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Salam to all members
Here are some very useful tips which i am going to pool with all of u and specially for those who are going for this competitive exam and feeling that they are losing interest with passage of time.

Examination Tips
  • PEAK PERFORMANCE ON EXAM DAY You have spent months preparing for this day. Stay calm, follow our tips and breeze through your exam! Outside The Examination Hall
  • Get to the exam room a little earlier so that you will be more relaxed.
  • No last minute discussions! That will only send you into the PANIC ZONE! Before Starting Your Paper
  • Check that there are no missing pages in your copy of the exam paper.
  • Allocate your time properly.
  • Stick to your schedule so that you'll have time to answer all the questions. Spend more time on questions that are worth more marks. Watch your time like a hawk!
  • Clarify with the examiner if in doubt of anything.
  • The Exam!
  • Read and follow instructions and questions very carefully E.g. if instructions want you to mark "Cross" for the correct answer, do not "Tick".
  • Answer the easier questions first.
  • They give you the boost in confidence needed to tackle the rest of the questions.
  • Come back to the difficult questions later.
  • NEVER leave questions unanswered .
  • If you are out of time, give your answers in "point" form. Examiners award marks for facts and not long sentences For MCQs, make a guess if you don't know the answer.
  • Get to the point when answering short-answer or essay questions.
  • There is no time for flowery language. Remember KISS - Keep It Short and Simple!
  • DO NOT panic if your mind decides not to function!
  • Relax and you'll recall what you'd studied.
  • Leave the last 15 minutes to check through.
  • Look out for omitted questions/fact
General Exam Stress-Busting Tips:

• Believe in yourself. You wouldn't have been given a place on the course if you didn't have the ability to do it. Therefore, if you prepare for the exams properly you should do fine, meaning that there is no need to worry excessively.
• Don't try to be perfect. It's great to succeed and reach for the stars. But keep things in balance. If you think that "anything less than A+ means I've failed" then you are creating mountains of unnecessary stress for yourself. Aim to do your best but recognise that none of us can be perfect all of the time.
• Take steps to overcome problems. If you find you don't understand some of your course material, getting stressed out won't help. Instead, take action to address the problem directly by seeing your course tutor or getting help from your class mates.
• Don't keep things bottled up. Confiding in someone you trust and who will be supportive is a great way of alleviating stress and worry.
• Keep things in perspective. The exams might seem like the most crucial thing right now, but in the grander scheme of your whole life they are only a small part.

Tips for the revision period:

• Leave plenty of time to revise so that you don't get into a situation of having to do last minute cramming. This approach will help to boost your confidence and reduce any pre-exam stress as you know you have prepared well.
• Develop a timetable so that you can track and monitor your progress. Make sure you allow time for fun and relaxation so that you avoid burning out.
• As soon as you notice your mind is losing concentration, take a short break. You will then come back to your revision refreshed.
• Experiment with several alternative revision techniques so that revision is more fun and your motivation to study is high.
• Don't drink too much coffee, tea and fizzy drinks; the caffeine will 'hype' you and make your thinking less clear. Eat healthily and regularly; your brain will benefit from the nutrients.
• Regular moderate exercise will boost your energy, clear your mind and reduce any feelings of stress.
• Try out some yoga, tai chi or relaxation techniques. They will help to keep you feeling calm and balanced, improve your concentration levels and help you to sleep better.

Tips for the exam itself:

• Avoid panic. It's natural to feel some exam nerves prior to starting the exam, but getting excessively nervous is counterproductive as you will not be able to think as clearly.
• The quickest and most effective way of eliminating feelings of stress and panic is to close your eyes and take several long, slow deep breaths. Breathing in this way calms your whole nervous system. Simultaneously you could give yourself some mental pep-talk by mentally repeating "I am calm and relaxed" or "I know I will do fine".
• If your mind goes blank, don't panic! Panicking will just make it harder to recall information. Instead, focus on slow, deep breathing for about one minute. If you still can't remember the information then move on to another question and return to this question later.
• After the exam don't spend endless time criticising yourself for where you think you went wrong. Often our own self assessment is far too harsh. Congratulate yourself for the things you did right, learn from the bits where you know you could have done better, and then move on.

My personals tips for Examination

1. Have a light breakfast: sandwiches, cereal or fruit (do not eat or drink unfamiliar things that morning).
2. Don’t drink too much liquid (to avoid unnecessary visits to the washroom).
3. Before you leave home ensure you have all necessary stationery—pencils, erasers, sharpener, and most importantly your exam slip.
4. Get to your examination centre at least 30 minutes before your exam begins. This gives you enough time to relax yourself and settle into your seat.
5. If you are unfamiliar with the exam centre, take a the room to avoid getting distracted during the exam.
6. Pray, stay calm and remain focused.
7. Even if you don’t have the urgent need to, try and go to the washroom before each exam.
8. Listen to the invigilator carefully.
9. Read the instructions on your exam paper and if you are unsure about anything, don’t hesitate to ask the invigilator (that’s why they are there).
10. Don’t waste time. If you get stuck on a question because it seems difficult or confusing, move on to the next and return to the tough questions after.
11. Don’t panic. If you feel yourself sweating or hyperventilating, put down your pencil, close your eyes, take deep breaths, pray and consciously relax. When calmer, go back to work.
12. If you feel uncontrollably ill during the exam notify the invigilator.
13. Use extra time to review your solutions.
14. Most importantly, remain positive.

REMEMBER: Examinations are not the be-all-and-end-all of your life, they are just one aspect of your life as a student.
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* Read the admission letter & its instructions word by word and follow them.

* Follow the left direction for English & right direction for Urdu to start writing.

* Use black marker for headings & blue pen for details or reverse combination.

* Use pointer or marker for filling of boxes/circles in MCQ paper.

* Avoid to use highlighter.

* Consider examiner’s easiness e.g. write question first then answer (only question number tease a little), start new answer from top of page not in the middle or end, bind the extra sheets in sequence.

* Visit your exam center one day before if you are not familiar or if not possible then utilize google earth for locating your center.

* Take a watch, mobiles are not allowed at exam centers.

* Don’t help in cheating to others at exam. center, they are your competitors.

* Original CNIC is a compulsory alongwith your admission letter, so don't forget it.

* At the end, most and mandatory which you should not forget at home is your SMILE .

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Can v use both Black and Blue, or only one of them as per rules???
n which type inkpen or ball point is better??
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You should use only one pen. Black ink seems more attractive than blue.
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