UPSEE is a gateway to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by government and private institutions located in Uttar Pradesh. Considered at par with other entrances like BITSAT, VITEEE, and MHT CET, cracking the entrance can be very tough, bearing in mind the level of competition.

Like other competitive exams, UPSEE is also a test of basic fundamentals, analytical ability and problem-solving approach of candidates. As the entrance is approaching, candidates must speed up their preparations.

The preparation strategy followed by candidates shall determine their success and ranks in the entrance. A proper strategy should be chalked out well in advance to yield better results. Here, we have explained some tips on how exactly your preparations should be like to score high in the UPSEE 2018 exam. Read ahead.

Know Your Exam :

Before you begin your UPSEE preparation, a student must know about the exam in totality. Understand the pattern of exam, mode of exam, number of questions asked and marking scheme. UPSEE has different papers for each course and usually comprises of application based objective type questions.

Strengthen Basic Fundamentals :

As UPSEE is an application based entrance test, it is important to build good understanding of basic fundamentals. Brush up your fundamentals with NCERT books, especially in case of subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. A strong foundation of mathematical concepts and analytical ability is important for almost all subjects. For postgraduate subjects, it’s important for students to have good knowledge of their bachelor’s syllabus. A stronghold on basics is a way to crack even the toughest of toughest questions.

Benefit From No Negative Marking :

UPSEE has no negative marking, however the competent authority shall keep a check on number of incorrect given by the candidates. Unlike, other entrances where there is a risk involved in giving incorrect answers, UPSEE rules out that possibility. Therefore, students must answer as many questions as possible. The marking scheme is likely to change from year to year. Hence, students are advised to read the information bulletin carefully.

Practice On Improving Analytical Skills :

Just building understanding of concepts won’t be enough. Each question has a technique for solving it, hence students must apply theoretical knowledge in improving the problem solving skills. Work hard on analytical skills by practicing as many questions as possible within the given time frame. Mugging up the concepts would be of no use until students can’t solve questions.

Practice Mock Tests :

One of the most recommended preparation tip for UPSEE or any other entrance examination is practicing mock tests. Make it a point to attempt at least 2 mock tests daily during final phase of preparation. Mock test is one and only way to know the extent and level of your preparations. While attempting these mocks, ensure that you finish them in the prescribe time frame. It also guides you to identify weak areas.

Periodic Revisions :

No matter how well you’ve memorized the concepts, sooner or later the memory fades away. It is extremely crucial that students keep revising and practicing the topics they have already dealt with earlier. Periodic revisions shall help in retaining the concepts for longer duration.  You must pen down important points related to each topic in a separate notebook, prepare revision notes, mark bold important concepts and prepare flash cards too. These shall prove very helpful during the final days of preparations.

Time Management :

With a no to negative marking, time management is very important in attempting UPSEE. Accuracy and quantity of questions answered should go hand in hand. Thus manage time right from the start and especially while giving mock tests.

Last but not the least, the more you practice, the better it is. Practice increases efficiency, speed and helps in time management. Adhere to these preparation tips getting admission to your dream college through UPSEE would become a reality.

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