Step 1: Get the Syllabus.
Step 2: Get all the books prescribed in the syllabus, nevermind the form(solid, electronic) in which you get them.
Step 3: Sit in the first bench and try to make (little) sense atleast in every class.
Step 4: Aim to study 7 units per subject.
Step 5: Have a look at what the seniors studied.
Step 6: Study the seniors portion if possible.
Step 7: Study units which you are most clueless about. Trick here is if you cant make much sense of it neither can the paper setters. The Questions are almost always direct or repetitive.
Step 8: Read old solved Question papers.
Step 9: Pray that the above 8 steps are enough.
Step 10: Sleep a lot less during the 2 weeks of exam and dont panic on the last day.
p.s. if you followed the above 10 steps and are still not confident of getting a distinction. well Congrats! You’re a student of VTU!