How important 10th board exams are ? and what is the correct frame of mind to score good marks in board exams ?
Fix a routine and stick to it.
- I have to utilize today in best possible way for my studies
- I just don’t care about yesterday, I know I can remain focused today
- These XYZ* things distract me and today I will keep myself away from these XYZ* things.
- I will not feel bad if I lose a mark, but I will curse myself, If i miss an opportunity to gain a mark by wasting my time.
- If I am not able to concentrate then I will take the help of my parents or mentors.
Do not study new concepts or new book, few days before exams ( except new books of previous year papers and sample papers). This usually adds to unnecessary stress. Instead use the time to revise what you already know. Ask your parents or family members to quiz you on what you have learnt. Your note books will be very helpful at this point of time. Make sure that you revise each and everything which you studied in past. You should not try to study any new concept, unless all your previous concepts are revised thoroughly. If you take 5 hours to develop a new concept, then in same 5 hours, you can revise 10 old concepts and chances of getting a question from those 10 concepts is 10 times more than 1 concept. One should plan his or her schedule in such a way that out of 60 minutes (one hour), 50 minutes should be dedicated for study and 10 minutes for revision.
Make brief notes and stick formula/diagrams on the walls of your house
Previous year board and Mock (Sample) Paper:
Solve as many previous years papers, as you can. Various sample papers and 10 years previous papers are available at the bookstores in the market. Try to solve them or atleast just go through their solutions. This will not only help you track your performance, but also familiarize with the structure and format of the real exam. Many of the 5 and 6 marks problems are repeated after every 4-5 years.At this time, more than your knowledge, your ability to perform in exam environment is important. Give yourself a preset time constraint and try to take board pattern sample test, within it. It will kelp you to learn time management skills. You will get a fair idea of length of answer and time for any given question.
Late night study
Many students prefer late night studies as they have better concentration level when world is asleep and there is nothing to distract them. For late night studies, you should keep a thermos full of tea or coffee with some glucose rich snacks to provide instant energy. Dinner should be light, as stuffing too much of food, will make you sleepy. Parents must keep a random check by paying surprise visit to their study room to ensure that they are not wasting their time elsewhere. Make sure that anything, which may distract, should not be kept in the vicinity of their study area, eg. Smart phones, novels, TV etc.
Late night studies should be stopped, when board exams are going to start in next 2 days. During exams, students must synchronize their biological sleep cycle, with board exam timings, i.e. they must be awake and preferably study or take some mock test at around 10am. That way students will not feel sleepy in actual exam. If you are in habit of getting late in morning then you will be sleepy during exam time. You will experience the same feeling which indians experience, when they fly to USA, where timezone is different. Jet Lag!
Avoid rigourous sports
Dont talk to pessimist
Everyone is differently-abled (Never compare your performance)
Get a suitable environment for studies
Keep Fit and have healthy food
Be in contact with your mentor for guidance.
- A major part of the exam contains direct formulae and theorem based questions.
- You need not do unnecessary research in any concepts and formulas in last few days.
- It is a high-scoring subject, and also requires lesser time for preparation.
- Study name reactions; make charts of formulae along with names and revise them as and when possible.
- It includes lots of diagrams, give special attention to important diagrams and their theory. Stick the xerox of these diagrams on the walls.
- You should remember the important terms and their respective functions.
- Repeatedly write difficult terminology for learning and memorizing.
- Practice by solving previous year board papers, as they ask very similar problems.
- Don’t get tensed in exams, or else you will make silly mistakes.
- Paste the list of important formulae and tables on the walls
- It contains lots of facts and data base of important events, names, periods and dates of different historical occurrences. Ask your parents to quiz you daily about it.
- Study, revise and answer questions from time to time.
- Practice map-pointing a lot. Stick them on walls
- Very high scoring problems are asked from latitude and longitude. Practice them extensively.
- Read and write a lot of essays and letters in Hindi and English of each type.
- Check the format of letter as prescribed by your board.
- Go through previous papers to know the trend, there are many boards which ask autobiography “jeevni” of poets and writers, every year. Mug up all the relevant details like their date of birth, famous publications, place etc. Its very scoring.
- Completely understand all stories and poems so that you are able to write answers to all the questions asked on those chapters.
A day before the Board Exam
- Recall those tests where you scored good marks. If you could do it earlier, why cant you repeat your performance?
- Almost 70-80% of the questions in board exams, will be coming from your lecture notes, textbook etc which you have already solved in past.
- You have done hard work. Believe me hard work always pays.
On exam day
- Take blessings of your mentors, parents, elders and all supernatural powers you believe in!
- Don’t waste energy in talking much.
- Request your parents and friends to avoid talking about the upcoming exam on last day.
- Avoid studying on the last day. Still if you feel like opening books then just review few formulas and don’t try solve any practice problem. Use last one hour before the exam to relax so that you can concentrate better at the time of the examination. Think about everything else except the examination you are going to appear for.
- Classrooms are opened 30 min in advance, just reach the place 30 minutes before exam hall gates open and try to get acclimatize. Take deep breathes to increase the oxygen supply in your mind.
After reaching examination hall of your board exam
- Ensure a very positive and aggressive body language while entering the examination hall. Get in the hall like a lion with your chest pumped up. Confidence should be visible on your face and body language. “I am the champion, dekh lenge es board exam ko aaj” should resonate in your brain.
- Make sure that by mistake you are not carrying any book or paper in your pocket and geometry box.
- Read all the instructions on the cover page of your board question paper carefully. Many times there are very important instructions, which will be very helpful for you.
- While waiting on your seat, before the start time of the exam, close your eyes and take deep breath for more circulation of oxygen in your body and brain. Just try to calm down and convince yourself that you are not running in a race. You just need to be in your senses for next 3 hours and give your best. Thats it ! If you can remain calm and composed during the exam, then you will surely crack the board exam with flying colours.
- Read the questions carefully, as any silly mistake of understanding the question can be damaging.
- Avoid talking or communicating to anyone.
- Keep chilled water/glucose, Hanky, Gud (Jaggery).
- After you get the question paper, spend five minutes to glance through it.
- Start your answering from the questions which will carry maximum marks as well as which you think are easy.
- Do not waste time if you get stuck with a question. Quickly jump on the next question. Once all easy and moderate questions are done and you still have some time, then come to difficult problems again.
- After completion of the paper, if some time is left then don’t leave the exam hall. Revise the paper carefully, may be there is some unattempted question or may be there is further scope of improvement in few questions.
- Don’t try to gain glory in exam by pinpointing any mistake in the paper, you will not get any oscar award form any such achievements. Simply ignore that.
Be ready to face any unexpected situation in Board exam hall.
May the force be with you. Love and luck !
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