Choose a different strategy for contests: Vepa
Posted: Date Posted – 11:00 PM, Mon – 13 Jun 22
The strategy typically used for academic exams might not work for competitive exams, Vepa Academy director Dr. CS Vepa said on Monday.
Explaining in more detail, Vepa said that the evaluators of academic exam answer sheets would think in favor of the students, but the competition answer sheets would be critically evaluated to check whether or not the candidate has in-depth knowledge on the subject. . Therefore, academic exams such as the prep plan would not be suitable for TSPSC Group I exams.
He then explained the 50-5-5 formula, which would be useful for contestants. In the formula, one hour should be considered as a unit in which 50 minutes should be devoted to study, five minutes to the visualization of the subject studied and five minutes to physical movement or relief.
He further mentioned that aspirants can overcome the problem of “more content to master in less time,” with a preparation plan of dividing the curriculum into units. A single subject should not be studied by a candidate throughout the day, which would cause the candidate to lose interest. He suggested that two or three subjects should be selected to study one day, for change. To memorize the content, candidates must create an image of the subject studied in their minds and link the images of the newly studied subjects with them to prepare a story-like image.
Besides, Vepa also suggested that candidates should be more alert while taking the exam and should have the talent to convert their knowledge on the subject into notes. “According to scientists, a person can forget 80% of the content within the first 24 hours. Systematic revision is needed to overcome this problem. In the first 24 hours, the candidate must revise the content studied at least five times. This may be followed by a review of the subject twice a day the following week and at least once a day the following week.
Giving suggestions on tricks to have a longer memory, Vepa taught the technique of flash cards to seekers which can be used to learn vocabulary and remember years of incidents, economy characters and people from the world. ‘story. He also suggested candidates keep a separate notebook for each subject. Also, to instill self-confidence in the aspirants, Vepa suggested that they keep a success journal to record activities related to their goal as a reminder.
Explaining about four pillars of competitions, he said skills would have 30% share, physical stamina would have 10% share, knowledge would have 30% share and psychology would have 10% share in the success of any contestant . in all competitions.