I know i may not be a authority on this, but i have gathered a few experiences which i feel like sharing with everyone
"Everyone knows the way, but only few walk on it"
This is absolutely true in coaching scenario. Everybody knows to study regularly, not to leave the examples, homework pending etc etc. But a few more tips from my side.
1. Don't get frustrated while solving questions.
You may not get them at once , you may not see the solution, you might be making silly mistakes and there would always be one student in class who will be doing them alright faster than you.Yes, there are students in class who are from NIT'S or IIT'S or even toppers who seem to know and understand things before hand, giving answers etc etc. But you have your own positives too. IES is not about all these things. It's more about perseverance, constant work and dedication. And you need yourself a seat you are not in direct competition with them. There is place on top for both and many others.
Personally speaking, i did not find the names of brilliant students of my class in IES list.Some got PSU's and were lost there, some were overconfident and god knows for what reasons BUT they are simply not there.
"Be competitive, but with yourself"
Do your best everyday. Don't get frustrated with others or even yourself. Trust me frustrations takes away all the energies and make you stressed making you waste more time than you can afford.
2.You tend to forget more than you expect from yourself.
It is completely normal to forget the subjects you ve read thrice, wondering whether you wrote these notes yourself, and the formulas you solved 100 questions.
It's alright and if you practice and revise there is a huge chance you will recall them in exams. But don't forget to revise subjects periodically, make notes, formula copy etc. These things save time when exam is near and you need to be confident.
3. Skipping test, exams..
Yes i know you are not prepared, your study schedule has not went the right way,test is just waste of time and i definitely know it's better to study than face the exam unprepared. We all give ourselves petty excuses because now we ve got to face ourselves while attempting the exam. Please..please,, wash your face and go and take that exam. You would know what formulas or areas need revising, what topics you are not best thus leave then , strong points, how to manage time, mark bubbles and the list is long. It's more like facing your fears. Until you suffer the humiliation of forgetting the most obvious thing , doing a simple calculation mistake , rejecting a simple question thinking it's tough etc etc you will not be ready to take the real exam. It is so much better to do all this in mock test instead of real exam. MOst importantly devise your strategy of attempting exams and improve it.
I may write the few more things but i would first like to know the impact of this post. Without feedback all this effort seems to go all waste.To you i may be another big mouth person teaching you boring things..