10th and 12th board exams – the only thing your mom cares more about than feeding you today! Another phenomenon that you will be exposed to during this crucial academic year is a flood of unwanted advice for board exam preparation from pretty much everyone.
People around you will suddenly turn into an expert and start giving you advice on how to ace your CBSE board exams like it was nobody’s business!
However, only you can efficiently judge your level of preparation and work hard to put your best foot forward. That being said, a little advice goes a long way. And so, we have curated a list of tips and tricks to help you prepare efficiently for Class 10th and 12th CBSE, ICST, and state board exams.
Give it time
It goes without saying that board exams require time and consistency of effort. You might have been managing your term papers and internals with the standard “one-night stand” mode of preparation, however, board exams are a whole different ball game!
Not only do you need to start early – as early as the first day of the new session, but also you need to maintain consistency in the efforts you put in. Giving the same amount of unflinching attention, be it even for an hour daily, would mean that you won’t find yourself drowning in work towards the last leg of your preparation.
Declutter your way to the top!
You might not have given this piece of advice any thought before, but we can assure you, it matters! Keeping your study space, especially your desk clean and organized will help you prepare better. A clean desk and books kept in an organized manner help boost your focus and motivate you to study more effectively. This, in turn, helps enhance your productivity and also keeps you from feeling overworked or prone to undue pressure. So, the next time your mom makes a scene about your dirty desk – listen to her! And clean it up.
Each one, Teach one!
Next time you go through a topic that is not so easy to understand, try teaching it to one of your friends. Explaining the concept to another person will help you understand even the said topic even better. This is because, when you’re trying to simplify the terms for someone else, your brain works hard to solve the complexity of the said topic and retains the basics learned in the process, in an enhanced manner.
Eat often and eat healthily
Yes, we know, you already know all the benefits of eating right. But, as they say – stereotypes exist for a reason. During a stressful time in your life, it is natural to crave food that makes you feel better, which always tends to fall under the junk category. However, this tendency can hamper your retention efficiency pretty badly. Food high in carbohydrates tends to make you feel sleepier and can bring you down with a serious case of sugar crash in just a few hours’ time. Thus, it is better to hog on nutritious food like fruits during your snack breaks. These will provide you with continuous energy throughout the day and thus increase your productivity.
There are various other factors to take care of, especially as you get closer to the CBSE Board exam dates. However, for now, we hope these tricks help you ease into a study routine for board exams preparation that suits your needs efficiently.