Exam season is nearing and day by day the jitters are increasing. It is just part of the package and you cannot help it. We all get tons of advice during the exam season (some of which we hate of course). But here, let us just walk you through the advantages of using previous years question papers.
Better to Know which Devil to Expect
It is always better to know the skeleton of the devil you are going to face and these previous years devils give you an idea about it. We will get a fair idea to expect what is lying in wait for us. Though they may not be exactly the same atleast we can be prepared for something rather than being blank.
Prioritizing Our Lessons
Previous years question papers help us prioritize the frequently asked questions to rarely asked questions. This helps us get a picture of the question that we should focus on. Most of the times frequently asked questions will be a part of the question paper we are facing.
Contributes to Better Time Management
Solving previous years question papers enhances our time management capabilities. Most students do not practice finishing question papers within the prescribed time. It plays a very vital role in the examination hall though many prefer to look ahead of it.
Gives the Break up of Time
Breaking up of time is very important in whatever examination we face. Say we have got ten two mark questions and four twenty mark questions. We have to allocate time for each and every question we are going to face. Solving previous years question papers help us get through this phase with ease. Before starting the exam we will have an idea about break up of time. Setting small targets within the prescribed time can help in the overall time management.
Awareness about The Syllabus
There are some questions which can be a rarity. But we have to be equipped to face those questions too. We can go through syllabus to ensure that we are well prepared to answer these questions. Some of the previous question papers might just be a little deviated from usually expected ones, but if we are able to solve them then we are perfectly prepared.
Do Not Take It for Granted
Some people tend to take sample papers for granted but it should not be the way to go. Each and every sample paper should be taken seriously and treated with the same respect an original exam paper would be treated with.
Regular and Different Revisions
They can be used for regular and different revisions. Solving the same question paper will become a tedious task. Having a wide array of previous question papers and sample papers will be a savior from this boredom. We not only get exposed to different varieties of questions but also get a fair idea of the question that can be asked.
Predicting the Twists
Previous question papers can be used to predict the twists in a question. The same question may be asked in two or three different ways and having experience in almost all of them will help you slide through the question papers without a hurdle.
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Everyone who tries may fail time and again. Don’t give up. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Never give up.
All the best for your exams and future endeavors!
- written by Nitin Rastogi at our Meerut Headquarter