20 Simple Tips for Class 10 Students to Crack Board Exams like a Topper, Know Complete Strategy and Guide
20 Tips to Score Good Marks in Class 10 Board Exams 2023 – Now that the board exams are only a few months away for class 10 students, the stress, anticipation and anxiety with regards to the exam is at an all time high for students all over the country. To ease your minds and simplify the process of preparation for you, we have brought a list of 20 Simple ways to score more marks in Class 10 board exams 2023 keeping in mind your mental as well as physical health.
20 Strategies To Score More Than 90% Marks in Class 10 Board Exams 2023
1. Make a study schedule
It is extremely important for you to have a study schedule since it makes sure that you are consistent and you diligently cover up all your syllabus before the exams start. For this, it is preferable that you customize a schedule that suits your needs and preferences. For instance, if you like studying Social science in the morning hours, fit it there and if Math makes you sleepy in the morning then do it preferably during the day or the night time. One important advice here is to not force yourself to follow this schedule rigidly, here we mean that if your schedule says to study science but you are not in the mood to do it, then it is better to study a subject that you want to do at the moment and switch it with science. With this you would not get bored easily and it allows you to have some fluidity(even though it is minimal) during this period.
2. Begin preparation right now
This goes without saying, but if you have not started your preparation yet, then start it IMMEDIATELY. Since, there are a bunch of subjects that you have to cover, practice questions and learn the theoretical part as well, the more time you give to yourself for preparation, the earlier you finish with it and can be better prepared for the exams.
3. Start working with your weak points
Most of the schools by now must have already had their half-yearly or mid-semesters by now, this gives you an overall idea about firstly, the subjects that you are excelling and lacking at and secondly, the weak points or topics wherein you tend to lose marks. Make a note of these weak points and practice towards improving them. Jotting down your weak points will help you in identifying the areas where you might lose marks. Practice questions and understand and learn the theory parts again and again to hone these areas.
4. Solving previous year question and sample papers
If you are done with the syllabus at least once, start practicing and solving previous year sample papers first and then move on to practicing question papers from U-Like. This for a lot of people can be the make-or-break in terms of scoring marks, since many students fail to understand that solving questions helps you in familiarizing with the topics and improves your writing skills for the theory part and even the objective questions according to the new pattern. Attempt at least the last 5-year papers of the previous board exams along with the sample papers to get a gist and idea of the questions asked in the exam.
5. Adhere to the blueprint or course overview given
Most of the time, with only a few questions or mark’s difference, the blueprint provided by your school and the board is adhered to by the CBSE. This means that if the blueprint says that the chapter Triangles for instance has 20% weightage, it will most probably be followed through in the exam. This gives a general overview to the students as to which chapters are more important and to be focused on more than others.
6. Take “appropriate” breaks
While studying when in a routine you might often forget about taking a break, which could later cause a burnout to you during the exam season. Therefore, it is extremely important for you to take “appropriate” breaks and sometimes even naps if they help you better. Here we have specified appropriate due to the fact that often when advised to take breaks, students start by taking 3-5 hour long breaks after an hour of studying which is definitely nob the type of break that we advise. When asked to take breaks we mean to take 30 minute break after 90 minutes of studying or 90 minutes break after 180 minutes of studying or any other pattern that you deem as appropriate.
7. Group study can be the key
Now, we know that not all students like group studying since it can lead to a bunch of distractions but, studying with a group once in a while helps you track you progress and would introduce to the difficulties that others are facing, types of questions they are attempting and can help you in exchanging your sample and practice papers and therefore expanding your resources.
8. Do not use Slangs
When writing the answers students often, if not mostly, use slang words like, govt., bcz, don’t,haven’t,etc. This might be due to the usage of these terms when texting in our daily life along with the pandemic lasting for a long period of time. However, if used in exams these slangs would 100% lead to deduction of your marks and would make your answers look extremely informal. That is why it is important for you to use proper or full words rather than slang when writing the answers.
9. Limit/Stop the use of social media
Every single person on Instagram opens the app only to check on the
notifications or DMs but mostly ends up being on it for hours watching reels,posts,etc which as observed from the past few years is the main cause of distraction for students. This definitely uses your self-control but during these months it is vital for you to limit the use of social media to a minimum or stop the usage altogether. If you limit the usage instead of stopping it completely (which is okay as long as you do it within your break) it is advised to mute all the notifications since it would help you concentrate better.
10. Review your solved question papers
When completing all the practice question papers and sample papers, take some time and review them thoroughly. This would help you in finding your weak points,type of questions asked, etc.
11. Write proper answers
Here proper answers is referred to as answering the questions in an appropriate manner which means the answers should be related to the questions asked in some way or the other. A Lot of times for 5 markers the answer to the question according to NCERT is not that elaborated and thus, makes you ponder on the words required to fill the word limit. Herein, students sometimes lose marks even when they write the NCERT answers because along with it, to lengthen the answer they write information completely in contrast to the question asked, this ends up in them losing marks. Thus, it is important to write proper answers relevant to the question asked in the exam. This would gradually improve once you start practicing more practice papers.
12. Try making short-term goals for exams
Another way to score more marks in Class 10 board exams 2023 is to make short-term goals instead of long-term ones. A Lot of students who score less in tests and midterms aim to score way more than is possible in a short period of time for the next exam. For example, say you score 50% in midterms and then aim directly for 90% in the next monthly tests is something that is not really advised and possible. This method would put way too much pressure on you, and might lead to extreme anxiety. Instead of the above situation you can aim for 70% in the next exams instead of directly aiming for 90%. Since, firstly it is an achievable goal, secondly, it would cause less pressure on you and lastly, this situation would cause a boost in your morale more than not being able to score 90%.
13. Underline the Keywords
It has been observed that not alot of teachers tell and teach the students to underline keywords in their answers. This is one of the tricks that would immediately give you an upper hand in contrast to other students. Underlining important keywords,i.e., words that would help the checker in ji understanding the answer or important words, helps the checker in quickly just noticing the keyword and checking whether the answer is correct or not. Since, underlining the keyword is immediately noticeable to the checker, it makes it easy for them to check your answer sheet. Moreover, it makes your answer look neat and precise.
14. Understand the concept
Many-a-times students do rote learning and learn the concept without understanding it which leads to them being confused if they forget the answer in the exam, which is why it is extremely important to understand all the concepts instead or before rote learning. So, even if you forget about the rote learning that you did, you can still write the answer in your own words since you have a good understanding about the concept.
15. Familiarize yourself with the questions
This would automatically happen once you start practicing questions from different sources. Like, in math once you complete NCERT you can venture out to do questions from books like the well-known, RD Sharma and U-Like. Once you start doing questions from other sources you are bound to find a pattern and type of questions that are asked and will probably be asked in the exam.
16. Try not to overachieve
Though this contradicts the above point, it is advised that you do not try to complete the questions and learn material from different resources. Try sticking to the basics,i.e. NCERT and use only minimal extra resources, which include one extra book or notes given by your teachers. Trying to overachieve will confuse you immensely since all the resources would have some or the other extra or out-of-syllabus information(which rarely comes in boards).
Exercising is important to release stress and to keep you healthy both physically and mentally during this period. Go and spare time for a sport that you enjoy, or simply listen to music and take a walk in the park to relax yourself once in a while if not daily.
18. Practice Mindful eating
When stressed some people tend to overeat or just consume junk food, which can cause problems with their health later on. Listen to your mom when she says to eat proper nutritious food, since it would definitely help you later when giving the exams.
19. Time Management is your best weapon
While practicing sample papers and even in the exam, allot time before you attempt the paper to each section and strictly adhere to this time limit to complete the paper on time. If you are unable to solve a question(s) , leave it and move on to the next one, you can come back to it once you finish the paper, instead of trying to solve it for the next 15 minutes.
20. The night before the exam
DO NOT study till late hours on the night before the exam. This would cause you to become stressed the next day of the exam and might cause you to blank out when writing the exam. In addition to this, complete the revision by evening and relax for the rest of it, eat your dinner, talk with your family and friends and go to bed early to attempt the exam to your best potential.