometrical figures, i.e.. m< A etc.
Points to be noted:
Poor handwriting can cost points if the examiner
cannot read your response.
Brevity and clarity will help both the candidate and
Fancy work i.e. underlining, highlighting, coloring etc
can wait for those last spare moments.
Get the paper tied up10 min before the time ends.
Do not attempt extra questions.