These are the final days for your NEET 2019 preparation as you get ready to sit for the exam on 5th May. Some of you might be sitting down for revision with nerves stretched taut to the breaking point. No matter what preparation looks like for you during these days, being armed with the proper strategies is essential. You want to score as high as you can!
And a crucial strategy that you might be missing out on? Practice tests.
Ugh. Who wants to take a test now when the big one is looming so close to the horizon? Abhi to baksh do.
If you haven’t already started with them, here are a few reasons why you would want to sit for regular online practice tests beginning today:
For a reality- check
You can parrot all definitions and draw diagrams with closed eyes. But, are you able to do the same under timed conditions? Mindsets differ when you are sitting for an exam and when your friend is testing you. You need to have the former mindset if you truly want to check how effective your preparation has been. Plus, you’ll have developed a familiarity with the pressure which will be invaluable on May 5th, 2019. For the best results, take a test in the 2-5 pm slot, to prep your body for alertness when the D-day arrives.
For a fool-proof test-day arsenal
How do you perform when you’ve had 0 hours of sleep? 8 hours? When you go in without breakfast? When you eat too many paranthas? How ready do you feel when you revise before sitting for the exam? When you don’t look at your notes at all? Does getting out of the car from the left side really make a difference?
You’ll never know the answer to these questions until you experience them. And the way to do that? Sit for regular online practice tests. You’ll know exactly what works and what doesn’t in time for the exam day.
To improve speed
The more you encounter the test format and familiarize yourself with it, the more you’ll develop speed which can make a difference in your chances of bagging a seat in your favourite medical college. You’ll know your hang-ups. You’ll know which section you spend the most time on. You’ll know whether you complete the paper quicker when you proceed in an orderly or haphazardly manner. By solving a few online practice tests, you’ll have zeroed in on your perfect speed.
Hopefully, your hesitancy and fear of taking tests have evaporated now. Because if not now, when?
If not NEET 2019, then what?