The Class 10 and 12 board exams are just a few months away. It is important that you put in your best for the examination to get great results. Planning and preparing well for the examination are the key to success. So, let us look at five common approaches that will help you prepare well:
1. Study regularly
Do not assume that the final examination consisting of all chapters can be prepared by studying during the last three months before the examinations. Regular schedule will balance study load and will help you be better prepared. In fact, it is best to avoid any studies just the day before the actual examination.
2. Review sample papers
The CBSE releases sample papers for each subject (available on the website cbse.nic.in. It is advisable that you solve and practice all of them. For further practice, you may want to get sample paper books from the market, including those from Study mate. It is not enough to attempt a large number of sample papers; it is equally important to do a self-check on the answers that you have written against the model solution or the textbook.
3. Revise the NCERT book
Ensure that you revise all chapters from NCERT books. Also practice all questions from the book, especially the solved examples. At least 40%-50% questions in the board examination are directly from NCERT. For subjects where you have the need to practice more questions, the NCERT Exemplar book is available. You may attempt it after you have completed the NCERT textbook.
4. Focus on managing time
Stick to a schedule of studies and write at least one sample paper each day. Breaks must be planned and limited. There is always a lot to do and little time available. In order to ensure that you use your time effectively, a plan is a must. Toppers ensure that they use their time effectively during the last six months of their preparation for the board exams.
5. Practice writing
Since you will have to do a fair amount of writing during the examination, it is critical that you practice writing sample papers and not review the same verbally. Your marks will reflect what you have ‘written’ in your answer-sheet and not what you ‘know’. Hence, it is important to reproduce completely what you know in your answer-sheet.