“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power,” Robert T. Kiyosaki.
The examination does play a very significant role in our lives. Exams help us assess our knowledge and identify our gaps, thereby opening up further avenues of learning. Exams are significant not only to pass a particular standard but also to evaluate our own selves and act accordingly.
Board exams act as stepping stone for our future; they are the true test of merit and successful accomplishment of your hard work throughout the year. Exams take a student to another level.
- Go through the syllabus properly and prioritize your subjects that need to be revised.
- Analyze your strengths and weaknesses and know your command over all the subjects and prepare accordingly.
- Don’t leave your doubts uncleared.
- Prepare a list of concepts, formulas, and derivations etc. (for Mathematics and Science) on a sheet of paper and stick it on the walls or pin it on the notice board of your study room, glance and revise them as much as possible.
- Make a consolidated timetable for self-study and strictly follow the same.
- Solve previous years question papers and give mock test prior to exams.
However, if you are in your finals for class 12th, you must be a little more focused and concerned about your scores for, they would hold major weight age for admission in renowned Colleges and Universities. Hence, no stone could be left unturned.
Along with board exams comes the pressure of entrance exams for various renowned universities and colleges. Students need to prepare for competitive exams in their respective electives, for example, engineering aspirants go for annual engineering entrance exam (like IIT-JEE), medical aspirants prepare for NEET to be future doctors and commerce students go for CPT or CS. Those appearing for class XII boards need to balance the parallel study for their boards and competitive exams and handle the dual pressure. Neither of the exams could be neglected. Many experts and academicians suggest the common syllabus score well in both of these exams, however, students can compare both the syllabus and find out common chapters on their own and can plan their studies accordingly. Even for the guardians and mentors, it is necessary that they understand the exam pressure faced by students and counsel them properly so that they can roll up their sleeves and can perform well in final exams.
How to Manage Your Preparations during Board Exams!
Preparations before exams begin can still be managed quite easily, if you plan accordingly. The biggest hurdle crosses your way when the exams wander all over your head, giving you sleepless nights and goose bumps even by the thoughts of the result. Coming on to various tips on how to manage both the most important things going on in your life equally, following points can be worked upon –
- First thing first – RELAX. Have the will to do it all with flying colors and then keep the faith in you that you will definitely do it.
- If unfortunately, the dates for the exam almost touch each other, then keep yourself prepared for such situation during the examination days. Keep the syllabus already REVISED, all the doubts cleared so that only a glimpse of all your notes would be enough in the lesser time that you have during your exams.
- DIVIDE your time. Allot half of the time to the subject of your board exam and the other half to the entrance exam. This would keep you from panicking and will cover both the things simultaneously.
- SOLVE as many previous year & sample question papers of board exams as possible before that exam. Also attempt all the questions within a set time frame. This would help you maintain your speed and cope up with performing under pressure.
- Assure yourself that your basics are CLEAR. Even though it is believed that the syllabus if class 12 boards is quite similar to JEE, your success stands mainly on your roots. JEE includes syllabus both from class 11th and class 12th. Unless you are clear about class 11 syllabi, being an expert at class 12 syllabi would hardly help. So avoid losing touch with the JEE syllabus
- Don’t cram, DERIVE. Even when you are on your final preparation, understand the theory behind a formula. Memorising is no doubt important for the boards but don’t let go of the analytical side of yours. While understanding would help you solve great problems.
- Don’t Slack at the final quarter. There is a likeliness that with the board exams over, you might relax a bit & it is rightly so. But it’s also important that you don’t overdo it. Don’t slacken yourself here. You have bigger ships to sail.
- And last but not the least, take BREAKS. Have 9 hours of sleep and keep yourself happy. Stress won’t lead you anywhere. Be willing to work as hard as possible.
As difficult as it sounds, it is definitely not impossible. Anything that’s difficult is challenging and challenges make you win over your own self. And that my friend, is one of the nicest things to do. To get some more information about how to start preparing for you JEE exam, follow the link.
All the very best for your Board Exams, guys.