Mistakes to avoid before Prelims and Mains Exam | 2022

Preparing for a government job exam is a craze among youth. Govt job aspirants study very hard to clear government job exams like central govt job exams, banking exams like SBI PO, IBPS PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS clerk, defense job exams like SSC CPO, Delhi Police SI, UP SI, and state services exams. Exam time can be stressful, and even when you’re on top of your studying, things can still go wrong. . Avoid any last-minute stress on the morning of the exam or in the exam hall by preparing everything you need before. Some students feel very stressed out before the exam and commit silly mistakes. Here in this blog, we are providing you with the most common mistakes done by students, so that you can avoid these mistakes. Keep reading the blog further for more information.

Top 11 Mistakes you should avoid before Prelims Exam: 

The pressure of attempting questions in the exam hall can be great for some students. And this fear of the actual exam makes them commit mistakes just before the prelims. Here are some common mistakes you should avoid before the prelims exam

  1. Cramming formulas in the last moment: The one day before the examination should be devoted to just going through important things and taking rest, not to cram formulas. Cramming formulas at the last moment makes you feel more nervous and prone to commit more mistakes.
  2. Learning new things just one day before the exam: You should never learn anything new just 1 day before the exam, it will definitely be the worst decision, because you won’t be able to remember anything of that.
  3. Less practice of mock tests: Many students do not attempt even a single mock test before the exam. And when it comes to the actual exam they become nervous because they haven’t practiced enough. DON’T do this.
  4. Not analysing mock test results: Some students attempt mock tests but do not analyse the results. Due to lack of analysis, they can never get to know their areas of improvement which will not be beneficial to them. So make sure to analyse your test results thoroughly and work on your areas of improvement.
  5. The habit of Not skipping questions: The exam is not about knowing which questions you should attempt, it is all about knowing which question you should skip. This makes a difference in whether you will clear the cutoff or not.
  6. Gathering a huge number of resources: gathering a number of books and prep material will be of no use. Pick your best material and stick to it throughout your preparation.
  7. No consistency in studying: One thing that differs a success candidate is the habit of being consistent. So be consistent in your preparation.
  8. No revision at all: Whatever you learn, it needs to be revised, otherwise our brain is not capable of memorising it for a long period of time. So Revise More.
  9. No attention on Health: Devoting yourself to your goal is a good thing, but not taking care of yourself in this process is not. Eat enough nutritious food, drink plenty of water and fluids. Take proper sleep and take care of your mental and physical health.
  10. Using a lot of social media: Social media is good for your entertainment whenever you feel too tired of studying. But using too much social media can hamper your preparation. So try to avoid using too much social media.
  11. Not preparing General Awareness and General knowledge from day 1: General awareness and general knowledge are vast topics. These topics can’t be prepared in one day or for that matter in one month. Devote at least 30-45 minutes daily to GA and GK in order to ace the exam.

Top 10 Mistakes you should avoid before Mains Exam:

Once the prelim is completed, there are some points of mistakes that should not be committed by the candidates. Here they are.

  1. Preparing for mains once the result of the preliminary exam is declared: Ideally one should practice for the mains exam right after the prelim exam is over. 
  2. The habit of Not skipping questions: The exam is not about knowing which questions you should attempt, it is all about knowing which question you should skip. This makes a difference in whether you will clear the cutoff or not.
  3. No mock test practice: Many students do not attempt even a single mock test before the exam. And when it comes to the actual exam they become nervous because they haven’t practiced enough. DON’T do this.
  4. Not analysing mock test results: Some students attempt mock tests but do not analyse the results. Due to lack of analysis, they can never get to know their areas of improvement which will not be beneficial to them. So make sure to analyse your test results thoroughly and work on your areas of improvement.
  5. Gathering a huge number of resources: gathering a number of books and prep material will be of no use. Pick your best material and stick to it throughout your preparation.
  6. No consistency in studying: One thing that differs a success candidate is the habit of being consistent. So be consistent in your preparation.
  7. No attention on Health: Devoting yourself to your goal is a good thing, but not taking care of yourself in this process is not. Eat enough nutritious food, drink plenty of water and fluids. Take proper sleep and take care of your mental and physical health.
  8. Using a lot of social media: Social media is good for your entertainment whenever you feel too tired of studying. But using too much social media can hamper your preparation. So try to avoid using too much social media.
  9. Not preparing General Awareness and General knowledge from day 1: General awareness and general knowledge are vast topics. These topics can’t be prepared in one day or for that matter in one month. Devote at least 30-45 minutes daily to GA and GK in order to ace the exam.
  10. Focusing on quantity of questions rather than quality: Do not try to play a guessing game in the exam. Focus on attempting questions you are sure of. DO NOT attempt questions you are not sure of (Because there will be negative marking). Focus on quality of questions rather than quantity:

Top 5 Mistakes you should avoid on Examination Day:

Attempting a silly mistake can be very stressful for the students, their entire year of preparation can go into vain. Check the following mistakes many students make, and try to avoid them.

  1. Inadequate sleep before the exam: Make sure to take proper rest before the exam, so that your mind can work with its full efficiency.
  2. Packing things carelessly: Make sure to check the list of things you need to carry in the exam.
  3. Not being on time: Make sure to arrive at the center at least 30-45 minutes before the exam.
  4. Skipping the important guidelines mentioned in the admit card: Do not commit the exam day mistake of skipping the examination guidelines. 
  5. Overthinking: Do not overthink about the exam and result. Just GIVE YOUR BEST SHOT. You will clear the exam with flying colours.

This is all from our side in this blog. ALL THE BEST for your exam.

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