How Did I Score About 90% in CBSE Examination?
The CBSE 10th Board exam is a career-defining examination to determine the stream to choose further. If your academic performance did not seem to matter till now, this exam is the stepping stone that will decide your entire career; hence the pressure is definitely there. So, if you think just getting the end answers right works in mathematics or writing longer answers can help you score more, you are wrong.
Many students do not know how to easily score higher marks without even excessively filling their answer sheets. Honestly, I did not know about these tricks just 3 months before my 10th CBSE board exams. In fact, in the half-yearly exams conducted by my school, I had scored around 60% only, which was an eye-opener. In the next three months, I learned the tricks of scoring high in board exams, which was a combination of hard work plus some knowledge about the scoring system followed in CBSE. I have explained the tips to score high in board exams below.
- Make a Time Table:
The first thing you should do is create a timetable based on all subjects to have enough time to cover the entire syllabus. Without a timetable, you will not be focused and lose more time. In the end, you may end up being unprepared for the exam. Time is precious and flies quickly. Study a small part of the syllabus every day instead of taking a large chunk of study information. Create monthly, weekly and daily goals and do not slack.
- Allocate Enough Time for 2 or More Revisions:
Just studying the subjects once will not help you score high. Minimum two revisions should be done to remember the entire syllabus. There are 5-6 subjects with so much to grasp; hence, you should keep repeating what you have studied for longer retention.
- Focus on Important & Scoring Topics First
Remember, you may be tempted to study the entire syllabus, and you should if you have the time but focus more on the important areas of each subject. A few topics carry more weight than others; hence they are frequently asked. Learn these more thoroughly.
- Practice & Never Overlook your Doubts
While preparing, you might come across a lot of doubts – which is absolutely natural. But instead of overlooking them, solve them and see where you got stuck to avoid the same mistake next time. I personally recommend Snapsolve – Free Doubt Solving App. With this free app, you can click the picture of your doubts, upload them and instantly get detailed solutions. In a flash, you can get textual & video solutions to all your PCMB doubts.
You can save so much time & end up practicing & learning more. With the help of Snapsolve app, you can also practice Previous Year’s papers and subject-wise mock tests to enhance your preparation. This helps you prepare better for the exam, and you also know how much you are prepared for the exam to score high.
- Understand the Scoring System & Answering Method
You would assume, that while attempting your Maths examination, you need to get the answers right to all the problems. But did you know that even if you get all the answers right, you will lose marks if you miss a few steps in the solution process? You will be surprised to know that even the step ‘Given’ has been allocated some marks. The step where you write the equation or theorem also carries some weightage. Similarly, in other subjects also certain lines and statements carry higher marks. This only means you should understand the scoring system to not miss these important parts of the answer.
- Write and Learn:
Just reading the chapters orally to learn the topics is not an ideal way of learning as you may forget it. An effective way to remember what you study is by writing what you read. When you write something down, it gets ingrained into your mind more thoroughly.
- Make a Notebook for Your Own Revisions:
As the examination approaches, you will not have the time to read the entire NCERT book again and again. Smart kids make their own notes with all formulas, theorems, and important points to ease quick revision. This will ensure you can quickly read all the essential points before an examination, which will help in remembering the points better.
- Plan Time Management:
The examination format is pre-determined; hence you already will know how many questions you will get. Wear a watch to the examination and even before the exam, plan how you will approach the answers and how much time you would spend on each answer. In fact, you should spare some time to recheck the answers to ensure you have not made any mistakes.
- Take Time to read Questions:
CBSE exam question paper setters are smart. They tend to set the paper in such a manner that a few questions may confuse the students. A simple example is that they may just swap the x and y variables the opposite way, hence y before x in the question, which may confuse the students if they are not careful in reading it. It is easy to waste time and marks in such situations. Hence, take some time to read the question, even if it looks familiar.
- Stay Calm:
As it is such an important examination, it is easy to panic. Well, you have prepared for it as much as you could. Now you just need to stay calm and write down what you have learned. Panicking would only make all your hard work go down the drain. You are prepared to face the exam now; hence, there is nothing to panic about.
The Bottom Line:
Indeed, students should not be pressured for any examination, but the hard reality is that certain examinations do define your future. Hence you should take them seriously. 10th Class board examination results will also be included in your resume, which showcases how important it is in career building. If you are reading this, then you have already taken the right path. The above tips will definitely get you closer to improving your grades. And I honestly believe that if I could do it, so could you.