Getting into the best high school has never been
so difficult. In the past few years the competition has increased so
much that one needs to start planning early and act accordingly to
secure seat in the high school of ones choice.
Preparing for the test
Test format : Knowing the test format prior can help you streamline your preparation.
Study material : Acquire the necessary material for the preparation before hand and start preparing.
Make a schedule and study accordingly. The best way to study is to
prepare in the reverse order. In this way you will not miss out your
school studies and at the same time prepare for the entrance tests.
Talk to your seniors : talk to your seniors, ask them about their experiences. How did they prepare, mistakes they made and other related issues.
Parents: For any confusion, stress and moral support talk to your parents.
You have been preparing for months now and tomorrow is the D-day. Its
time you take some rest and be fresh in the morning. Sleeping early will
do wonders rather then staying wake and doing preparations which will
only increase your stress levels.
Computer friendly: In
the last few days of the preparation, try practicing more on computer.
Since the tests are computer based , getting familiar with QWERTY
keyboard will prove beneficial.
Tips for the D-day
Read Instructions carefully: Understanding the directions for the questions beforehand will save a lot of time.
:Don’t spend too much time on one question. Spending too much time on
one question might cause you to lose your precious time. Instead move on
to attempt the next questions.
Be patient: While
attempting the questions maintain calm and try to be patient. Getting
maximum marks in fixed duration should be your aim. In state of panic,
one tends to attempt question incorrectly and loose marks.
Answering by elimination:
While attempting questions if you are not sure of the answers then try
and use the method of elimination. Eliminate options which you think
cannot be the answers.
Prioritize your answers: When attempting the questions, give priority to the question in which you can score high.
No negative marking : If there is no penalty for wrong answers then never leave any question unanswered.
On the D-day try have a mild breakfast. A heavy meal might make you
sleepy, which is the last thing you want when attempting your test.
Arrive early at test center
:Arriving at the test center before time is always beneficial. In fact,
it is advised to reach the test center 30-45 minutes earlier than the
Comfortable clothing: Wear comfortable clothes that are suitable for all temperature. If you can carry then it is advisable you carry a jacket.
Make a list of all the things you need for the test, It is always a
good idea to arrange and keep everything ready the night before.
lastly appearing for the test in a positive frame of mind is very
important. Feeling optimistic and self-assured about the exam will
decrease your stress levels and will help you concentrate and attempting
the questions more efficiently and correctly. On the reverse note, If
you enter the examination hall with a pessimistic approach and not sure
of yourself, questions will seem all the more difficult. Keeping calm
and being relaxed helps you to think positively and the questions, will
appear to be easy. With a balanced approach and organized preparation
you will be able to crack the test successfully for a better future of
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