- Posted by Abhipsa Sahu
1. Analyzing the question paper according to the time!
Few days are left for the NEET exam and one of the biggest fears that most aspirants face is not having enough time to go through all the questions during the examination, thereby not being able to answer some of the familiar and easy questions which they could easily answer. So in the examination hall when you get the question paper you should make the strategy and then begin writing up your answers.
You should remember that in a question paper there are only two types of questions one those are familiar to you and other questions unfamiliar to you. You will, of course, maximize your score in the paper; if you answer all questions of the first type.
2. Move forward smartly
Questions will obviously be grouped in the subject order in the paper hence it’s quite predictable that easy and familiar questions can be found anywhere in the paper. So the first and foremost trick is to be work smartly to leave difficult questions and move forward. It’s advised to not spend more than 1.5 minutes on any question. All questions carry the same marks and you can always find not-so-difficult questions to answer anywhere else in the paper. If in case you worked halfway through a question, you can return back and complete that questions left towards the end.
3.Focus on the options
Remember an important thing that you need not find the final answer whole by yourself -- your task is to find the correct answer among the given options. Many times it happens that students work out a problem fully and once they reach the final answer, only then do they look at the options. Instead of that do the thing that when you read the question, have a brief look through the options -- like in Biology or Chemistry -- sometimes you will be able to eliminate one or two options as incorrect early on. Further, if you are working it out -- like in Physics or Physical Chemistry -- try estimating your answer at every step; you may get a hint like which will help you identify the correct option.
4. Use the Tick-Circle-Cross method
When you begin with one subject, ensure that you use the Tick-Circle-Cross method to mark your questions -- Tick when you have answered it; Circle when you would like to answer it, but it needs time; Cross if you do not know the concept or if the question is unfamiliar to you. This will help you differentiate between the questions and arrange them accordingly. This technique saves time as well as your effort as you are clear enough that you are not wasting your time in those questions that are crossed out. And this also helps you to refocus on specific circled questions in your second run through the paper towards the end.
5. Always be systematic and organized
Preplan the usage of your exam time. Consider this: Biology - 60 min, Physics - 30 min and Chemistry - 30 min. You may start from whichever is your favorite subject, but spend only the specified time on it. This way, you will have scanned through the majority of questions across subjects and will still have one more hour (60 min) to rework on the questions circled by you.
The initial time is allocated to solve all the easy-for-you questions and in the last 60 minutes, you will try and improve your score. Also, take care to mark your answers correctly -- it is better to mark the answers as soon as you solve it.
6. Major mantra is Keep your mind calm
Having said all that, keeping your nerves calm throughout the exam time is not a simple task. Ensure that you do not discuss subject or formula just before you venture into the exam hall. Do not lose confidence because the aspirant sitting next to you is furiously marking answers as he could have a different version of the paper. Never panic if you are not able to get the answers for five questions successively -- it simply means that the easy-for-you questions are elsewhere in the paper.
Finally, practice makes best; try and use these ideas and be ready to face your NEET exam!
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