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How Do I Secure A 10 CGPA In 10th Boards?


It is that time of the year when students of class 10 are busy preparing for their board exams, which are scheduled to start in March. So, for the ones who are going to appear for these board exams, this is the ‘make-or- break’ period! If they manage time well and study strategically, they can achieve what they want. Students, if you are still fooling yourself and thinking that there is enough time for your preparation, then it is the time to stop. Through this article, I’ll be chalking out a strategy for you and will also tell you how many hours of studying is required to score a perfect 10 CGPA in 10th boards.

First and foremost, if you pay proper attention in class (provided you attend all classes), take interest in reading the textbook and recollect the concepts taught in school every day, success is assured. Before class 10th, students are not introduced much to the idea of self-study. This is the right time to inculcate the habit, which will guarantee success not just in this exam but in every exam to come.

Subject-Wise Key Points

  • Maths requires at least an hour or a couple of hours of practice every day. Make sure to solve at least 10 sample papers before your final examination (Oswaal sample papers for example). Also, RD Sharma is useful for practicing more and more questions. Read Also: How to Tackle CBSE Class 10th Maths
  • All chapters in Science are important and fundamental for further studies. Go through every chapter in the NCERT textbook and make notes to remember what you learned. Quickly review all the previously made notes every day to keep the concepts and facts at your fingertips.
  • When it comes to Social Science, a misconception exists that writing irrelevant and endless stories as answers will fetch you marks. Learn to be precise in your answers.
  • Languages help you enhance your CGPA. By just paying attention in classes and doing all assignments sincerely, you can score very well.

How to Score a Perfect 10 CGPA in 10th Boards

Follow a Proper Schedule

Students should have the determination that they will finish a task on the very same day it is supposed to be. Sleep early the night before, get up early the next morning, have proper breakfast and then study. Do not stay up late or waste time doing something that is counterproductive like worrying about what might happen. Take out an hour or two to relax and unwind. It could be reading, sleeping, playing or anything that diverts your attention away from exams for some time. Scheduling your days properly will get you half-way towards obtaining that perfect 10 CGPA in 10th boards.

Check Here: A Complete All-Day Timetable For Class 9 & 10 Students

Mix and Match

Just like a good meal, it is important to have all the essential ingredients planned while studying as well. Do not have all easy subjects/topics in a day or do not over burden yourself with topics that you find difficult. To maximize your output, start your “study day” with a light subject for an hour or so. Once you get warmed up, take up a heavy subject or a topic. Study that for 2 hours or so and gradually increase the level of preparation.

Take Mock Tests /Solve Papers

Take up a mock test each day, preferably from 10 AM to 1 PM (your mind is the most productive during this time), in an environment as close to the one you expect at your examination centre. After you have solved the paper, mark yourself as per the boards marking scheme. Pick a different subject for each of the five/six days. Assess yourself at the end of the week, look at your weak areas and try to rectify them in the weeks to follow.

The More You Revise, the Better It Is!

While preparing for class 10 examinations, simply preparing the daily lessons won’t be sufficient to score good marks. Therefore, revising the things thoroughly on a regular basis will help you memorize and understand concepts better. It is like engraving a beautiful drawing on a solid rock. Especially for physics and mathematics, formulas should be revised as much as you can as getting excellent scores in these papers will help you get a 10 CGPA in 10th boards.

Not Done Well in Your Pre-Boards? Chill…Here’s How You Can Prepare!

  • Remember, pre-boards are an indicator, not the real thing. You still have time to better yourself for the final frontier.
  • Devote more time to your weak areas and solve questions of varying difficulty. Do not solve all easy questions or all tough questions. Easy questions will motivate you, and the inability to solve difficult questions might not be the best possible solution for your confidence levels at that time. Gradually increase the level of difficulty of the questions you are attempting, analogous to climbing a staircase.
  • Take sectional tests for the areas you are not comfortable with. Once you start to feel confident with your weak areas, start taking full-length tests in a timed environment.

The final month is important for everyone. The ones who have their preparation in the fourth gear can still improve it by putting it in overdrive; the ones who have some doubts can still improve by concentrating on their weak areas while simultaneously focusing on their areas of strength. During this time, the aim of students should be to perform to the best of his/her abilities and also concentrate on keeping themselves healthy.

Like Lord Krishna said, “Karmanye Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana, Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani;” you should concentrate on performing to the best of your abilities while not worrying much about the end results.

Good luck for your exams.

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