Study tips for board exam -
Here we will discuss a few important tips to be followed while writing the CBSE Exam, so as to finish the paper on time. Practice makes perfect when it comes to learning - that’s why your teacher assigns so many tedious homework. The problem many students have is that they don’t know how to study and how to attempt questions in exam to get good results.
There are some techniques for smart studying for exams that you can do regardless of your level. In this article, we have summed up some important tips on how to attempt paper correctly and finish it before time.
Understanding Instructions (the examination pattern and question paper design)
It is easy to misinterpret a question when you are under pressure. The type of response expected by a student is determined by the keywords used in a particular question. In order to write the paper smoothly, the most important thing is to understand the examination pattern/ question paper design which will make you familiarised with the structure of question paper you will get in the board exam.
- Explain – a response which provides a reason why a particular fact or given circumstance is true.
- Identify – to recognise/determine the key characteristics or features.
- Justify – a response which explains why a particular choice is made. This normally includes it's benefits and losses.
- Analyse – break into parts and examine.
- Describe – a response which gives an account of what occurs in a particular situation when a certain term is used. Usually, questions that require a descriptive test key knowledge in a generic sense.
- Discuss – a response which provides both sides of an argument or the advantages or disadvantages of a particular solution.
- Evaluate – appraise carefully strengths and weaknesses of an argument as well as provide your opinion. In maths, to ascertain the numerical value of something.
- List – a very brief answer stating an appropriate term or name relevant item of key knowledge.
- Outline – provide a brief description of the term or topic.
- State – a very brief answer in response to a given situation.
- Provide one example – a brief description/statement to illustrate a situation.
- Compare – explain points of likeness. It is not just to list differences; you need to explain how they are different.
Reading time is the most important part of an exam as it allows you to strategise and plan your order of attempting questions. The best thing that CBSE offers its students is the 15 minutes reading time before they start writing their exam. You must read all questions properly and mark them into categories like easy, manageable and tough. This is done to have an overall idea about the questions and make a rough plan to attempt all of them smoothly and appropriately. This will help you pace yourself during the exam. You don’t have to answer the questions in sequential order.
- If your exam is both multiple choice and short answer type questions, you may prefer to answer the written responses first and then complete the multiple-choice questions last as you can always guess a few answers if you are running short of time.
- Focus on the questions that you can easily answer first, and attempt the harder questions last. Try solving some easier questions in your head, so when it is writing time, you can easily and quickly answer some questions.
Don’t Stay Up All Night Before an Exam
Make sure to get adequate rest the nights leading up to your exams. When you sleep, your brain assimilates the information you have learned when studying so getting a good night’s sleep will help you remember those pesky applications and formulas you need for your exam! Don’t forget that it’s also important to have confidence in yourself and face the exam knowing that you have prepared properly!
Lots of luck All the Very Best!