3 common myths on practice tests exposed.
Practice can be deemed as the one GAP students have to close between themselves and their goals and it is extremely important, besides planned actions. We can refer practice as the breakaway strategy that ultimately creates a difference in students’ lives to being mediocre, good, and excellent. Take an example of the 2015 IIT JEE exam. Out of 124,741 candidates registered for the exam, only 26,456 barely managed to clear the exam – which shows that the generated results are not that great. Let’s brood on why this happened and analyze the results further. The foremost reason for this can be two things:
- The framed questions in the examination might have been hard to crack, which is not the case here as 26,456 people (21.2%) managed to clear it.
- The count of practice/mock tests attempted by students before the exam would have been less in number. (Likely to be the sole reason)
From this instance, we gain that when students don’t practice or work hard, they tend to lose their skills as practice and hard work sets up the foundation to learning.
Let’s now look at some common myths surrounding practice tests which underrates it:
Myth 1: Practice tests can only test students’ knowledge.
This is a common notion that people generally have, which software like EPracto has changed it for the better. In addition to testing students’ knowledge, practice tests go a long way to notify students on which topics they have not mastered and encourage them to focus future learning on weak areas. Practice tests also help students get used to the exam environment and play a crucial part to improve their real-time performance. With EPracto – an online practice test software that helps students practice for competitive exams, one can also view the detailed explanation of their answers after they finish taking the exam. This serves to be a tremendous benefit to students as it can stimulate their learning and help to learn more about the topic and prevent them from committing the same mistake in future.
Myth 2: Practice tests should be taken 48 hours before the exam.
Another famous notion, which we generally believe, is that online practice tests should be taken 48 hours before the exam. We think that we would risk tiring ourselves mentally if we take practice tests just before attending the exam at the last minute, which is not true. EPracto’s artificial intelligence tests can be taken anytime, anywhere and go on to increase students’ exam preparation efforts to the maximum. Remember, that there are no limits to learning. Even if the student has gone to watch a movie, before the exam, they can attempt to take a practice test to judge themselves and all they have to do is to use their smart phone or tablet and start taking tests easily.
Myth 3: Online Practice tests are not a replica of real-time exams.
False again. EPracto’s practice tests can simulate a real-time test environment with a user friendly interface, like an actual exam. With this software, one can practice on a variety of topics and plethora of company patterns. By doing this, students can get accustomed to the taste of the exam, patterns of top companies and gain an understanding on how to tackle simple and complex subject matters with ease. On the other hand, taking a test can also reinforce students’ learning as they can learn to pace themselves to answer with timing and make themselves feel confident and comfortable before the actual exam.
To sum up, with the right software, the right methodology, the right approach – a strong foundation for a students’ career can be laid. We advise TPOs to stop believing in myths, focus more on the learning and improving the skill set of the students, which is a crucial factor and opportunities will flow.
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