Dos and don’ts when Preparing for CBSE Board Exams

The CBSE Board exams 2023 are approaching soon, and students are preparing to their full potential. A student’s life is greatly impacted by the Boards since they provide direction to their academic and professional future. As a result, students plan their study schedule in a way that allows them to finish the curriculum in time, review keynotes, practise sample papers, and clear up any ambiguities.

These exam preparation tips will help CBSE Class 10 or 12 students to study for their final exams.

Here are a few things to do and avoid when preparing for your Boards.


  • Practising Sample Papers

    CBSE Board Exams: Practising Sample Papers

You may know that candidates are not given any extra time during the CBSE Board exams. Therefore, it is important to sharpen your time-management skills, speed and accuracy. The best way to do this is to practice your sample papers for class 12 and class 10 question papers. This will help you give an idea about the difficulty level of the questions. Make sure to time yourself when practicing sample papers. This is the most efficient way to score 100 on 100 in subjects like Maths in Class 10.

  • Revising the entire syllabus

Creating a strategy to cover the entire syllabus in a fixed time is an effective approach to prepare for the Boards. To revise efficiently, simply go through the essential concepts, formulas, and handwritten lecture notes taken in class. Make sure to conclude each chapter’s revision with application questions, queries, and diagrams to boost retention.

  • Avoid rote learning

Another thing that you must remember is to understand the concept before memorising or cramming the syllabus. No matter how complex the question is, this will enable you to answer it confidently and easily. Also, you will be able to retain the knowledge for longer.

  • Last-Minute Revisions are Important

Use last-minute revision notes to completely and quickly review key concepts to streamline revision and improve your scores. This allows those in Class 10 to do a quick revision just before entering the examination hall. You tend to retain concepts more clearly with last-minute revision techniques. Do not just rely on your notebooks or textbooks to help you prepare. Include advanced chapter content, important statistics, and question banks that your teachers have recommended. Last-minute revisions are also an essential part of exam day strategies for students in their 12th Class.


  • Referring to Multiple Resources

The ideal strategy for “how to study in Class 12” is to refer to the best books. There is no need to stock up on a huge variety of these. Remember though, NCERT books are like the Holy Bible; therefore, use these to improve your board exam results. With a number of pertinent questions, illustrations, flowcharts, examples, and keynotes, you will learn all there is to know about a particular chapter. It is the most effective technique to make your concept-based studies stronger.

  • Constant Learning without Breaks

In order to finish the syllabus a few days before the test, students frequently study for extended hours. This may cause physical and mental fatigue, which may result in you getting distracted and feeling lightheaded all the time. Take a 10-15 minute break instead, in between each hour of study. Take a stroll, browse the internet, chat with friends, and indulge in a different activity. This will leave your mind feeling focused and refreshed.

  • Lots of Unresolved Doubts

It is healthy for students to be filled with uncertainty as they study for an exam. It shows that your brain is actively learning and processing new information. Yet, it is not a good idea to have these worries in mind. It will undermine your self-assurance and interfere with your studies. Make sure to resolve your doubts, whether it is study-related or not.

  • Procrastinating

    Don’ts: Procrastinating

Procrastinating will harm your hard work negatively. Make sure to give your undivided attention to completing your Class 10 or Class 12 syllabus. This will leave you with an ample amount of time for revision during the last couple of months before your Boards.

These are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind as you study for the CBSE Class 10 Board exam and 12th Board exam. These are helpful, for it’s common to feel insecure about your overall preparation and to compare yourself with your peers. Instead, just concentrate on your current actions and rigorously adhere to your schedule in order to reach your objective. Great Wishes!!

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