Exam Strategy for the Civil Engineering

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  1. Understanding the optional syllabi: Get perfect and desirable information about the content of the syllabi and the topics it covers. A thorough familiarity with options to lower down your mental burden at the first sight itself.
  2. Thorough insight of the question papers: It is the most crucial part of your strategy as putting your time skillfully will reap rich dividends. Go through the question papers of past ten years to identify the pattern and select the topics which are asked very frequently. Similarly find out those topics which are specifically useful for the conventional essay type questions. Once you have clearly demarcated the topics for the conventional and the objective types, the vast will be an easier task. A thorough insight of the pest papers will ultimately solve two purposes. It would cheer up your confidence level from the very beggining as you come to know the standards of the question asked and secondly it guides constantly through your preparation.
  3. Selection of books: It is suggested not to read lot of books, but just deal with one quality book on each topic which clarifies and strengthen your basic concepts as well as fundamentals. Standard books not only save your time but also guide you as a perfect teacher. Always rely on standard good books. It is suggested to collect different books on topics in advance so as to save time and to get relief from the last minute confusion.
  4. Emphasis on numericals: As the question paper comprises of a sizeable number of numericals, due emphasis advisable. Selected topics that are being frequently asked under the numerical head. Also go through the solved or unsolved numerical examples of any standard book. It is vital to note that numericals handled tactfully can pay you high dividends.
  5. How to deal with the objective type questions: It is advisable to the candidate to cover maximum syllabi thoroughly and practice a lot of objective type questions. Once the candidate had gone through the question papers properly he would be able to identify those topics which asked most frequently and those which asked less frequently, but put your focus on the topics asked most frequently i.e.. FAQs. Lastly, no negative marking is there, smart guesses can be considered as a great move in the exam.
  6. Importance of related IS-codes: The related IS-codes form an crucial part of your paper so learn all the IS-codes by heart. One must follow the related IS codes for design. Some crucial codes are: For RC. C. IS-456 − 1978, For steel-IS. 800 − 1984.
  7. Draw neat diagrams to fetch good marks: Neat and clean diagrams at once catches the attention of examiner and it also seems very useful for detailing purposes. Put your focus on clean and clear diagrams so as to capture the attention of the examiner and avail good marks.
  8. Prepare you own notes: It is suggested to prepare your own notes of the desirable topics. A well prepared note will ultimately solve two purposes. On one hand the candidate goes through the syllabus and on the other hand it is of huge help in examination.