The PhilNITS October exam is over. Well, I’ve done my best…prepared, and prayed. Unfortunately, the things I have studied about did not come out in the exam. Totally unexpected. It was far different from the April exam. Kinda easier this time, but goodness, can I be so careless!!!
Anyway, we’ll just wait for the results.. I am still hoping that I have reached the 75% passing score (though I wasn’t able to answer a number of questions.. :C ) Well, miracles can happen! =) Thanks to all those who have prayed for me.
By the way, here are some TIPS for those who are planning to take the PhilNITS exam:
1. Make all the necessary preparations. Review.
2. Answer the past exams (with time limit). –> I did this without time limit because I always have so many interruptions. That’s why during the actual exam, I was unable to answer 1 out of 7 problems due to lack of time (well, even if i had time, i did not have any idea how to solve THAT problem! geez…hehe)
3. Pray, pray, pray.
4. Think positive! DON’T panic. –> I panicked during the exam, especially when I felt that time is running out. I can’t THINK! What is more important is you get as many CORRECT answers. Anyway, there are no special awards for having a perfect or the highest score in PhilNITS. Just PASSING the exam is already a major accomplishment.
5. When you have done everything (from 1 to 4), just ACCEPT whatever the outcome would be. After all, your life or your abilities/capabilities will not be judged by just a single exam. Hey, there’s more to life than PhilNITS! =) And you can always take the next exam. Yes, it may hurt a little bit, but you can always move on. What’s important is you learn from each experience. Your PAST will not Define your FUTURE!
This marks the end of my semester-long planned activities. I feel so FREE now. Except for the upcoming finals for ACLC plus the computation of grades, I am now liberated from school-related works. Hmm…I’m really looking forward for a REAL vacation!