1) Thinking Too Much: While solving a question, we think a lot of things, like if my answer would be correct, should I mark it, what if it gets wrong, what if I am using another formula. All these are your time-killing factors. Let me tell you that an examiner who has made the question paper has asked you to-the-point questions, but we generate things in the opposite ways.

2) Not following the direction on OMR: Now this is the most blundering mistake which can create a major downfall. Suppose on the OMR sheet, it is written that you have to mark your answer with a black pen, and you marked the answers with blue. Now your paper will not be accepted by the interpreter. So here is a useful tip to you; extract the previous year's question papers and read those OMR instructions thoroughly before your exam. This is how you will get an insight into what is demanded from you.

3) Hurry/Panicking: Generally, students get nervous and panic in the examination hall and try to solve questions in a hurry by ignoring the minute details given in the asked questions. Due to which students make many wrong attempts. Let me explain it to you with an example. Suppose there is a question to find the word opposite to the meaning, and in hurrying to the next question a student did not read that carefully. Here you will lose marks by choosing a word that is similar to the meaning.

4) Marking the questions in an incorrect manner: There are two types of students; first, the students who solve all the questions on the question paper first and then collectively mark all the answers on the OMR at last. Second is the students who first solve their questions one by one and then successively mark their answers on the OMR. Let me tell you the most probable chances. One chance is that you can transfer an incorrect answer while marking them at the last. Second; you will not be able to mark all the answers at the end if by chance you have a shortage of time. 

Here is a useful tip for you: Mark the answers directly on the OMR at the same time you solve the questions.

5) Ignoring the clock: We strongly recommend all to carry a wrist watch along with you because at the examination time your time management determines your marks, so keep close vision at the clock and solve the paper. 

6) Procrastination: The next big mistake that you often do while attempting the written exam is that you admit defeat and surrender. You admit that you have less time left in the paper. You admit that you will not be selected. You admit that you will not clear the cut-off and all these things even before attempting the whole paper at your best. See, all these instructions unknowingly reached your subconscious mind, and your subconscious mind is the site of your infinite intelligence. This is the most sensitive part, and it accepts everything approaches to it, whether it be true, false, good, and bad. So always give your best without thinking of the outcomes. Always remember you will definitely get what is written for you. 

7) Negative marking: The negative marking is a huge trap that takes you over and over and constantly eats your score. Look, you only see the positive side of it. You believe that you will only lose one-fourth of the marks for every wrong attempt. But look at its original side. There is only a 25% chance of getting your guessed answer correct. So please do not go for guesswork. Mark those answers which you genuinely know are correct. But if you have confidently eliminated 2 options out of four, then you can go for guesswork because now you have 50 – 50 chances to correctly attempt your question. Another place where you can go for guesswork is when you know your score and the cut-off. Suppose you calculated that your score is coming out to be 160, and the cut-off is 180. Here you must go for guesswork but attempt only those questions which, according to you, have a high probability of being correct.

8) Ignorance and careless attitude: Generally, aspirants do not want to understand the nature of any exam before starting their preparation for a competitive exam. They won't even practice the questions asked in the previous year's exams. Students always believe and spend most of their time on the same study material which any academy provides them. That’s a wrong approach because an academy plays the role of being a connector between the aspirant and the books so that one can practice the various relevant books confidently. Unless a student does not consider clearing the competition a need for his time, no academy can help him in clearing any competitive exam. 

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