In a country where millions of students compete for each public exams every year, smartness is the key to success. In a race like this, smart students develop some topper habits. This article brings to you 8 habits of toppers to advice you for the right way to prepare. Read on!

Start beforehand:

The first key to a topper’s success is early preparation. An early head-start gives a complete edge to a topper and his preparation. Although it is never too late to start, try to be as early a runner in the race as possible.

Time Management:
Have a clear picture of the time regarding month, week, days and hours. Keep a track of all your activities that you perform from the time you get up till you go to sleep. While maintaining a study schedule, you need to give importance to the quality of your study. It has aptly been said that if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.

Self-discipline:
It is only through self-discipline can one guarantee a good result. No one but you yourself can train to push your boundaries. Putting yourself through a fixed schedule everyday and abiding by it can be tricky and monotonous but that is the sole way. s.

Smart study methods

Toppers learn and organise a chapter faster because they use some smart study techniques. Toppers mark key words. They create mind maps about the chapters they study. They close every study sessions with self recital. They apply the smart study methods like PQRST or SQ3R.

Understand more, memorize less:

Memorizing concepts and problem solving methods will not take you a long way. Since the questions are not repeated every year, you cannot move ahead by memorizing solutions to specific problems. Do it the topper way and understand more than you memorize.

Self analysis 
The process of self improvement can only be achieved through regular self analysis. Set daily, weekly and monthly goals for yourself and analyse whether you met those goals or not. Nobody is born a topper with an AIR 1, but it is only through constantly increasing graph of self-improvement that a student achieves this goal.

Exam simulation:
This is a very important factor in a topper’s preparation. However outstanding be your preparation, you cannot excel in an exam if you are not used to sitting for an exam for say 3 continuous hours and adjusting your accuracy and problem solving speed such that you can finish the paper on time. This is also achieved through the following point.

Believe in yourself:
Working hard is important, but the true soul of a topper’s preparation is his belief in himself. This is one of the best habits of toppers. Have the confidence to tell yourself that you are a success material and you have the potential to crack the exam with a good score, everyday. Such self motivation is always a mood booster and will help you get through the storm.

Work hard and you will get golden results.

All the best!