Are you preparing for your class X or XII Board Exams?
Yes, still got time to boost your preparations. Students appearing for CBSE board exams have a dilemma about how to score highest marks and what strategies to be followed to achieve top position in upcoming board exams?
CBSE – The Central Board of Secondary Education exams are one of the toughest and most competitive school level exams as there are many students struggling hard to be one among the first 5 toppers or to score good marks. This desire requires a well-framed study plan to begin their preparation for their academic year.
Here are a few tips and strategies which might be helpful to score more in board exams.
- Prepare a study plan.
Give enough time to study, as there will be a lot of study material and important points to cover for which you need sufficient time, so at first, we need to prepare a good timetable equally for all the topics with sufficient time.
This also helps in studying effectively and will reduce the stress. Make a list of chapters, how much study materials you need to cover and how much time is available for each topic. Make sure this plan includes the time required for relaxing.
- Better study space.
Select the study atmosphere in which you feel comfortable to study. It may either be your room or study room or an open terrace. Before starting, make sure that there is a good ventilation along with proper and comfortable studying position and your study room is gadget-free .i.e. no laptops, mobiles, etc.
- Focus more on your weak subjects.
Assign extra time for difficult topics and practice by dividing the study material into several parts and make sure to complete it in an allotted period of time. This way of preparation will give enough time and practice to be thorough on difficult topics.
- Study on a regular basis.
Starting to prepare for an exam a month before, won’t fetch you with good rank. So be regular to class and practice revising the class notes or the teacher’s lecture on the same day. This helps in completing the syllabus on time.
Never try to omit any questions or topic, as each and every topic in your syllabus is important. Henceforth, put extra effort in understanding each and every topic, discuss with your friends, and share your doubts. Always keep a sheet of paper to make a note of important points, chemical reactions, and formulae. At the same time, start your preparation with a topic according to your interest and following this practise, your concentration will increase gradually.
- Refer more NCERT books.
Yes, the NCERT books are best known for their explanation and accurate information. These books are written by experts that include basics and fundamentals on all topics that make it easier for students in understanding concepts and preparing in a better way for their competitive exams. Apart from the subjective topics, these books also include both solved and unsolved exercises which are presented stepwise for better understanding. There are individual books available for all subjects including biology, chemistry, math, physics, etc. As per the expert’s advice, most of the questions in CBSE board exams are directly fetched from these NCERT books.
- Practice, Practice, and Practice.
The best way of revising is by taking mock tests. Revise a number of sample papers, important questions, running notes and spend more time in recollecting and discussing the answers, formulae, equations and more diagrams as they are very important both in theory and practical biology exams such as reproductive system, human digestive system, the human brain, and lot more.
Practice more by writing rather than telling orally, as writing benefits one to remember the important points and improve the spellings and grammars. Solving more model papers helps in managing time limit for each question which provides the preview of the final exam question paper.
- Learn to manage your time.
Time management is the most important step in exam preparations. Solve enough mock tests and previous year question papers to be clear on how much time you require for the paper. By doing this, students get an idea of the time management and can improve their preparation by allotting certain time for each topic.
- Revision is the key to success.
Start revising the entire syllabus thoroughly to make sure your preparations is perfect before your boards.
- Eat healthy and rest for your brain.
Avoid excess intake of coffee, junk food and other soft drinks during your study time as they are not nutritious. Include more protein-rich diet, antioxidant-rich fruits, and vegetables which lead to greater mental alertness. Never skip meals; always eat at regular intervals. By eating big meals, it makes you feel sleepy so better go for small nutritious food. Make sure to have a minimum of 8 hours sleep before an exam as our mind responds faster when it well rested.
- Exercise to gain more energy.
Most of the students avoid their regular exercise and other physical activities during their exam time thinking that they are wasting their study time in gym and yoga centers. According to the expert’s advice, they recommend having at least a 20-30 min of walk or a yoga session to gain energy. Exercise helps in providing positive energy and also improves the student’s confidence level to boost your exam preparation.
Hope these preparation tips help to score well in your exams. All the best! For more guidance and detailed information on concepts, the students can subscribe to our Byju’s YouTube Channel