THE “HALL EFFECT”
Last few weeks and ofcourse the examination day and the night before has a determining effect on your JEE performance.This analysis focusses upon various factors that effect your performance on the examination day.Read the given description carefully ,it contains 7 blunders which one commits on the examination day, try to spot them.
Its the day of your exam you wake up in the morning and reach for your notes to revise a few points quickly.There is lot of activity seen at your home , your parents are looking as much corncerned as you .You can very well hear your heart beating and you are in a very serious and nononsense mood.Your are keeping a note of your examination time .Now you are ready and your mother comes and puts a ‘teekaa’ on your forehead , she says “son this is a very decisive day of your life may god help you”, your touch the feet of your parents……”Now my brave soldier you are ready for the fight” the situation implies.
You pick up your conveyance and start to move towards the examination hall.In the way you are worried about your performance ,”How will the paper be?”,”Will i be able to solve adequate problems”,”i could have studied more..”,”Its THE EXAM of my life…what if i am not able to do up to the mark?”..all these are coming to your mind.
Finally , from a distance you are able to see your “battle field”, you can see the board of the examination centre “BNSD Vidya Niketan”, your pulse rate accelerates.Outside the centre you see lots of parent and aspirants moving here and there(total brownian motion!!),some are moving inside , some coming out , some touching the feet of there parents and parents wishing them best of luck.Everybody has his own “Astra” in there hands.There is this guy in blue jeans , he is sitting and looking at his notes ,you are inspired and you also start thinking about looking at few formulas.Meanwhile you see Rajesh , who is there in your coaching , you start to talk with him.
There are lots of guys ,crowding that area.You go there and find that room allocation is displayed , your room number is 7A.You enter the room, there are few guys in the room.You search for your seat and then do a quick inspections of it to see whether everything is fine or not.Now you sit down and try to make yourself comfortable.
After a while two serious looking invigilators come into the room , one is holding answersheets and other is holding a brown packet that contains your question paper.Your heartbeat again increased due to the realization that the papers have finally arrived.You stare at the packet , wondering what type of paper might be inside?.You are given the answer sheet with the instruction to write your name on it.
Finally , you hear the grand bell ring, with every ring you get a very strange feeling in your heart and stomach.Invigilator starts to distribute the paper and you are waiting for your turn to get it.You strart attempting the paper.You looked at the seat where Swami(an intelligent boy of your coaching) is sitting , you saw that he has already started attempting the paper while you are just trying to find out which question to solve.Now you have finally started attempting the paper.Time passes and finally ends.
After submitting your paper you rush quickly for your pencil box and writing board.You have next paper after a break of 1.5 hours.As you move out of the room you see a lot of commotion.You see guys discussing about the paper, you overhear there talks…”yaar paper was easy compared to last year ….cutoff will be a little higher” , “hey what was the correct answer of that Uranium 238 problem…i think it was option c..what do you say”,”most of the questions in maths came from XYZ’s book”etc. etc..You are also very anxious to know how Swami and Rajesh performed in the paper so you go and discuss the paper.
After discussing the paper for about fifteen minutes you come back and have some snacks while you plan to revise a few points for the paper after an hour.You revised till it was time for your next paper.You proceed towards your exam room once again…..
We gave this long discription to bring you closer to the feelings and activities of your examination day.There are seven blunders committed by “you” in the above given passage. Lets see if you can identify them.