Class 12 boards: Planning is very important for business studies

  • GS Alag
  • Updated: Mar 02, 2016 14:44 IST
Divide your time well between very short, short, long and essay type answers so that you don’t run out of time while attempting the last questions. (HT file)

The Class 12 board exams for business studies is on Thursday, March 3, 2016. You should keep in mind the points given in this articles while taking the exams.

You should know the format of the question paper and the chapter wise weightage as you prepare to take the business studies exam. During the reading time of 15 minutes, read the question paper carefully and check out the marks assigned to each question and the word limit.

You may first attempt those questions which you know very well. However, you should follow the serial order, i.e., first very short questions, then short questions, then long questions and lastly essay type questions. Divide your time well between very short, short, long and essay type answers so that you don’t run out of time while attempting the last few questions.

You should avoid writing long answers. You don’t get more marks by writing long answers, but waste your precious time. Don’t be in a hurry to answer the questions you should read them carefully before answering them. Students often write the wrong answer to a questions because, in their haste, the misread it. For example, if the question is about the distinction between formal and informal communication, they may write the difference between formal organisation and informal organisation. Analyse each question carefully before answering it. Design your answer as per the requirement of the questions. The time spent in planning the answer is a worthwhile investment. In the questions where process or steps are asked, must follow the proper sequence. It must be noted that if you want to score more than 95%, then the presentation of answers is as important as their content. Therefore, underline the headings and the key points. Always leave space between two points and two answers.

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You may write the main heading in capital letters like importance of management. You may also use diagrams and cartoons while answering questions to make your answers attractive. Always support your answer with suitable examples wherever possible. In answering the questions which require your opinion, present views from both sides and then give your own judgement. Always write an appropriate opening and closing line for each question. Always mention the basis of distinction in answers to questions related to comparisons.

Such questions should be answered in tabular form. Business studies is a subject where sometimes common sense can make up for a temporary memory lapse. So trust your ability to think sensibly and don’t lose heart. Write questions number correctly. Where the number of points to be written are specified in the question, don’t write more points because extra points will not be considered. For example, in a four-mark question - explain any four points highlighting the importance of organising. If you write five or six points and the third point is wrong, you will lose one mark, although fifth and sixth points are correct. Before submitting your answer book, check up your roll number and other necessary details, have a quick glance through your answers. After coming out of the examination hall, forget about the paper you have done. Think about the next paper only.

The writer has authored books on business studies for school students.

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