BOARD EXAMS 2021 : HANDY TIPS TO PROSPER
“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”
– Jules Renard
Exams always give chills and cold feet to people. The thought of exams brings students close to a nervous exhaustion along with giving them nightmares. But the notion and way of thinking also depend on how people retort to examinations. Board exams 2021 are round the corner and every student appearing for their respective board i.e. CBSE, UP Board etc. are gearing themselves up to perform their finest in the exams. On the same line, Students are also worried as board exams are considered a game changer in every student’s academic life. This becomes all the more reason for students getting anxiety attacks and stressed before and during exams. However, the trick is to be equipped in advance and organize subject-wise revisions at regular intervals. Adopting right strategies, correct note making, revision and learning the correct attempt to deal with the question papers instil dollops of confidence in the students.
Given below are few handy tips that can be incorporated in your schedule to prosper in your board exams:
• Plan your schedule: Know your weak areas. Your agenda should be to give extra time to tackle those difficult lessons and transform them to strong ones. Prepare a timetable to prioritise and take care of the important and weaker sections first. While you have allotted additional time to master those tricky subjects, do not ignore the other lessons.
• Prepare Notes: Note-making is an effective method. Revising the whole syllabus from scratch may seem a bit incomprehensible in the last moment. Therefore, prepare short notes and list out the main points or draw diagrams that can help you to recall all the answers quickly. Also, you can note the various formulae on a sheet of paper and stick it around your room and bathroom for quick revision.
• Prepare ascribed textbooks thoroughly: The syllabus and curriculum of the Board Exams are included in the textbooks prescribed to you. Thus, the schools are bound to test you in your pre-board exams, based on the Text Book Syllabus. Similarly, the board will surround questions from these given textbooks. Hence you must not evade the Textbooks and do a thorough preparation of it.
• Solve and previous years’ questions and sample papers: You will be able to understand the kind of questions to be expected in the exam and prepare accordingly. This, in return will boost your confidence.
• Understand the basic concepts while studying: Some students mug up theories without understanding the concepts. In this way, they are unable to answer a question asked in a different format. Therefore, it is essential to understand the concepts related to reasoning, mechanism, application, etc., to perform better in the exam.
• Stay calm and healthy: During the last phase of your Board Exam preparations, you must not start cramming things and create upheaval in your routine. Follow the normal schedule focused towards more and more revisions and don’t skip sleep and rest durations. Similarly, follow your normal eating habits.
• Avoid technology and social media interruptions: Be strict with your scheduled breaks and stay away from your mobile. In fact, social media being the biggest barriers, you should deactivate all your accounts until you are done with your exams.
Take a good night’s sleep before the exam so that the brain gets proper rest.
Have a proper but light breakfast before the exam.
Go through the question paper thoroughly before attempting it. Choose to attempt the easiest known questions first. Apart from giving you confidence, this will also save ample amount of time.
Write legibly. Stick to the word limit and do not exceed it.
Leave a margin at the right side for rough work.
Leave 2–3 lines blank at the end of an answer so that if you miss a point, you can go back and write it later.
When attempting a maths question, do not straight away arrive at the answer. Write all the steps to the answer as they carry marks.
Add examples to your answers.
Don’t ever leave a question unanswered. If there is a paucity of time, jot down the main points in the answer. They will score you some decent points.
After you are done, revise the answers.
Have trust in your preparation and confidence in yourself. Know that you have got all what it takes to become all that you want. And just remember to “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”