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Examination Tips for board Students

Examination Tips

Despite the rigorous preparation, sometimes students don’t score, if they are unable to manage their time during examination. Here are some tips that will help improving your chances of success in the examination hall. Whatever your preparation level is you can always score better than your expectations if you plan every phase carefully. The three phases that are to be taken care of are:

Before Examination  During Examination  After Examination 

Before Examination:

1. Course preparation: Prepare your subject sincerely. Even if you are unable to cover the whole curriculum, ensure that you are thorough with those portions of the curriculum which you know and find easy. No need to invest time to the newer topics at the 11th hour. Attempt at least 5 sample papers to get well- versed with examination style.

2. Plan your time for each question: Different subjects demand different allocation of time against marks. There is no straight guideline for it. Leave 15 – 20 minutes aside and then divide the time required for answering each question as per the marks assigned to that. Also, subject to subject division of marks will differ. A 1mark question of Social Studies may require 30 seconds whereas in Math it may take 1.5 minutes.

3. Take proper rest and diet: Rest is the most difficult element. Most of the students are not able to sleep due to anxiety but whenever you feel drowsy, do try to sleep. Forcing yourself to close your eyes won’t help much hence go as your body asks for it. Take light food and plenty of water to keep you hydrated.

4. Organise your stationery: Your Roll number, Identity Card, Card Board, if you need one, and stationery should be arranged well in time.

5. Start early: Start early for examination hall. You should keep sufficient time in hand to avoid last minute panic.

During Examination:

1. Utilize reading time: Reading time is strategizing time. Read the question paper quickly. If there are choices given, select the option which you can answer better. The easy way is to compare where you can write more points in the answer or where there are less chances to falter.

2. Adhere to your planned timings: Be strict with your time allocations for every question. Finish every question in your allocated time. ‘Just an extra five minutes’ on each question can mount up and mean you have no time left for your final question.

3. Grab easy marks: Do not leave any question un-attempted. There are always some easy marks on every question even if you do not know the complete answer or you are not confident about the right answer. Grab those easy marks. The key to success is accumulating the easy marks on all questions, and not allowing yourself to become too bogged-down in the detail of any one question.

4. Believe in your own style and strength: Don’t get intimidated with your friends asking for more sheets or how many questions has s/he finished. I know despite strict invigilation students do interact through eyes to find out how many questions their friends have finished. Everyone is unique and blessed with different styles and strengths. Examination hall is no place to idolise friends. Focus only on your strengths and timelines.

5. Do revise in the last: You will be surprised to find omissions, mistakes and additional points at the time of revision. Board does not allocate revision time as it allocated reading time hence be wise and do it yourself.

After Examination:

1. Leave Examination Centre Fast: Go home straight and rejuvenate yourself for your next exam by taking proper rest.

2. Don’t discuss your answers: Please do not discuss your answers with your tutors, parents, teachers, friends or anyone else. You can’t change anything in your already submitted paper; hence no discussion over accuracy or mistakes. Believe me, discussing answers will panic you and give you more anxiety. You will not be able to prepare well for your next examination.

3. Utilize your examination hall experience in your next examination for time management. Though last but not the least stay away from you mobile. Keep it on switched off mode. Use it only for receiving or giving messages.

Though last but not the least stay away from you mobile. Keep it switched off throughout the examination period and use it only for receiving or giving important course related messages.