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Cracking the boards

chandigarh Updated: Feb 02, 2015 17:45 IST
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With exams round the corner, HT brings students tips to prepare for Class 10 and 12 examinations. While toppers share their approach to crack the exams, counsellors, principals and subject experts offer advice on how to deal with stress and perform better.

Topper’s take

Prateek Madaan

DAV Public School, Sector 8C, Chandigarh, CGPA 10 in Class 10

NO STRESS If you plan your study properly, you can score high marks. Clear your doubts with your teachers and give mock tests.

PLAY Study is important but it becomes boring if you don’t take breaks between your study hours.
FIX TIMING Study at least three hours a day. Don’t ever compromise on that.

Expert advice


REVISION Revise all topics thoroughly. Make a plan to read specific number of chapters of a book every day.

TIME TABLE Stick to your time table. You can take small breaks but most of the time should be devoted to studies.

PROPER DIET Health is the most important component is one’s success.

How I am preparing

Apart from school, I read for at least five hours a day at home. Also, I take care of my health and constantly have fruits and drinking water. I revise every chapter of a book and take mock tests.
Shania, Class 10, Government Model School, Sector 33

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