Nine Last-Minute Tips to Successfully Prepare For CBSE X Exam 2020
The CBSE Xth board standard exams are less than a month and a half away. Over 20 lakh students will be taking a shot at the first competitive exam of their lives. CBSE exam for class 10 is very significant as it heralds a glorious future for the students. The fact is CBSE exam can be tough but you can overcome that by planning smart and putting the right effort.
When you want to start preparing is entirely dependent on you and a one-strategy-fits-all approach doesn’t work here. While some students start studying right at the start of the academic year, some start preparing closer to the exam date. Success in an exam like the CBSE exam for class 10, needs a well-disciplined, careful approach as it a major determiner of your future. However, please remember it’s not hard work but smart work that will win you the game in the end.
Here are nine last-minute tips that you can use to successfully prepare for the CBSE class 10th exam to be held in the months of February-March 2020.
- Keep Your Mind Calm and Free
It’s common for students to panic and get nervous before an exam. To avoid getting stressed on the day of the exam, wake up early, meditate or exercise and eat a healthy breakfast to keep your body active and relaxed. Keep everything ready a day before the exam like stationery, books, admit card, uniforms/clothes, and others to avoid last-minute rush.
- Make Notes and Revise Daily
Making notes of all the important topics is crucial for preparing well. While studying, you must make a note of all the important points in a notebook for a quick reference. If you have not already created notes, you must do it now. Go online to get a list of all important topics and summaries and download them on your computer. You can use all or parts of these notes for a quick reference.
- Keep Away from Last Minute Preparation
DO NOT study at the last minute. You must prepare at least two days in advance and keep the last day only for revision. Remember any last-minute preparation can become hectic and lead to unwanted stress and confusion. Use the time you have to solve more problems and sample papers.
- Keep Calm on the Day of The Exam
Reach the exam centre at least 30 minutes before the exam as it helps remove half of your tension. It is observed that rushing to the exam centre at the last minute can cause fatigue leading to loss of composure.
- Master Time Management Skills
As with any exam, the CBSE 10th exam also has several sections— some easy and some tough. As there is no section wise restriction, you must first answer the sections that are easy and take less time and keep the lengthier or tougher sections for later. This way you will save time and have enough breathing space before you attempt other sections.
Regardless of how busy your schedule is, you need to manage your time well. Create a study timetable that you can follow and monitor the progress of the time-table every day.
- Seek Help
While studying for the exam, should you have any doubts at any point of time, seek immediate help from friends, classmates or school teachers. Never keep a doubt pending until the last minute as it’s going to harm your preparations. There are even portals that can help you clear your doubts.
- Get Proper Rest
It’s important that you take proper rest before the exam. Sleep on time and wake up on time on non-exam days and wake up early on the day of the exam for a quick study before the exam. Sleep for a minimum of 8 hours before the exam. As this is a pen and paper exam, give your hand proper rest. Do not strain your hands at all.
- Have a Systematic Approach
Remember, every problem has a solution and a workaround. For example, if you’re struggling with math, ask your teacher or search online for another approach to solve the problem. Same with physics.
- Speed and Agility
Every question is important and needs to be approached accurately. Do not spend more than 2-3 minutes per question and if you are struggling with a question, move to the next one and revisit the unanswered ones later. This way you are answering maximum questions while also having time to come back to the ones that were not answered.
While the above points are important another important tip you must remember is to have CONFIDENCE in yourself and your abilities. While all exams are important and equally tough, it’s your confidence that will take propel you to the top of the ranking table. Have an “I CAN DO” attitude and no force can stop you.
All the best for your exam and stay positive.
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