Board exams are crucial for all the students who prepare for them, no matter which stream they want to choose further. Science is one of the key subjects to study for, of which Chemistry is the easiest to score in. As per CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2019 date sheet, there is a gap of 6 days for Science exam. So, you have got enough time to brush up the concepts. Here are a few tips that will help you score well in chemistry in CBSE class 10 board exams 2019:
Let the knowledge in your books be a part of your daily life. Begin by correlating the topics covered in your Chemistry textbooks like acids, bases and salts & carbon and its compounds, and see how they hold usage in real scenarios as well, for science is everywhere! Once you manage to connect the two, your ability to remember and recall answers will improve, because you would no longer be answering from memory, you would be answering from experience.
Solve sample papers
Learning for an exam is different than appearing for it. While you might remember your theory and equations otherwise, it might be difficult for you to reproduce what you have learnt when you’re in a time-bound atmosphere with no books to refer to. Solving sample papers helps you to recreate the atmosphere of an exam room and check your performance there. It helps your mind to think with the speed that is required when you’re under pressure. If you are looking for a way to get more exam practice, Aakash PracTest offers a whole bank of sample tests and previous-year papers for you to solve.
A lot of topics covered in in your Chemistry syllabus require less solving and more memorizing, which is a monumental task for all students. For such topics, using mnemonics is highly advised as mnemonics are creative tools that help retain information in the mind. To get the best of them, get creative and make quirky abbreviations, songs, or jokes out of the things you need to remember. It might sound complicated at first, but using a tool like this one will speed up your learning process and make it a lot more fun.
Study from NCERT textbooks
One excuse every student often makes for not being able to study right is the absence of the perfect book to study from. This leads them to buy too many reference books, which eventually confuses them. The CBSE Board question paper is strictly based on the NCERT syllabus, so it is highly recommended that you go by your NCERT books instead of too many other sources. However, if you feel you need to get a better understanding of the topics, take help from Aakash iTutor, as it has all concepts explained by qualified teachers through recorded video lectures, which are again based on the NCERT syllabus.
Always balance the equations
Board examiners love balanced equations! They are particular about the chemical equations being balanced, even outside of questions where they are expected to be so, like citing them as examples. Make sure you write chemically balanced equations, regardless of what the question demands. If memorizing balanced equations is difficult for you, make a list of them and use mnemonics to remember them all.
Don’t take the simple topics for granted
In the midst of focusing on tough topics like balancing of equations and carbon compounds, students often tend to skip topics like saponification, electronic configurations and behaviour of elements across the periodic table. These topics are theory based, less tricky and extremely easy to understand, so secure your score by preparing them well.
Now that you have the tips and tricks you need, we hope you leave no stone unturned to ace your Chemistry board exam. All the best!
Author: Preeti Gupta
Preeti Gupta is a passionate writer and reader, who believes in the magic of words. Helping students in their competitive exam preparation through informative blogs gives her happiness. In her free time, she loves traveling.