B.Ed is a course that is mandatory for those aspiring for a career in teaching, especially for secondary and higher secondary classes in schools, both private and government. Today, this course is so sought after that most universities and institutions conducting this course hold entrance exams.
Most B.Ed entrance exams have a syllabus including English Comprehension, Basic Mathematics, Reasoning Ability Test, General Awareness and Teaching Aptitude. In some tests, proficiency in a local language may also be included. If one is a Delhi resident, one can train for this test by attending coaching for B.Ed classes in Delhi.
Here are a few tips for cracking most entrance exams:
Do not be nervous or in awe of the B.Ed entrance exam. Many students may have prepared well for the exam but will perform poorly due to lack of confidence. Hence, it is crucial you approach the exam with a sense of confidence to gain victory.
Create a well designed time table:
Make a proper time table before you start study. It may include all subjects, but not having equal priority. Tough subjects must be allotted more time and easy subjects less time. Care must be taken for adequate intervals between different subjects as well as time for rest and relaxation.
Study in a proper atmosphere:
It is vital that you conduct your study in a good atmosphere. For instance, avoid a place where a T.V. will be blaring or people conducting conversation. Find a cool, calm and peaceful place to study. This is necessary so that you can concentrate on study material. You can do well by waking up early in the morning and studying while there is minimum distraction and only peace and quiet.
Have good posture:
Study while maintaining proper posture. Don’t study lying down, in a bed or chair, but try to sit straight. Keep your spinal cord in a straight position. Maintain position of keeping legs parallel to ground. Other positions may render you sleepy.
It is good to create notes while studying. It will be very useful while revising syllabus in the last minute. Notes can be made of important points, figures, dates and formulae. They are a good reference material than trying to skim pages at the last minute.
Sleep and eat well:
Rest and relaxation are also very important for successful performance in entrance examinations. You have to sleep for at least 6 hours daily and especially on the night before the exams. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation affects your performance negatively. Adequate nutrition is also important. Never attempt to fast on the day of the exam. Nor should you follow a weight reducing diet. Don’t forget to have a glass of water before you sleep so as to keep your brain cells active and charged.
- Present your answers well:
Presentation of answers is very much a factor in the marks that you will be awarded. How much marks you will score depend on your style of presentation. Remember, teachers scoring your papers have to go through 40 to 50 papers a day. So, they will like if you can present points by underlining main points and capture their attention early on. For this, attempt the questions that you know best at the beginning, so the examiner gets a good first impression with your paper and will give good scores for you overall.
These are some tips on how to crack entrance exams.