Tips to score good marks in exam by Avoiding Common error
Often we take examinations as a punishment. We are scared and nervous. But it is
important to understand that exams are actually the steps towards our goals. Instead
of taking exam as a punishment it should be taken as an opportunity, a key to the
bright future. To excel at this crucial stage we need to avoid certain common mistakes
which we make during the Exam.
Let us focus on the common mistakes and learn how to avoid
- Spotting questions : Spotting questions is one of the most common mistakes that
students make when preparing for a test or exam paper. Many students try to spot
which questions would appear in the paper. This is a wrong strategy and needs to
- Inappropriate time allocation : Some questions deserve more time than others. Always allocate
your time to each question based on the marks allotted to it. For example, if a
question is worth 2 marks out of 100, while another question is worth 10 marks,
you should allocate more time to the latter question.
- Unbalanced writing : Writing too much for questions that do not require long answers
results in an obvious shortage of time for other questions. On the other hand, if
we write too little for questions that require long answers, we will end up missing
important points or explanation of an idea. Invariably, the outcome will be loss
- Poor writing style : The writing style is very important. An impressive point wise
answer will definitely earn you more marks than a lengthy piece of writing which
is not coherent. Also, attention to grammar, punctuation marks is crucial. Do work
on improving your writing style to score better.
- Writing too slowly : Many times students fail to complete their paper due to their
slow writing speed. Practice is the only key to overcome this problem.
- Not checking the answers : Most students fall short of time to check their paper after
completing it. So try to finish your paper 30 minutes ahead of time so that you
can check the if each question has been answered correctly or not and if there are
any questions left unanswered.
- Not bringing sufficient stationery
: Last but not the least, list down the stationery
items that you'll need for all your papers. On the day of the paper, look through
this list and get the required stationery items ready before you leave your house.
The most important part is learning- learning from our mistakes. We got to learn
a lesson from every mistake we make. So by avoiding the common mistakes in the previous
exam you give yourself a chance to score more. And never get disheartened if you
don't score well in any exam. Consider it as a platform to prepare for the next
move. After every exam, note the errors you have committed and whether you have
repeated your previous mistakes. Have pride in yourself when you notice that you
have not repeated any and promise yourself not to make any mistakes again.
All The Best!