“Winners Don’t Wait for Chances, They Take Them”
Every year CBSE class 12 results are declared with new records being created. We see the students who top the race by scoring a perfect 100 in subjects like Maths, Science and English, like it's no big deal for them. When most of the students remain glued to their books between March and April, those brilliant students don’t even miss to pursue their hobbies. They have their own study plans which they always stick to.
Here we have collected the CBSE Class 12 toppers’ strategies and plans which they followed to outstand others in the boards. Know the toppers’secrets to a stress-free lead up to one of the many exams you'll be taking in your life.
Following are the top secrets to beat the board blues:
1. Reading the NCERT textbooks thoroughly
When discussed with most of the toppers, it revealed that the main mantra of their success was “following the the NCERT Books.” As per the toppers the NCERT books for CBSE are designed with special focus upon developing conceptual understanding and clarity about the entire syllabus among students. The language used in NCERT books is easy to understand and therefore they must be considered the perfect companion for last minute speedy preparation as well as revision.
2. Follow a daily routine
The toppers follow a consistent, daily study routine. After the teacher has explained a course in the class do a homework on this. This will help you pick the topics or stuff which seems to be complex and then later on discuss with your teacher to make that simple. Following this practice will clear all your doubts. Moreover, studying daily will make you mentally and emotionally more prepared for each study session which will come out to be more productive. If you have to change your schedule from time to time due to unexpected events, that's okay, but get back to your routine as soon as the event has passed.
3. Solve past years’ papers and practice papers
This is the another most important formula of success. When discussed with a topper, she said that she used to follow an alternate- day regimen of solving past papers. She used to solve three papers each day-morning, noon, night and the errors that she encountered while solving the papers would be her topics of revision for the next day. Solving past year papers or practice papers not even help you give edge to your preparations but also make yo familiar to the style, type and format of the questions being asked in the exam.
4. Eat well, sleep well and rest well
Eating well and taking plenty of fluids must be included in your daily diet to keep yor body well hydrated. It’s important to take timely and light meals for a sound health and in turn for a sound mind. Your brain like the other body organs also needs time to relax to cool off after being exerted through out the day. Devote some time for entertainment, relaxation and physical exercise. Listen to music, dance to outflow your body from the stiff study routines.
5. Teach yourself
Be your own tutor, this what the toppers do. Most of the toppers follow the self teaching criteria in which they write and rewrite the stuff they studied. This helps not only remembering the studies but also to understand the things better that will be well retrieved at the exam time. This makes studying a fun activity rather than a burden.
6. Keep your 'enemies' closer
“This works well not only in the competitive world, but in the studies also.” This is what the toppers say.
Everyone has a separate set of favorite subjects in which he would be scoring always good. But the subjects you don’t like should be kept more closer. Maths is such subject in most of the cases. You should devote extra hours to study such subject, reworking the shaky areas over and over again to master it.
7. Realise your weak areas
It’s more important to know which particular topics disturb you when you are preparing for the exam. Mark those topics as the weak areas which you need to work on. Your main focus should be to correct your shortcomings and to reinforce what you already know. Discuss with your friends and teachers and work hard to make sure that every possible error is taken into account. But along with this never forget to take up average topics that can easily be converted into your strengths by putting in a little extra effort.
8. Explore the internet
“Internet is not only about the facebook and twitter, but for the students it can be the real tutor.” this is what the toppers say. The Internet offers infinite opportunities for learning, via interactive animations, video lectures and online tests. Most of the toppers while revealing their success stories told that they often took help of such educational tools when they wanted to go beyond what their books could offer. This helps to give you the required knowledge in quick time, which would otherwise have been extremely difficult.
9. Revise more and more
“Practice makes a man perfect.” It’s nothing new with this quote as everyone knows that the harder you work the more you succeed. Toppers also follow the same rule. You should plan their study schedule such that you are able to revise your entire syllabus at least thrice before appearing for the final exams. It may sound difficult, but that's what the toppers have successfully managed to achieve. By studying regularly throughout the year, especially during the preliminary exams you can be able to achieve this impossible looking target.
10. Be your own clock
Never try to follow the time tables drawn by the others. Just be your own clock. Find the time that suits you the most to study calmly and restlessly. Like a topper who said she used to put in around three hours in the morning, three in the noon, and two hours at night. She followed the ‘early to bed, early to rise’ formula. Some other ranker told that she was comfortable studying the late nights and that worked for her. Thus this shows that studying at your own time really helps focus. Successful students often space their work out over shorter periods of time and rarely try to cram all of their studying into just one or two sessions. If If you are slogging over a particular thing, then just stop to relax yourself and get back to it later. Your refreshed mind will better sink it in. So if you aspire to join the hall of fame 2017 examination, then learn to be consistent with your studies and to have regular, yet shorter, study periods that might come out to be more productive for you.
Finally, reading all the stories above it may be concluded that every student should work hard but in a strategic way without altering his personal interests, habits and ambitions. Just try to do your best without thinking too much about the result. If you can proudly say that they you have done your best, then you are definitely a winner.
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