Have you ever felt that even after studying really hard for the JEE Mains, Advanced, NEET mock exam, you made a lot of silly mistakes while attempting it?
I often ask 1000s of students preparing for JEE / NEET that ‘Why does a question goes wrong in exams?’ Responses are ‘Didn’t study well’, ‘Forgot the concepts in paper’, ‘Read question in-correctly’, ‘Chose the wrong concept’, ‘Made silly mistakes in calculations’ & so on.
In this blog, I will give you the most structured answer to this question which most of the teachers teaching in coaching won’t be able to give.
There are primarily 4 steps of attempting each question in exam.
Step 1 : Read Effectively
When you read something, there are 2 possibilities. Can you guess what are these possibilities without reading further?
They are : 1) You either read it correctly or 2) You read it in-correctly!. If you read in-correctly, answer is bound to be wrong. If you read it correctly, then also there are 2 possibilities. Your interpretation is correct or it is in-correct!. If your interpretation of question is wrong, again your answer will be wrong. Only when you read question correctly & your interpretation is right, there is a possibility of coming to right answer.
Step 2 : Decide on the concept
Deciding on the concept is like a google search in Mind. First you will have to go to right chapter, then right topic, then right sub-topic & finally right scenario. Every chapter is structured is a manner that there 8-10 topics, within each topic we have sub-topics, within each sub-topic we have scenarios such as L =0, L—>Infinity, V = 0, V = a & so on.
Step 3 : Calculations
Again while doing calculations, you either derive or you remember the sequence. In final jee mains, jee advanced & neet exams, you can’t derive steps, you should remember the sequence. Here you can make mistakes either in sequence of steps or in arithmetic. This arithmetic is +, -,/, *, log, e, sin, tan, cos, binomial expansion etc
Step 4 : Filling OMR Sheet
Sometimes, student ends up marking the wrong bubble even though he/she got the right answer. For example, you got B but you marked C.
So you will come to the right answer for the question only when:
- You read question correctly & interpretation is right
- While deciding on concept, you go right chapter, then right topic, right sub-topic & finally right scenario & pick the right formulae / fundamental
- In calculation, both sequence of steps & arithmetic is right
- You mark question correctly on OMR
Please become conscious of these steps while attempting questions in exams. If you liked the above strategy, do share it with your friends, classmates either on social media or on whatsapp.
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