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Keep your cool: it’s finally time to crack it

delhi Updated: Mar 02, 2009 00:14 IST
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D-day is finally here. Today over 2,31,000 students of Class X and about 1,81,000 students of Class XII in the Capital will finally put their months of preparation to test.

But it’s not just good preparation and revisions that will help you score well in your exams. Experts and counselors point out that there are a few important things that students need to keep in mind to ensure that they do justice to all the hard work they have put in. They, in fact have a list of dos and don’ts for the time you spend in the examination hall. These precautions and advisories, though small, can help you attempt the paper to the best of your ability:

Read instructions carefully: Students usually make the mistake of not reading the instructions carefully in a bid to start attempting the questions quickly. But this could cost you dearly, say teachers. “Our teachers have repeatedly told us to read all the instructions carefully as many a times it had happened that students end up attempting more questions than required from one section and therefore waste time unnecessarily,” said Shweta Tiwari, a class X student.

Budget your time: Spend five minutes to allocate your time for each section wisely and make sure you stick to the plan. Don’t spend too much time answering the first question. It’s important to answer all and not just a few questions properly.

If unsure, then move on: If you cannot recall an answer or are unsure of an answer then don’t waste time on that question. Leave adequate space and move on. You can always come back to it later.