Right Time to Start Preparing for CBSE Board Exam


CBSE Class 10 and 12 board exams are two major milestones of your academic life, as these scores will be a screening factor in every academic step further. Your scores become the decisive factor when you want to opt for any specific stream or entrance exam. Preparing yourself for entrance exams like JEE, NEET, etc., along with boards, is equally important. Hence, you need to start the exam preparations early so that you can strategically plan in a better way. Also, you need relevant study materials and enough time to practise before the board exams.

To help you in making strategic plans and make your learning adaptive and effective, we have provided some tips on how to start your preparation. You must be determined and focus on your studies throughout the year to score good marks in CBSE Board exams. Moreover, you need to practise sample papers and previous years’ papers once the syllabus part is completed.

When is the Right Time to Start Preparation for Board Exams?

There is a saying, “the earlier you start, the better”. Class 9 and Class 11 serve as a backbone for Class 10 and 12, respectively. The concept building for the board exams starts from earlier classes. If planned and executed wisely, your burden for Classes 10 and 12 can be shared and reduced to half, but for that, you need to start from day one of your standard 9 and 11. If you utilise these years for clearing the basic concepts, it becomes easy for in-depth learning during the board exams.

Advantages of Starting Early

  • Starting early will provide you more time to understand a lesson and clear concepts, which will eventually provide you more time to work on sample question papers and practise more.
  • Standard 10 is crucial, as it will help you to choose your desired streams in future. Hence, starting the exam preparation early will give you ample time to comprehend each subject thoroughly and score well in the Class 10 board exams.
  • 11th standard is somewhere in between 2 milestones (i.e., 10th and 12th) wherein you know the importance of your subjects chosen and what you want to make out of it. It’s the perfect time to prepare yourself in such a way that you not only pass your boards with flying colours but also crack entrance tests.

Preparation Tips for CBSE Board Exam

Here are a few CBSE study tips for Classes 10 and 12 students.

1) Go through the Syllabus

Go through the CBSE syllabus of all the subjects at the beginning of the academic session. This will provide an idea of what all topics are to be covered in the entire year. Also, you will get to know the weightage of each chapter/unit, through which you can make a better study plan for yourself.

2) Make a Study Plan

Self-study is a big factor that impacts your performance in board exams. So, you must plan your studies in a proper way by allocating time to each subject. Depending upon your command in different subjects, identify the time required for each subject, and accordingly, make a study plan for yourself. Make sure that the study plan that you design must work out for you, it shouldn’t be too stern.

3) Follow NCERT Books

The best resources for CBSE Board exams are NCERT textbooks. The board exam question paper is designed from NCERT books only. So, you must study from these books to score high marks. However, once you are completed with the syllabus, you can refer to the other study resources, such as NCERT solutions, exemplar questions etc. Try to solve all the questions of the exercise problems at least thrice to get a good result in board exams.

4) Make Your Own Notes

When you are studying, build a habit of making your own notes. Note down the important points and formulas that you come across while reading a topic. It will help you in quick revision during the last days of your preparation. Also, just by looking at the notes, you will recall the concepts related to that particular topic. Thus, you don’t have to go through the entire chapter of the book.

5) Daily Revision

It is important to revise all the topics on a daily basis. Otherwise, you will be overburdened with the syllabus during the exam. You must revise whatever is being taught in the classroom on the same day. It will be better if you solve some of the questions related to that topic. This will make your concepts strong as the topic that you have studied is fresh in your mind. In case you incur any doubt, then you can resolve it with your teacher the next day.

How BYJU’S Help?

BYJU’S classes are designed in such a way that most of the major topics of board exams are covered with chapter-wise tests with detailed feedback and analysis. You will get innovative learning methods. It provides engaging video lectures with animations that help to clear the complete concept with clarity. These watch-and-learn video lessons lay a solid foundation in Maths and Science subjects, which thus breaks the complex process into simple ones and makes it like a cakewalk.

BYJU’S provide classes as well as BYJU’S – The Learning App, which consists of videos and tests. You can carry it on the go and participate in the watch-and-learn process anytime and anywhere. You can attend classes from home and get your doubts cleared by a personal mentor by scheduling a call, video session, or writing to them, and it will be clarified through a video or one-on-one session with your personal mentor.


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