1) Be thorough about the portions. This is something that any teacher/instructor would tell you. But more often, people fail to recognize what it actually means. It is very evident that it is impossible for any person to learn the entire syllabus completely. When preparing for entrance exam, however small the portion is, ensure that you learn it completely. For example, judging by Kerala entrance exam pattern, in physics-chemistry paper there are around 4 questions from modern physics. Though it looks like a very small number, it can make a lot of difference in the final rank that you secure. If you can ensure that you know modern physics completely, you can ensure that you have got 16 marks.
2) Stay calm. Competitive exams are all about handling the pressure. Even if you have prepared well, but cannot keep your composure on the big day you can land yourself in trouble. Wise are the people who stay calm even at the time of adversities. If you feel the question paper is unusually tough, know that it will be tough for others too. In an entrance exam what matters is relative performance. So a calm composed mind can ensure that you perform to your fullest potential.
3) Practice continuously. Practice makes man perfect. There is no gimmick or short cut to success. Only through sustained hard work and practice can one beat the competition. Even if you know all the portions, if you have not taken model tests you are handicapped. It is never too late. Make sure that you have written atlas 5-6 complete model tests before you appear for the main exam. You can take our online model exams from your home and get the feel of writing an exam. This ensures that you do not waste any time traveling etc.
4) Pay attention to your health Many students will not consider this as a piece of advice. But the truth is, it does matter a lot. Eating heavy, hard to digest food affects retention capacity. When attending morning classes, we often tend to skip breakfast. Eating breakfast regularly keeps us energized throughout the day and is considered as the most important meal of the day. Exercise regularly. Exercise will help keep you calm during exams. You’ll feel more energised and refreshed, and that will help you perform better in your exams. Just 30 minutes of moderate exercise will be sufficient. Techniques like yoga and meditation will help a lot in getting concentration as well as relaxation and will be very useful in the long run.