Tips for attempting the paper
Here are suggestions on how you can attempt an exam paper.
Reading time: In the 10 minutes reading time, browse through the questions and make a mental note of which questions are easy.
See how many parts there are – as in parts A, B and C – and how many marks each is worth.
Round 1: In starting, do the easier questions first. If you are unsure of a question, leave it; you can return to it in the second round.
Do not spend all your time on part A and forget about the other two, or three, parts.
Some students often spend all their time doing part A and miss out on gaining marks in the other parts.
Round 2: In the second round, attempt the questions that you did not do earlier.
It is possible that a few of them would now be less difficult since your mind has gone to work and is finding its way around better.
Also take a second look at questions that you have attempted already – in case there is a mistake.
Round 3: Then, there would be two or three questions that you will have problems over.
For such questions, at least 15 minutes before the end of examination, write something – anything sensible.
You may score one or two marks from a good guess.
Never leave a question blank in the exam paper. Remember that.