Online Mock Test Series
DBMCI announces across nation Online Mock Test Series.
Fees - Rs 1000/-
"Practice makes perfect": Why mock exams are great for students' brains!
The Online Mock Test Series instituted by DBMCI will definitely help students make sure they're on the path to exam success. Mock exams are incredibly beneficial for students, helping them to see the challenge beforehand. They can help students to start revising early, to practice effective revision strategies, to improve their knowledge, to familiarise themselves with pressure and act as a guide moving forward.
Motivating students to start revision early is the primary aim as we all know that "the further away an event is, the less impact it has on people's decisions." Students have the opportunity to focus their attention and effort earlier. Research suggests that 75% of students consider themselves to be procrastinators. Therefore, this is the perfect time to beat this feeling for most of the students.
Practicing effective revision strategies: Mock exams let students practice revision strategies that are proven to be more helpful and discover what works best for them. There are several memory strategies that have been found to be effective.
Improving knowledge: Testing yourself is an effective way to improve your knowledge and ability to recall information. It has been proven that students who did a practice test after a period of revision did better on the final exam than those students who didn't do the mock exam and had just spent the whole time revising. Instead of seeing an exam as a potentially threatening event or as some sort of judgment on their ability, it would be great if we could help students to see their mock exams as a handy way of improving their knowledge and memory. Also, if students have a particularly bad mock exam, better to have the shock in the mock, than the final exam. It can act as a call to action that perhaps they need to do more work, change revision strategies and develop skills needed to perform under pressure.
Practicing under exam conditions: Pressure can do funny things to students. For some, it can lead to nerves, anxiety, frustration and sloppy mistakes, culminating in a poor performance. For others, pressure allows them to concentrate more, work harder and perform better. It takes time and practice to perform well under pressure. If the final exams are the first time students experience these conditions, it is lottery as to how they react. Mock exams are a great opportunity for students to figure out and practice what works best for them
Identifying topics that need attention: Doing mocks gives you time before the real thing to target areas that need improvement. Mock exam results can identify how best to spend the coming weeks for students. Once these areas are identified, it is then a case of putting in the hours. It is not enough to think about what you need to do better, it is the action and the doing that really makes a difference. Mock exams can be used as a way of getting students to feel comfortable receiving feedback, which paves the way for further improvement and learning.