CBSE Class 10 English Exam is all about assessing the interpretation and writing skills of a student. If you can frame grammatically correct sentences, extract information from passages quickly and can write anything related to a general topic then, scoring above 90% marks will be easy for you.
Here are some useful tips for the preparation of CBSE Class 10 English Exam to boost the level of your preparation.
Analyze previous year question papers:
Go through CBSE Class 10 previous year question papers (at least previous 5 years). It will help you to quickly understand the paper pattern.
In CBSE Class 10 English Board Exam, there are 3 sections:
Section A — Reading 20 marks
Section B — Writing and Grammar 25 marks
Section C — Literature/Textbooks and Long Reading Text 25 marks
CBSE Board also follows a specific pattern while setting the question paper, with the help of the previous year paper analysis you will easily understand the pattern. For example, in Section A two passage with questions based on them are given. Synonymous words are generally asked in second passage so you will need more time while answering questions of passage.
Revise your literature and grammar book:
A quick revision of all the rules of English grammar from a good reference book will be an added advantage to your preparation. You can even quickly go through any good reference book to revise basic rules of English. It is very important that you must frame grammatically correct sentences while answering the questions in the examination. Otherwise marks will be deducted for silly mistakes even though you have answered the questions correctly.
You must also keep a brief summary of all the chapters of your English textbook in your mind. If you have memorized a brief summary of all the (especially poems) chapters of your textbook then it will be then it will be an added benefit to your final preparation.
Solve sample papers and previous year papers:
CBSE Class 10 English Board Exam is all about practice. Without solving a complete paper you will not get a proper idea of time management in exam. Practice as many papers as you can before the exam.
While answering the questions it is very important that you must not exceed the word limit of the answer. An answer is considered as excellent only if it is upto the point and within the given word limit.
Here are some important links to view and download free paper for CBSE Class 10 English Exam 2016.