Dear Students, most of the competitive examinations to carry out the recruitment process for the financial year 2018-19 are now over. If we take a close look at patterns of major examinations of the year, we find out that, IBPS entirely changed the face of a few of the objective type examinations. That IBPS was in a mood of taking the candidates on a roller-coaster ride, it not only astounded them with a pattern unlike that of previous year’s exams but also took them aback with a range of appalling newfangled questions that were never seen before in the entire history of banking examinations. And because of these changes, many of you knowingly, most of the times, unknowingly make mistakes that cost you a government job. So, to help you play your cards right and beat the rest of your competitors, we are providing you all with 5 important tips to keep in mind when you next buckle down to appear for a banking exam.
1. Read the directions right.
When you see a number of new pattern questions, it gets on your nerves making you read the directions wrong. And thus, even after attempting a good number of questions, you lose your marks. Why? Because you attempted them right, but according to those wrongly read directions and not as per the ones you were supposed to. So, read the directions carefully, with an informed mind.
2. Calm your nerves.
Seeing new pattern questions can make you feel blue and experience exam anxiety but you should always be able to calm your nerves. When a new pattern of examination appears, you should always keep in mind that it’s new to everyone, not just you. So relax. Changed pattern, in no ways, makes you lesser competitive in the fight for a government job.
3. Focus more on accuracy.
During a difficult exam, especially the one that takes you aback with new pattern questions, students fear smaller number of attempts. In order to increase their number of attempts, they give a cold shoulder to accuracy and lose marks for there is negative marking on all the answers marked wrong. So, focus more on accuracy than attempting cent percent questions.
4. Don’t Judge a book by its cover.
Most of us have a habit of ignoring or skipping the questions that are apparently long or include diagrams. Never judge the difficulty level of questions by looking at its length or the kind of diagram it takes in. Always read them before skipping and jumping on to the next one. There might be a possibility that the ones which appear to be difficult are easier to solve.
5. Select the right questions.
Always choose to start with questions on the topics you are excellent at, instead of attempting random questions that you come across. Select the questions right or else you may waste your precious time on the ones that don’t get you scores thereby avoiding the ones that could.