By Gururaj Rao:
Board exams are considered to be extremely crucial in shaping the career of a student. The scores are parameters which decide admissions into prestigious universities and colleges. Nowadays, even employers seek board exam marks in job interviews. These factors combined make it extremely essential that a student prepares well enough for the board examinations. So how do you go about it? Obviously we are not going to discuss the chapters and subjects here. You must never be terrified or afraid of board exams and treat them as any other ordinary exam. Confidence is the key. What matters is that a student must keep in mind certain basic things in order to crack the exam.
- The most important thing is to create a proper atmosphere for studying by choosing a proper place and a correct posture. You have to study all the relevant course material and revise it thoroughly. However, there are a lot of students who, in spite of accomplishing this, fare poorly at the board exams.
- Hence, quality study is essential — meaning important topics should be revised at the last moment rather than doing everything again and again. You must try to make notes and pointers of important concepts and formulae from each topic which makes revision easy at the end of the day. Hence, planning your studies is essential; meaning a time-table should be made. Sticking to it, no matter what, is customary.
- To ensure you give it your best shot, you have to make sure that you at least orally go through previous years question papers. This will help you understand better the relative importance andÂ weight-ageÂ of each chapter and how it has been treated till date. Reference book usage of any kind should be avoided because it unnecessarily adds to the burden. Your paper should be presentable and neatly written with important points underlined and headers at appropriate places.
- Apart from regular revisions, a lot of other factors separate the top brass from the other excellent performers. Simple things like a balanced diet, a good 8-10 hours of sleep which gives proper relaxation to your brain and improves performance, keeping stress levels to a minimum by engaging yourself in outdoor activities, chatting with family and friends and music is also important.
At the end of the day, board exams are just like any other exams and you should not be stressed out because you certainly are capable of making a mark. You may become successful in a totally different field altogether when you recognise your talent and nurture it. So, keep in mind that that board exams are not the end of the road. As they say, “do your best and leave the rest to God.”
By doing so, you can prevent undue stress and can do better in exams. Wanna add to this list? Drop a comment below.