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    fizza29
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    sir i m taking my p4 exam third time i m failing it in 40″s kindly suggest me how to prepare and how to study,,plz reply


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    If you are taking it a third time, then I assume that you have already read one of the text books.

    You should practice as many questions as you can – both real past questions and also those in one of the revision/exam kits.

    Don’t just concentrate on the calculations – make sure that you understand the written parts of questions.

    For the calculations, make sure that you state your assumptions. There is usually no one correct answer – it depends what assumptions you make, and provided you state your assumptions and that they are sensible, then you will get the marks.

    Make sure that you get the professional marks – for example, if a question asks for a report then make sure you set it out as a report.


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    Well said Johan Moffat..

    I want to add few lines, as I think these techniques helped me to pass P4 in first attempt..

    Time management in exam hall is MOST IMPORTANT..

    Allocate time for each question, give ONLY allocated time to the question.. once time is over leave this question and move to next..
    What happens when we near to complete the answer of the question we consume lot of time for maximum 5 marks.. but in next the extra time given to the previous question may earn more marks ..

    Most Important thing is CONCEPT!!!
    Make your concepts clear.. P4 is a technical paper and in theory portion it is subjective paper.. these techniques moves around the concept..

    Technical articles..

    Lot of prayers from my side.. and wish you all the best..


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    John Moffat
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    I agree with everything cuteleo says :-)


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    Thank you John Moffat :)
    you always remained helpful for me..


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    John Moffat
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    :-)


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    fizza29
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    thank u soo much for your support ppl …can u plz further add me that how much time p4 requires to prepare…m morally down alot


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    John Moffat
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    Thats an impossible question. It depends so much on how hard/easy you find the subject and how hard or easy you find it to understand the text book. Obviously the more time the better.
    But don’t be down about it. Its an interesting subject – do yourself a timetable and study one topic at a time and then practice questions on that topic.


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    fizza29
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    sir thnks for being so supportive


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    You are welcome, and best of luck this time.

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