New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Oct 21, 2019-Monday



Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

MP: Boards from March 1; do not fret over exams, say experts

With CBSE and MP board Class 10 and 12 examinations just round the corner, stress among students is at an all time high.

education Updated: Feb 25, 2016 17:39 IST
Purvi Jain
Purvi Jain
Hindustan Times
For representational purposes only.
For representational purposes only.(HT file)

With CBSE and MP board Class 10 and 12 examinations just round the corner, stress among students is at an all time high. Experts suggest that instead of fretting over how to complete revision, students should relax and avoid burning the midnight oil. Dividing the syllabi into small sections for revision could also help.

The examinations for Classes 10 and 12 will start from March 1. The examinations for Class 10 will continue till March 28, while Class 12 will end on April 22. The MP Board secondary examination will end on March 29, while the higher secondary examination will continue till April 4.

“Well the course portions are huge, so breaking it up in small parts really helps. It is good to make a timetable of how much time you can devote to each subject and prepare accordingly,” Bhopal-based coaching teacher Kavita Chakravorty told HT.

Chakravorty and senior faculty member of Carmel Convent, Bela Vajpayee, also recommend that students must read NCERT modules thoroughly.

“Never learn by rote, always try to understand the concepts. In this way you will forget answers during the examination. Practice as many sample papers as you can and first complete NCERT modules,” Vajpayee said.

For career counsellor Amir Mehboob good health holds the key. “Maintaining a good health is important during exams and I would suggest a student to take regular breaks. A fresh mind is important for learning new things. Students should also sleep for eight to nine hours as this reduces irritability and anxiety. Late night studies should be avoided as much as possible,” Mehboob said, adding that choosing a right diet was also important.

According to counsellor Shweta Katariya, the role of parents at this stage also holds vital importance. Their support and guidance would be a key for shaping their child’s future, she said.


Outline: Make an outline of the course and time frame

Schedule: Make a timetable giving equal weightage to all subjects. Find out the problem areas and start working them out

Organise: Proper organisation and management is needed in every subject

Flowcharts: This is the easiest way you can learn your answers. Flowcharts help you memorise things easily

Textbooks: Read between the lines, solve the objectives and practice all the numericals of NCERT. HOTS and application-based questions are frequently asked

Self-test: It is important as you evaluate yourself. You can practice previous year’s question paper with a time constraint. Try to solve previous years question papers and also prepare a question bank, this helps a lot in subjective studies.


NCERT modules: Never leave NCERT modules, they have to be completed and revised before touching any refreshers or coaching materials

Sample papers: A thorough practise of the sample papers gives one a fair idea of what kind of questions are generally asked in exams

Subjective methods: No shortcuts should be followed. Each and every step has to be written in the paper because they all carry marks

Revision: Revising is of utmost important because it helps you brush up things you have learnt previously.


Time management: Time is to be taken care of. One should avoid wasting time on mobile phones and on social networking sites

Positive attitude: Keeping a positive attitude and an optimistic approach really helps and students perform better when they build up a positive attitude in life

Self-confidence: Always believe and have faith that you can achieve your goal

Introspection: Questioning oneself regarding the preparation done is important to know where one stands

Eat healthy: Say no to junk food and keep your body fuelled and brain fresh by eating simple and healthy. Drink plenty of water.


Build an open and friendly environment at home so that the child can come up with his or her problems without any hesitation

Do not expect too much from your children and don’t pressurise them to score a certain level of marks

Take care that your child relaxes properly

Keep them on nutritious diet.

First Published: Feb 21, 2016 18:41 IST

top news