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Last minute tips to ace Class X exams

Last minute tips to ace Class X exams
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When board examinations approach, most students spend too much time studying and overlook the revision part. Here are a few tips to fare well in the...

When board examinations approach, most students spend too much time studying and overlook the revision part. Here are a few tips to fare well in the exams

  • Do not overlook the revision part
  • Solve as many previous years' papers as you can
  • Each one is differently-abled. Never compare your performance

Solve as many previous years' papers as you can. This will help you understand how prepared you are for the examination. At the same time, it will help you improve your writing speed in the actual examination.

  • Do not mug up new concepts or chapters in the last few days. This will only add to unnecessary stress. Instead use the time to revise what you already know.
  • If you're weak in certain areas, you must take the help of a friend or teacher to help you understand where you're going wrong. If you have good batch mates or friends who you know will not distract you, you can create a study group. Studying with like-minded friends help you break the stress and makes studying more fun.
  • Remember to take small breaks. I used to listen to music and read self help books every few hours. If a certain subject was too stressful, I would take a break and solve objective questions from previous examinations – fill in the blanks, English grammar questions etc.
  • Two months ahead of the exam cut down on junk food and replace it with home cooked food. Carry a lunchbox or biscuits and a bottle of water.
  • It is important to use the last few days to revise what you already know. Many students feel overconfident and do not feel the need to revise old chapters that were taught at the start of the academic session. Your overall percentage could jump decimals with the addition of a few marks.
  • Never compare your performance with another friend or senior you know. Each one is differently-abled. Compete with yourself. Try and improve your individual performance.

Things to do on the day of the exam

  • If the exam centre is new, then aspirants should visit the centre more than once and understand the route well.
  • Also it is important not to be hassled by the stress and pressure around you. Relax for one hour before the. It is very important to relax so that you can concentrate better at the time of the examination.
  • Believe in yourself and do not let others tell you what you are incapable of. Your determination and perseverance will help you ace the exams and emerge a winner.
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