5 Mistakes Students Should Avoid During Olympiad Exams

Have you ever said these things while coming out of an examination hall: I wish I had more time; oh, now I know the correct answer! Why didn’t I think of it earlier? I shouldn’t have spent so much time on that question!

We know your answer would be YES, because this happens with almost every students at least once during exam time. Here we are describing 5 Mistakes Students Should Avoid During Olympiad exams and possible ways to avoid these. This will help in increasing your performance and avoiding errors during exam time.

1 – Panicking during exam time

Do you worry a lot about the paper before it start and your heart start pounding like a machine? This is the worst thing which increases the chances of errors during exams. Try to calm yourself. Clarify the doubts of each lesson, prepare in advance to avoid panicking, take a good sleep in nights and be confident. It will keep you relax during exam and help in improving your performance.

2 – Failing To Go Through The Paper Once

Always start your paper after scanning your question paper. In SOF Olympiad the sections have differential weightage. Achiever Section weights 2 or 3 marks per question. Try to solve those question first. But do not spend more time on a single question. Always try to divide your time depending upon the marks it carry and always carry a watch to manage your time.

3 – Leaving Question Unanswered in the Last Few Minutes

Most of the Junior Olympiads do not have negative marking. Hence do not leave any question unanswered even if you have only few minutes left to answer.

4 – Little Unskilled in Taking OMR based Exams

At school level many students are little unskilled for taking OMR based exams. They mark their answers on question papers and left OMR blank. Give yourself a good practice of taking OMR based MCQ Exam.

5 – Forgetting To Write Down Your Names And Other Personal Particulars

Many students forget to write their particulars on the exam papers because they start writing answer as soon as they receive exam question paper. Forgetting to write you details on exam sheet can leads to zero in your result sheet. So, always write down your details first before starting exam and then start exam

We tried to highlight 5 Mistakes Students Should Avoid During Olympiad exams. Remember these things and try these solutions to avoid these mistakes to enhance your performance with minimal efforts and ease.

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16 Responses

  1. shailesh umesh dibbi says:

    Yaaa offcoarse may be, ..

  2. Plz send mail details about olyampiyad exam schedule for all class

  3. Indrani says:

    How to answer in sheet for class 1st?

  4. sayan Das says:

    Thanks for these tips. I have followed these with care in IEO exam I qualified for the 2nd level….. I will suggest everyone not to be afraid before the exam which can make you confused ……… just follow and excel Byeeeeeee… good night

  5. Sukhpreet kaur says:

    Plz tell me which book is best to practice for olympiad. My subject is mathematics

  6. Sukhpreet kaur says:

    Plz tell me which book is best to practice for olympiad. My subject is mathematics.

  7. Sailesh says:

    MTO worksheets and practice yourself with similar problems from google

  8. Abhinav says:

    I forgot to write the section. Please do something
    Roll No: UP0373-10-X-023
    I forgot the X

  9. Ayush patel says:

    Sir i forgotten to write my roll no. So plz tell me what will happen now did you regect my paper.
    My roll no. Is UP0696-08-A -002

  10. dev gohil says:

    what if we write wrong question paper set in imo olympiad?

  11. dev gohil says:

    what if we write wrong question paper set in imo olympiad?

    my question paper set was “B”,but i wrote “C”

  12. shradhdha says:

    very important points to discuss……

  13. Kavita Das says:

    Sometimes i find questions in IMO in which none of the options are correct . Is that normal?

  14. pitsi says:

    so i was participating in ems grade 9 olympiad but there was no fairness and thisis not the first time this happening
    so i dont know what to do because they didnt show us our results they only pronounced only the “fake” winners

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