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We understand that giving your best will always be the prime aim in your life. Paathshala Education has always looked forward in enhancing student’s learning more smartly. We all know that hard work is the key to success but do we understand that smart work also pays off equally. Preparing your subjects is no doubt very wise but creating a strategy in your mind proves to be more fruitful. We have often come across students who give their best while preparing and learning, but when it comes to performing in the exam they are not able to coordinate with the estimated time given. so see, here we realized that our students not only need proper guidance on learning but also needs to brush their performance skill on the exam day. After solving previous year’s question paper and mock tests we asked for feedback, from aspirants who are preparing for NEET or JEE. To overcome challenges like these we have introduced an interesting method of attempting question paper while solving it efficiently.
“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.” said by someone great.
This tactic is usually known as layered attempting. Finally after so much research and experience here we are. So now let’s take a sneak peek at how to conquer this strategy.
We all are aware that we always tend to put better effort where we feel more comfortable. Nothing compares to the peace you find at your home, does it? So why not to apply the same for your exam. We recommend that the student must attempt the subject which is most familiar to them at the very beginning. Now digging deeper in this, let us explain to you how it should be done. If a student’s most comfortable subject is let’s say chemistry, so they should start by solving questions under the chemistry section. Students must aim to solve all the 30 questions under this section and should only neglect those who are time taking and problematic enough to be tried later on. Marking of the answers on the OMR sheet or computer screen should be done simultaneously as to avoid any carelessness.
After completing one section student should move to their second-best subject, for example, physics. Now, how to proceed? Making it easier for you we advise attempting only 10-12 questions from 30 questions. Now you must be wondering which questions to attempt from these? The answer to this is simple, students just need to take a glimpse of questions and analyze the topics which they have prepared thoroughly and are confident enough to answer. Once you figure out this, just mark the question which seems less time consuming than others and you’re good to precede ahead.
Moving on to our last section i.e. math, the same procedure as physics should be followed. We suggest that in this the student should act according to their confidence level. If the student is highly confident they should attempt 12-15 questions from 30 questions but if the student is moderately confident they should attempt 10-12 question only, based on their question analysis.
Now after successfully attempting all the three-section, a student must return to physics and attempt 6 questions from remaining 18 questions. In case if the student is only confident about 3 questions then it should be fine. Remember attempting 6 questions is maximum you can always attempt less than that but not more in this round. Repeat the same process with mathematics section i.e. attempting maximum 6 questions in the round and then returning to physics. This technique of layered answering should be continued until all the questions from both sections are attempted. It’s highly believed that this strategy of systematic answering gives our students the best result.
If the time is remaining, student may repeat this process starting from physics and moving on to mathematics. But this time the student should go solving one question each from each subject in order to recheck their evaluations.
By adopting this strategy it helps in attempting 33.3% to 40% of the question from the subject in which you were not highly confident but yet you will be able to achieve your best shot at it.
That’s all for today. Thank you for watching. For more updates about various techniques and methods stay tuned!