With exams around the corner, tension creeps into every home having a kid appearing for the big exam for the first time. Brushing up the chapters already studied umpteen times, noting down essential formulas, etc. happens in the last 20 days before the exam. Here are few tips that could prove useful to you during exams.
Tips for Scoring Good Marks:
For CBSE – Refer only Textbooks
This one tip is for only students of CBSE; one must never waver as to which textbook to follow as your textbook must be the primary study material that you got to follow.By following only your textbook, you could boost your score in the board exams.
Prepare your study material
Jot down crucial points and paragraphs after referring to your CBSE textbook, writing the essence of a subject in a style that you are most comfortable with helps when you are revising at the end. It would be even better if you write in points as writing in points helps the subject to be systematic and presentable to the checker.Not only that but writing in points makes it easy for you to remember sub-topics.
How to learn Formulas and Laws
The best way to memorise formulas is to make a table of all the formulas (separately for each subject) and paste it in your study room. The trick is that once you see the formulas every day, you subconsciously memorise it and will not require any special effort to remember them during the examination.
Preparing Flow Charts and diagrams
Making a flow chart at the end of every topic, or drawing a flowchart besides your answer leaves a positive impression on the teacher. Your mark will be sure to hike if you religiously follow this procedure.Majority of the students tend to ignore diagrams. But they fail to realize that the easiest way to score is by practising diagrams.
Practice Sample Papers
Sample papers in question banks give you an idea of what type of questions you could expect in your exam. If you scan through previous years question papers, then you can find some questions getting repeated. These are the questions which you must concentrate on. Another advantage of practicing question papers is that you can assess your speed of finishing the paper. If you are unable to complete the paper on time, it means that you need more practice to increase your speed.
More tips to prepare
Study regularly: It is always best to approach systematically. Read through the chapters on the same day as they are taught in class. In that way, you can note down points which are confusing and get it clarified the next day.
Try to crack the questions at the end of the chapters: Even this needs to be done on a daily basis. As soon as your teacher completes a chapter, try solving the questions at the end of that chapter.
Keep separate notebooks for each subject even for practicing: In this way, if you get to note something important, you need not scurry through your notes. This way, it is more comfortable to record and more easy to get the right things at the right time.
Use a highlighter: When you are going through the textbooks or when your teacher is covering a portion, always have a highlighter in hand. Whichever your faculty says is essential, must be underlined.
Make your Timetable – Scheduling your study time and sticking to that is essential for successful preparation. The timetable has to be prepared in such a way that there are enough breaks.It is always better to start with the toughest subject and then move on to easier ones.
Self-realising your strengths and weaknesses: It is better to know your strengths and weaknesses, strength must be certainly honed but at the same time weakness should not be ignored. You can always take help extra help from your teachers to tackle your weak areas.
Completely Avoid Distractions – It is not wrong to relax in the midst of studying. But that relaxation should not be in the form of watching TV, listening to music, going to parties. These activities, even though relaxing will change your mood and may linger in your mind for long after. So coming back to the studying spirit becomes a challenge after these activities.
Devise a Revision plan: Give ample time for revision. One thing you must remember is that during the revision period do not start anything new or from a new book. Revision time is for going through important formulas and chapters.
Keep fit and avoid distractions: Eat healthily (homemade food – Avoid outside food) and take enough rest. Do take some time off for playing and re-energizing but at the same time avoid unnecessary distractions like watching TV, listening to music, going to parties. These activities, even though relaxing will change your mood and may linger in your mind for long after. So coming back to the studying spirit becomes a challenge after these activities.
- Make sure that you are well versed with the basic concepts of the subject.
- Majority of the questions in the exam is based on formula and theorem.So get those strong.
- Practising various problems of previous years and model papers using formulas and theorems.
This is one of the easiest to score subject
- Extensive study and practice of the subject will give speed and accuracy.
- Make charts and practice the name reactions and whenever you get time to go through that chart.
This is a subject with many diagrams, so it becomes essential to give special attention to diagrams. Be sure of the various terms and their functions.
- This subject involves different difficult terminologies that have to be repeatedly studied and memorized.
- Read the theory like how you would read a story rather than mechanically, in this way you will be easily able to remember important concepts
This is one subject where you can score easily if you get your concepts clear. If your formulas and method are right, then there is no way you can go wrong on this subject.
- Practising calculations, again and again, is the only way to acquire speed and accuracy in this subject.
- Check your steps one more time after arriving at the answer to avoid silly mistakes.
- Practice common square root and cube root problems so that you can quickly solve the questions during the exam.
- This subject contains facts as recorded by historians. So, the only mantra is to read, memorize and remember important events, names, periods and dates of different historical occurrences.
- Studying, revision and answer questions from time to time will help.
- Practice map-pointing a lot.
- Problems on latitude and longitude, among others, are quite high-scoring. Practice extensively to master them.
On Your Exam Day
- Reach the examination hall a little earlier. Ensure that you have the important documents such as for Hall ticket, pen, pencil, etc., with you. Locate your seat and settle down comfortably, keeping everything in place.
- Read the questions carefully, as any silly mistake of understanding the question can be damaging.
- After you get the question paper, spend five minutes to glance through it. It is better to solve those questions that you are more confident with, instead of wasting time with the difficult ones.
- Do not spend too much time if you get stuck with a question. Move forward with the others. Once the easier and moderate ones are done with, attempt the relatively tougher ones if you have the time.
- Revise the paper carefully, provided time permits.