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Pros and Cons of Competitive Exams

Competitive exams are a major feature of the Indian educational system.  Are there other ways for assessing students for college entrance?  We need to now and then question the status quo in order to bring about a more humane, joyful and sustainable society.  A good way to do this is through debate and discussion.  On this note, let us discuss and consider the pros and cons of competitive exams. Pros and Cons of Competitive Exams Pros of Competitive Exams Helps encourage a spirit of healthy competition for pursuing academic excellence: Competitive exams can encourage a spirit of healthy competition for pursuing academic excellence.  All students, if given the right encouragement and inputs, will be able to compete on an equal footing for a course that they are interested in.  They will be motivated to study various subjects which they need … Continue reading

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Reducing negative marking in competitive exams

Negative marking is a part of every competitive exam and is a cause for lower scores. Aspirants who appear for the various competitive exams have to take great care in answering their papers in such a way that their negative scores do not affect your total scores. Here are some suggestions that you can use to reduce the negative marking in the exams. Before attempting the actual exam, going through the papers of the previous years are helpful. This will give you a brief introduction to the pattern of the paper. Practice mock tests before the exams to be able to use short cut methods in solving the various problems. This will help you in the actual exam by helping you recall the concepts and the short cut methods, thereby reducing the chances of negative marking. Make a list of … Continue reading

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Various competitive exams after class 12

Competitive exams are a part of every student’s life in the modern day. These exams give students a chance to develop their skills for a better future. One can come across many competitive exams which students can take up after their class 12. Given below are a few of them, which are most commonly taken up. JEE – the new name given for IIT JEE. This is one of the most prestigious exams taken by many students who aspire to make their way into the IITs. Any student from the science stream is eligible for this exam. This is going to be conducted in 2 phases, JEE – Main and JEE – Advanced. JEE Main is going to be conducted by CBSE and JEE Advanced by the IITs themselves. Armed forces medical college exams – students who wish to make … Continue reading

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A look at the competitive exams – academic oriented

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A look into the competitive exams-career oriented

Competitive exams form the base of many career avenues in our country. The list of competitive exams is endless with many opportunities up for grabs. The completive exams can be divided into 2 categories – academic exams and career oriented exams. This article attempts to create an awareness of the many career competitive exams that are there in our country and the various career avenues that they open up. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) – this is one of the most sought after exams to gain entry into various departments of civil services in our country. There are about 11 exams conducted for the various departments – defense services, medical services, national defense and naval academy, engineering services, civil services, forest services, special class railway apprentice, economic services, statistical services, geology, central police services. Life Insurance Corporation – LIC of … Continue reading

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MCQ’s – the best way to complete them

There are many competitive exams which students take up in their lifetime. Competitive exams are mostly multiple choice questions, which have a set time and choice of answers. A student is anxious to finish his/her MCQs and in the hurry might make mistakes which can result in low grades/scores. The answers in the MCQs are usually confusing and can get the students to think twice before choosing on an answer. This will land up the student spending more time in a single section, thereby losing out on precious time in the competitive exams. Every student must have his/her own strategy in place while attempting an MCQ to prevent mistakes and loss of time. Here are some strategies which can be helpful for a student. Manage time – everyone talks about managing time effectively in order to successfully complete the exam. … Continue reading

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