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How to handle the huge CBSE syllabus for Board Exams?

Sep 12, 2017 10:19 IST
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How to handle the huge syllabus
How to handle the huge syllabus

For any student, no matter what his/her level of intellect is, CBSE syllabus seems like a huge mountain to trek. With so many subjects at hand to prepare, students often tend to make mistakes right from the beginning. Breaking your problems into smaller targets or chunks will help you in handling the huge CBSE syllabus meticulously.


It is analyzed that around 85% of the CBSE students go in exam preparation without a stipulation action plan. More than 90% of the CBSE students (10th and 12th board) start their CBSE exam preparation in full stride, but lose the vigour as they move ahead. What is the reason for all this? How can a student handle huge CBSE syllabus for board exam? Here are a few tips, suggestions and recommendations that will guide you properly.

Tips and Recommendations for handling the huge syllabus of CBSE Board exams

1. Have a concrete plan and follow it religiously

You need to have shorter and longer milestones for every subject. There has to be a concrete plan and this should not be a hap-hazard plan. It should be achievable, motivating and most importantly, should give you space in between to relax. Smaller, clearer and measurable tasks should be kept in your plan. When we talk about “giving yourself the space to relax,” we do not mean deviating from the subject. You can simply take up interesting gaps, like solving quizzes, having a look at the sample papers and taking online tests facilitated by some of the best sources. Answer the following

Questions when you are preparing for your plan:

  • When will the board exam preparation begin?
  • How many days and hours will you keep blocked for the exam preparation?
  • Which are your weakest and strongest topics in a subject?
  • How many mock papers do you plan to solve?
  • How many revisions will you take up?
  • What will be your possible distractions and how will they be dealt with?

By answering these questions, you will have a clear-cut plan for handling your huge CBSE syllabus.

2. Manage your time properly

Time management will play a very important role in handling such an enormous amount of syllabus. You can learn about some of the simplest ways of time management and learn how to deal with everything like a pro.

3. Follow on right approach and optimal health

Often students create a plan that is not achievable. It has been seen that most of the students prepare a plan for handling the huge CBSE syllabus and most of this plan compromises on the sleep. This is a big no for each and every student. You need to follow right footsteps and never ever compromise with your health as this will simply bounce the entire plan and will waste a lot of time. Have a calm, composed and positive outlook towards the exam preparation and take a good enough sleep to feel fresh for the next day preparation.

4. Keep the two ingredients of success in mind- expertise on your subject and hard work

Once you have an expertise over your subject and master it with hard work, luck will definitely follow. Do not be scared of the huge CBSE syllabus, as this is indeed achievable with expertise and a lot of hard work.

5. Finally, know about the exam techniques and use them in the best possible manner

Most of the students treat CBSE board exams as a horror, despite having a concrete and confident preparation. Fear ruins everything as it leads to last minute nervousness and a lot of mistakes. For avoiding this fear, you should know about the exam technique. Make yourself acquainted with the exam structure- the sections in a paper, number of multiple choice questions and marks allotted to them and negative marking. Take mock exams and keep a stopwatch for analyzing the time.


No matter how devastatingly a student treats his/her CBSE exams, but the fact is that they are a part of your life and you cannot do away with it. By following the aforesaid tips and recommendations, every student can easily handle the huge CBSE exam syllabus.

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