The Board Examinations for class 12th hit coming March and it will be here sooner than you think! While most of you will be busy preparing for entrance examinations for engineering or medical, an understanding of the importance of Board Examinations is deep seated within all of us and one cannot get away with a last minute preparation. Preparing for boards require you to conquer several different aspects of board examinations which are not found in entrance exams such as JEE. The school curriculum often takes care of these and ensures that students are well versed in the methodology of board exams. But every preparation needs an efficient revision plan and the following should be perfect for the same. Hold on to your NCERT textbooks and start revising!
Here’s a Revision Plan for Board Examination:
Grasping Derivations: Subjects, especially Physics, demands you to grasp, memorize and effectively understand derivations of formulas and concepts. Memorizing these is very important from board examinations point of view as these can carry heavy weightage in the paper. You must be thorough with all the concepts and formulas to which NCERT provides you detailed derivations of. The more you understand what you read while revising, easier it is for you to reproduce the derivation on the day of the paper, for you won’t have to mug up each and every line of the derivation.
Graphs and Diagrams: Diagrams are extremely important and heavily scoring, be it in Biology (various anatomy) or Physics (Diagrams of lab experiments, laboratory equipments) or chemistry (Electrochemistry or solid state, for instance). Regular revision of diagrams and practicing them several times will help you remember them better and assist your explanations of answers with diagrams.
Graphs form an integral part of Mathematics paper and inclusion of at least 2 of them is a must every year. Every graph has several minute details and each and every (writing and choosing the correct scale, labelling the axes correct) may seem very minute and easy but are the ones where students tend to lose marks. You must have a practice of graphical questions, especially those with area problems. Once you master graphs, which are generally provided 6 marks questions, you can score very easily here.
Short answer questions from NCERT: Understanding that NCERT is the sole key to cracking boards, you must try and find answers to all the questions provided in NCERT textbooks after every chapter. These questions are heavily concept based and can be included in the question paper as 1 or 2 marks question. There are also questions provided inside the chapter after important concepts, which help you implement the formulas then and there. Make optimum use of these.
Revision structure: Divide the number of chapters as per your convenience (preferably 4 chapters per week per subject) based on difficulty level, starting from January, for revision. This way, you will be perfectly done with your revision by the end of February. Make sure you are thorough with all the explanations provided in NCERT, even those provided as extra facts in separate boxes inside the chapters (These are often included in the question paper and hence it is not advisable to ignore them).
Literature: It would be best if you jot down important explanations while revising the chapters of English Literature, especially poems (line by line, preferably for tougher ones). These will help you when you revisit them the day before the exam.
An effective revision can sum up your preparation well. All the best!