By Zaryab Ahmed
Now, a lot of us often think of an exam as being easy but tricky at the same time. This could be PPSC for some people. A lot of people fail to understand and attempt the MCQ section of the exam. This has nothing to do with the knowledge or information they have studied for, for days but merely the concepts and tiny, little details of the course that they should figure out with tactics and technicality, and if that happens, there is no way to lose any marks in the exam.
The general section of the exam contains MCQs about general knowledge and you can grasp that knowledge by studying different books and internet links that may help you with this. It is tricky but once you set your mind to it, it will get a whole lot easier.
Here are a few tips to prepare for the exam.
- Take Some Help:
A lot of people fail to understand the importance of taking guidance and aid from someone or something. Always remember that someone who has experienced the same thing might end up teaching you something you haven’t even thought of considering. So always, take help from someone you know have given the exam previously so you may be able to do better.
2. Practice Past Papers:
Now I can not stress this enough. Practicing past papers is the ultimate key to success. If you think you can attempt the paper without solving any past papers, you are at a loss because clearly, that is not how our educational system works these days.
A lot of questions get repeated and if not repeated then you can have an idea of the question and how to attempt it when it comes right in front of you. If not, you will just stare blankly at the examination sheet and wonder if you have ever seen a question like that in your life.
Practicing past papers gives you an idea of the questions and pattern of the exam you are about to take as well as teach you things beforehand like time management, examination tricks, and tactics, etc.
3. Group Study:
Okay so everybody meets up with their friends and colleagues for lunches and hangouts but the idea of meeting as groups for studying is way too fruitful. How? Different people are studying in a group, each with a mind of their own hence, there will be a lot of opinions and perspectives and a lot of knowledge to share among one another.
You just need to make sure that you do not waste anybody’s time and prepare a few things beforehand so in case, you don’t understand anything, there is always some help that you may get from one of your friends. Group study will help everybody sitting and preparing for the same thing, one way or the other.
4. Review Your Course Syllabus and Outline:
You must have all the accurate details of your course syllabus before you begin to prepare for the exam. If you don’t, there is a chance that you may just miss out on the important stuff and end up getting lesser marks than expected even though you did prepare well.
Before starting the preparation, have everything aligned and in front of you especially the course outline so it may help you to study better and as you prepare some of the topics, you can check them off which will help you be more organized and everything won’t be a mess or a clutter.
5. Taking a Smart Approach:
A lot of us often tire ourselves before the real deal. This could happen whilst you are studying day and night without a break or are so into studying that you ignore the idea of something being of more importance and something which does not hold that much importance.
So, to succeed, always take the smart approach. This will save you a lot of time that you can spend in studying the more important stuff than something that will just let you lag.
Taking a smart approach whilst preparing for the PPSC exam could be checking into different help aids for PPSC exams and then start practicing past papers so they give you an idea of what is yet to come. It does not matter if you still have some courses left to study, but do not delay solving past papers. Instead, preparing for the topics in the course and solving past papers should go hand in hand.
6. Taking Study Breaks in Between:
A lot of us might not realize the importance of this tactic when studying but trust me, this is the best you can do. After a while of drowning in books, solving past papers, and reading stuff online, our body tends to give up. For this, you need to make sure to give yourself some break. Take short intervals in between study periods to freshen up or just a small walk to get some air or have something to eat. During this short interval of time, your body will revive with the same energy and will help you to focus more promptly.
7. Being Consistent and Optimistic:
Focus is the key. If you lose that, it is highly likely that you won’t end up with something big. So, make sure you are always determined to do something before you make a move for it, this will help you achieve your goals and dreams.
Another thing to do is to be optimistic, no matter in which situation you find yourself in. if you lose hope, there’s no way you can get out of your bed every morning so always stay positive and think positive and surely, positivity will lead your way!