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What are some mistakes that have been made by candidates in the past on the day of examination?

jack_Sparrow,curious_kidand28 otherslike this
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One of my seniors I know met a girl after GS and kept thinking about her in CSAT, had a good margin in paper 1 but flunked paper 2. 
This is a true story no matter how unbelievable it may sound!
GaryVee,mickeyviruand21 otherslike this
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1. Performance during exam is as much important as preparation for the exam.

2. Changing exam solving strategy on final day

3. Judging scores one will get before exam is over

4. 2-3 questions won’t make much difference. Focus on rest


Foucault1,SAand10 otherslike this
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Tatasaid

One of my seniors I know met a girl after GS and kept thinking about her in CSAT, had a good margin in paper 1 but flunked paper 2. 
This is a true story no matter how unbelievable it may sound!

It’s totally believable. At times, she/he offers candies too :D

DM,komarambheem3and4 otherslike this
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Not taking enough sleep the night before the exam. I reckon 50% of the candidates lose it even before attempting the exam!

Taking a good amount of sleep (at least 7 hours) would add 4-5 questions to one's tally and would also help minimise silly mistakes. I interacted with many aspirants on this point, and I was shocked by the degree of neglect they showed towards this fact.

'Mai 2-3 ghante so kar hi manage kar leta hu '- This is what they'll tell you. Such people lose 10 marks every year and do not find their names in the list. You're fooling yourself if you're one of them.

Sleep for 7-8 hours. What's the harm?

Micro,Guntherand21 otherslike this
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Last time i started paper from the beginning and i had all sports questions and tough polity questions (interpretation wala) in the end i had easy bio / economy questions.

learning : in 1st 10 min its important we get confidence, so choose and pick easy questions. (10 qn in 1st 15min boosts confidence)
Foucault1,SAand10 otherslike this
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Not taking enough sleep the night before the exam. I reckon 50% of the candidates lose it even before attempting the exam!

Taking a good amount of sleep (at least 7 hours) would add 4-5 questions to one's tally and would also help minimise silly mistakes. I interacted with many aspirants on this point, and I was shocked by the degree of neglect they showed towards this fact.

'Mai 2-3 ghante so kar hi manage kar leta hu '- This is what they'll tell you. Such people lose 10 marks every year and find their names on the list more often than not. You're fooling yourself if you're one of them.

Sleep for 7-8 hours. What's the harm?

What about  the aspirants who try hard but dont get sleep out of nervousness/anxiety, the night before?

Vesuvius,Ash5Manand4 otherslike this
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@Wordsmithyy_nehrubose hi dost, I personally have/had this same problem that you have shared. Through personal experience, I have realised that even if we just lie on bed, eyes closed and listen to some soothing music without sleeping and being in senses, it helps big way.

Sharing one of my best treasure that my very good friend shared here couple of months ago. This is probably the most watched video on my youtube account this year. Have a look.


Having said that, I personally know someone who despite sleeping for just 2-3 hours the night before prelims, could manage to get >90 marks thrice in a row. So yes, have faith. More sleep is generally better but Indomitable spirit >sleepless night can also help in qualifying the prelims. It’s doable : )

AzadHindFauz,SAand12 otherslike this
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@Wordsmithyy_nehrubose one solution can be that you can try being sleep deprived just a day before. Like get up early on 4th lets say 2-3 hrs early than your usual schedule + try not to sleep in the day, you might eventually end up getting good sleep due to that. 


sjerngal,Tataand2 otherslike this
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Jammusaid

@Wordsmithyy_nehrubose hi dost, I personally have/had this same problem that you have shared. Through personal experience, I have realised that even if we just lie on bed, eyes closed and listen to some soothing music without sleeping and being in senses, it helps big way.

Sharing one of my best treasure that my very good friend shared here couple of months ago. This is probably the most watched video on my youtube account this year. Have a look.


Having said that, I personally know someone who despite sleeping for just 2-3 hours the night before prelims, could manage to get >90 marks thrice in a row. So yes, have faith. More sleep is generally better but Indomitable spirit >sleepless night can also help in qualifying the prelims. It’s doable : )

Thank you so much :)


Jammu,
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@Wordsmithyy_nehrubose one solution can be that you can try being sleep deprived just a day before. Like get up early on 4th lets say 2-3 hrs early than your usual schedule + try not to sleep in the day, you might eventually end up getting good sleep due to that. 


Yeah!! But that can be a back fire though.

Jammu,
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1.Making sure that you treat each question with equal merit is a big take home point. 


2.Reading all the options carefully. Very important in questions which asks you the 'most appropriate meaning'.


3.Trying to get to the answer by whatever means you have. Many a times the questions may be unheard off but if you have a wide knowledge base you can eliminate options based on existing facts.


For example this question appeared in 2020 Prelims


With reference to the period of Gupta dynasty in ancient India, the towns Ghantasala, Kadura and Chaul were well known as 


(a) ports handling foreign trade 


(b) capitals of powerful kingdoms  


(c) places of exquisite stone art and architecture 


(d) important Buddhist pilgrimage centres


The three towns given were unheard off-not covered in regular texts but see the options


Capitals of powerful kingdoms-must have been known to someone who has prepared for 2-3 years. So eliminated.


Places of exquisite stone art-Again we know only of Mathura,Sultanganj,Ajanta,Deogarh.


Important Buddhist pilgrimage sites-lumbini,kushinagar,sarnath etc is what one stumbles across. 


Therefore we are left with only one option.ie a.. that's how i got this question right.


Civils Mains:2017,2018,2020,2021,Forest Mains:2021.

GaryVee,Ayushi7and23 otherslike this
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Not taking enough sleep the night before the exam. I reckon 50% of the candidates lose it even before attempting the exam!

Taking a good amount of sleep (at least 7 hours) would add 4-5 questions to one's tally and would also help minimise silly mistakes. I interacted with many aspirants on this point, and I was shocked by the degree of neglect they showed towards this fact.

'Mai 2-3 ghante so kar hi manage kar leta hu '- This is what they'll tell you. Such people lose 10 marks every year and find their names on the list more often than not. You're fooling yourself if you're one of them.

Sleep for 7-8 hours. What's the harm?

What about  the aspirants who try hard but dont get sleep out of nervousness/anxiety, the night before?

1. Sleep for 5-6 hours the night of 3rd June

2. On the 4th, walk as much as you can throughout the day.

This is what I follow. It works for me

Ayushi7,sjerngaland10 otherslike this
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Jammusaid

@Wordsmithyy_nehrubose hi dost, I personally have/had this same problem that you have shared. Through personal experience, I have realised that even if we just lie on bed, eyes closed and listen to some soothing music without sleeping and being in senses, it helps big way.

Sharing one of my best treasure that my very good friend shared here couple of months ago. This is probably the most watched video on my youtube account this year. Have a look.


Having said that, I personally know someone who despite sleeping for just 2-3 hours the night before prelims, could manage to get >90 marks thrice in a row. So yes, have faith. More sleep is generally better but Indomitable spirit >sleepless night can also help in qualifying the prelims. It’s doable : )

Am I that very good friend? 😬

sjerngal,Jammu
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Not taking enough sleep the night before the exam. I reckon 50% of the candidates lose it even before attempting the exam!

Taking a good amount of sleep (at least 7 hours) would add 4-5 questions to one's tally and would also help minimise silly mistakes. I interacted with many aspirants on this point, and I was shocked by the degree of neglect they showed towards this fact.

'Mai 2-3 ghante so kar hi manage kar leta hu '- This is what they'll tell you. Such people lose 10 marks every year and find their names on the list more often than not. You're fooling yourself if you're one of them.

Sleep for 7-8 hours. What's the harm?

What about  the aspirants who try hard but dont get sleep out of nervousness/anxiety, the night before?

Practice Yoga Nidra for a week leading up to the exam. Listen to the video that @Jammu shared when you want to sleep. Put your earplugs in and do what it tells you to. It is very very effective. I've been recommending that video to my friends for over a year now!.

Omen,AzadHindFauzand6 otherslike this
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Not taking enough sleep the night before the exam. I reckon 50% of the candidates lose it even before attempting the exam!

Taking a good amount of sleep (at least 7 hours) would add 4-5 questions to one's tally and would also help minimise silly mistakes. I interacted with many aspirants on this point, and I was shocked by the degree of neglect they showed towards this fact.

'Mai 2-3 ghante so kar hi manage kar leta hu '- This is what they'll tell you. Such people lose 10 marks every year and find their names on the list more often than not. You're fooling yourself if you're one of them.

Sleep for 7-8 hours. What's the harm?

What about  the aspirants who try hard but dont get sleep out of nervousness/anxiety, the night before?

Practice Yoga Nidra for a week leading up to the exam. Listen to the video that @Jammu shared when you want to sleep. Put your earplugs in and do what it tells you to. It is very very effective. I've been recommending that video to my friends for over a year now!.

Totally. This video helped a lot during this Mains.

discoFighter,Steph_Curryand5 otherslike this
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Not taking enough sleep the night before the exam. I reckon 50% of the candidates lose it even before attempting the exam!

Taking a good amount of sleep (at least 7 hours) would add 4-5 questions to one's tally and would also help minimise silly mistakes. I interacted with many aspirants on this point, and I was shocked by the degree of neglect they showed towards this fact.

'Mai 2-3 ghante so kar hi manage kar leta hu '- This is what they'll tell you. Such people lose 10 marks every year and find their names on the list more often than not. You're fooling yourself if you're one of them.

Sleep for 7-8 hours. What's the harm?

What about  the aspirants who try hard but dont get sleep out of nervousness/anxiety, the night before?

Practice Yoga Nidra for a week leading up to the exam. Listen to the video that @Jammu shared when you want to sleep. Put your earplugs in and do what it tells you to. It is very very effective. I've been recommending that video to my friends for over a year now!.

You didn't recommend it to me :(

DM,Jammu
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Practice Yoga Nidra for a week leading up to the exam. Listen to the video that @Jammu shared when you want to sleep. Put your earplugs in and do what it tells you to. It is very very effective. I've been recommending that video to my friends for over a year now!.

I am one of those friends. Beneficiary of this scheme. 

I was someone who used to study till late and hence jaldi sona was a problem for me. I used to lie on bed but sleep was nowhere near. Then he recommended me this video and I was like mereko nahin hi sunna hai yeh. But when I did start listening to it , it helped me. 

Toh go for it! 

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Friends, please share, how remain calm /calm yourself and what you do when you get too anxious or fearful? 
Jammu,
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