Its like any other game, lets say Basket Ball for that matter.
You keep on analysing,planning out your own strategies,identifying strong & weak areas, working on them suitably and practising your moves like rehearsing for the D day, the only difference being that instead of the Basketball & a court it is a game of HB pencils,rough papers & Excel sheets.There are mocks for any experimentation & comparisons,about how to put all those practice to test yourself, to make suitable changes & prepare for the final match.
Now,the word 'final match' itself conveys it all as test day is like an actual game day,you got to give your best against the team in front of you,with all that pressure around of compressing the complete preparation into just a 150 minutes show & with a confident mind along with an attitude of 'this-has-to-be-my-day' & then enjoying the complete thing.
Thanks to the flukes & something called 'preparation',if that existed amidst all the chaos called 'my college' & 'my hostel life' & Biggie confusions like 'Do I really need an MBA?',here I complete my season 1 with no calls(yet) at 95ish & 88ish in CAT & XAT & 2 rejects (yep, the IITs again).
Heard this before..Experience is what you get ,when you don't get what you want (& what was that at the 1st place ? ? :D )