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CBSE board exams: with only one week left, revise, focus and stay relaxed

india Updated: Feb 21, 2014 15:11 IST
Shaswati Das
Shaswati Das
Hindustan Times
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With just days to go for the CBSE Class 12 board exams, our experts offer tips on how Humanities students should revise thier subjects.


While the matter may seem too long, the course is not entirely insur mountable. Students must remember that each book carries a different weightage in the board exam and final preparations must be done accordingly. “Every book has different weightage. Students must remember to focus on important components of maps, which carry 10 marks. Students must remember the sequence of events and answer the questions in that order,” said Suchi Bajaj, a class 12 History teacher.


It is important for students to focus on topics such as US dominance in world politics, South Asia in the post-cold war era, regional aspirations and conflicts, rise of new social movements and recent developments in Indian politics. Students must also be updated about current affairs.


Distinguish, contrast, compare, explain, discuss, enumerate - parameters that students must not forget while answering questions. While they must remember not to repeat any points, it is important for students to have a few concepts on their fingertips. “Students should lear n the terms - family and kinship, modern urbanisation, modern demography, tribals, explanation of RTI Act and various definitions by Indian sociologists,” said Jyoti Bose, principal, Springdales School (Dhaula Kuan) who also teaches Sociology to Class 12.


The CBSE Class 12 board exams will begin with English on March 1. While the length of the subject might be significantly lesser than other subjects, the students must remember to brush up on all questions at the end of every lesson in the literature section. For the language section, teachers say the formats for some topics must be absolutely clear: notice, poster, advertisement, invitation and replies, letters - business, application and biodata; letters to the editor, factual description, report - newspaper and ordinary and articles.