One thing that remains unchanged in any exam is that the students should have in-depth knowledge of all topics.By this time you may have finished the syllabus and started your revision.While revising you should prepare small notes related to important concepts & formulae. When you work on questions, your focus should always be on getting your concepts clear & understanding sums of all types. Along with content you should also keep tabs on your time.Each one mark should be secured in 1.5 minutes.
It is important to make yourself aware of the weightage of each unit, number of one mark, four mark, six mark questions that would come in that unit, including the type of questions that would fit into each category.This can be achieved by working on practice tests on each unit during the next 100 days and focusing on the break-up of the 26 questions that you need to answer during the examination.
For example, matrices & determinants – 13 marks. Pattern of question placement:(6+4+1+1+1) Time: 20 minutes
This means that you should practice writing five to six sets of topic tests in M&D, on the said bifurcation.
Authored by Raman Gurucharan
Published in Hindustan Times, New Delhi, December 10, 2014.
(Raman Gurucharan is the Head of the Department for Mathematics at Studymate – Learning Centers from Hindustan Times).