Are you good at drawing? Do you want to make a career in the field of fine arts or commercial arts? Are you looking at ‘Drawing’ more than just a subject? Then you must prepare yourself for the Elementary and Intermediate Grade Examination. The Elementary and Intermediate Grade Examination was instituted in the year 1880 by the Art Directorate of Government of Maharashtra. It started with 18 students for the first ever examination. Moving on to around 2 lakh students who appear for this examination every year.
Here are some tips that An Elementary/ Intermediate candidate should understand before he/she appears for the exam.
- Focus on your artistic goal:
There are many students around you, who want to attempt this grade exam. They might force you to attempt the same exam. But if you are planning a career in drawing, then do not take this exam as casually as they are taking it. Focus on your art that will help you grow.
2. Know the syllabus :
There are 6 different subjects you will have to concentrate on while preparing for this exam. Those subjects are: still drawing, Nature drawing, Memory drawing, Design, freehand, geometry. Each subject demands different skills. Each one needs more and more practice to achieve perfection in it. Study the syllabus carefully.
3. Time Management :
Elementary/ Intermediate grade exam is having various topics with a lot of detailing.Therefore, A student needs to schedule a time- table to give sufficient time for each subject. Also, this exam is necessarily conducted on Sundays; students have to cover all the papers in the given period of time. Only a good time manager can get through this exam.
4. Concentration is a must :
There are subjects like memory drawing, freehand drawing that needs calm and concentrated mind more than anything else. While practicing memory drawing or freehand drawing, you will get to know that you hardly get time to use an eraser and to repeat the same drawing. You need extreme level of concentration while dealing with Memory drawing, Design or free hand drawing. Increase your concentration by using meditation as a tool.
5. Enhance Your Observation:
Observation is the first and foremost quality of an artist. Observing nature, places, people, and incidents will make you grow as an artist.
By purposely following these tips you can easily attempt the Elementary / Intermediate Grade Exam. Go ahead; give an exam for a subject you love, or just out of your pure passion for art.
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