Struck by exam blues

Struck by exam blues

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Lecturers are in a hurry to finish the portions as December 17 is the last working day. Students are busy collecting notes and chalking out study timetables.  Most of them have planned to make the best use of the study vacation. A few students from different branches of BMS College of Engineering speak to Metrolife about their exam preparations.

Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) exams will be starting on December 27. Abhishek B V, a seventh-semester student of IEM, is concentrating on his project work.

“We have to write five theory papers along with a project presentation. Though the projects are meant for the final semester, we usually take up long duration projects and finish 25 to 30 per cent of them in the seventh semester itself,” he says. He has finished the field work, survey, data collection and even prepared a report for the presentation.

Apart from that, he has started studying for the theory papers. “Usually, I start preparing two weeks before the exams. I dedicate three days for each subject and increase the number of study hours as the exams near. Whenever there is any doubt, I clear it with the lecturers. They have provided model question papers and 20 probable questions from each chapter which are of great help,” he says. He wants to utilise the gap between each exam paper for revision.

Even the mechanical engineering exams will be starting from December 27. Nesar N Siddesh, a seventh semester mechanical engineering student, is also busy submitting his project report.

“We have to present a seminar on our project before the theory exams. So once I am done with my project work, I will concentrate on theory papers. This will probably
be next week onwards,” he says.   He has to write only five papers this semester. He feels the burden is less and he can manage to finish portions within a short span of time.

“As the time for preparations is very short, individual effort is more fruitful than combined study. I have collected notes from seniors and professors which will come in handy during preparations,” he opines.

For Harshita Venkatesh, a fifth semester student in biotechnology, the exams are starting from December 26 and she has already started her preparations.  She doesn’t want to study in a group as she feels she will end up chatting with her friends.

“I have gathered all the study materials for each subject. Though I have collected notes from seniors, I prefer referring to different textbooks. The real pressure begins only when the exams near,” she informs. She adds that she and most of her friends have been making the best use of study holidays.

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