### 09 Oct

Candidates who are preparing for SSC or Banking exams must have a fundamental idea about the exam structure. Getting familiar with diverse sections that are covered in the exam helps the candidates build an effective time management strategy and perform well. Here, we will help you manage your time efficiently for the exam.

## Time Management for Effective Exam Preparation

Reading speed is a critical factor in any exam. If one can read the questions quickly, one has sufficient time to analyze and answer them. An increase in reading speed has an overall positive effect on one’s performance, which can be seen across all sections comprising the exam. In absence of good reading speed, aspirants are often found complaining that they could have answered higher number of questions, but the time allotted was insufficient. The structure of all competitive exams is such that one is hard pressed for time. So it is up to the aspirant to become able enough to attempt maximum number of questions in the time allotted. It is, therefore, suggested that aspirants inculcate speed reading habits as soon as they start preparing for a competitive exam.

### (II) Learn Important Formulae & Calculation Results

Some Quantitative Aptitude questions can be solved directly by applying mathematical formulae. One can save substantial time by memorizing the formulae that are a part of exam syllabus. In case of Banking exams, one must focus on arithmetic, mensuration and algebra only. But if it is SSC CGL or CHSL exam, formulae from trigonometry and theorems of geometry must also be learnt for sure. Besides the formulae, it is essential that one memorizes tables, squares & cubes of numbers up to 30, common square roots & cube roots, fractional values of percentages etc. These details are really useful while solving data interpretation & analysis questions.