The UMAT as the Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test is commonly known as is a new and fresh pattern of examination. It can be pretty complex to deal with and students no matter how strong they are should not take the test lightly. The nature of the test demands practice and dedicated hours of study for students to rank well. However there are some common mistakes that students commit while doing UMAT study which can lead to failure in the actual test. Thus students must learn to accept their mistakes learn from it and improvise upon it for their own benefits.
If you are serious about UMAT then failure can be defeating for you. So avoid common follies that many commit. Do not be overconfident. Take your preparations seriously and do not waste time unnecessarily. Prepare a proper study schedule. Many are disorganized and clumsy when it comes to their studies and this in turn can prove harmful for your exam. Being organized helps you keep a systematic track of what you are studying and what is left and dividing your time amongst all sections of study.
Make sure you have the right study material. Many purchase study material or UMAT sample papers from unreliable sources. They are often back dated and do not have the current question pattern which can be a huge disappointment as you prepare something only to be met with an entirely different pattern of questions. In such situations failure becomes inevitable.
Some may think it is not that important to take the UMAT practice tests. However it must be kept in mind that it is the practice test that helps you understand where you actually are with your preparations. If you do not take the test you fail to understand where your shortcomings lie and miss out on an opportunity to delve on it and improve it. It is likely to adversely affect your exam. Also time management is extremely important. Just solving sample questions without keeping time is futile. Your time at the exam centre will be crucial. Your performance has to be a combination of answering correctly while being on time. If you are late and your answer sheet is incomplete it is a huge setback for your scores. So be well prepared and avoid these common mistakes to perform well in the UMAT.