With new lessons piling up, old lessons sitting heavy in the head it definitely isn’t a walk in the park preparing for the class 10 board exams. Regarded as one of the important exams of your life, the class 10 board exam is going to be the first step towards your dream career. With only one month left for boards, students usually get jitters of anxiousness and tend to become nervous on the day of the examination. But with a smart plan in place, it doesn’t have to be a scary affair. Here we provide you with tips and tricks to follow before the boards and during exams to help you pass with flying colours.
Before the Examination
Get your own distraction-free study corner
Your study corner or the study room should be free from distractions because distracted studying leads to poor understanding of concepts. Now, study distractions can either be internal or external distractions. Internal distractions include emotional thoughts and psychological needs, while external distractions include people and technology. Fix a study corner free of these distractions to effectively prepare for your exams. Gadgets waste your most precious time before this important examination, so stay away from them while you are preparing for your exam.
Follow this revision pattern
We have a memory cycle of a day or 24 hours and again for the next seven days. If you are revising a topic, you need to revise it again in the next 24 hours, and then again within the next seven days – Follow this technique to make sure your brain refreshes those topics again and again. This habit will help revise better for any future exams.
Timetable with the syllabus
Follow a time-table with the syllabus on it, for all subjects, and religiously follow it. There are going to be many topics to revise at this point in time, and if you are allocating equal time for all the subjects then you are going to cover all topic without fail.Click here to get latest CBSE board syllabus for class 10 Maths.
Use mnemonics memory technique to revise
If you are unable to remember a topic or main points of a topic, use mnemonics (learning technique that aids information retention in the human memory) to remember them. Mnemonic doesn’t have set rules to be applied for, you can create your own mnemonic formula.
The most common way to do it is to integrate the initials of words/sentence and memories the integration of that word. It is also called the link method. For example, there are four types of tissues in the human body –
and you are unable to remember the names – Integrate the initial letters –
Co Mu Ne Ep (Come you Neep)
Easy, ain’t it? So the next time you have a topic giving you headaches – VIBGYOR it.
Sample papers are a must
To get yourself acquainted with the time limit and exam pattern, you should take sample test papers in your study corner, avoiding all distractions. This way you will get to know how much time you should spend to answer the questions, marks wise, and also about your areas of improvement. Follow the links to get Science sample papers and Maths sample papers.
Hone your strengths but don’t ignore your weakness
After taking the mock tests, you will come to know of the topics that you are strong as well as weak in. With one month in hand, it never too late to ask your teacher/ mentor to teach you that topic again. You can also find some useful video tutorials that will help you in covering the topics in an easy way
Keep calm and Keep fit
Stress can affect your health and mind. Have a positive attitude and don’t think too much on what will happen. Go on a brisk walk and keep yourself calm and fit. Energise yourself by playing outside and eat healthily. It is important to avoid studying late hours now. Dont stay up late in the night before the examination, you might end up having headaches during the examination.
During the examination
Present your paper well
Remember, the examiner doesn’t know you, you don’t know the examiner. The paper that he has in his hands is what you are presenting before him – so, you need to present your paper well. It is important for you to write in legible and neat handwriting.”
Don’t waste too much time on an answer you don’t remember
If you can’t remember the answer of a particular question, then just relax, calm yourself and think. If you still don’t remember – then just leave a space to go for the answer later and start attempting the next question. Come to the left out question after some time with a fresh mind.
Keep the last 15 minutes to recheck your paper
Revise what you have written in the answer sheet, question by question to see if you left any question to answer by mistake, misnumbered an answer, provided relevant diagrams or not etc. Keep the last 15 mins to revise your paper thoroughly.
Class 10 board is a crucial exam that determines the career path you choose. You must, study hard and keep in mind these important tips to prepare for your exam. Remember to solve practise tests every week for every subject.
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