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This is the most common mistake that almost every aspirant makes. Just because the GRE exam is held throughout the year students take the liberty to schedule anytime. But most students keep stalling on their preparation and when the time comes to actually give the exam, they are not ready. So, it is required that the student should start by setting a target date in mind and then give it their all without delaying anything.
Not Giving Mock Tests
Many students find GRE concepts easy and skip the mock tests in overconfidence. Mock tests are an essential part of any exam preparation, it gives you the actual exam experience and helps in the identification of your weaker parts. All the applicants must avoid this common GRE mistake for a higher score.
Not Examining Your Mock Tests
Giving mock tests and examining them are two different things altogether. While giving mock tests will prepare you for that examination environment but they are of no use unless you examine them closely. You need to analyse your results and that includes both the right ones and the wrong ones in order to come up with an appropriate strategy.
Concentrating on One Section
Although it is true that the verbal section in GRE is usually tougher than the other sections, it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to practice quant or analytical writing. You might be comfortable with a particular section but you still need to practice that to be ready for any type of questions that come your way. Also, practicing different things will not bore you and keep you devoted to your studies.
Leaving Unanswered questions
Unlike other competitive exams, GRE doesn’t have negative markings but still, many aspirants leave the questions they are not sure about. Even if you are not sure you should make your best guess and move forward without wasting any time.
Not Double Checking Your Answers
Many times due to time constraints students are not able to check their answers and are in a rush to get to the next question. Try to check the scores of answers that you are sure about. This step can definitely help you attain a better score!
Not Understanding the Question
Time constraints may pressure you to rush without even reading the full question carefully. But, remember that even a single word can change the whole meaning, and not reading the full question can make things a lot more complicated for you.
Panicking Over a Question
You will not always have an answer to a question/question but that doesn’t mean your whole exam is ruined. Most of the students start panicking when things go out of the way and this affects the overall performance. So, you need to practice to stay calm and believe that you can do it and the exam is not over yet. This can be achieved by giving mock papers.
Hope you all will remember these points while preparing for your exam. If you have any queries feel free to get in touch with our experts at 3RDiConsulting.