Saturday, February 11, 2012

Best Method to Prepare for MCQ-Based Exam

Preparing for an MCQ-based exam is completely different from preparation method for all other types of exams. You need to direct your energies in the right way, otherwise you will continue to study and still get No Output!
Coming straight to the point, I shall be telling you the best method (Tested and Proven by Experts) to prepare for an MCQ-based exam. So how do you prepare for an MCQ exam? I've compiled a list of tips:
  • Revise everything, and don't try to 'question spot'. MCQ exams can cover an awful lot of material - that's the point.
  • Make sure your knowledge is sufficiently specific. MCQs can be highly specific, so a general knowledge of an area might not be enough.
  • However, a good broad knowledge is helpful when attempting to deduce the correct answer to a question you're unsure of.
  • Practice, practice, practice and then do some more practice. Gather together as many questions as you can lay your hands on.
  • Make sure your practice MCQs cover material that's relevant to your course; there's no point in learning things you won't be asked.
  • Pile on the pressure by practicing under exam conditions. This will help you become accustomed to answering questions against the clock, and allow you to accurately judge how much time you can allow for each question.
  • Get hold of the Exam Answering Sheets or similar sheets and practice in real time.
  • If you try to recreate exam conditions when you practice, you'll find your memory will be triggered under similar conditions in the exam hall.
  • Revise the things you don't know. Sounds obvious, but you're actually more likely to spend time on topics you already know - it's more fun and can be better for morale. Be brave, and tackle your weakest areas (neurology?!) first.
  • Revise with friends; it's easier to stay motivated - and much more fun! You can share knowledge this way too. Make sure you revise with friends of a similar ability - there's nothing more depressing than finding everyone else knows more than you do. Alternatively, if you relish a challenge, try revising with the best and brightest - they may inspire you to raise your game.
  • On the day of the exam, make sure you're clear about the exam format: how many questions are there? How long have you got? Will there be negative marking?
If you are preparing for an MCQ-based exam then firstly you must know "What are MCQs and how are they prepared?". Then you must have a knowledge about the "Common Mistake made by students while preparing for MCQ exam" and lastly you must read the  "Top Tips for Appearing in MCQs Part-1" and "Top Tips for Appearing in MCQs Part-2" !

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