Oct 27, 2022
No matter how early you start your exam preparation, it is the month before the exam that we put our preparations into the 5th gear. For FMGE aspirants, that time is now.
FMGE is around a month away, and we are sure you are making the most of your time. However, the difference between a decent and top score is ensuring fool-proof preparation and avoiding silly mistakes.
In this post, we have highlighted 5 things you must not do in this last month before the exam to achieve a top score. Keep reading.
Last-month preparations usually involve studying long hours and pulling all-nighters. However, we would advise otherwise since studying at a stretch without regular breaks impacts focus.
The most effective way to keep your focus is taking around 10-15 minutes break every couple of hours. You must remember that overburdening yourself with non-stop studying will only pressure you and impact your final performance.
Your goals should be retaining more information and practicing quick recall. This will require focus, and staying focused will require strategic preparation with planned breaks. It will refresh your senses, enhance your focus and ultimately enable you to perform better in the exam.
FMGE is a highly competitive exam that demands a lot more than just studying hard. Considering the enormous amount of syllabus to be covered in a limited time, one must resort to smart work instead of hard work.
Make sure you know the exam syllabus and identify the high-weightage subjects and high-yielding topics. Doing this will enable you to make the most of your time, and there is a good chance of increasing your score as well.
The last month before the exam must be reserved for revision and practicing mock tests. It’s wise to avoid any new, untouched topics as they might demotivate you and make you nervous. Moreover, when you take up a new topic so close to the exam, you’ll end up cramming it.
Hence, information retention will be much lower than when you study a topic through understanding. Therefore, spend time strengthening the topics/subjects you are well-versed with to enhance your confidence and perform better in the exam.
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A common mistake that most students make during exam preparation is trying to cover the entire syllabus. While it is a good thing if you do cover the entire exam syllabus comprehensively, at the same time, one must not neglect other important aspects of effective exam preparation like revision and taking mock tests.
You must not postpone revision, solving previous year’s papers and taking mock tests until the last minute. Chances are you will ultimately cancel doing it altogether due to the shortage of time, and the consequences will meet you in the examination hall.
A month before the exam, most students usually face increased stress resulting in terrible diet and sleep habits. The anxiety associated with such an important exam like FMGE also makes students pull “all-nighters” to prepare for the exam. Unfortunately, those all-nighters might hurt your score.
Adequate sleep will ensure that you are well-rested, which in turn will improve your concentration and focus. Needless to say, it will ultimately reflect in your exam day performance. Therefore, try to get a good night’s sleep before your exam.
FMGE preparations can be stressful. However, you must know that stress can hurt your performance. Make sure to keep exam anxiety at bay and put in your best effort.
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