Board exams are a very significant phase in every student’s life. Class 10th board results become the basis of stream selection. And, Class 12th board results help you a get a good college with a course of your choice. Board exams are just around the corner and everyone is working day and night to score good marks in the upcoming Board examination.
So, here are some useful preparation tips and strategies which can help you to get 90+ in board exams:
1) PLAN A PROPER TIME-TABLE:
You are familiar with your weak areas, be it theory, numerical, application-based problems or diagrams. Now, your agenda should be to give extra time to tackle those difficult lessons and transform them into strong ones. Prepare a time-table to prioritize and take care of the important and weaker sections first. It is very important to devote an equal amount of time to all the subjects. It should not happen that you keep on studying one subject and leave the rest. Study 2-3 different subjects daily.
2) SOLVE PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS:
This sounds boring to many students! But, solving at least 5-year previous year papers before boards is a must. This will let you know the exam’s pattern, the difficulty level of questions and also to figure out which questions show their face in every board exam. Don’t see the answers directly without solving yourself.
3) AVOID LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS:
Some students are fond of cramming up everything at the very last moment. Please avoid doing so. Start your preparation now. Leave the last few weeks before boards only for revision and solving model test papers. You need to go through the whole course at least 4 times in order to score 90+.
4) BE STRESS-FREE:
Since boards are approaching near, it is obvious that you might be stressed out. Once or twice in a month, it is necessary to hang out with friends or go out for a movie. 8 hours of sleep is important. It will help to boost your memory. When boards are much nearer, reduce the time to 5-6 hours. Drink plenty of water and have a proper diet. Avoid stress!
5) GIVE YOUR PRE-BOARD SERIOUSLY
Yes, no one is going to ask your pre-board marks in future. But, take them seriously. Why? See if you are able to complete your paper in 3 hours. If not, you need to practice more. Pre-board exams are essential to enable students to identify their weak areas, work on their mode of preparation, understand the pattern, and work on their writing speed and the approach towards preparation. Pre-board marks do not determine one’s final score in the boards and are only an indication of the current level of preparation. They will only prepare one to face the main board exam with confidence and enable you to score more.
- Stop calling your friends, again and again, asking how much have they prepare. If you get to know your friend has studied less than you, then you will become over-confident. If your friend has studied more than you, you will become anxious and ultimately ruin your performance.
- Say goodbye to all social networking sites, Whats App and your mobile phones at least 3 months before exams commence. It might be a difficult task for some students but you have to do so in order to avoid distractions. You will have plenty of time to scroll down the news feed on Facebook once boards get over!
- Stop going to coaching classes and tuitions in the last two months of preparation. Use that valuable time in self-study and making notes. Self-study is the best study and is your key to scoring more than 90% in boards!
- Don’t study continuously for long hours. Keep taking breaks at regular intervals to refresh yourselves.
- CBSE students– Don’t ignore NCERT. NCERT is the bible of every subject. First complete that, then go for some other reference book. Don’t ignore the solved examples and in-text questions.
Never Underestimate English:-
Subjects such as English and other languages can act as a percentage booster! Especially for CBSE, A little determination and hard work can fetch you 95 marks in English very easily.
Don’t ignore this subject:
- READING SECTION: For reading section, first read the questions and then the passage.Since, usually, answers to the passage questions are in the order of the passage. Utilize your 15 minutes reading time in deciding which question will you attempt if a choice is given. Start reading the first passage.
- LITERATURE SECTION: Reading only the summary of the chapters will not work for your boards. Read the chapter twice, then go for a summary the next time. Make a separate notebook and write down the answers to questions given at the back of every lesson. You should know all the poets and authors of all poems and lessons. Character-sketches in every lesson are very important.
- WRITING SECTION: Often, students find the English paper as very lengthy. It is advisable to attempt the writing section at the last since it involves a lot of thought-processes.Be aware of all the recent happenings in the country- GST, demonetisation, etc. You might be asked to write an article about that. Know all the correct formats of letters, notices, reports, etc.
IF YOU ARE PREPARING FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS LIKE JEE, AIPMT-
- It is important for students to know how to balance between preparation for boards and competitive exams. Many students become puzzled for what to study- Boards or JEE? Well, first concentrate on your boards. You can drop a year for competitive exams but definitely have to give boards this year!
- Since the CBSE syllabus is akin to JEE and AIPMT, one can prepare for both the exams simultaneously. Although, the level of difficulty differs. JEE or AIPMT is more applicative than boards. But first, you need to make your concepts crystal clear. The students must practice all NCERT problems while brushing up JEE or AIPMT chapters. If you have prepared for your boards, you have pretty much covered the competition syllabus.
- Limit your preparation for competitive exams 3 months before the board exams commence. And stop completely when just one and a half month is left for boards.
IN A NUTSHELL:
- Underline important points on your answer sheet.
- Avoid cuttings/overwritings.
- Keep your writing readable and legible.
- Use diagrams and flow charts wherever possible.
- Revise twice, then submit your answer sheet.
ALL THE BEST FOR BOARD EXAMS!!!
PREPARE FOR THE WORST, HOPE FOR THE BEST!!!