‘Scholarship Exam’, we have all heard this term pretty frequently. It seems interesting to listen or to come across and intriguing for those who are already looking out for the same.
But the question here arises, what is a scholarship exam?
To give an answer to that, Scholarship exam is the key to the door of a Dream destination. In simpler words, Scholarship exams are a saviour to those who want to pursue a particular stream but are not able to do so due to lack of funds. In other cases, Scholarship exams are a perk to the meritorious students who want an amazing reward for their hard work. Scholarship acts as financial aid to pursue higher education or any particular course. It is a monetary help given to the students on the basis of their educational achievements.
There are various scholarship exams conduced for various educational programs by various organising bodies. But as a student it is important to have in-depth knowledge of all the scholarship exams that can be beneficial to you.
But one critical question that comes to everyone’s mind- How to prepare for these scholarship exams? This article brings to you tips and strategies to prepare for scholarship exams.
We’ve got a comprehensive list of mistakes that you can avoid while preparing for any scholarship exam.\
1. Not Focusing on Entire Syllabus
An in-depth knowledge of the entire syllabus is the key to success in any exam. Never ever forget to keep the syllabus on your fingertips to make sure you are always on point through the entire preparation journey.
2. Not Strategising Enough
Most of the students preparing for scholarship exams never give importance to strategising for it. The fact is that there are thousands of applicants for a particular exam and of course the scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit. And for that, one needs to strategise, to complete the syllabus and to make sure he/she lands in the list of toppers.
3. Over-learning Everything
Always follow the syllabus to the point. Nothing more and nothing less. Many students tend to make this mistake of over-learning everything which lands them nowhere except the state of bewilderment.
4. Taking excessive mock-tests / Not taking mock-tests at all
We all have heard, Excess of everything is bad. And it does imply in the preparation journey of any exam as well. Taking up excessive mock-tests or test series will hamper your time of self-study. So, keep it a big NO NO. But there is also one more thing than can hamper a student’s performance. That is not taking up any mock-tests at all. Keeping ample amount of time to practice mock-tests to get an idea of the actual exam pattern is always recommended.
5. Ignoring the Marking Scheme
One should never ever ignore the marking scheme of the exam one is going to sit for. The preparation in fact must always be according to the marking scheme and the fact if there is negative marking in the exam.
6. Inconsistency in preparation
Being consistent in preparations can help tackle a lot of problems faced during the exam groundwork.
Overconfidence is the killer of success. Being confident is always the key, but one should avoid being the pray to overconfidence.
8. Not Believing in Yourself
Whatever the situation is, believing in oneself is what can take any person to the heights. In this particular scenario, whatever the case is, however, your preparation is, always believe in yourself and go for it.
9. Using Too Many Reference Books
There are some students who tend to consult too many reference books, of any publisher they can find. But the key is sticking to the syllabus and the books being recommended by the organising authority.
10. Not giving Enough Importance to Time-tables
One should make his/her own time table and follow it to the core. Following it sometimes and avoiding it sometimes can lead to an inconsistent daily schedule which can hamper one’s interest to prepare for any exam.
Author: Manjusha Rana
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