An Average Student’s ‘Time Management’ Strategy for Success

Anish Passi, Director, Neostencil and IIM Ahmedabad Alumni
Career GuidanceCompetitive exams Like UPSC, IES, and GATE are the gateway to a better future and a great career ahead. But only a few manage to sail through them. Being an average student, if you devise a right strategy, then no one can stop you from clearing any competitive exam. There is always a way to do anything which others have doubted. The mainstrategy that separates an intelligent one from an average student is time management. No matter if you are mediocre you can still get through any competitive exam by clear-cut strategy and smart work. When you manage your time well, you will still have time for co-curricular activities after studies. Let us understand how managing time can help clear competitive exam as an average student.
  1. DEVELOPS RESPONSIBILITY
    Time and Tide waits for none, and every student has 24 hrs in a day. It’s all about how he utilizes it.When you make a proper timetable and stick to it, you will be able to be more responsible for your actions as well. This is what separates responsible students and those who don t value time. As an average student, you should be willing to work hard and complete the given topics at the scheduled time. This will develop a sense of responsibility in you when you complete each task judiciously. When you are aware of your goals, you will be responsible for making it better by working hard for it.
  2. EFFECTIVE LEARNING
    When you know how to manage time well you can learn more efficiently as an average student you will gradually adapt to the routine. You will become adept at grasping and studying more efficiently. When you become an efficient learner, you will understand all the topics which seemed difficult for you previously. Now you will be able to perform well in your competitive exams and will be able to get to your dreams closer. You will be able to get a good grasp of what the questions are trying to convey and give the results efficiently.
  3. YOU WILL BECOME VERSATILE
    When you manage your time well, you will have time to pursue other interests too. To clear competitive exams, you need a vast amount of smart and hard work. As an average student, you would have to put extra effort to understand the topics and keep on practising the difficult questions.But studying continuously for hours will also drain you out. When you manage your time, you can even take time out to relax and unwind. You will have enough time for social and sporting activities even after devoting an adequate number of hours for your studies.
  4. BECOME MORE PRODUCTIVE
    As an average student when you are accustomed to the routine, you will subconsciously everyday be interested in studying more. You will hence be more productive. As compared to before, you would have learned all the important topics that will be of help to you in the competitive exams. You will not have left anything for the last moment and would have a clear-cut understanding of what you are going to write. You will not see yourself again as an average student anymore.
  5. INCREASED CONFIDENCE
    When you would have accomplished your short-term goals like studying topics that were unknown to you and solving them correctly you would feel a sense of accomplishment in yourself. This will lead to increased confidence in yourself, and your body language will become more confident than ever before. Simply managing the time well will boost your confidence and you will be able to correctly answer all the difficult questions.Time management has a great role to play during any competitive exam. If you are not confident of what you are solving.If your concepts are not clear you will have a hard time clearing the exam.

    These are the tips through which an average student can also clear any competitive exam by simply managing the time well efficiently and judiciously. Average students can also come on top; the only thing that separates them is procrastination and if they are aware of their goals and work hard for it, they can easily clear any competitive exam.
Published on 6/5/2018 3:58:00 PM

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