Gone to Exams Unprepared? Passed?

@arunmails (3013)
India
December 23, 2010 8:17pm CST
[b]Hi Friends, This is one of the important discussions for students. Exams is the important role in the life of students. Have you gone to exams without any preparation? And passed in that examination? When I was studying engineering? We had Microprocessor and its application paper. I hadn't study subject. Next day exam is that paper. I went to exam hall, got the question paper. I could not answer any question, as I don't know answer for any question. Came out from the exam hall within 45 minutes. When the result was announced, many feel that I would have failed, but, I passed in that paper. I don't know how it was done, but I passed. Do you experienced like this, before?[/b]
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@Byonar (7)
• Spain
25 Dec 10
Lucky you! I did this not long time ago...and... I failed the exam, haha, I got 3.2 =), next I'll be prepared for the exam and I'll pass the exam.
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
25 Dec 10
As you mentioned you couldn't answer any question. So you mean you passed your exam paper with a clean sheet is that what you mean?
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
Its a nice question, but merely I just filled the appropriate related wordings to that particular questions.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
25 Dec 10
That's what you call LUCK...There are times that I also passed on exams when we have surprise exams. However, I was able to answer the questions. That's what you call stock knowledge. There's a difference when you pass the exam despite the fact that you did not answer anything than passing the exam because you also remember the answers to the questions.
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
ha ha, thats right.
• Netherlands
24 Dec 10
I've never experienced something like this myself, and to be honest I really just think it was plain luck that you passed your test. No-one can just know all the answers to the questions without studying even a bit. I think you got really lucky passing the test, but maybe it's not even smart to pass, as when you need this knowledge about this subject later, you might not have an idea what they are talking about. Greetz!
@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
• Philippines
24 Dec 10
I've experienced that a lot of times. It drives me insane, really. But the major exam that I feel I wasn't prepared at all was the Nursing Board Exams. I had my in-house review with my friends and all we did was eat, sleep and pray. And we did a little reading, but most of the time, we didn't. It was a good thing we all passed, though. But we barely did. It's always best to study ahead of time.
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
It's always best to study ahead of time, its a nice quote.
• India
24 Dec 10
hello Arun are you graduated from (Pune university)Maharashtra.m done my engineering from pune.and m noticed every semester when ever students thought m gonna fail in specific subject they passed with high score.and in which subject student thought he or she going to score high that only subject goes down.
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
Are you making fun of your university? But, I am from Tamilnadu.
• Singapore
24 Dec 10
Wow that's good! That goes to show that you've understood all the concepts and you were listening in class, am I right? Usually when preparing for an exam, we study to recap what we've learnt and enforce our concepts to make it even better. Well, as for me, the exam that I went unprepared was object-oriented programming. My concept was not there and plus, I had to study for a module which was scheduled earlier so I had to focus on that more as that tests on the memorizing skills and understanding, I had the motivation to do well in that, so sadly, I neglected programming.
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
Yes, understanding and memorizing are the important factors of studying.
@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
24 Dec 10
microprocessor was the worst! i had started studying that subject just before the exams n got good marks thanks to the internal marks..most probably yours was the same case.yet i still have one semester to go and hope I manage to get good results..
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
Good one, all the best for your future exams.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 10
hi arunmails I never did that as I was much older when going to the U so I knew I had to really study hard but relax on day of exam and I graduated with a 3 point GPA of 3 and I was 56 so did pretty well. going back at that age was hard. So be glad you are young and easier to learn 'but I wanted it so bad I got it. lol lol lol.
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
ho ho, now I am not a student, but a lecturer. And it was happened before 7 years.
@calpro (933)
• India
24 Dec 10
Dear arunmails, Its good to know that you are lucky enough you to have passed, and I was wondering how you did get through the exam as you were wondering. The reason could be if it is internal exam and your professors might have some good impression on you and you might got through. But my sincere advice to all the students is never neglect your studies. As a student it is your prime duty to study and get through exams with flying colors to excel in future career. Student life is the foundation for ones career in life. The stronger the foundation the better heights can be built on career. If you want your career to be a skyscraper then you need to have a strong foundation of education and knowledge. I wish all the students success. Good luck and happy living. Calpro
@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
wow wow wow, this happened before 7 years. Now I am a lecturer. I think that you are a lecturer/teacher, and thats why you care for all students. am I right?
@aleic27 (161)
• Philippines
24 Dec 10
I experienced that too, when I was younger. I remember that before, I need to do some major project in which I lack the proper materials. I did the project in school during examinations. I guess I passed because I have understood the subject, anyway.
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
A lucky experinece.
• Philippines
24 Dec 10
I experienced this but not in a major examination. That would be the best feeling, to pass without even reviewing. =). Sometimes, I really don't review because I have this mind set that even if I get zero in the final exams, I will still pass (in that subject).
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
a great feeling.
@debs90 (547)
• India
24 Dec 10
Many times... Teachers call it cheating, we call it teamwork. LOL
@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
Teamwork?
@yumcookie (146)
• United States
24 Dec 10
Oh man was luck on your side that day. I would have never been able to pass an exam without studying, more over for engineering. I was studying to go into engineering at one point but after seeing how much math I needed I nearly fainted. I give you props for passing the exam with very little knowledge on what it was on. But I don't think you'll be able to pull a trick like that again so study for the next exam!
@arunmails (3013)
• India
26 Dec 10
That was happened before 7 years. Now myself a lecturer.
@gowriv89 (295)
• India
8 Jan 11
Ya it always happens to be this way. Whenever i prepare well i dont do well and when ever i just hardly gone through few topics i will do my best that day. No wonder what i will pass somehow but thats different.I used to study well if i have interest but always will have a feel like what ever we read we will not do well and it happens in the same manner always. I am still wondering why. But thank god i successfully completed my B.E without any arrear and with first class distinction.LOL
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
27 Dec 10
Actually when I was in college, there was never a time that I went into the exam hall without feeling that I was at least adequately prepared for the exam at hand. When I was in high school this wasn't always the case however. The reason that it didn't matter as much to me was because of the fact that many of my high school teachers would let us drop our lowest test score of the semester so if I hadn't bombed any of my tests throughout the semester I wouldn't waste my time studying for those exams.