This post provides guidelines, common steps or tips, and study & practice materials. It is not a complete solution package for all +2 entrance exams. We suggest students study relevant textbooks and consult reference materials for entrance preparation.
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+2 Entrance Exams Guidelines:
It is essential to assist you all – post-SEE students – preparing for +2 Entrance Exams to gain entry to colleges of your choice. Further, and importantly, the Book may also help you in getting scholarships whether in different college Entrance Exams or NEB Scholarships Tests.
The Book is a mine of knowledge! It refreshes students on preliminary concepts relating to the higher secondary level of education in Nepal. The essentials of English, Mathematics, and Science as subjects have been covered simply and clearly. There are ample, wide-ranging questions and fine explanations.
Many of the questions given relate to current or latest trends alongside the set, continuing patterns in competitive colleges or SS in the country. The Book also has guidelines about fostering scholastic abilities, especially managing time.
Study skills too have been dealt with suitably. Advice and suggestions about preparing for Entrance Exams are included.
There are excellent Entrance Exam Tips, especially for tackling MCQs. Significantly, there are 5 full Practice Tests with answers that will prove very useful for competing students.
Getting Ready for +2 NEB Entrance Examinations:
As a student, you ought to be rather serious about studying all the needed course material. Try to understand, not merely to memorize, the likely subject content.
Pick up good test-taking tips about solving MCQs – Multiple Choice Questions. Remember, subject knowledge and tips, no tricks, are what give you an extra edge in the entrance examinations.
When doing any entrance test, keep these tips in mind:
- Answer each question after reading it most carefully.
- Pay attention to detail.
- Think critically to understand what’s being tested.
- Do the easy questions first.
- Answer questions you find hard at the end.
- Do not spend too much time on any one question.
- Do not keep changing your answer.
- Use the process of elimination to reach the correct choice.
- Feel free to make intelligent guesses if you are still unsure.
- Answer all questions where marks are not deducted for wrong answers.
- Use the remaining time at your disposal for revision.
Fostering Scholastic Abilities:
Students need to acquire the right academic abilities to take on the challenges of higher modern education and to do well in their studies. Such abilities are an admixture of skills, habits, qualities, and attitudes that are inculcated or their aptitude that is inborn.
Personality traits like calmness play a huge role in any student’s success, especially in entrance exams. The right psychological temperament along with the needed abilities can largely be fostered through proven strategies:
Time saved is time gained provided it is managed well. This limited pre-Entrance Exam period is critical and your management of time will be the key to your success in getting into the college of your choice.
A daily routine assists you to study and to lead your life most gainfully.
- Write out how exactly you’d spend the day after you get up.
- Set your priorities.
- Give yourself ample time to study.
- Allot adequate time for exercise.
- Sleep fully.
- Reduce socializing, watching TV, or entertainment.
- Once you’ve planned how to use your hours, you’ll be better organized.
- Display your routine so that you can glimpse it during the day.
- Regularly check if you’re following the routine you’ve set for yourself.
- Self-disciplined, you’ll gain control over your time, output, and life.
To-do lists are reminders made daily mentioning what needs to be done. They are necessary tools for self-management. Pay attention to the following guidelines while preparing them
- Plan 2, or at the most 3, things to do on a particular day.
- Prioritize things planned to be done.
- If practicable, do 1 thing at a time.
- Find time for doing these important things.
- See yours To Do list time and again.
- Don’t waste time on unimportant things.
- Don’t postpone the activities planned.
- Try your best to complete the targets set.
It is a good idea to make reminders about important things to be done during the day, the week, or the month and display them prominently in your room.
- Put up reminders about assignments that need to be completed.
- Put up reminders about your academic targets.
- Put up reminders about approaching tests or exams. Study-Time Tips Being organized saves time. Planned action helps you become productive academically and achieve the goals set:
- Make study lists containing only 2 or 3 tasks per day.
- Fix realistic study-related deadlines.
- Allot blocks of study time with short breaks.
- Review your study output daily/weekly.
Nurturing Study Habits:
Fine study habits bring good results. The key to academic success is hard work combined with studying well.
To study well you need to be physically fit and mentally calm, concentrated, and committed in a congenial environment. If you do so, you’d soon acquire the right study habits.
- Health – Keep healthy! Exercise regularly; eat properly and sleep fully.
- Keep snacks and fresh water to refresh yourself.
- Approach – a positive mindset greatly matters.
- Responsibility – Be decisive and act responsibly as you face challenges. Exercise self-control.
- Creativity – Look for better solutions to problems. Think outside the box too!
- Hope – Be optimistic yet have expectations that are reasonable.
- Be realistic – Set achievable goals!
- Life Balance – Poise, self-control, and harmony make your life easier.
- An ideal study place without distractions is excellent for your mood.
- Workplace – A computer, textbooks, study materials, and stationery should be available in your well-equipped and organized workstation.
The Course of Action:
- Schedule – Studying on a regular basis prepares you better.
- Note-taking – Outline/rewrite notes to organize them for quick retrieval.
- Digitalization of your study materials is recommended if feasible.
- Learning – Do whatever helps you to learn the subject matter thoroughly.
- Mnemonics – Use memory techniques to remember the subject matter.
- Practice – There is no substitute for plenty of regular practice.
- Difficulty – Tackling hard topics first makes your preparation easy.
Acquiring Academic Skills:
Academic Skills are all about helping you to learn how to be a more effective learner and develop the power to do well in all kinds of exams.
- Academic skills comprise identifiable abilities.
- Reading Effectively
- Surveying, skimming, and scanning text o
- Surfing the Internet.
- Understanding text
- Identifying ideas or facts
- Finding word meanings.
- Organizing the material learned
- Note-taking and memorizing
- Filing data digitally.
- Assimilating knowledge
- Recalling what has been learned
- Revising exam-related topics. Practising questions or tests.
- Going through varied questions. Doing practice tests.
- Reinforces scholastic mastery.
- Checking answers.
- Reading explanations
- Evaluating learning
- Requesting feedback
- Assessing strengths & weaknesses
Plan of Action:
The Academic Plan of Action while doing your exams suggests that you should:
- Avoid anxiety or panic so as to be able to think clearly.
- Concentrate on the work at hand whatever the situation.
- Go through what’s in front of you.
- Quickly survey every page of the exam paper.
- Read the instructions carefully.
- See what’s exactly expected of you.
- Re-read the instructions.
- Prioritise what needs to be done.
- Use your time according to the importance/difficulty of the questions.
- Focus on writing something rather than leaving the answer sheet blank.
- Answer the easiest questions first to guarantee satisfactory marks.
- Answer questions without wasting time.
- Pace yourself yet do not rush through the exam.
- Keep an eye on your watch.
- Regularly check the time left for the questions not done.
- Do not leave early.
- Use all the time allowed.
- Revise all your answers time permitting.
- Ask the invigilator for permissible assistance.
Stress has become an integral aspect of modern lifestyles. Eliminating or reducing stress among youngsters is largely possible and desirable.
Types of Stress:
Generally, there are three types of stress found among all students:
- General anxiety affects all humans, young or old.
- Study-stress is normal among almost all students nearly everywhere.
- Exam fear or test anxiety often ruins performance.
On the whole, the right personality traits and attitude, study habits, academic skills, and time management greatly reduce stress. These tips are useful:
- Sleep fully – Youngsters usually need 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
- Eat well – Nourishing and fresh food make you active and happy.
- Exercise regularly – Bodily exertion releases stress wonderfully.
- Stay clean – A daily bath and clean clothes keep you fresh and liked.
- Be conscientious – Carry out your duties and responsibilities.
- Work hard – Attend to your assignments and you’ll have no worries.
- Prioritize tasks – Work first on urgent or important things.
- Simplify work – Break down tasks into manageable chunks.
- Prepare well – Thorough preparation makes you confident and upbeat.
- Relax often – Deep breathing, light exercise, or a change of activity.
- Be firm – Say NO to anything that holds back your exam preparation.
- Get support – Develop a strong team rather than feel isolated.
- Be positive – Focus constructively on the present.
- Be vigilant – Keep your future goals in mind as you work.
- Remain calm – Face failure, pressure, or competition with composure.
- Be realistic – Do your best without seeking perfection or overworking.
- Control stress – Take professional help to manage excessive stress.