Most of the students feel comfortable in their studies during their regular classroom sessions but it is a nightmare for a few students when they enter the examination hall. One of the major concerns that most of the teachers and parents experience is the confidence level of the students during their board exams. It is important to flush away the worries, exam fears as this might really hinder the memorization and application of the subject matter in the real examination. The better the preparation lesser the exam fear, therefore preparation is the key to success. Preparation doesn’t really mean cramming, or just being through with all the previous year question papers. But it is the comprehensive, well planned and a scheduled way of studying for the whole year. Some of the dos and don’ts. This article is an attempt to provide a framework for the proper preparation for the board exams. Before I begin, it is always good to remember there are no shortcuts in life the same applies during your board exams. The following tips might help you in understanding what it really takes you to be a serious contender of the game of CBSE board exams.
Treat every minute as a gold dust
Time is one of the precious things in life. A moment lost will never come back again. I opine time is a gold dust if you use it wisely success is always yours. Majority of the students waste a minimum 9 months and they become serious thereon. It is not at all recommended because we are not superhuman to score 90 plus by cramming. If you aim for a better score it is always advisable to have a time plan that is evenly spread across a complete academic year. Well, the point is not simply spending time with the books but how effectively use your available time of each and every day. It doesn’t mean you be a book worm but the idea is never lost touch with any subject.
Maintain your coherence
Coherence is an organized approach towards your study plan so that every new chapter or topic is well connected with the previous topics. This will help you to boost your ability to quickly grasp the ideas and also a correct order of registration in the memory system. For instance, follow a simple tip of starting the chapters that look simple and basic and slowly shift your gears to the applied areas. This will help you build your study structure and make things sensible rather than being random. One tip is, follow the order mentioned in the NCERT syllabus because the syllabus is so prepared by keeping many points in mind. One of them is the organisation of chapters in the CBSE syllabus, they are orderly, systematic, logical and highly structured. In case if you are not comfortable with the way syllabus is presented, then have a plan that suits you the best.
Know your limits and strengths
In other words, do not have too much on your plate. You are what you are and never regret to buy comparing your skills and abilities with your mates. Remember, the brain has a limit, so exercise your brain if you know how your brain can bare. Go in a constructive way, as the pressure never really help you in ways. It`s ok to go slowly at the beginning and slowly catchup by improving the pace of learning. Never have imaginary expectations or being overconfident with a lot of theoretical ideas about the exams. Be practical and set limitations on your own. Introspect your cognitive abilities and use them wisely. Be 100% sure that unnecessary pressure on your brain will never really help you in anyway. Always make realistic targets within a particular time limit. It is fine even you are studying one page a day in the beginning. As we all know, Rome was not built in a day. On the other hand, never pick up every topic on each day. Distribute things in a way that your brain accepts If you are curriculum has 5 or 6 subjects, just pick 2 subjects with 1-2 topics for each subject.
Improve your skills not just the knowledge
It is probably well spoken by most of your teachers. Being good at subject matter hardly help you what is more important is the way you present the content and your skills in managing the shortcomings. Some of them are writing skills, reading and comprehension skills, and time management and so on. Each one has his/her own weaknesses and strengths. The best time to acknowledge these is not just before exams but at the very beginning of the academic year. Practice makes things perfect, hence it is advisable to write as many practice exams possible. A serious preparation is very important and this must be started at the right time.
It is always advisable to have a consultant
Though you are attending schools regularly, it is good to have someone whom you can always approach because the syllabus at present definitely put in a state of. While it is important to study on your own but a personal teacher is recommended because personal attention is one of the most important things that a routine schools fail to provide in most of the cases. Home tutor can be one of the best alternative.
Stick to the basics
Do not try fancy, because at the end you need to adopt a very basic approach including problem-solving, writing as many mock exams as possible. Some of the students tend to try new things like reciting the whole stuff, simply going by rote learning etc. It is really important to comprehend things rather than being irrational.
Take care of yourself
This probably is the first point to keep in mind. It is essential not to pressure yourself too much. Take some time out, relax, eat well and sleep well. It is very important o take care of your health especially when the exams are approaching.