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Tips for time management during CBSE board exam

Feb 14, 2017 18:01 IST
    Tips for time management during board exam
    Tips for time management during board exam

    Q. How can I learn to manage time in cbse board exam?

    Ans.  Time management is a big factor of concern while taking the CBSE Board Exams. You will have to learn the art much before you sit with the pen and the answer sheet in your hand on the final day.

    Some tips I can suggest you on how to manage time in your board exams are:

    Practice writing quickly: You can try your hand on practicing more and more practice papers, sample papers and past years’ exam papers. Select a time target for each question and try to adhere to same and then check if you are able to complete your paper within the preset time constraints. You have to practice on your writing speed up, while keeping your handwriting legible. If you won’t work on your writing speed before an exam, you might be surprised at how difficult it is to write quickly and neatly. Your messy handwriting in the answer script will be enough to annoy the person marking your paper before even checking the whole answer. So if you don’t want to undersell yourself, work out a way to write quickly and neatly.

    Prioritise the questions: After taking a thorough reading of the whole paper, mark out the questions which you are more confident about and  will complete these questions in less time. The rest of time you can use to attempt other questions which seem to be complex to you.

    Be realistic with each answer:  Assign each question a fixed time so that you have can manage your time to complete the paper. Get an idea that what sort of answers you can realistically write in the time you’ve got. For example: If you’ve got 45 minutes for an essay question, check if you can fit in an introduction, main points and a conclusion into that time limit. Avoid writing the absurd text which no where relates to what has been asked in question, i.e., keep your answers apt and informative.

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