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Board exams 2015: 6 last-minute tips for that perfect score

Final leap: The exams have started, but read on if you still need tips to prepare for mathematics, English and social science papers

education Updated: Apr 06, 2015 13:47 IST
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The Class 10 Board examination is the first most important academic qualification in your life. It is, therefore, imperative that you do your best for the examination. Here’s some last-minute advice that might help you achieve some good scores.

Study regularly: Do not assume that the final examination is not important enough as summative assessment (SA)-2 has only a 30% weightage. A regular study leading to a good performance in SA-2 may still improve your grades.

Review sample papers: The CBSE has released sample papers for each subject. It is advisable to ensure that you have solved the sample question paper. For further practice, you may want to follow sample paper books commonly available in the market.

Revise the NCERT textbooks thoroughly: Ensure that you revise each and every chapter from NCERT. Also practice all questions from the NCERT book, especially the solved examples.

Focus on managing time well: Stick to a schedule of studies and include doing at least one sample paper every day. The breaks must be planned and limited – it should not continue indefinitely.

Practice writing: Since you will have to do a fair amount of writing during the examination, it is critical that you practice writing sample papers and not only review the same orally. It is critical to ensure that there is a uniform speed of writing throughout the entire duration of the test so that there are no issues about completing the test paper.

And finally, take care of your mind and body: Relaxing, doing deep breathing exercises, meditating helps you stay completely free of stress. Eating home cooked food and avoiding oily, junk food is also the right way to ensuring that you stay healthy. Oh! Please do include that brisk walk in your routine.

Points to remember for various subjects

Mathematics
# Ensure that all diagrams in geometry are drawn neatly and labelled
# In the construction question, leave the marks of construction
# Highlight the final answer by drawing a box or underlining
# Show all rough work clearly on the same page as the question
# Write down each step even if you are not able to solve the entire question.

English
# Ensure that the format of various writing tasks is adhered to
# Write neatly and do not over-write
# Do adhere to the word limits specified
# Do not write any fancy new word without being sure of its meaning.

Social Science
# Practice map-related questions on outline map.
# Write answers to the point, as stated in the question
# For 5-markers, underline the key points clearly so that the examiner can find the information quickly
# Ensure that the right question number is written against each answer.

The article has been prepared by the experts at Studymate and can be reached at www.studymateonline.com