CBSE Board Exams 2018: Last Minute Preparation Tips
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison
With scarcely two weeks left for the commencement of CBSE board examinations, it is natural for students as well as parents to feel the pressure of the examination. Board exams are often the first major examination, students appear in their lives. Be it a competitive examination, government jobs or get into a good college for higher studies, board examination for both class X and XII act as the starting point of a student’s career graph. It is why, students give so much attention to give their best in the exam.
In such scenario, when preparations are in full swing, board aspirants often feel nervous. To lessen the stress of the students, here we have collected a few last-minute study tips.
Students should use the limited time to solve as many CBSE sample papers as possible. Taking mock tests and solving sample papers give them a chance to self-evaluate themselves and identify their weaker areas. Regular solving sample papers enable examinees to focus during the real examinations and learn patience. Make sure that you take the mock test under similar conditions to that of an actual examination.
As it is the last phase of the exam season, no time is left to revise every topic and chapter. Instead, it is time for selective revision. Students should better focus only on the major points, sub-points from every chapter. All NCERT books contain a separate section devoted to the aims of the chapter on the starting page. Make sure that you are well-aware of all objectives mentioned there.
Most students seem to thrive on last-minute cramming. Often adopted by a large number of students as the prime way to prepare for the examination, it is widely accepted that it is not a wise way to approach to any exam. Rather, take some time to organize your time table and study routine according to the number of days left. Organize your study accordingly and make a balance by giving weaker areas more time.
Revise, revise and revise
As mentioned earlier, you can’t go through all the topics and chapters word by word. The best you can do in the least time left is to revise and only revise. Keep full-fledged revision aside; don’t start a new topic. Instead, revise the topics that you have studied over time. Go through the notes, self-made or class ones. They are very useful in going through a chapter or topic in the quickest possible way.
For class X students, it would be their first board examination, and for XII, it would be second. Though it is natural to feel nervous, try to keep yourself calm. It is just board exams; try to appear for it like any other exams. Keeping yourself composed during these days will lead to prepare in a better way for the examination. Openly discuss your fears and doubts with parents and superiors.
Don’t forget the golden rule of exam preparation – take frequent breaks rather than sitting for long hours. Parents should encourage students to take part in recreational activities, like meditation, yoga. Listening to music for some time during the day also can help channel out negative energy.
Believe in yourself and your capabilities. Do not compare yourself to your peers. On the day of the examination, do not indulge in late-night study. Go early to bed. Avoid cramming the topics just before the examination. Avoid studying anything one or two hours before the examination. Good Luck!