[Survival Tips At School] How To Remember Important Days For Competitive Exams

Hanima Anand |Oct 10, 2020, 8:47

When people grow up, they realize the school time is the easiest part of life, but students always need to struggle to survive exams. To make it less stressful, here are some tricks to remember important days for those who haven’t gone through this period

No single day goes by without a meaning, and there are so many important days around the world that one should learn to pass the exam at school. Though the list of days to remember in each test may vary, experts have withdrawn common tricks to remember important days and dates throughout the year. In today's post, Starbiz combines the most effective ways of how to remember important days for competitive exams as below.

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Can you relate?

1 – Classify important days by Topics

This is a very logical trick to remember important days for general exams when you have to cover a wide range of subjects and themes. To be specific, you will categorize days into different topics such as Environment, Health, Education, Family and so on.

Then, list all theme-related days of the year into their equivalent classification. Try to arrange the days in time order or similarities so you may see the link between them. Take the Environment theme as an example.

First, remember June 5 as World Environment Day (the biggest day of the topic).

Second, list out all related days to Environment as:

  • World Ozone Day – Sep 16
  • World Biodiversity Day – May 22
  • World Earth Day – April 22
  • World Water Day – March 22
  • World Meteorological Day – March 23
  • World Forest Day – March 21

Third, spot similarities among these days to help you remember faster. As you see, three days of Biodiversity, Earth, and Water can be learned together because they all fall on the date 22 in 3 months. Forest Day, Water, and Meteorological Day go together as well in 3 continuous days in March. The Ozone day stands separately on Sep 16.

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Make sure you spend enough time to research and prepare for your exams.

Adopt similar techniques for other topics to remember important days for competitive exams.

2 – Make up a Story for important days

Another tip of how to remember important days for competitive exams is composing your own story to learn by heart, with all dates mentioned. For example, let us use these tricks to remember important days in January. Here is the list of dates to remember in this month:

  • Global Family Day & World Peace Day – Jan 1
  • World Braille Day – Jan 4
  • World War Orphans Day – Jan 6
  • NRI (Non Resident Indian) Day – Jan 9
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day – Jan 11

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To learn by heart the list, we put it in a series of events like a story as followed:

On Jan 1st, Global Family of Peace got 4 Braille awards. 6 War Orphans were found while 9 Non-Resident Indians were caught against Human Trafficking on Jan 11.

As can be seen from the short story, all important dates in January are arranged by time order attached to their titles. By reading this, can you remember all celebrations in Jan yet?

However, this way of how to remember important days for competitive exams requires a lot of time and effort in collecting data, creating your own story and learning by heart every passage. It should not be adopted for long lists of days as well because too many details could make you confused.

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Make use of creativity to write a story for your own!

If you love this learning method, you can refer to this file of Stories of Important Days Jan – Dec on Banksexam.

3 – Use Mind Maps

The last approach of how to remember important days for competitive exams is favorable to the visual learning style. By using mind maps, you can free your creativity while enjoying the learning process at the same time.

Mind maps are logical means of arranging and illustrating information. Each mind map can be designed following individual style and time allowance. If you are in a hurry, you can draw a simple mind map with two or three main branches. For more complex issues, a mind map could display many topics at one time, but you shouldn’t be so ambitious.

Below is a simple mind map to remember important days in February. You can combine both the first method (Classify dates into topics) and mind mapping to finish the task.

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A mind map to remember important days in February

In case you want to create digital mindmaps to study important days by yourself, visit MindMaps.Apps.

Above are the three main tricks of how to remember important days for competitive exams. The Starbiz team hopes it will be helpful for you.

If you have more tips to share, don’t forget to put it in the comment section!

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