Completed high school? Confused??
listen to the experts!
We had an exclusive chat with some experts in career counseling and have summarized the discussion in this article. If you are one of those who has cleared or is studying in high school and has lots of doubts regarding your future, do read this until the end and bang out the confusion from your mind. Have a look.
What are the basic facts that a high school student needs to consider before deciding on a career?
“One needs to choose the right career depending on his own interest, aptitude, and personality and also study well to score well. Once you decide on what career you are keen to pursue, you can prepare for the relevant entrance exams, if any, and research on the admission process for the same.”
What does all one need to do to go for a career test?
“Practice Aptitude tests online.
Get all the right tools.
Practice as many aptitude tests as you can.
Ask the assessor for information on the type of test you’ll be sitting.
Take the practice test offered by the assessor.
Don’t get a friend to sit your aptitude test for you
Read any guidance provided before sitting your assessment.
Don’t get bogged down on a question.
Don’t guess wildly.
Spend a few seconds familiarizing yourself with the graph/table/pie chart.
Get used to working on paper.
Request feedback on your performance from your assessor.”
Tips for the preparation of NEET?
“1. Know the syllabus of the examination well.
Important Focus Areas for NEET 2018 are:
Physics– Mechanics, Optics, Thermodynamics and Nuclear Physics
Chemistry– Mole Concept, General Organic Chemistry, Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Coordination Chemistry
Biology- Ecology and Environment, Genetics, Cell Biology; Morphology, Reproduction, and Physiology of Plants and Animals; Basics of Biotechnology
2. choose the right study material with the help of teachers and online expert assistance.
3. Come up with an effective study plan.
4. Work on weaker areas.
5. Practice mock test papers and read NEET topper interviews and try to get an idea about their preparation style.
6. Take regular study breaks.
7. Take care of your health and have a positive attitude.”
What is the best way to prepare for IIT-JEE?
“One has to really study well and work hard to crack the IIT JEE. It’s one of the most difficult entrance exams for engineering in India. You need to have your concepts clear for all the relevant subjects and practice well.”
What are the career options for those who have taken up psychology and sociology?
“There are various options in this field depending upon your interest. Those with an undergraduate degree may not have all the job options available as those with a masters or doctorate in Psychology. However, with a degree in Psychology, one can work as a counselor, a specialist in rehabilitation, or in criminal justice/forensic department etc. A graduate in Sociology can work as a case manager, child care worker or homeless/housing worker or move into education administration or teaching.”
What does all a student go through in an aptitude test?
First of all, you need to know that a majority of companies conduct their Aptitude test online. And 100% of them are objective type.
Sections covered under this head are:
1. Quantitative Aptitude.
2. Logical Reasoning.
"QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE BY R.S AGGARWAL"- This book will clear your concepts profoundly.
Lay more emphasis on topics like :
1. Time & Work.
2. Number Systems.
3. Probability, Permutation & Combination
4. Time & Distance.
5. Percentages & Ratios.
6. Profit & Loss.
You can get "VERBAL & NON VERBAL REASONING BY R.S AGGARWAL “for the preparation.
Again, all topics are not supposed to be given equal efforts. Pay more heed to :
1. Series Completion (Extremely important).
2. Puzzle Test (more commonly called as Seating Arrangement)
3. Blood relations.
4. Direction test.
5. Coding Decoding
Most common questions asked in this section are :
1. Reading Comprehension (Extremely important).
2. Para Jumbles.
3. Fill in the blanks (Based on Grammar).
4. Synonyms & Antonyms.
5. Summary of a Para (Don't worry, options will be there)
For this section, read as much as you can for this will improve your comprehension and vocabulary.
What is the scope for students with a low percentage in 10+2?
If you could not score well in your 12th standard, don't lose hope. There is vast scope for such students, here are some of the most demanding careers that do not need a very high percentage in high school:
Mass Communication and Media
Career in Travel
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We are sure this article would have cleared most of your doubts and encouraged you towards your goal.