How To Study Smart For Competitive Exams

“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” –Tony Robbins


Hello, everyone, I hope you all are preparing well for different exams like SSC/Railway/Banking/UPSC, etc. we want to achieve our aim of life and want to fulfill dreams not only our dreams but also our parents dream too. but in this age of cut-throat competition some times we get unsuccessful because of a lack of motivation and lack of complete knowledge about this competitive field. some reasons for our failure are our Study Skills. where we didn't think about How To Study Smart For Competitive Exams.

You know what you can crack every exam if we believe in yourself that you can make a perfect time table with Smart Study Tips.

So, I am Mahesh Kumar Mahawar A young Motivational Speaker going to share some Study Smart Techniques and you can use these techniques to get success in your daily life.

“It does not matter where you go and what you study, what matters most is what you share with yourself and the world.”― Santosh Kalwar

How To Study Smart For Competitive Exams- 4 PRO Tips By Mahesh Kumar Mahawar

1- Choose A Right Place To Study

Whenever we think to study we start studying anywhere. it is not mandatory that you have to study in a fixed seat in the library or in your room. some Genius peoples said that a true learner can study everywhere and learn everywhere in every situation we have to learn why should I study. should I study for my girlfriend or my parents? when your mind gets a clear direction. the aim of your life is clear then everything is clear, you will definitely study not  only for long hours but also every time, 

"A racing Horse sees in only single direction because the purpose of his life is clear"

But we have to study for long months to clear a competitive exam so, it is very necessary to set up a room for study or you can make your room conducive to study like - you can put some motivational quotes on the wall so that your mind always gets ready for study. so overall you have to make your room study friendly. you can perfectly arrange your books and notes.

Why We Need A Well Established Room For Study Smart For Competitive Exams?

Because Cleaning and organizing your room will also bring some health benefits. You will instantly feel less stressed and distracted, which in turn means that you can go into bed calmly, relaxed and get a night of much better sleep and you can study with effective mindset, some genius said it is our mind's nature whenever we see a well-arranged thing we easily get an inquisitive desire to know more about it.

Group Study means whenever we study with our friends and loved ones. group study is very useful for those who really want to get some knowledge from friend's mind and you can also share some knowledge with your friends it is a very good technique to study smart and study with full attention. I'm sharing some benefits of Group Study

1. Gain Clear Understanding of A Subject 

There is no argument that taking time to read, learn, and study a subject or theory will lead to a greater understanding of that particular subject. Actively engaging with the material, learning together, and genuinely knowing a subject, students can feel empowered and motivated to do well in the classroom as a group.

Learning is a different experience for each person. Students can hear different perspectives on the subject and therefore understand it from more than a position. This is useful in real-world settings where more than one solution or opinion bolsters creative and analytical thinking.


2- Maintain Personal Responsibilities

Study groups should allow each student to share ideas and thoughts about a particular subject. Depending on the group’s dynamic, students may even give small presentations that can be highly beneficial to the learning process; students who are going to present before their study groups are less likely to forget to do their reading because they do not want to be embarrassed in front of their peers.

Some college students can find themselves to be naturally rebellious toward authority figures. This rebellious attitude can lead them to feel frustrated with academic assignments; however, the added responsibility of studying with a group of peers, and without the influence of an elder figure, can enable these students to feel more apt to participate, thus promoting responsibility, education, and team building.

Besides personal responsibility, study groups can also aid in self-discovery. Perhaps students will realize that they work best in the morning or at night; perhaps they will discover that they are exceptionally good at researching but not summarizing. These insights can help them discover what kind of career will suit them best.

3- Sharpen Problem-Solving Skills

The idea of placing three to five college students in one room to study might not sound promising on the surface because we think about the great potential of disagreements, arguments, and distractions that can occur.

By learning how to adapt to the work and study styles of others, students can sharpen their problem-solving skills. When there are multiple conflicting ideas, theories, and practices in a group, students must decipher which idea is the best; this takes patience, sacrifice, and the skills needed to resolve the issue. Eventually, these skills are developed naturally.

In a positive way, this kind of healthy debate is also good for students. Being challenged to defend your ideas, perspectives, and find solutions that suit others, not just yourself, will be needed in every other area in life as well.

3- Time Table Set-up For Smart Study

Step One: Identify your deadlines and important social dates
To effectively plan a study timetable, you need to have all your important dates written down – that means both your academic and social commitments.

Think about These-

  • Assignment deadlines
  • Exam periods
  • Application deadlines (scholarships, internships, summer programs, grad jobs, etc.) 
  • Birthdays
  • Important occasions (weddings, anniversaries, religious and national holidays)
  • Other commitments (part-time jobs, music festivals, sporting events, planned holidays, etc.)

Once you know these important dates, they need to go down in your calendar. If you know it will take up your entire day or maybe even a few, block this time out right away. Otherwise, make a note so you’re aware you may be busy for at least some of the day.

Step Two: Decide how long to dedicate to key dates preparation

Now you know your key events, it’s time to decide how long you need to prepare for them. This will depend on your unique style and level of study, but leave enough time to work on your commitment without having to dedicate all your time to it.

Whether it’s a wedding you’re helping to plan or an exam you’re studying for, it’s tempting to ignore these important events until you have time to drop everything else and focus, but by planning your timetable at the beginning of the year, you can ensure this doesn’t happen.

Once you have a clear timeline of what you need to achieve and how long to spend on this, you can move onto step three.

Step 3 - Balance your free time

So now you know exactly how much time you have, you can work out how much of it you need to spend studying, which areas to prioritize, and schedule some social time for yourself as well.

If you have an intensive course where you’re in class for most of the day, you’ll want to reserve most of your evenings and weekends for non-academic activities.

If, however, you’re pursuing a research degree or only have a few hours of contact time, reserving 70 percent of your free time for studying and 30 percent for relaxing and socializing is a good benchmark.

4 - Making Subject Wise Notes For Effective Study

Exam Preparations are quite stressful! No matter what degree you undertake, you must learn from scratch and cover every single topic from the huge Syllabus to win its qualification.


Is it possible to read everything when the preparation time is short?


Well, that’s not a smart approach! For an effective study, you must filter out the important topics and summarize key points on a notebook to cover the mass amount of information within a short duration.

Note Making Strategy is always better, as you can get everything to learn at a single place and study efficiently with the quick methods

1- Understand Your Learning Style!

Visual LearningVisual learners are learners who process information that they can see better than information that they hear. This means that visual learners prefer to read over listening and write over speaking aloud. They have a greater chance of remembering information that is presented to them in the form of graphics. 

Visual learning is one of the three basic types of learning styles described in the Fleming VAK/VARK model in which a learner needs to see information in order to process it. Visual Learners can utilize graphs, charts, maps, diagrams, and other forms of visual stimulation to effectively acquire information

Auditory LearningAuditory learning is a learning style in which a person learns through listening. An auditory learner depends on listening and speaking as a main way of learning

Read/Write LearningRead + Write Learner. This type of learner is someone who needs to read and/or write down the information to learn it. They do well by using the traditional study method of reading from a textbook and taking notes and prefer to learn through words. These learners tend to enjoy reading and taking lots of notes

After understanding your perfect learning style then it is time to make notes
so that you can revise whenever your exam is very near, revision is a perfect tool to get good grades in the exam no matter which government exam you are preparing you just have to make clear and concise notes

4- Regular Study For Smart And Powerful Study

Whenever you prepare for the exam, your regular study plays an important role. You might read many articles of toppers, they just say that regular study helped them to get this position. Yes, that is the key to success. You can do the best preparation with the help of regular studies. The outcome is the combined result of smart work and hard work but it’s more about smart work. Smart work is doing regular study and hard work is doing all at a single time. Studying regularly boosts up your confidence level. Your reputation in the class also increases 

Minimize the Habits of Distraction

In the modern world, children are attached to iPods, smartphones, text messages, Facebook and WhatsApp, etc. From early on, children have developed the habit of checking these sources several times hourly. Those habits break into a child’s concentration during the study, reminding him or her that it is time to check the phone or computer.

Unfortunately, this multitasking gets in the way of acquiring high-quality knowledge. It takes time to shift attention from homework to some other source of information and additional time to shift attention back. Not only does that constant shifting influence the amount of time it takes to get work done, but it also affects the quality of the study itself.

To create a more effective work environment, create a distraction-free zone during work time. Park the portable technology elsewhere in the house.

Create a Consistent Work Space for Study

The habits children create to reach all the way down to the level of where they should look to find the tools and supplies they need to study. That means children’s workspace should be set up so that they do not need to search each day for pencils, erasers, or calculators.