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Board Exam Time: Strategise for Better Results

Feb 27, 2017 16:22 IST
    Exam Time: Strategise for Better Results
    Exam Time: Strategise for Better Results

    This is the time when nearly all the CBSE and UP board students have completed their preparations. Now every moment confusions are coming in the mind of for both class 12 and class 10 students.  As the number of confusions increases, level of stress will also increases.

    The second problem which is faced by majority of class 10 and class 12 students is time management during exams.

    In this article we will be discussing that how students can overcome these problems in the cbse as well as in up board exam 2017.

    Students have two weeks before the exams kick off and a syllabus which stretches across the desert? What you can do is be methodical and realistic. Plan your remaining days according to the cbse and up board exam date sheets and blue print of marks or weightage dedicated for particular chapters or units.

    Drawing out a time table is the best way to feel like you are in control even if you are yet to get familiar with the half of the syllabus. You should be ideally paying attention to your notes and homework right from the beginning of the academic year/semester but that would be perhaps too much to ask for!

    In any case, now that there are only a few weeks left before the exams begin, it is best to find a way to maximise productivity.

    Let us guide you step by step:

    1. Prioritise by date and marks:

    CBSE and up board exams date sheet

    Get hold of your time table and syllabus. Study it carefully. Find out the sections which carry more marks than the others. You have to begin preparing not according to preferences (no favouring favourite subjects!) but priorities. Start with subjects that are listed at the beginning of the schedule. Then pick the portions which carry more marks.

    2. Be realistic:

    be realistics for your board exam

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    The second most important step is to be REALISTIC. Do not go overboard with your plans because chances are you won’t even achieve your daily goals which will lead you to frustration and stress. Make achievable targets at the day-to-day level so that when you do actualise plans, you feel a sense of confidence and accomplishment. This will encourage you for the next day’s challenge.

    3. Calculate time spent on other activities:

    calculation of time for your activities

    Tuitions, commuting, recreation, relaxation, bathing and other miscellaneous chores take up a substantial amount of time. In order to create an effective time table, you need to get an estimate of hours spent on relatively less productive activities and accordingly budget your time.

    4. Allocate time per subject:

    subject wise time management

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    Now that you have a fair idea about how many hours you have left at your hands, try and allocate at least 8 to 10 hours a week to each subject. This might actually be insufficient in some cases, so make the necessary adjustments and compromises in the other areas of your life.

    5. Morning, afternoon or evening

    Are you a morning, afternoon or evening person? Keep the bulk of your work accordingly at that time of the day. Make slots of two to three hours with breaks in between.

    6. Factor in leisure and rewards

    Even if time is not on your side, don’t think you can do without intermittent breaks and a few laughs. A brilliant way to make your work seem exciting is to plan little treats for yourself. Two hours of successful maths may be followed by your favourite television programme. Or your three hours of geography can be followed by a little music and nail painting. Pamper yourself.

    7. Family and friends:

    Know the importance of family and friends

    Following from the previous point, don’t keep your loved ones at bay. Don’t think that spending time with family and friends is a waste. In times of stress and chaos, their encouragement and distraction is critical to your morale. So apportion a slot in your day for this soul curry.

    8. Eating and sleeping regularly:

    eating and sleeping during board exam

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    Set aside a very specific time for eating and sleeping. Enforcing a routine with fixed hours for sleeping and eating will lead you to develop a very professional attitude towards your work. Accomplishing deadlines is easier when you treat studying like a “job.”

    9. Review

    While you are taking all these breaks and bonding, take a couple of minutes to go through in your head what you have just learnt.  If you can successfully recall parts of your chapters or answers, you are likely to remember them for a long time.

    10. Rework your time table:

    rework on ypur study time table

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    Don’t hesitate to rework your time table if you think it is not working for you. The minute you find that you have bit off more than you can chew or find yourself wandering aimlessly around the house, it is time to rethink your choices.

    Conclusion

    These are simple steps towards optimising your output. But it all depends on how serious you are about not flunking in class. If you prefer breezing through the coming months and sleepwalking through your exams, then these suggestions might not work for you. But if you are the type who gets foggy at the very size of the syllabus and frantically counts seconds and hours, charting out a very clear course of action is what you need. A time table will clearly lay down your options, detangle the intermingled mass of chapters and subjects in your head, and calm you down. So get started! And, all the best.

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