Many times students fail to score well, not because they do not know the answers to the questions asked, but because they are unable to complete the paper in the given time. Here are tips to ensure that you complete the paper in the stipulated time and pass with flying colours.
1. Start writing from the get-go
Often, when a paper begins, before you start writing you may be tempted to look around and note people’s expressions or look through the whole paper and evaluate what you know and what you don’t. But do not give in to these temptations. Start writing the paper from the minute you get it. You must understand that each minute saved is a minute earned in the examination hall.
2. Do not waste time pondering over answers
Write what you know and leave what you don’t for the time being. Once you have finished writing the answers to all the questions you know, revisit the questions you have left and try to answer as many as you can.
3. Do speed training with sample papers before exams
Speed training is extremely essential these days, keeping in mind the complexity of question papers. Practice finishing papers 15 minutes before the stipulated time, keeping 15 minutes for revision. But remember to do these practice sessions rather seriously, without any breaks in between or without any help from your textbooks. Apart from time training, this will also help you in knowing how prepared you are for the exams. Solve at least five practice sample papers for each subject and you are bound to get a hang of completing papers on time.