The number of aspirants applying for banking sector exams is quite high and there is stiff competition. Despite good preparation, students often come up with their queries regarding the reasons for not being able to clear the exam. So, in this article, we are giving you some of the major reasons why students fail to clear the exam in their first or even second attempt.
Unaware of the competition
Applicants take the exam so casually that they appear for the examination without the proper preparation. Many students think that they already know basic aptitude and English, which would be sufficient to clear the exam. In effect, they do not take into account the cut-throat competition.
In any of these exams, the selection rate is just 1% of the number of applicants or even lesser. Thus, it requires proper preparation to clear it even if you know the basics. Moreover, the selection is based on sectional cut-offs (and overall as well) and you need to perform well in all the sections.
Unaware of the changes in syllabus
Sometimes applicants are unaware of the changes being made in the syllabus. They just prepare on the basis of booklets and other out-dated offline material which doesn’t help them to clear the exam.
Applicants should also be cognizant of the most important topics in every section. Avoiding this can be a huge mistake in these competitive exams.
Candidates often forget about negative marking
Applicants try to solve maximum number of question in the exam without taking care of the fact that there is negative marking for every wrong answer. Thus, answers based on hunch and flukes is only going to harm you rather than benefitting you.
Mark an answer if you have correctly solved it and you are confident that it is correct. Try not to maximize attempts, but maximize score.
Candidates don’t take speed and accuracy seriously while solving mock tests
This is one of the primary reasons of students not performing well in the exam despite studying so hard for it. It is being observed that while solving mock tests students don’t keep track of time. The mock tests should be solved just like the exam environment within the same allotted time as the real exam. When you do this, you tend to get acclimatized to the exam pattern, speed and time management that is required in the exam.
Sometimes, students attempt the partial mock tests. For example, they tend to solve the sections which they are comfortable in and leave the sections which they don’t find interesting or comfortable. If anyone of you has this habit, you should change it at the earliest.
here is how to solve a mock test:
- Pick up a mock test with the latest pattern
- Attempt the mock test in the allotted time (as per the exam).
- Analyze the mock test.
In the test analysis, you must find out reasons for you performing good or bad (whatever is the case). Carefully what has gone wrong and what has gone right, which questions have taken more time and which have taken lesser time. This would help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses. Also, try various order of attempts for various sections in the exam to see which order works best for you.
Time management problems
We all know that if we are given unlimited time for the exam, we all will score good marks. Thus, time is the deciding factor whether you will clear the exam or not. As the average time per question is less than a minute, you must know how to manage time in the exam. Right selection of questions to attempt in the exam is the key to manage time. Solving a lot of mock tests help you identify the easier questions and improves your time management which ultimately improves your final score.
Not familiar with online platforms
Most of the applicants are not familiar with online platforms as they mostly practice on offline platforms which are not beneficial for them in clearing the online platform based examination. Enroll for an online test series to be familiar of the online platform on which the exam is conducted.
Now that you know these points, try to avoid these mistakes. You will soon become better and ace the exam confidently.