Exam without calculator

One  can’t deny the fact that science students can’t do calculations without a  scientific calculator for a valid reason that values like Sin (56deg) cant be remembered. We were taught the usage of logarithms in PUC, but we forgot them like how  everyone else did.

My entrance exam is scheduled this Sunday, and I have read quite a bit. The news is, it is a very very tough exam and the more you prepare, the difficult it is. You will be considered a genius if you clear the exam in one attempt. I know I am not one, so there is nothing much to worry about.

According to 80 percent of the appeared candidates  we ” cannot “answer descriptive questions. The problem starts here.Descriptive questions consist of problems  and problems invariably involve calculations . The news is , we are not allowed to use calculators of any type. We are supposed to use logarithm tables or the commonly called Clarke’s Tables to solve the problems. I have forgotten the way to use them. I made it a point to read the instructions given on the hall ticket which I don’t always do, and it was worth after all. I got to know of this now itself.  I have to now find a way out to learn the usage of log tables. .

I remembered how much 2+2 is until I PUC. And then…for everything I used a calculator…be it a table calculator, solar calculator or a mobile calculator…all types. But now….

Oh my god !!! I am sooooooo scared and tensed. This will be my first ever examination without a calculator.


5 Responses to “Exam without calculator”

  1. 1 Tejaswini Hegde December 19, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Don’t worry Laxmi. U can do it! Have faith in God and that of urself . You just do ur work.. don’t think of the result. Just attempt the exam with full of confidence. Don’t listen to that 80% of the appeared candidatesc. I am sure then u won’t get scared. Calculator is nothing in front of the human brain. Just Remember it.

    ALL THE BEST!! 🙂

  2. 2 antarvaani December 19, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    idakke bhaya bEDa. swalpa PUC kaalakke hogu.. clarks table use maadodu gnaapka aagutte..
    Do well in the Exam.. ATB DOM 🙂

  3. 3 Naveen December 20, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    It’s a same problem with our engineering students as well. even for very minute problems we go for calci.. we have become slaves of it…

    Anyway all the best for your exam..
    Take cAre

  4. 4 M G Harish December 20, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    I prefer my brain to calculators, as long as it can be handled (like sin 60, but not sin 56). 🙂

    How did your exam go?

  5. 5 Vijay January 25, 2009 at 11:55 pm


    I liked your blogs. How did your exam go? Gook luck for results.

    Why I commented is to know what is a solar calculator and for what you use it? I just know that people used to use solar clock.


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