#CBSE2019: Last-minute preparation tips for Class 10, Class 12 students
The 2018-19 CBSE Board Examinations for Class-12 have started on 15 February while Class-10 board exams would commence from 21 February. While board exams for vocational subjects will be conducted first, the core subject exams will begin on 2 March for Class-12 and for Class-10, on 7 March. Here are some exam preparation tips that can come in handy at the last minute.
One of the most important tips from experts is to create a fresh study plan during the board exams, especially for the breaks students have between each exam. When they have only 1-2 days before an exam, students shouldn't revise without planning and instead, work out how much time they need for each chapter, considering chapter-wise weightage, and allot accordingly rather than cramming blindly.
Experts say that at the last-minute when students are short of time, they must focus on revision in order to ensure that they score high in the exams. They must focus on revision keys - simple study notes or summaries prepared by dividing every subject into different topics and revised regularly - for effective preparation. This will also help them to memorize better.
One of the most important things students should follow is discipline and proper time management. They should identify which time - morning, evening, or night - is better for them to study and prepare a timetable. Experts say that physical activity is also important for students as it can help concentrate and learn properly. However, physical activity should be limited during board exams.
Exam time can be stressful for both students and their parents; during this time, parents play a crucial role in helping children cope with stress and do well in the exams. Experts say that parents should never mount pressure or compare their children with others. Parents can also assist children in studying for the exams. Their support can work wonders for their children's performance.
Also, experts say that technology is important in exam preparation. While students shouldn't be deprived of technology, usage should be regulated. There are a number of mobile apps/websites, which offer study material and exam preparatory material that can help them prepare better.
Students should focus on NCERT textbooks and syllabus to do well in board exams, say many toppers. They should study and revise each and every topic and make short notes for quick revision. Taking short breaks in between their study/revision sessions is also essential. Written practice is also important as toppers say good writing skills and legible handwriting help students get some extra marks.