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Do not underestimate pre-board examination

Do not underestimate pre-board examination
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Unlike other examinations, the pre-board examination for the XII class students paves the ground both for the excellent performance in the board...

Unlike other examinations, the pre-board examination for the XII class students paves the ground both for the excellent performance in the board examination and promising career formation to be unfolded later in the years to come.

But unfortunately students do not take this examination very seriously and that is why they end up performing considerably very poor in the board examination which generally starts in the first week of March,

Besides, pre-board examination results work as the curtain-raiser of not only the performance of the board examination but also make one of the significant parameters of selection of the various professional courses.

From this perspective, students need to take the pre-board examinations very seriously and for this what we need is a meticulously-planned strategy and flawlessly-chalked-out manoeuvring.

First, you must know the syllabi thoroughly

Syllabi of subjects are like the beacon-light of a ship. A student must thoroughly know the syllabi of all subjects.

This familiarity with the syllabi of the subjects helps the students chalk out a perfect road map for the serious and focussed study as well as effective preparation. Take care of the following vital points while going through the syllabi of the various subjects:

1.Know the weightage of marks of each chapter of the subject.

2.Make a list of chapters with high weightage of marks and allot time accordingly.

3.Choose long-answer type questions in each chapter very carefully and prepare their answers rationally. The long - answer - type questions are usually 6-mark questions and from this point of view they do play crucial role in scoring very good marks.

4. Make ready-reckoner like notes of important facts, figures and formulae of each chapter and paste them at a vantage point in your study room.

Do not ignore objective and multiple choice questions

A very high number of multiple-choice and objective types of questions are asked in the pre-board examinations. These questions are of quick-fix nature which can substantially assist a student scoring easy yet very crucial marks.

To prepare the answers of these types of questions students must study each chapter very intensively. For this they need to keep on jotting down important concepts, theories, inventions, rules, laws, formulae, equations, and step-wise methods of measurement or calculation, units, year, date and a lot of other facts and figures while going through the chapters.

Plan meticulously and become perfect

They say that if you fail to plan then it means you plan to fail. What it means is the fact that planning is sine qua non of the good preparation and bright results in the examination. But we must mind to make a plan which is realistic and holistic. Idealistic plan is tantamount to wastage of time and efforts.

Planning must not be influenced by the unrealistic dreams of parents and peer pressure. Students must first do the homework about how much time they may give to the serious study and preparation of the examination. A planned study schedule not only gives you chance to focus equally on your all subjects but also helps you manage your time wisely and rationally.

Do not fear, nor panic

As per the CBSE norms, the syllabi of all the subjects of XII class must be finished by the 30th November of the year. Keeping in mind this restraint, we need to be very active in the preparation of the pre-board examinations which usually commence in the second week of December. So it is very essential to keep patience and maintain the confidence level high and intact.

Know your subjects pretty well

Every student has his own favourite subjects which he loves to study and finds easier to prepare than others.

On the contrary some of the subjects seem to be hard nut to crack for the preparation of which the students need to labour hard and struggle a lot. This type of subject also takes ample amount of time and resources. If students classify their subjects along the line of favourite and non-favourite and easy and hard then it becomes easier to assign time and resources for their fast preparation.

Last but not the least Always keep in your mind the following points:


Make plan to suit your time and resources. Planned study schedule is very good strategy to gain more marks.

Do not ignore NCERT text books because they are blue print. Study them very thoroughly and solve the questions of the exercises given at the last of chapters.

Solve as many sets of model question papers as you can. Doing this will give you the much-needed confidence and courage to face the stress of examination.

Attempt a few mock tests which may prove to be very beneficial in giving you confidence and calibre.

Do not get carried away by the unrealistic dreams and targets fixed by the parents. Believe in your talent, keep on trying your best and do not lose confidence.

Take out some time to meditate which helps you stay refreshed and rejuvenated. This will also help you get relaxed and free from a lot of unnecessary worries and stresses.

Discussing problems with your subject teachers and requesting suggestions would also help you much in this critical condition. So always keep in touch with them.

Performance of the students in the pre-board examinations, however, shows how they are poised to perform in their upcoming board examinations yet it is never the matter of any panic and perplexity. Nor is it the matter of life and death. Take these examinations easy and look forward to more hard labour for the final examination.

(The author is Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mamit, (Mizoram)

By Shreeprakash Sharma

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