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Prepare for Exams Smartly: Helpful Tips from Experts

Day-wise exam tips by experts


Before you start studying, make sure you have got everything you need. On your table
should be class notes, the syllabus, required books, teachers slides, the tools you need,
and ideally examples of previous exams so you know the structure and how it'll be
graded. In your fridge there should be superfoods: almonds, fruits and veggies should
do the job. Even if your brain's weight is only around 2% of your body weight, it uses up
around 20% of its energy. To avoid procrastination, shut down all distractions and tell
your friends not to disturb. Ideally, you should start studying weeks before, but let's
assume that you have just 7 days and 3 hours a day.
On day 1, your aim must be to get the context, to see the big picture.
This is important because context acts like a memory network, to which you can attach
all details. First, you make connections and then later remember things easier. To get
there fast, read the class syllabus, skim through textbooks and review all the materials
without going into details. If you're studying roman history, watch an epic movie about
Caesar in the evening. If its physics, go visit a science museum and try to understand
whats going on.
Once you see the big picture, chunk it up and make a plan. If there are 10 chapters to
learn and 5 days to do that, cover 2 chapters each day.
Day 2. Now it's cramming time and you have to learn 2 chapters. To study effectively,
make handwritten notes in your language. Even better, try to explain it in your own
simple words out loud to check your understanding. Every 30-45 minutes or so, take a
short 5-10 minute break. That will maximize your retention and keep creativity up. Also,
keep snacking on nuts and fruits to boost your brain's energy. Finish your session with
an instant self-test to check your understanding. Such quick tests can improve retention
by up to 30%.
Day 3 to 6. Start by reviewing your summaries and the material from the previous days.
Look at your instant self-test and check what you got right and what you got wrong.
Where there are gaps, fill them. As you have 3 hours, spend 1 hour on that review and
2 hours learning the next chapters of the material. Like the days before: start reading,
take notes, summarize in your own words and then finish with a self-test.

Day 7. Again, start by reviewing yesterday's work. Then spend the remaining time
reviewing everything one more time: all 10 chapters. To check your understanding, you
can use the table of contents, which is like a very short summary of the entire book. If
you have time left, write an essay to summarize all the materials into one big chunk or
do a full test-exam. In the evening, pack your bag and everything you need for the exam
day. Then go to bed early. Good sleep before the test can increase your performance
by 30% - dreams are essential in remembering.
Exam Day. Get up in time, so you don't start the day already completely stressed out.
Begin your day by eating a good breakfast to give your brain the energy to run for the
next hours. Research suggests high-carb, high-fibre, slow-digesting foods like oats or
brown rice.
Then leave home in time so you arrive at the exam room in time without being in a rush.
Stress mixes up your hormones and should be avoided.
Once you sit in the test, skim over all questions so you get an idea of what's on it. Then
try to see how each question relates to each other. When you realize how each
question connects to the next or the big picture, you will have higher recall and find
betters answers. If you are afraid you might run out of time, do some quick math to
figure out how much time you have for each question. Then start.
Carefully read the question. You get more points for answering a question poorly than
writing the perfect answer that's off-topic.
If a question is too hard, skip it first and go straight for the easy ones. While collecting
points for easy questions, our brain can subconsciously work on the harder questions
and an answer might pop up.
If you get too stressed, take a short break and a couple of long deep breaths. This gets
your brain back into thinking mode. If you're doing a multiple choice question and you
are not sure, go with your first guess. Usually, your first instinct is right. If you have NO
idea at all but there is no punishment for being wrong, then just guess anything quickly.
In the end, if you still have time left, use it to review your answers or correct your
spelling.
If you have an exam soon, don't stress. Even if you would fail it's probably not the end
of the world. As Jack Ma said: "I flunked my exam for university two times before I was
accepted by what was considered my city's worst university." Today he's China's
biggest success story. Good luck!

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants
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IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


 

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper
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UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.

 

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card
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KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.


 

 

 

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan
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230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register
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NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.