Ramakanta Biswas

The much-awaited preliminary examination of the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination is knocking at the door. The Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) is all set to conduct the crucial test on May 14 in order to shortlist candidates for the main examination.

The admit card for appearing for the preliminary examination has been made available on the official website of the commission-www.ossc.gov.in. However, aspirants who opted for Khordha district will have to wait for a little longer to download their admission letters.
"All Candidates (Except Khordha district) appearing for the Combined Graduate Level Recruitment Examination (CGLRE-2022) can download the admit card from the website. The above facility will be available soon for the candidate opted for the Khordha district," the OSSC said.
Meanwhile, it is a universal fact that exam pressure makes students anxious while freaking out or panicking before an examination is quite normal. However, a student needs to work hard and brush up on the details by effective revisions to crack the exam.

Here are some crucial tips for preparations and revisions ahead of the exam:

Stick to the plan/schedule

The first and most important thing while preparing for any competitive exam is to study as per schedule. In order to maintain consistency in study, aspirants need to create a study schedule and stick to the plan every day. Creating a routine for study and other activities will help aspirants build a positive study habit and manage their time effectively.

Effective Revision

Aspirants should study as per the syllabus and cover all the subjects well in advance. If the aspirants finish the syllabus on it, they will get enough time for revision which is an important part of preparations. An aspirant needs to identify specific topics and make a list of all topics and materials that need to be reviewed before the upcoming test. It is advisable to schedule specific days and times to review the materials and topics.

Mock Test 

As it is said that practice makes a man perfect, it is very much important for an aspirant to regularly appear for mock test in order to get an idea of questions likely to be asked in the examination. The mock test will not only help aspirants get familiar with the examination pattern, but it will also help them manage time effectively in the exam. The aspirant needs to focus more on those subjects they are weak at. It will help them excel in the test.

A big NO to Social Media

Last but not the least is to say a big no to Social Media. Social Media is one of those friends who is always willing to distract us from studying. Once you take a 15 min break for WhatsApp and Facebook, there's no coming back. You will end up spending a long stretch of time on social media, thus disrupting your entire study cycle and schedule. Therefore, it is very much important to stay away from social media throughout your preparations.