How to prepare for Exams?

  • Read your notes out loud
  • Create mindmaps and flowcharts
  • Study in Groups
  • Explain concepts to your peers
  • Create and follow the time-table
  • Predict possible questions (yes, we found this one too)
  • Cover high scoring sections
  • Practice previous years question
  • Stay Healthy!

Let’s take a step back, and think

We need to take some time, do some introspection and analysis, and try to understand what we are preparing for. We need to stop running in this rat race of cramming all available materials in any random order, in hopes of getting into a good college and then a job. We need to understand that we are not preparing for the exams, but we are preparing to make ourselves good enough so that the prestigious institutions select us based on our skills and abilities. And that is not going to happen by hacking exams.

The Primary Analysis

First, you need to understand the syllabus and know what each topic is about. A very high-level overview will ensure you are never in for any surprise and you understand what’s going on in your classes.

Strategically selecting your resources

This is a new problem for our digital age. There are so many platforms promising to solve all your problems and almost ensuring your success if you pay for their premium packages. They are doing marketing in every possible way, tricking your brains and selling nothing but false promises. We are not claiming they do not have any content, but even if they have good content, it is not a guarantee of success. Some of the important aspects to consider while selecting which option of resources to pursue are:

  • Resources should be efficient: This goes for learning a new topic as well as practicing a topic you already know. If you pick an elearning platform or coaching class or book which is too complex or too detailed or too incomplete, then it is best to leave it as early as possible. Your learning resource should be able to give you maximum understanding in minimum time. Similarly, when you are practicing questions, if the resource is able to provide you the questions which are most beneficial for you, then you will be able to maximize learning in minimum time. The MCQ books and most MCQ platforms are very inefficient and outdated methods because students tend to keep doing the questions from the concepts they already know over and over.
  • Resources to keep track of your progress: Since ranks in all the exams are relative to other students, it is always a good idea to know your strong and weak topics with respect to other students by joining test series (or by joining Abekus and check your standing in real-time).

Gathering Knowledge vs Learning by Practice

We need to understand there are two parts to the learning process. The first entails gathering knowledge about a topic and the second is to master the topic by practicing questions covering every detail. The video tutorials on various concepts through online platforms or classroom courses or through books will help you gather knowledge. But you need to invest much more in practicing questions around the topics, in order to master it.

Adaptive Learning

MCQ books were a treasure and have served their purpose for a long time. But now, in the time of Artificial Intelligence, we have something called adaptive learning. CAT exam’s software itself is based on adaptive learning principles and give candidates questions according to their level of expertise. If you keep answering questions correctly, you will keep getting tougher questions, and if you don’t, the level of difficulty will not increase.

Let’s talk more about Abekus

Abekus is built out of frustration of not having a single good solution for practicing and improving existing knowledge. There are several platforms that provide courses for gathering knowledge, but there were no good platforms for learning by practicing questions. Some of the reasons why Abekus outstands all competitor resources are:

  • The number of questions is way too few on the question bank websites. On the other hand, Abekus is a community-driven platform, with an ever-increasing number of questions, categories, and domains.
  • There are no negative marks and no time limit on most of the other websites. Abekus prepares you for the pressure which you will face during the exam.
  • And most importantly, we didn’t find any other application or platform which utilizes principles of adaptive learning to serve most valuable questions to the users, apart from Abekus.

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