The board examinations are an important milestone and govern a student’s lifelong career. Hence, it is essential that you treat it gravely and pay proper attention to the preparation and give it your best shot.
Let’s look at the nine secrets that can unlock the door to success:
- Solving sample Papers – the Key to Success
Solve at least 10 question papers like a mock exam and try to answer as much as you can. This will help you not only in the revision of the concepts you have studied but also in assessing the difficulty level and preparing those concepts better that are usually asked time and again. Even if you are not in a mood to study you could simply go through these papers and have a look at the questions asked and assess mentally whether you know the concepts or not and how you will answer them. From CA to NEET to Civil Services, the toppers of even the toughest exams vouch on the goodness of solving question papers. Start them asap, if not as yet.
- Compete with Yourself
Keep a clear and brief record of your marks in all the previous tests and pre-boards to gauge how much improvement you need in which subject. Remember each paper carries equal weightage and you have to study all subjects. Practice previous year exam papers and attempt mock question papers and compete with yourself each time.
- Don’t Wander Out of Syllabus
It’s good to study reference books for enhancing your knowledge however when board exams are drawing closer and your sole objective is to score as high as you can in the exams, you must strictly follow the books listed in your syllabus.
- Identify your Weaknesses
By this time you have given multiple tests on each and every subject and this will make it easier for you to identify your weak areas.
- Time Management
Making use of each and every minute is a trait which differentiates 90+ scorers from 80 or 70 per cent scorers. To score 90+ you need to utilize each and every minute and study a total of at least 8 hours a day – for that cut down your sleep to 6 hours instead of 8, stop going to your coaching classes (unless you have to clear any doubts) instead indulge in self- study and solving exam papers.
- Shoo Away Distractions
Distractions mostly include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc. Take a break from your social media accounts for the next two months. This is the most crucial time to lay a great foundation for your career and success in life.
- Focus on Languages
Despite the fact that most of the students focus on Science, Maths, Chemistry, Social Science as these are the tough nuts to crack, do not ignore the language subjects like English and Hindi, Sanskrit as these are the subjects that can actually boost your percentage even if you under perform in any of the other subjects. Just spare an hour to languages and aim at 95+ if not 100.
- Clarity of Thought, Expression & Handwriting
Teachers from CBSE boards are being appointed to check the answer sheets of students. The assessors check thousands of answer sheets in limited time. Therefore, you must attempt a neat and clean answer sheet where the teacher doesn’t have to stress herself/himself merely to figure out your handwriting or fishing out gist of your answers. Aim to present your answers in neat handwriting and write answers with clarity of thought and simple sentence structure.
- Say NO to junk food
One month ahead of the exam cut down on junk food and replace it with home cooked food. If you have to step out, carry a lunchbox or biscuits and a bottle of water.
Things to do on the day of the exam
- If the exam centre is new, aspirants should visit the centre more than once and understand the route well.
- Also it is important not to be hassled by the stress and pressure around you. On the day of the exam, use the last one hour before the exam to relax. Think about everything else but the examination you are going to appear for. It is very important to relax so that you can concentrate better at the time of the examination.
- Believe in yourself and do not let others tell you what you are incapable of. Your determination and perseverance will help you ace the exams and emerge a winner.