It's exam time for many students for long days, late nights and lots of coffee. As EAMCET is approaching in a week, students appearing for it have to follow few tips to relax their stress and concentrate on few important aspects of the competitive exam.
“As you anticipate the exam, think positively and visualise yourself doing well and reaching your goals. Engage in “thought stopping” if you find that you are worrying a lot or mentally comparing yourself to your peers or thinking about your performance on the exam. Here thought stopping refers to be aware of your negative thoughts and replacing them with positive thinking. Don't talk to other students right before the exam. As the papers are distributed calm yourself and take few slow breaths,” says Diana Monterio, psychologist and director of The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology.
“Students must thoroughly go through the papers of previous exams and grand tests. They should be very fast while solving the problems. They must be aware the pace needed for solving each problem. They must be very well versed with the concepts and the formulas of all the chapters. The most scoring chapters are probability, permutations and combinations. They have stress on particulars chapters such as matrices (determinants), circles, straight lines, general solutions, and properties of triangles. Differentiation and probability, integral calculus, vector algebra, trigonometric equations, definite differential calculus circles are most important chapters carrying high weightage. Students should be very confident while answering the questions. They must make sure they attempt all the questions as there is no negative marking,” says A.V. Subba Rao, senior lecturer, Narayana Junior College. “In botany concentrate on morphology, reproduction in angiosperms, cell biology, taxonomic families, plant kingdom, plant physiology (metabolic pathways and intermediate compounds). In zoology, stress on rabbit functional anatomy (1,2,3), genetics, annelida, anthropoda, animal association and invertebrate classification. Make a list of all the examples and characters and go through it every time. Always attempt botany first. Students must be very clear about all the concepts before going to the examination hall. They have the knowledge about the numericals. Biology is the scoring subject in EAMCET. A student in average must score 70 marks in biology, 30 marks in chemistry and 25 marks in physics to get government seat,” says B. Dileep Kumar, biology lecturer, Sri Chaitanya Junior College.
“Start with chemistry as it saves time. Concentrate on organic chemistry as 10 to 14 bits are expected from it. Atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding is to be stressed as 3-4 bits are expected from these chapters. For second year topics follow Telugu Academy text book. Both problems and theory questions are expected from acids and bases, solutions, chemical kinetics and thermodyynamics,” suggests N. Venkat Rao, chemistry lecturer, Sri Chaintanya Junior College.“Stress on synopsis, formula and conditions of every chapter from Deepthi Series. About 60 per cent to 70 per cent of bits are expected from Access yourself columns of Telugu Academy. Write few tests so that it will be a practise to manage time. Always attempt physics at the end,” says Raja Shivanand, Director, Shivanand's Institute Of Excellence.