How to prepare for ResoFAST?

Entrance exams around the world, have become important stepping stones in every student’s journey towards a successful career of her/his choice. Entrance Exams are powerful tools to identify and nurture young buddying talent; they help in forming an intelligent talent pool of smart students by testing their skills against other students appearing in the exam.

Resonance Forward Admission & Scholarship Test (ResoFAST) is a similar attempt to identify & reward students studying in Std. V to Std. XII+ (XII Board appeared/appearing), who are interested in building up their careers with Resonance. Reward is solely on basis of a student’s performance in a test designed using advanced scientific tools. ResoFAST is held every year for ‘advance’ admissions in Yearlong Classroom Contact Programmes (YCCPs). [ResoFAST will be held this year for Academic Session 2018-19].

Students are often subjected to excessive pressure and stress, so that they perform well in entrance exams. At Resonance, we always believe in attaining maximum outcomes from minimum efforts.

  1. Understand ResoFAST: We recommend that you take some time to understand the exam pattern before you begin preparing for it. Here is the ResoFAST exam pattern for your reference:
  For Class V to X For Class XI and XII
No. of Questions 70 100
Maximum Marks 210 (3 Marks each) 300 (3 Marks each)
Type Single Choice Questions (no negative marking) Single Choice Questions (no negative marking)
Duration 1½ hours 3 hours
Mathematics 1 to 25 1 to 50
Physics 26 to 35 51 to 65
Chemistry 36 to 45 66 to 80
Biology 46 to 55
Mental Ability 56 to 70 81 to 100

For class XIII

Correct answer: +4 marks; Wrong answer: -1 marks

S. No. Subject Nature of Questions No. of Questions Total
1 to 8 PART-I

(Math)

Single Choice Questions 8 32
9 to 16 Multiple Choice Questions 8 32
17 to 20 Single Digit Integer 4 16
21 to 28 PART-II

(Physics)

Single Choice Questions 8 32
29 to 36 Multiple Choice Questions 8 32
37 to 40 Single Digit Integer 4 16
41 to 48 PART-III

(Chem)

Single Choice Questions 8 32
49 to 56 Multiple Choice Questions 8 32
57 to 60 Single Digit Integer 4 16
    Total 60 240
  1. Know the syllabus and solve Sample papers:

We suggest you thoroughly study the books for Science (Physics & Chemistry) and Mathematics (NCERT & Respective Board). Attempting sample papers and previous year question papers can help to formulate a better strategy for the exam and to identify your weaknesses. It will surely give you a better understanding of the pattern of the question paper and make it easier for you to finish the paper within time. Download Sample Papers.

  1. Refer to your course book: Course books form the base of all subjects and topics. Every topic is put in a very easy language to help you understand better. You must refer to the course books to master/improve topics in the syllabus. Once you are familiar with your course books, you can proceed to solve questions from other books with tricky problems and sample papers.
  2. Smart work is better than hard work: The attention you pay to a subject/topic and alertness of your mind matters more than the time you spend on it. For any competitive entrance examinations, it is recommended not to count the number of hours spent studying books, rather it is crucial to measure the amount of focused study performed. Walter Pauk has devised the OK4R method, which will help you grasp more information through the proven method of power reading.
    • O for Overview
    • K for Key ideas
    • R1 for Reading
    • R2 for Recall
    • R3 for Reflect
    • R4 for Review or Revision
  3. Spend extra time on your weaker topics: To achieve your best results possible, devote a major portion of your time to the topics that you’re not confident in. This will ensure you get the biggest improvement possible from your studying effort.
  4. Do not schedule similar subjects one after another: It is better to study different subjects one after another rather than clubbing similar ones. It means that studying Physics after Mathematics might not be a good idea. You can sandwich mental ability in between and your brain will be able to absorb all three subjects much better.
  5. Color your books: As opposed to the popular idea, neat books don’t always mean that you are a good student. They also show that books may be ‘unused.’ You can color main ideas in red; dates and numbers in blue; and supporting facts in yellow. Also mark circles, stars, boxes, and hash in margins, wherever needed, to make revisions easier. This trick also makes studying more interesting and visually appealing.
  6. Ask: Don’t be afraid to ask for help! If you need help with any topic or subject, ask your teachers, friends or parents.
  7. Eliminate your personal distractions while you study: Make the most of your time while you study. Don’t waste an hour (or more) fooling around for every hour you spend studying. Isolate yourself temporarily from distractions like TV, video games, and other forms of digital entertainment. Time is always limited.
  8. Set your goal(s): Students who set goals and stick to them are more likely to stay motivated and achieve success in their studies. It is advised that you plan your entire day a night before or the same morning, in a practical and achievable manner. This way, you will be aware of how your day will play out and you can manage your studies and time in a better way.
  9. Rejuvenate: Relax and take breaks during your hectic study timetable. Use this time to rejuvenate yourself, watch a short movie, listen to some songs, or play a sport. It will help you stay focused and feel fresh.

We hope now you prepare well for ResoFAST with complete focus and confidence. All the Best!

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