The competition for any opportunity is so high nowadays, to make it through an exam, the candidate must prepare rigorously. Whatever, if it has been put during the preparation time, nothing guarantees the performance on the examination date. on the examination day, the candidate has a different mindset, different environment, high-stress levels etc.
These things are common for all the aspirants, but however, with experiencing exam like situations beforehand, the effect on the exam date can be significantly reduced. To tackle these challenges, the candidate needs to have seen the previous year exam paper. Let us see what’s the importance of old question papers for the preparation of jobs.
Whenever an aspirant asks for tips from an experienced person, one point is always common, ‘go through the previous year exam papers’. Why is this so common, well the thing is previous year exam papers are the actual exam papers, and they represent the same pattern and difficulty level that the aspirant will face in the final examination.
This makes the final exam paper a bit familiar, also it gives an elaborated idea of how the question paper is going to be, what will be its actual pattern etc.
Analyzing past few years gives an aspirant instant edge over other candidates, the analysis should be done in detail. Firstly, the exam time and exam pattern should be noticed. Distribution of marks, the pattern of question is also important.
Moreover, various previous year papers can be compared to find frequently asked questions and more time can be dedicated to those topics. Few things might change in the latest exam, but most of the thing tends to remain the same.
Apart from previous year papers the candidates should also look for the detailed syllabus, each topic should be given sufficient time during the preparation, once the candidate is prepared with basics, they should start taking mock tests, taking mock test will stimulate real exam like environment and help you think better, perform better in the actual exams. Try to keep the mock tests as real as possible, sit in an isolated room, set timer, do the entire exam at one stretch etc.
The best papers to take the mock test are the previous year exam papers, as they are the actual past papers, they represent the exam well. This will give you an estimation of the real exam. After taking the mock test, the candidate should evaluate the answers in detail and generate their score, each and every question should be evaluated for mistakes. At this point the candidate will notice that they have varied preparation level of topics, they performed well in few, bad in few.
Topics in which you have scored less can be given more time for strengthening the hold on them. But do not forget to revise all the topics occasionally. Revision increases the amount of knowledge retention for the long time duration. These steps can be repeated by taking mock tests again and again.
As now you know the importance of old question papers for preparation of job, we wish you all the best for your preparations. Download the old question papers of available examinations from our website.