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Follow the right strategy to score more marks

Read the theory portion of every chapter thoroughly to understand concepts and to answer one-mark questions well, writes Akriti Vasudeva.

delhi Updated: Feb 25, 2013 01:12 IST
Akriti Vasudeva

As they rack their brains over national income and company accounts, class 12 commerce students are under pressure to perform well in the forthcoming board examinations. But teachers say that if they follow the right strategy, they can even score full marks in certain subjects.

Accountancy: Since it is an application-based subject and very scoring, teachers suggest that a student should practise at least two to four questions everyday, so they are in touch. “Once a week, an entire sample paper should be solved within the stipulated three hours to assess which questions require more time to answer and concepts that need more practice,” said Neelam Gupta, accountancy teacher, Ahlcon International School, Mayur Vihar.

Part A has 60 percent weightage and should be prepared well, especially partnership accounts. In the exam, part B can be attempted first since it is simpler. In part A, attempt the eight markers first and then make your way backwards.

Theory should not be ignored. “Students don’t take it seriously but theory of every chapter should be read thoroughly to understand concepts and to answer the one mark questions well,” said Gupta. Pay attention to dates and show calculations as part of the working notes.

Economics: “Students are scared of the macro-economics part of the subject but three small units namely balance of payment, government budget and money banking have less content but a weightage of 23 marks. Students generally don’t do these topics but they can help one score easily,” said Puneet Duggal, a class 12 economics teacher. At this time, students must concentrate only on CBSE sample papers and question papers of the last four to five years. “If they are short of time and cannot solve the whole paper, another method is paper analysis. Go through the papers and practise only unfamiliar questions or those you’re not confident about,” said Duggal.

Do not waste time on drawing unnecessary diagrams, especially for one and three mark questions. If you are good in numericals, start the paper with that because they carry 22 to 24 marks. To do well in national income numericals, the only way is to practise as many question papers as possible.

Business Studies: This is a subject which is learning-heavy but can be scoring. Teachers suggest that NCERT textbook must be studied thoroughly. Answer in points with appropriate headings and explanation. Marketing (14 marks), financial management (12 marks), organizing, and directing (10 marks each) are important.

Mathematics: To do well in Maths, teachers suggest that students should practise for 1-2 hours everyday, even in between exams, so that they are in regular touch. “NCERT mathematics textbooks must be done thoroughly before moving on to sample papers,” said Charu Duggal, teacher, Springdales School, Pusa Road.