What is a Flag List?
When you attempt a test, whether a chapter test or a minor test or a mock test, any questions which you are not able to answer (i.e. leave unanswered) or any questions wrongly answered by you will be added to your personal Flag List for that particular test.
How Flag Lists for the tests help you in improving your performance?
Flag List for each of the test stores all questions which you need to improve on. We want you to improve on the questions in the Flag List through repeated practice so that you are able to answer such questions in your actual exam quickly and correctly.
Simply knowing the correct answer or having learnt the steps to solve a question does not give you the confidence that you require to score good marks. You cannot be sure that you would be able to remember all those steps and would be able to answer that question correctly in the actual examination.
So, you need to re-practice these questions repeatedly to build perfection. This will help you walk into the examination full of confidence and succeed.
Adding More Questions to Flag List
At the time you are analysing the marking and evaluation of each question for a test, you can also add more questions to your Flag List. You may like to add the more questions based on the below conditions:
- Questions where it took you more time than expected, even if you answered them correctly
- Questions which were near-miss questions, meaning those questions where you were not 100% sure while selecting the option and the luckily the selected option happens to be correct.
- Questions which you may find tricky and would like to practice again.
Practicing Questions in Flag List
You should practice these Flag List’ questions before appearing for the next test. This would ensure that your performance in the next test improves.
For example, in a chapter test, you have 6 questions in your Flag List from a chapter (say Laws of Motion).
Before you take the second chapter test for ‘Laws of Motion’, you should practice the questions in your Flag List for this chapter. Similarly, you should have practiced the questions in Flag List for Chapter Tests for each of the chapters before taking the Minor Test.
In the same manner, you should have practiced the questions in the Flag Lists for Chapter Tests and Minor Tests before you take the final full-syllabus mock tests.
Removing Questions from the Flag List
After repeatedly practicing the questions in the Flag List, you would feel that you are able to easily answer a question, similar to the one that is in your Flag List. Once you find that you are easily able to answer these questions, you may not like to spend more time on practicing that particular question again. You may remove such questions by clicking the ‘Remove Flag’ button.
It also helps in pruning the number of questions in the Flag List. When you are left with just a week before the exam, all your flag lists should not contain more than 500 questions.
These remaining questions you should practice 2-3 days before the exam date. This would help you revise those difficult questions and help you reconnect with the concepts involved and keep your brain in the most active form.