The best techniques to revise for exams
Having scored 97% (10th), 97.58% (12th), 96.2% (UG), and have cracked GATE-19 and CAT-19 exams, I guess I’m eligible to answer this question.
I’ll flinch straight into some nippy revision hacks that can assist you to secure excellent returns in your grades. also visit other categories of our website.
Best time for revision:
I generally prefer the morning (4 AM to 7 AM) before the test. If you don’t want to risk getting up late, then spend the evening (5 PM to 9 PM) revising.
Revise while you learn
Contrary to the concept that revision is complete post-studying, you need to revise while you’re learning too. Once you have learned an answer or a concept, close your book and visualize if you can remember what u have learned.
[15 minutes – study] [2 minutes – revise] [loop]
Making points for final revision for exams:
When you learn always have a keyword for each line so that you would have some 10 keywords for a page you have learned. If you can remember those 10 keywords, you remember the page. And during the revision, you can make a mindmap of those keywords and revise the content in a short time.
Strategic revising :
Always start revising the part that you have learned well followed by the part that you have learned moderately well.
Part A – well-learned – revise first
Part B – haven’t learned well – revise last ( make sure you do have enough time to revise it, revising it last doesn’t mean to skip or give less focus)
The stuff that you learn an hour before the exam gets into the temporary memory that would stay for some 3–4 hours and by then you would have finished the exam.
Cool hacks revise for exams:
Though revision is necessary, if things don’t go as per plan and there is a shortage of time for revision, don’t panic. You might do properly in case you believe that things are registered on your mind. Panic and anxiety can erase stuff from our brains.
80% of the questions come from 20% of the syllabus. It’s the Pareto principle and it indicates that actually if you haven’t covered the syllabus, you can actually ace the examination if you are confident.
Quality over quantity. If you learn something make sure it’s gonna help you in your exam. Learning things in a rush and not being capable to use them is like a half-baked cake.