How to Prepare for Engineering, Medical, NTSE & CAT more effectively?

October 10, 2017


9 Miles is the most recommended study plan to prepare for Engineering, Medical and other competitive exams.


Why the 9 Miles?

How many times during your preparation you came across these questions:
  • How do I prepare?
  • How much should I do on any chapter?
  • How to complete the syllabus on time and do revision also?
  • And the most important, I wasted so many days can I still catch up?


Well, 9 Miles is an answer to all of those.


Everyone on simplylearnt.com gets their 9 Miles to cover up the complete syllabus. They also have a fixed time to cover them up. We are always there like a preparation buddy to make sure that everybody goes through their 9 Miles before their exams arrive and also help those who lag behind.


What are the 9 Miles?



9 Miles is the way to start your preparation with an organized manner to complete your respective tasks and cover up your syllabus within a time period.


It is divided in different milestones i.e: Milestone 1(START), Milestone 2(The Beginning), Milestone 3(Starting UP), Milestone 4(Gaining Momentum), Milestone 5(HALFWAY THROUGH).......Milestone 9(NIRVANA).


When you reached NIRVANA that means you are ready to crack your exam.

These 9 milestones have different names and different tasks. Do you want to know what will you do in each of these Milestones? Let’s check them out!


Milestone 1 - At the Start Line



If you are not a member of Simplylearnt.com, create an account today (click here to register). Access to the features and support from the team are only provided to our registered users.


Your awesome preparation begins from here when you choose The Guided 9-Miles Study Plan.


Goal: To finish a journey it is important to start right. Every student has different day routine, so we give a customized study plan to start with 3 chapters (any of your choice).


Finish them on time and you are ready to enter the next milestone.


Milestone  2 - The Beginning

 

This milestone introduces you to your unique study plan and the practice lounge, where you get questions according to your difficulty level. You have to practice 3 chapters with at least 15 in each of these chapters.



Goal: You have to make a prep resolution - take the pledge to work hard and meet your Prep Buddy and start taking help of him.


Milestone 3 - Starting Up



Things get a little tough now. Practice some more and check your evaluations as well. This level also introduces you to the Good Enough Meter and Your Report Card.


Goal: By now, the momentum has started and there is nothing to stop. Practice 5 more chapters, check out your report card regularly and answer at least 1 question in the discussion forum.


Practice 5 Chapters

For this milestone, you have to practice 5 more chapters. The main idea is that you make progress. You will likely reach difficulty level 3 with this step.


Good Enough Meter

Good Enough Meter will be your friend for your goal to be perfect for the exam. You need to get to green on this meter for every chapter before the exam. Just have a look at your current score and suggestions to reach higher score.


Report Card

Your report card gives you your average score, strengths, weaknesses and your timing on each question. Your report card updates with every test you take. (See Your Report Card)


Answer a question

You also get a chance to see our exam discussion area, which we call Discussion Forum. Share your views, help other students with their doubts and ask yours. You have to answer at least 1 question.


Milestone 4 - Gaining Momentum



Real stuff begins here.


Goal: Good going so far! But, as the slow and steady wins the race, keep making slow and steady progress by practicing more chapters. Also, start mastering few chapters one by one.


20% Syllabus Completion

You need to just do 15 questions on each chapter to cover up that chapter. Don’t worry, you will get enough practice when you try to bring these chapters to GREEN on good enough meter. By all means, practice more than 15 questions if you like.


Timed Test on SimplyLearnt

You also need to take a time bound test, which is different from Practice Lounge, so that you learn to respect the clock also.


Play a game - of course study game

Challenge yourself with “Daily Challenges” to evaluate your preparation level. After taking the challenge, you can practice more questions on that chapter. Check Out the Games Available on SL


Master One Chapter

Getting a score of 3 on Good Enough Meter means you really know that chapter now. Plus, we have kept a task for you to ask your doubts and solve someone else’s doubts in this level.


Milestone 5 - Halfway Through



Great work so far. Next milestone is 50% syllabus complete and ample revision of whatever has been done.


Goal: This is a milestone for covering 50% of your syllabus. It is very important that you do not accept defeat.


50% Syllabus Completion

This task will take time and a bit more focus because questions level will be up. So, give time to the task as this will cover up 50% of your syllabus.


Revise 20% Chapters

You had practiced them before, revise them once more before the concepts vanish away from your mind. We have created many revision tools to make revision fun. (Check Out the Best Revision Tools)


Master One Chapter

Mastering a chapter is not an easy task. Getting a score of 3 on Good Enough Meter takes a lot of hard work, and it means you really know that chapter now. At this milestone, you are now able to solve someone else’s doubts.


Take a Group Test

We introduce group testing here, where you and your friends take a test together to make studying more fun, enjoyable and fruitful. This feature is currently under research and will be rolled out soon.


This is definitely an important milestone for your confidence so, go all out with full steam.


Milestone 6 - First Innings Through



100% syllabus covered. Rarely students achieve this goal. Along with this, make sure you revise some of the important chapters and master a few.
This is the milestone where many dreams die.


Goal:  Your goal in this milestone will be - Cover 100% syllabus, Improve 50% Chapters, Take two tests, Revise Do or Die chapters, Master 3 chapters.


100% Syllabus Completion

This is where you practice all the chapters of your syllabus. Only 15 questions are required to begin with. Revision and Improvement tasks ensure that required practice is provided to you before the exam.


Improvement Tests on 50% Chapters

It is the time to take improvement tests on all the chapters and revise all the questions you missed out or attempted as wrong. (See How you can Improve)


Two More Timed Tests

You will take two more time-bound tests. These tests are special 15 minutes tests to help you solve questions within a time limit .


Revise Do or Die Chapters

Use revision tools provided by us to revise the Do or Die chapters. Do or Die chapters are the most important chapters of the syllabus.


Master Three Chapters

This is where you might exhaust our question bank. Getting a score of 3 on Good Enough Meter means you really know that chapter now. Plus, we have kept a task for you to ask your doubt and solve someone else’s doubts in this level.


Milestone 7 - I am Sharp! Master



You are done with your syllabus, now master it!


Goal: Become Good Enough for the exam, get your chapters to GREEN on Good Enough Meter. You will master the exam timing by the end of this milestone.


50% Chapters to GREEN

Good Enough Meter steps in now so that you get enough practice on each and every chapter. This is a little difficult activity but there will be ample help available for achieving this task.


Improve All Chapters

Take improvement tests one by one on all chapters. You will repeat all questions you did wrong or left unattempted.


Get To Ideal Timing

Get to Ideal Timing on all Do or Die Chapters. Do or Die chapters are the most important chapters of the syllabus. To achieve this you will take some special timing tests and after every test, you will receive your average timing.


Master Five Chapters

Getting a score of 3 on Good Enough Meter means you really know that chapter now. Plus, we have kept a task for you to ask your doubt and solve someone else’s doubts in this level.


Full Length Test

Now that you are through with most of your syllabus, it is time to take a full length test. You will be provided with a FREE full length test to complete this task.


Milestone 8 - Temple of Heavenly Wisdom



Goal: Revision will begin in this milestone. You would have likely practiced enough on all important chapters at the end of this milestone. Way to go!


This milestone is the penultimate stretch which provides required revision to you.


100% Chapters to GREEN

Bring all the chapters in your syllabus to GREEN on the Good Enough Meter.


Full Length Test

Now that you are through with most of your syllabus, it is time to take a full length test. You will be provided with a FREE full length test to complete this task


Ideal Timing on Should Do Chapters

Get to Ideal Timing on all Should Do chapters. Should Do chapters are the second most important chapters from the syllabus (most important are the Do or Die chapters). To achieve this you will take some special timing tests and after every test, you will receive your average timing.


Master Seven Chapters

Master 7 chapters by getting a score of 3 on Good Enough Meter and that means you really know that chapters now. Plus, we have kept a task for you to ask your doubt and solve someone else’s doubts in this level.


Revision Part I

Revise all Should Do chapters here. You had practiced them before, revise them before but the concepts vanish away from your mind. We have created many revision tools to help you out with this problem.


Milestone 9 - Nirvana



If you reached here, this means that you have put in all it is required for your competitive exam preparation. This is the last leg and requires you to revise everything in your syllabus. Give it your best shot!


Goal: This is the ultimate, foolproof preparation milestone, if you honestly achieve this milestone, cracking the exam is a cakewalk.


Revision Part II

You would have brought the Good Enough Meter to green for all chapters till now. Here we reset it back and you attempt to bring it to GREEN once again. This means more practice and more expertise.


More Improvement Tests

Repeat improvement tests on Do or Die chapters. There is no limit on how many times you can take these tests and you are definitely not limited to Do or Die chapters only.


SimplyLearnt Test Series
This is a series of 10 Full Length Tests, (5 mock and 5 previous year papers). Doing the test series finally is the final nail in the coffin. You cannot go wrong once you complete this task at this milestone. (See Available Test Series on Simplylearnt)


At any stage, if you feel you are not able to finish up your milestones, Prep Catalyst will step in and provide you help to cover up some of the important tasks and leave out some non-important tasks.

 

Master 10 Chapter

Master 10 chapter by getting a score of 3 on Good Enough Meter. Plus, we have kept a task for you to ask your doubt and solve someone else’s doubts in this level.


What if I don’t finish the 9 Miles on time?

We take care that this does not happen. Every time you miss a deadline, the Prep Buddy changes your plan so that you can still cope up. In the worst case, you get a recommended set of questions to solve and master to be just ready for the exam.


9 Miles will always be successful with only one input from you, “an honest timely effort for your preparation”.