A day before exam – tips

Hello Everyone!

I hope you have done the diligent job while preparing for your exams. Despite hard work and all the efforts you have put into your preparation, you might be stressed on the day before your exam. I have seen many aspirants taking too much stress just before the exam and in quest of this they even spoiled their exam and all the true efforts. If you are on the same platform then you are reading the right post.

Let’s not go into the do’s and don’ts. I will tell you some simple hacks to reduce your stress level and perform well on next day.

First of all you should be clear that you are not going to turn this world upside down in one day if you haven’t done this in past few months. Second, the exam will be based on your accumulated knowledge which you have acquired by burning your midnight oil. Third, nothing will come in exam from the things you mugging up a day before exam.

While keeping in mind these three things, let’s plan a wonderful day which will refresh you altogether and energize you just before the exam.

  1. Wake up on time. Take a bath and have an awesome breakfast.
  2. Speak to your parents or loved ones, especially those who motivates you. Avoid talking to people who bring stress in your life, at least today. 
  3. Go for a movie or you can watch one of your favorite on your laptop or PC.
  4. Have healthy lunch. Take a good nap. 
  5. Revise the formulae or important concepts. Don’t pick up a pile of notes to revise, just few important things. Never start any new topic today as it will not going to take you anywhere. 
  6. In evening you can plan for a short outing. Avoid drinking or smoking. Just a visit to nearby calm and beautiful places. Don’t try to do anything adventurous today as it can put you in trouble. 
  7. Take a sound sleep as you are going to rock next day.

All the best!

Team PrepDoor

Exam Detail


Staff Selection Commission holds this exam (SSC CGL Exam)for almost all Group B and C posts in Ministries and Departments under Government of India. The process of recruitment is handled by the organization SSC every year in four tiers. Candidates are required to qualify each of the tiers and they should be graduate in any stream to appear in this test.

Image result for ssc cgl examExam Pattern

SSC carries out the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) in four tiers for various posts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier – IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

Here we are giving the pattern of tier1 and tier2 exam:   

  1. Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam will be held online.
  2. There will be a descriptive paper is introduced which will be of 100 marks and of 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
  3. The time limit for examination of Tier -I is reduced from 120 minutes to 75 minutes.
  4. Tier II will remain same.
  5. Sectional cut off will not be there.     


Syllabus of CGL is quit unpredictable but is manageable. We will discuss the syllabus of each tier differently.

  • Tier 1 Syllabus

It is an objective exam which will be held online. It consists of 4 sections, with 100 questions. Each question will carry 2 marks. Complete exam will be of 200 marks. The subject-wise distribution of marks is given below:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50 (For VH &Candidates
    suffering from
    Cerebral Palsy:
   80 minutes)
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200
  • Tier 2 Syllabus

Tier 2 exam is also an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are four sections in this Tier with 100 questions and exam will be of 200 marks. Details are given below:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 Hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 2 Hours

Important Points:    

  1. Paper-1 and Paper-2 are compulsory for all posts   
  2. Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”
  3. Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”    
  4. There will be negative marking in Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam.    
  5. One wrong answer to a question will deduct 0.5 marks in Paper-1,3 and 4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2.
  6. Level for Paper 1 Questions will be of 10th standard l, Paper-2 of 10+2 level and Paper-3 & 4 on graduation level.    
  7. The computer will be made available by the Commission at the Centre/venue allocated for the exam
  8. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board for the purpose.   


  • Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

This will be a descriptive exam to test the working knowledge of the languages opted by the candidates and general writing skills. This exam will be qualifying in nature and carries 100 marks. Exam will be of 60 minutes.

  • Tier 4 Exam Syllabus

SSC will hold certain skill tests for particular government jobs.

  1. Typing Test: This is a qualifying skill test for all the posts, other than Compiler. On a computer with a minimum of 2000 key depressions accurately is required to qualify. The duration of this test is 15 (fifteen) minutes.    
  2. Computer Proficiency Test:  SSC will hold CPT, to check candidates’ familiarity with-MS Word, Power Point and MS Excel. This is also a qualifying test.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Preparation

Filling examination form for any notification is a different thing and preparing for this is another. If you prepare well for this exam, there are many chances to get the success and a reputed job. The main part of this preparation is mock tests and practice papers. You can go through the PrepDoor mock tests to get the detail analysis of your performance.

Here is the link to Mock Tests: and


An Ideal Exam Routine


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Dear Aspirants!

Sometimes you might be surprised to see that a person comparatively more hardworking and with brilliant track is not able to achieve the desired result as an average student can.  How that average performing student made it possible? Answer lies in three key: smart exam routine, smart work and smart diet. We must accept that normal routine is different from exam routine. This time is quite delicate and a slight negligence can lead you to worst of the results. You should be careful while planning all your routine. We can help you in this with some suggestions:

  1. Food is First: Your food intake directly affects your memory and performance. So, before becoming anything, develop healthy eating habits. Take vitamin C, B12 and D etc. to enhance the capacity of your brain and nervous system. It will help you to cope up the ever increasing pressure and stress during exam days. Curtail the amount of junk food to almost zero.
  2. Time table: There is a myth among students that their time table should be tight and stringent. It’s not true. There is always a possibility of human errors. Suppose, due to some unavoidable circumstances you couldn’t follow the time table or a part of it. You might be double stressed if it is too stringent. Always keep a margin of time which can be used to compensate such situations. Keep it in such a way that you always get the time to revise what you have done throughout your day. It can be arranged in such a way:
  • Morning: 2 hour sitting>15 minutes break> 2 hour sitting>take a bath& breakfast> 2 hours sitting.
  • Noon: take a nap of 15 minutes> 2 hours sitting> 15 minutes break> 3 hours sitting> now you deserve a break and some recreation for 2 hours.
  • Evening:  Come back watch TV or anything you like for half an hour before dinner> have a healthy and light dinner> 4 hour stretch of revision.

3. Things you should avoid: There are certain things which you should not do during exam time. They can take you in deep trouble.

  • Avoid alcohol or smoking.
  • Don’t waste unnecessary time in social gathering for some time.
  • Don’t plan vacations or holidays as it can affect your studies.
  • Avoid stress. It’s difficult but you can try meditation tricks.
  • Don’t ignore practice papers, mock tests and revision.



Railways Exam (RRB)

Railway Exams: The Ultimate Key For Preparation




We all know that Indian Railways has announced bumper jobs under Government of India. Ministry of Railways is the famous entity which offer best in industry incentives for its employees. In this article we will share the best approach to qualify such exams.

First of all we must know the exam pattern and syllabus for the railway exams . At present Railways Recruitment Board has announced the notification for Group D , Assistant Loco Pilots and Technician exams. We will discuss a common strategy for both the exams as both have common syllabus like every aptitude based exam.

  1. Quantitative Aptitude: This section is most scoring one among all. The best approach to crack this exam is to practice countless MCQs. This will surely make you familiar with different and new question every time, a new concept in itself. You can subscribe for a test series available on or a sectional test package available exclusively for quantitative aptitude. For formulas and conceptual knowledge you can refer any standard book available in market.
  2. Reasoning: If you got the common sense then you can even score 100% in this section. You just have to open your mind and practice as many questions as you can.
  3. General science: NCERT is the best option to crack the tough nut. Study and try to solve questions from class 6th – 10th , NCERT books. You can also study Lucent`s GK for the same. Don’t forget to practice MCQs on the topic.
  4. General Awareness: This is one of the vast subject and cost-benefit ratio is also not that much good. So, without keeping much hopes from this section, try to compensate this from another section which you can handle easily. But never miss on having updates for what is going on in the world around you. 

So, without giving much stress on a particular subject, try to expand the horizon of your knowledge. Specially in general awareness section give emphasis on current affairs as it is clearly mentioned in the syllabus. You can download or buy any good monthly magazine for current affairs and try to cover at least six months current affairs. One thing is most important- practice more and more questions as the questions are likely to be repeated from many other examination question paper.

Good Luck!

Diet Plan - Prepdoor

Diet Plan During Exams

This world functions on the theory of survival of the fittest. If you are fittest among your competitors then you are in race or probably on the winning end. Exam is also like an ecosystem where each of us competes with each other in order to survive or win. In this competition only a healthy diet can keep us in race. Therefore, it’s essential to follow a healthy diet plan during exams. Your mind functions well if you take healthy food and it directly impacts your memory and moreover, good food is stress buster. Here are some tips which can help you in maintaining a good health.

Diet Plan - Prepdoor

  • Eat frequently in smaller quantity to get the energy throughout the day.
  • Avoid eating wheat or rice or take such items in small quantity rather go for oats, barley or brown rice as they are good sources of vitamin B and zinc.
  • You should curtail the quantity of junk food.
  • Increase the intake of fruits and juices. Don’t avoid leafy vegetables and citrus fruits.
  • Drink ample amount of water to remain hydrated and it also reduces anxiety.
  • Caffeinated beverages consumption should be in moderate quantity.
  • There are certain eatables which are memory booster. Vitamin A, E and C are antioxidants; they help in reducing the cell damage.
  • Vitamin B1 (rice bran, wheat germ, barley etc.), Vitamin B12 (lean meat, eggs and low fat milk) are good for the healthy functioning of the central nervous system and hence are memory boosters.
  • Folic acid should also be a part of your diet as it helps in clearing certain amino acids which causes decline in cognitive health.

These are some simple diet suggestions which will help you in remaining healthy and increase you efficiency. Exam is a major challenge but is should not supersede the health priorities.

All the best!

Team PrepDoor

Exam Detail

Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE 2018)

Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE 2018) is conducted for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in all the technical institutions/colleges affiliated to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University. Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Uttar Pradesh is the nodal agency which monitors this exam.

UPSEE 2018

Important Dates:

Opening of online application form: 23rd January 2018.

Closing of online application form: 30th March 2018.
Last date for fee payment: 1st April 2018 (5: 30 PM).

Corrections in filled-in application form: 26th March – 5th April 2018 (5:00 PM)

Availability of admit card: 20th April 2018 (11:00 AM) till exam day

Entrance examination date: 29th April (for UG) and 5th & 6th May (for PG)

Announcement of results: 1st week of June 2018UPSEE 2018

Counseling: June 2018

UPSEE Application Form 2018

  • Applications for the exam can be submitted through online mode only.
  • Candidates should keep ready the scanned image of photo and signature for filling the online application form.
  • Applicants need not to send hard copyof filled-in application form.
  • The university has provided the correctionfacility in the application form from 26th March 2018.
  • After payment of the application fee, candidates are required to take the printout of “confirmation page”for future reference.


Application Fee:

Category Application Fee
For Male/Transgender Candidates of General/OBC Category Rs. 1300/-
For Female/SC/ST/PwD Category Rs. 650/-

Eligibility for the exam: To check the eligibility for different streams, candidates can refer to:

Eligibility For Admission to 2nd Year UPSEE Courses:

Course Qualifying Examination Minimum Marks
B.Tech (LE) Passed 3-years diploma in engineering or B.Sc with Mathematics as one of the subjects at 10+2. Minimum 45% marks (40 marks for SC/ST candidates) in qualifying examination.
B.Pharm (LE) Diploma in Pharmacy
MCA (LE) BCA, B.Sc (IT/ Computer Science) degree from a recognized institution. Candidates must have 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination.

UPSEE Exam Pattern 2018

Paper Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper-1 Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 50 questions each from PCM comprising of total 150 questions. 600
Paper-2 Physics, Chemistry and Biology 50 questions each from PCB comprising of total 150 questions. 600
Paper-3 AG-I, AG-II, AG-III 50 questions each from AG-I, AG-II, AG-III with a total of 150 questions 600
Paper-4 Aptitude Test for Architecture

Part-A: Mathematics & Aesthetic Sensitivity

Part-B: Drawing Aptitude

50 questions each of Mathematics & Aesthetic Sensitivity with a total of 100 questions and 2 questions from Drawing Aptitude. 500
Paper-5 Aptitude Test for General Awareness (BHMCT/BFAD/BFA) 75 questions 300
Paper-6 Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Engineering (Lateral Entry) 75 questions 300
Paper-7 Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Pharmacy (LE) 75 questions 300
Paper-8 Aptitude Test for B.Sc Graduates in Engineering (LE) 75 questions 300
Paper-9 Aptitude Test for MBA 100 questions 400
Paper-10 Aptitude Test for MCA 100 questions 400
Paper-11 Aptitude Test for 2nd year MCA (LE) 100 questions 400

There will be a negative marking for wrong answers.

Exam will be of 3 hours

UPSEE 2018 Syllabus

In general, the paper will cover important topics of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology subjects which typically comprising the syllabus of 11th and 12th standard.


For further details, kindly refer the official notification.

To practice Mock Tests, follow the link:

Exam Detail

West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (WBJEE) – Prepdoor – Mock test, exam pattern

Like many other states, West Bengal is also going to conduct the exam for admissions into various engineering colleges: West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (WBJEE). In this exam 9 government and 94 private engineering colleges are participating. This exam will be conducted on 22nd April 2018 and admit cards will be available from 12 th April 2018. After the declaration of result candidates have to apply for counseling. This examination will be conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board. The exam will be conducted on offline mode on OMR sheet and will be of 4 hours duration. Around 1.27 Lakh students will appear in this exam. Important Dates related to the exam:

Events Dates


Events Dates
Apply  Online December 19, 2017
Last date January 19, 2018
 Removal of Discrepancy in Uploaded Images January 2, 2018
Correction Facility January 26-28, 2018
Availability of Admit Card April 12, 2018  (Tentative)
Exam Date April 22, 2018

Paper I (Mathematics)

Paper II (Physics & Chemistry)

 Answer Keys Third week of May 2018
 Result June 5, 2018 (Tentative)
Counseling Second week of June to Third week of July 2018 (Tentative)


Eligibility for the exam:
 The candidates must be a citizen of India.
 Age Limit – The lower age limit for the candidate is 17-25 years as on December 31, 2018.
 Educational Qualification – The candidates should have qualified his/her 10+2 (or equivalent) examination with Physics and Mathematics along with any one of Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Computer Science/Computer Application as compulsory subjects. The candidates should have obtained at least 45% (40% for reserved category) as an aggregate of the three subjects.
 Candidates should have qualified English in the 10+2 examination with at least 30% marks.
 The candidates should be a domicile of West Bengal.
Examination fees is Rs. 500/- which can be payable both online and offline mode.

WBJEE 2018 Exam Pattern


Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Offline
Duration of Exam 4 hours
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Sections ·       Mathematics – 75 Questions

·       Physics – 40 Questions

·       Chemistry – 40 Questions

Total Number of Questions 155 Questions
Total Marks 200 Marks
Marking Scheme 1 mark will be given for every correct answer in Category 1 and 2 marks will be allotted for each correct response in Category 2 and 3.
Negative Marking 1/4th mark will be deducted for each incorrect response in Category I and II. There is no negative marking for Category 3.


For Mock test papers, follow the link:

Exam Detail

JEE Advanced 2018

IIT Kanpur has released the mock tests of JEE Advanced 2018. This is the first time that the exam will be held as a computer-based exam. A demo/help video has been uploaded by IIT Kanpur to assist candidates to take the mock test and online exam. JEE Advanced will have 2 papers which are mandatory for all candidates to qualify.
Only candidates who have qualified in JEE Mains will be eligible to appear in IIT JEE Advanced stage to secure admissions to B.Tech. programmes across 23 Indian Institutes of Technology. Since this year, the top 2, 24,000 candidates from JEE Main would be eligible to take JEE Advanced for IIT admissions. Candidates can opt for both Hindi and English as their medium to take test.

Information About JEE Advanced 2018

Exam Category Undergraduate
Conducting authority IIT Kanpur
Number of candidates eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2,24,000 (approximately)
JEE Advanced selection process Admission through counseling on the basis of JEE Advanced Ranks
Mode of exam Online

Important Dates 2018

Availability of Mock Test 1 19-12- 2018
Availability of Mock Test 2 30-01- 2018
Availability of application form 2-05- 2018
Last Date of Application Form 7-05-2018
Application Form with late fee 8-05- 2018
Admit Card 14-05 to 20-05- 2018
Exam date 20-05-2018 Paper 1 : 9 AM to 12 Noon Paper 2 : 2 PM to 5 PM
(a) Online Display of ORS (b) Request for Review Of ORS 22 -05 to 25-05- 2018
Answer Key availability 29-05- 2018
Feedback on Answer Key 29-05 & 30-05- 2018
Announcement of result 10-06- 2018
Architecture Aptitude Test Application begins 10-06 &11-06- 2018
Architecture Aptitude Test 14-06-2018
Result for Architecture Aptitude Test 18-06-2018
Seat Allotment
    1. o 15-07- 2018

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018

  • Age Limit: General: Born on or after October 1, 1993. Age relaxation as per rule admissible.
  • Number of Attempts: 2
  • Qualifying Examination: 12th exam in either 2017 or 2018.
  • Earlier Admission at IITs/ISM: not be eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should be qualified JEE Main.

JEE Advanced Application Form 2018

IIT Kanpur is going to release the application form of JEE Advanced 2018 from 2-05-2018 to 7-05-2018 in online mode. Candidates will get only 5 days to fill the application form.
Application Fee

For Exam Centers in India
S. No. Nationality Category Application Fee
1 Indian Nationals (Including PIO/OCIs) Female candidates Rs. 1,300
2 SC, ST, PWD candidates Rs. 1,300
3 General/All Other Rs. 2,600
4 Late fee (for filling the application after the last date) Rs. 500
For Exam Centers Outside India (SAARC Countries)
1 Foreign Nationals All Candidates USD 160
2 Late Fee USD 80
For Exam Centers Outside India (Non-SAARC Countries)
1 Foreign Nationals All Candidates USD 300
2 Late Fee USD 80

JEE Advanced 2018 Application Fee for Exam Centers in Foreign Countries

For Exam Centers in Foreign Countries
Indian Nationals (Including PIO/OCIs) All Indian Nationals USD 160
Foreign Nationals Candidates from SAARC Countries USD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC Countries USD 300

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2018

  • Exam will consist of 2 papers and both papers are mandatory. Both the papers will be of 3 hours each.
  • Candidates can opt for either English or Hindi language.
  • Both Papers will have questions from– Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Candidates can see the official information brochure for marking schemes and all other details: