Exam Preparation: Study Tips forT. Y. Diploma students

Posted by under Blog on October 22, 2018

You already know the importance of securing very good marks in your final year of Diploma. It has been your dream to get into a good engineering college and your admission depends only on your final year score. To make it happen, here are some great tips for you!

Give yourself enough time to study

To start with, one must know what all is to be covered. Analyse syllabus properly. Check with past University papers and allot maximum time to topics that get you maximum marks. Write down how many exams you have and the days on which you have to sit them. Then organize your study accordingly. You may want to give some exams more study time than others, so find a balance that you feel comfortable with.

Use flow charts and practice diagrams

This is very important for block diagrams. While studying, when most students feel that they are thorough with a certain block diagram, it is exactly the opposite at the time of writing the actual paper. Most students waste a lot of time in recollecting the flow of the diagram, which hampers their overall performance. Visual aids can be really helpful when revising. At the start of a topic, challenge yourself to write down everything you already know about a topic – and then highlight where the gaps lie. Closer to the exam, condense your revision notes into one-page diagrams. Getting your ideas down in this brief format can then help you to quickly recall everything you need to know during the exam.

Practice on old exams

This is a must. Even if you have covered the entire syllabus, make a plan to solve all exam papers as that will place you in a better position to secure optimum marks. Remember, it is not only important to have the knowledge, but also to present it better, that is going to get you your desired marks.

Focus on your UT

It is important to focus on them as maximum repeat questions from MS-BTE are included in the UT.

Organize your study space

Try and get rid of all distractions, and make sure you feel as comfortable and able to focus as possible. For some people, this may mean almost complete silence, for others, music helps. Some of us need everything completely tidy and organized in order to concentrate, while others thrive in a more cluttered environment. Think about what works for you, and take the time to get it right.

Explain your answers to others

You can do this with your fellow study-mates. That will help you to get it clear in your head, and also to highlight any areas where you need more work.

Organize study groups with friends

Get together with friends for a study session. You may have questions that they have the answers to and vice versa. As long as you make sure you stay focused on the topic for an agreed amount of time, this can be one of the most effective ways to challenge yourself.

Take regular breaks

Take periodic breaks. Try not to feel guilty about being out enjoying the sunshine instead of being hunched over your textbooks all the time. Remember Vitamin D is important for a healthy brain.

Plan your exam day

Pack up your hall-ticket, pens, pencils, erasers, etc., for your exam day.

Also, analyse your commutation time from home to the exam hall. Make sure that you reach at least half-an-hour early.

Snack healthy and drink plenty of water

As a final tip, remember that having the right food and being well hydrated is essential for your brain to work at its best. Make sure you keep eating the right food and drinking plenty of water throughout your revision, and also on the exam day.


All the best!

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