Examination times are very crucial. Most of us take this phase really seriously and prepare well for the question paper. We solve the last 10-years question papers, question banks and other work sheets so that we do not fall in a situation when we have to face an unexpected question paper. Still, there are times when the examiner throws unexpected questions in the paper and leaves the rest to us. All of us do panic in such a situation. The first thought to strike our minds is that of failure. Our expectations suddenly meet the harsh reality and everything shatters. In the moment of disappointment, we don’t even look thoroughly at the question paper! Here are some tips that would help you in such circumstances.
The very fact suggests that no question is unknown to us! There might be some questions that catch us off guard, but it is surely not so that we cannot solve them. It is better to read the questions again, with more concentration. The questions which cannot be answered with text books can sometimes be easily solved with a little logic and common sense. Or sometimes, the case might be that the examiner would want to check your common sense and application for knowledge rather than the potential to cram up the text. If you don’t read the questions properly in this case, you would probably end up leaving a question unattempted, which you could easily solve otherwise.
In case you cannot solve the question by your previous knowledge or common sense, you can relate the subject of the question with something which you have read before. For example, if you are a medical student and you are asked about the symptoms of a viral disease which is unknown to you; then you can relate the condition with any other well known viral disease and write about the general symptoms and features of that disease. Similarly, if you are a history student and are asked about any particular reformation, you can relate the year with the emperor and write about the general characteristics. Remember, it is always important to write something logical, even if you are not 100% sure about it. Writing something at least could fetch you some marks when you need them. If you leave the paper blank, even the examiner would not be able to help you by giving marks.
The most important of all, keep your calm. Panicking in such situations is natural. But the ones who get over it during the exam phase are the ones who really succeed. If the paper is unexpected for you, it is the same for the rest of the class. If the questions are out of course for you, then the other students would certainly not have read them too. If you keep your calm, it could be your chance to excel and stand out from the rest. Especially, if you are not good with cramming things, it could be a golden opportunity for you to use your skills. So, keep calm and do your best!
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