Tips for Competitive Exams
Tips for Competitive Exams
We at BestGuru.com will like to make it clear at the outset
itself that there are no shortcuts to success in competitive exams.
Everybody knows that there is a fierce competition and any student
who takes it casually will not be able to make it to final
except those few who are exceptionally intelligent by birth.
We the following paragraphs are giving some guidance tips which can
make your life somewhat easier.
- Hard work : This may appear to some candidates as
casual remark / tip, but we can assure you that there is no
substitute to this. Therefore, if you wish to be
successful in the forthcoming competition exams, decide that you
will not take your studies casually and will put all your
- Do not waste time : This tips may also appear to be
casual to so many students, and you may say that you do not
waste time. However, if you spare only 5 minutes and think
that what have you done in last six hours for study, you may
fumble to tell us the real benefit you have derived from
studying the books or surfing the net. Our
experience shows that most of the students waste lot of time in
surfing the net for some good material. However,
they end up in wasting time in surfing the websites which have
hardly any good content. Students waste time in reading
the comments on the articles. Most of such comments have
no real value and are a waste. Therefore, at
BestGuru.com we do not allow comments or give irrelevant
material. You should read only relevant material either
from good books or from two / three good websites. You
should ensure that you do not get into habits like gaming and
useless chatting on the internet. If you get addicted to
these, you are sure to suffer a lot by wasting precious time.
- Make it Habit to Read A Good Newspaper and Relevant News
only : This is again a great tip but most of the students
fail to make use of it. Read a good National
newspaper like Hindu, Times of India. The most important
is that you should read only the material which is relevant for
you to succeed in the examination. For few months decide
that you will not spend more that ten minutes in reading news
about Bollywood news, Cine-Star news, TV Serial News,
Delhi / Mumbai Times which are full of gossip. You
can read such news after you have joined the job you are looking
for. Concentrate on current affairs, financial
news, banking news, newspaper editorial and the issues taken by
editors. Also read the articles of good authors which are
regular feature of most of the newspapers. Try to learn
new words and grasp the way good authors write.
- Go to Basics : The competition exams appears to
be tough on account of high competition and because you ignore
the basics. Most of the questions in Quantitative Aptitude
are books of 8th to 10th Standard. Therefore, get copies
of such books and revise your basic concepts. Refresh the
formulas which which remembered during school days, but are not
able to recollect now. Now your maturity level has gone up
and thus grasping such formulas becomes much easier and with
little practice, you will be able to make remarkable improvement
in the speed in solving such numerical day to day life
- Read Basic Grammar Books : There is no
need to now cram all the details of verbs, adjectives, etc etc.
You need to refresh the basics of grammar and read some material
available for competition exams to update yourself as to how to
handle such basic English questions. Improve your
vocabulary and try to write at least one paragraph daily (may
of only 100 words) on any of the current affairs. Try to
use new words which you have recently read in newspapers /
magazines. This will improve your grammar,
vocabulary and current affairs knowledge.
- Test of Reasoning : This is one subject which
most of the students have not studied during school / college
days, but must have confronted with during quiz sessions of
school / college. Therefore, you need to read at least two
good books and practice the questions given in such books.
Try to figure out the logic of the answers. DO NOT CRAM
such logic. Try to solve all such questions by logic and
if you are not able to resolve, take help of some seniors.
- Never Let Pride in your Heart or Suffer From Low
Confidence : If you become proud and feel that nobody can
stop you from qualifying the exam, you will stop reading and
improving your knowledge. Thus, do not let pride enter
your heart. Similarly, if you start losing confidence and
a feeling comes that you will not be able to qualify in the
competition exam, then you will not be able to concentrate on
your studies. Therefore, never losing confidence. Do
your BEST and let everything be decided by God. Have faith
in your self, your parents and God.
- Always Chose Quality Over Quantity : There are
tonnes of study material available in the form of books,
magazines, newspapers, internet etc. If you think, you can
read everything, then you are wrong as even if one is able to
read huge volumes, he / she will not be able to retain the same.
Thus, it is necessary that you should read only quality study
material which is relevant to the examination you intend to
There can be still number of other tips. We will be
discussing such tips in different heads from time to time. You
can continue to visit the website regularly and see the updates.
Read them carefully. Re-attempt some old papers, which you
found difficult in your earlier attempt. But
REMEMBER NOT TO WASTE TIME IN JUST SURFING AND REPEATEDLY
SEEING THE SAME CONTENT. Go to old content if you
had failed to score above 75% marks.
Best of Luck for your success in the next competitive exam which
you intend to appear.