Updated: Aug 11
Hope to get admission in an engineering college of your choice? Aspire to study Dentistry? Want to become a doctor? Phew! It’s a given that after completing 12th standard, career options are many. And if you know which line of business you wish to undertake, then you are lucky.
Having said that, do you plan to plan to sit for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) next year? If you remember last week we shared a couple of interesting study hacks to top this competitive exam; today we are here to certainly help you prepare for KCET in the smartest way possible.
Instead of sitting at your study table and preparing for the exam online, it is time to get moving and study smart! Not interested? Feel too lazy to do that? Wait till you read this—An article published by The New Indian Express in 2014 stated that physical activity levels have drastically declined due to the influence of technology, which has undoubtedly led to obesity.
According to the New York Times, recent studies suggest that children’s grades in math soar if they go for a walk before studying the subject, even if they are overweight, unfit and unhealthy. However, this is not it.
Did you know that if you don’t move around too much you could get terrible diseases such as osteoporosis? Yes, it’s not an ailment that afflicts the old anymore. Honestly, we love technology and so do you. Hence, we are not going to ask you stop using your smartphones or computers, okay?
We are going to be practical. We understand academic pressure is too much and you have to study very, very hard to make sure you do well in your class. Well, if you don’t get time to specifically go and play a sport, then mix studies with your physical activities, whatever they may be.
Studying for CET ‘on-the-go’
Yes, we are referring to ‘study on-the-go’. Where you are, with whoever you are—you can always study on your phone, at your convenience. Getting bored at a cafe while waiting for your friends? Don’t worry. Take a short quiz (related to your syllabus) and utilize the time efficiently. Can’t sleep at night? You can memorize few formulae on your phone, just like that!
Oust app, for instance, offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Oust has an ever-growing question bank of more than 1 lac questions pertaining to classes from 9th to 12th of CBSE and Karnataka state board and several competitive exams such as KCET, COMEDK, JEE and PUC to name a few.
Their USP lies in “Short quizzes, shorter duration”. It offers a quick, on-the-go way to study, take tests and learn! In addition to this, all questions are tagged by key topics, making it easy for you to practice only specific chapters of the syllabus. It even allows the user to maintain a score card with peers, to check where you stand. The app is free of cost and can be downloaded on any Android smartphone.
The traditional textbook study
Oh, and there are couple of textbooks that you can read up for this exam. In fact, with so many mediums to learn from, preparing for KCET or any other competitive exams becomes a little easy. Textbooks, for instance, will always remain a favorite among the students, no matter what. While it is good to syncopate your study sessions with the technology, there’s no harm in preparing from the paper as well.
Even if you finish one book before the exam and then may be use Oust to give tests, you are more than sorted for the KCET exam.
Have a look:
Karnataka CET Explorer – Engineering PB (Paperback)
Karnataka CET – Explorer Medical (Paperback) If you are targeting top engineering colleges of Karnataka, then this book is apt for you.
CET Engineering Entrance – Karnataka Common Entrance Test : 15 Years Solved Papers
CET Medical Entrance – Karnataka Common Entrance Test : 15 Years Solved Papers Check the latest version of the book. But start solving this only after you are done completing a major portion of the syllabus.
Students, KCET will be held on April 03, 2016. With a little more than 6 months left to prepare, we hope we have given you ample options to start your preparation. Also, Team Oust is going to start a series of mock tests for KCET on the app from October. This means, it’s time to get your freak on for this competitive exam.
We will soon be back with more ways to make your KCET preparation more fun, interesting and fruitful, and a mock test that will get you all geared up for 2016!
Till then, Happy Studying!