Good planning makes 90% achievable in Economics

Acrucial subject for commerce students, economics required proper planning if your target is to score more than 90% marks. You need consistent and continuous hard work to ace this subject. Here are a few tips to excel in Economics.

Prepare an exhaustive academic calendar:Make a time table allocating number of hours required for each unit. Go through the syllabus and allocate time to important chapters which carry more weightage.

Make effective notes:While reading a topic highlight the definitions and key points for quick revision before examination.

Evaluate level of comprehension of the topic:Evaluate your own understanding of the topic by doing some exercises. It will strengthen your learning process and will give you confidence in handling different type of questions in the topic.

Practice diagrams:In economics, each of the topics has various diagrams which are difficult to remember. Practice diagrams and illustrations after reading each topic to avoid wastage of time in preparing new illustrations at the time of examination.

Practice numerical:Numerical-based questions of 15-20 marks are asked in the economics Board exam. Practice national income accounting numerical of the three methods of measuring national income i.e value added, income and expenditure method. Also, practice numerical-based questions of cost, revenue, producer’s equilibrium and theory of income, output and employment.

Attempt Sample Papers:Do past papers through exam conditions as often as possible to familiarize yourself with the format of exam so that you can complete your paper within three hours. Get your papers checked from a subject expert to let you know your mistakes.

Group Study:Do involve yourself in group study at times. This keeps you updated with any change in syllabus or new questions which may be available in different sample papers.

Do not get stressed and get enough sleep:Stress is the most common enemy for students. Avoid negative interactions with your peer group. Lack of sleep can cause a serious drop in concentration levels and build up anxiety as well.

Published in Hindustan Times, New Delhi, January 14, 2015

(Manju Arora is the Head of the Department for Economics at Studymate – Learning Centers from Hindustan Times)