Mock tests are for your practice and sometimes you may score very badly in a mock. But it is important to overcome that and keep practicing. Keep these things in mind:
Don’t lose hope:
Everybody falls the first time. Everyone scores low at some point or another. So, don’t worry, you are not an exception. There is no need to give a toss about your bad score. The most important thing is to start learning from your mistakes. In word’s of Walter D. Wintle :
“Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the person who wins
Is the one who thinks he can!”
So, jump in, fail terribly, and repeat. That is how you rock the final exam!
Also, it’s equally essential to never give up and stay focused. There might be times when you score very low in mocks but that doesn’t mean the end of the world. Afterall, mocks are there for your practice and it’s okay to fumble during the practice rather than in the final examination. If you score low in a mock, don’t worry about it. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, figure out where it went wrong and work hard. Maybe try a different strategy, maybe give more sectionals first rather than attempting the mock exam again or maybe try and improve in increments, achieving a single milestone first rather than going for the big score. But remember- always keep a positive attitude.
Refresh and keep going:
Don’t let the bad score take a heavy toll on you. The most important thing is getting out of that psychological barrier of failure and keep going. If need be, take a break for a day, do something else that you enjoy and then get back to it. Remember that failure is only a step in the direction of success.
Do give the next mock:
No matter what score you have got and how demotivated it has gotten you, you fail only when you give up. It doesn’t really matter how many times you failed until you gathered the courage to rise again, one more time.
Giving mocks boosts a person’s confidence and makes a candidate prepare for the final CAT examination. Do check out our other blogs to learn more CAT concepts. You can also visit our website and start your CAT preparation for free.