We are integral part of an examination driven system. Our capability is judged by our performance in the examination. Examination system truly evaluates attitude and aptitude of an individual. Examination system assesses persistent and consistent quality of an individual. An examination system evaluates our consistent nature for performing a task over a period of time. We prepare in advance for appear in an examination.

What is an “examination” for students? What do they think? What should a student do for examination? A great discussion with students from 9 years old to 16 years old students—-Do you agree with the ideas shared by the students about “examination”? Really amazing!

परीक्षा

परीक्षा एक कसौटी है, हमें उसपर खड़ा उतरना चाहिए।

हमे हमेशा सकरात्मक सोच रखनी चाहिए।

हमें पढ़ाई से भागना नहीं चाहिए।
पढ़ाई चाहे २ घण्टे करो या ४ घण्टे करो, यदि आप पढ़ाई मन से नहीं करते तो पढ़ाई व्यर्थ
है.

हमें परीक्षा का महत्व समझाना चाहिए।

हमारे मन में परीक्षा का डर नहीं होना चाहिए।

हमें परीक्षा की तयारी बोझ समझ के नहीं करनी चाहिए बल्कि
इसे उत्साहपूर्वक व् पूरी लगन के साथ करनी चाहिए।

परीक्षा में काम अंक प्राप्त होने पर दुखी नहीं होना चाहिए। हमें अच्छे अंक प्राप्त करने के लिए
खूब मेहनत करते रहना

चाहिए।

हमें परीक्षा में कम अंक लाने पर दुखी नहीं होनी चाहिए, बल्कि उससे प्रेरणा लेनी चाहिए। हमें किसी
विषय से दूर नहीं भागना चाहिए। हमें अपने कमजोर विषय को मजबूत विषय बनाना चाहिए।

हमें ज्ञान प्राप्ति के लिए पढ़ना चाहिए, न कि अंक प्राप्ति के लिए क्योंकि अगर हमें सही ज्ञान की
प्राप्ति होती है तो अंक अपने आप आएगा।

पूरी लगन व् अपनी क्षमता से परीक्षा की तैयारी करनी चाहिए। अंक अपने आप आएंगे।

हमें प्रश्न को ध्यान से पढ़कर व् सोच समझकर उत्तर देना
चाहिए।

परीक्षा देते समय हमें अपना आत्म विश्वास व् आत्म अनुशासन
बनाये रखनी चाहिए।

यह जीवन बहुत मुश्किल से पाए है हमें अपने जीवन में हमेशा अच्छा सोचना चाहिए व् कुछ अच्छा करने की चाहत रखनी चाहिए।

Low confidence in Math subject during
the exam is common phenomena with board aspirant students. Students often
commit silly mistakes in the final exam. Mathematics demands consistent
practice and comprehensive conceptual knowledge to score good marks in the
board examination. Peer assessment helps one another student to identify his
own mistakes on the answer sheet which happened intentional or
un-intentionally.

Generally board aspirant solve “Math’s
Sample Paper” before the final board examination to have a command on
Mathematics. In fact it helps students to develop habit of solving actual
question paper comfortably and students get answers of exam related following queries like (a) how to solve paper
in within three hours (b) what are the common mistake occur during the
examination (c) how to solve difficult question (d) which section should be
start 1^{st} in the examination (e) what should student do when s/he
feels inability to solve a particular problem (f) what are other common
mistakes which a student commits in the examination in Math (g) how to do time
management (h) what are common ideas to overcome difficulties and score good
marks in Math.

For finding the root cause of these
above mentioned problems, we initiated sample paper practice programme in an
artificially created exam center. We were stick with time only. There was no
invigilator in the classroom to help students. Students have to solve paper in
3 hours. We asked our students to do peer assessment of solved sample paper for
45 minutes and instructed mathematics teacher for evaluating their students’
answer sheet. We asked each student to discuss his/her problems while s/he was
solving Math’s’ sample paper.

We find some common problems with each
and every student which we listed here. These are as following

Problems

Description/reason of problem

Conceptual problem

Solving mathematical problem in wrong way due to lack
of comprehension

Calculation problem

Wrong calculation, jump over final answer

Language problem

Faced problems in mathematical tricky question

Formulas problem

Forget formula/written another formula

Theorem problem/Essential situation
for theorem

Confused in theorem, do not write essential situations
of theorem

Construction problem

Write mathematical construction in incorrectly

Unit problem

Wrong calculation, over calculation, leave calculation,
jump on final calculation

Diagram/Figure

Habit of drawing wrong figure and diagram, putting
wrong values

Specific problem in probability,
statics,

Question asks to solve ‘mean’- student proved mean,
medium, modeConfused in probability based question(what to do)

Presentation on answer sheet

Habit of leave question Incomplete/half done/half done
then cross whole derivations/steps, over writing,

Time Management

Giving so much time on 1-3 marks questions, trying to
solve a single question 2-3 times/focus on single question

Generally 20-30%, Mathematics questions are tricky and also
require elaborate steps during solving these questions. In fact students commit
many mistakes due to their wrong attitude towards the subject. Either we
consider Math paper too easy or we create havoc on ourselves for its
complexity. It is observed during peer assessment that students become excited
when they find math’ question paper is easy which finally leads to silly mistakes like missing steps, simple calculation
errors etc, or they become unnecessarily nervousness and fearful. Mathematician
feels that students commits mistakes in mathematics due to lack of Practice, lack of concentration, exam
fear and pressure, mental tiredness, limited time and an effort to solve
questions quickly.

How to Avoid Mistakes for Scoring Good Marks in Math

Magical Tips and Trick Only for You Because It is only You Who Have to Implement It

Relax and Be Confident– If you consider above written points, integrated in your mathematics learning process and indeed, you have studied reasonably; have been doing practice prescribed math syllabus consistently and continuously; you will shine like star in Mathematics. Last but not least cheer yourself and use your presence of mind, your logic and of course your common sense and your firm faith in God…………… If you are ———————————————————–! Mathematics is not more complex than your firm determination and your hard work. Mathematical complexity melts in the hand of hard worker. If you are!

What things and ideas help student to have command in Mathematics and to
score good marks in the examination? What do you think? Consider yourself
before giving following points answer

A Big speech by a mathematics expert in the classroom

A Big lecture by your mathematics teacher in the classroom

A void promise made by students to score well in the examination

Students’ never ending story of their confusion

Watching most viewed Video Lecture series on “YouTube and Other Online Resources”

Learning mathematical formulas during an academic session and time to time revision of those formulas

Solving theorem mentioned in different unit i.e. Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus to clarify all doubts and develop better comprehension

Having knowledge of different diagrams and different mathematical derivations

Solving mathematical sums by own

Taking help from Mathematics teacher to clear your doubts

Practicing different mathematical problems actually on paper regularly and tirelessly

Solving board based ‘Sample Paper’ by own for developing good command on different types of questions their language and pattern and learning time- management skill to solve all mathematical sums correctly during examination

Without practicing mathematical sums on the paper; having firm faith in God that Miracle may happen during the exam and you will solve all questions paper without any problem and secure good marks without hard work

Did you get the answer of these questions i.e. (a) How to learn math? (b) How to study mathematics for exams? (c) How can we study math effectively? (d) How to become good at math? (e) How can we understand math very well? (f) How do we prepare Mathematics for board exam?

Mathematics an Amazing Subject

Mathematics is the most interesting and amazing subject. Mathematics may be
appearing tough for a lazy and idle person but it is a big weapon for a
rational thinker, and a hard worker who loves practicing math on regular basis.

Importance and Benefits – Having Command on NCERT Mathematics Book

Have you solved all the mathematical problems of NCERT book? Haven’t you.
No problem at all. 1^{st} focus on completing NCERT book syllabus
and revise them properly once and twice. Review last 10 years mathematics
question papers of board examination, you will find that all most
all questions belong to NCERT books; however language may differ from actual
question. Give priority to solving NCERT Mathematics book and then go for
other resource mathematics books available in the market.

Miracle Effect of Mathematical Formula in Learning Mathematics and Scoring Well in an Exam

Do you know total number of formula used in your NCERT books? Have you
tried to learn them? Have you collected those mathematical formulas at one
place? Haven’t you. Fine, now today collect all formulas at one place (may be
on chart paper, and main mathematics notebook). Can you revise it
regularly? Cannot you! Common wise students! There are hardly 40-50
mathematical formulas in your math’s book. You know yourself; several times you
have learnt so many big texts. Mathematical formulas contain digits and signs.
Isn’t it? It is easy to learn but strictly follow only one condition. Guess
What! It is very simple and effective, “Frequently and repeatedly revise
it and have fun in revising these formulas. Why? Because, we have to score high
marks in exam and small –small mathematical formula helps us to
solve mathematical problems very easily. Be stand in the line of highest
score achiever in Math. Common brilliant guys; you can do it.

Amazing Effect of Learning Mathematics Theorem in Developing Mathematical Comprehension and Scoring Well in an Exam

I solve all the theorem at home but I always forget in the examination
hall, said Rohit in a low tone during the “feedback session after solving
–Sample Paper of Math. 7/20 students shared same problems during that
interactive session with Math teacher and other expert members. How many times
you have tried to solve theorem or solved seriously? There are hardly 15-10
theorems are mentioned in the different unit of math text book. Can we not
learn these 15^{th }theorems? Can we? Is it a difficult task? Isn’t.
Yes we can learn 15 theorems in an academic year (180-230 days). You did not do
it till date; no problem at all. Do you have 10-20 days in our hand before your
exam? If the answer is “Yes”, we can start learning 15 theorems right
now. Cannot we. Common brilliant guys; you can do it. You have done
miracle in your life and learning hardly 15 theorems is in fact, an easy task
to do but remember one thing ‘nothing happens in our life magically’, every
single achievement is the result of firm decision to do it now and the result
of hard work we did to achieve it.

Are You Still Confused ?

Confused and full of low confidence students commit several mistakes in the examination hall. They miscalculate the mathematical formulas, solution of a mathematical problem, write wrong signs and symbols i.e. (+) addition instead of (-) subtraction, (X) multiplication instead of division (÷) or (×,≤, ≥,÷). So many students wrote wrong equation and put wrong formula during solving mathematical problems. Most of students solve only 60-70% of a mathematical problem and become confused in between the steps during an exam. It happens due to lack of language comprehension. Many students could not comprehend the question’s language. This is a sign of lack of practice.

Keys Points

Practice Questions of NCERT Mathematics Book

Remembering Mathematical Formulas of NCERT book

Have clear knowledge of different theorem

Avoid committing mistakes in “Units/Mathematical Signs & Symbols

Understanding Language, (Meaning/Expression) of Questions

Mathematics is an amazing subject, in fact, a subject of practice and wise student practices mathematical sums on paper with pen and pencil. Solving so many sample papers completely for 3 hours before the examination and solving different mathematical sums in an academic year helps students to become familiar with actual language of different types of questions.

Peer Assessment- Importance and Benefits for Effective Learning and Scoring Good Marks/Grades in Examination

What a wonderful moment! Nothing can be more effective
than “Peer Assessment” in the classroom. Students were evaluating solved sample
paper answer sheet of their classmates.
Each student evaluated other student’s answer sheet in true sprite. In
fact, teacher hesitates to share different level of student’s mistakes directly
with him. As teachers, we fear to share hard truth with student. We fear that
our open, and direct feedback can have adverse effect on students. Peer feedback has not adverse effect on
students; it has positive effect on students and they take as a challenge to
correct themselves for getting better score in the examination.

Peer assessment is an effective tool to impart quality
learning in the classroom. Students solved ‘Sample Paper of Social Science as
practice in the classroom. Students solved their question paper in 3 hours.
They exchanged their answer sheet and evaluated all the answer for 1 hour. It
was wonderful experience. They evaluated their peers answer sheets. Student’s observation was minute and precise.
Student gave feedback on widely covered mistakes i.e. from spelling mistakes to
sentence formation, and from formatting
problems to quality content (a) Richa has written 2 answer while question
consists of 1 mark. (b) Shreya has not given proper space between two words.
(3) Anjali has written two much answers for 3 marks question. (d) Anju has
written repeatedly same points.

Students minutely assessed their peer answer sheets. Ripunjay
has written wrong answer. Question no 23 was from economics (role of education
and women empowerment in economic development of a country) but she has written
answer from Political Science. We found out several points during “Peer
Assessment” Session. An alert learner will convert these shortcomings into great
outcome which will surely help board examinee to score good marks in Social
Science and other subjects. Students pointed out several mistakes of their
classmates during “Peer Assessment Session” which can be corrected and
implemented in other subjects also, since so many students committed very
common mistakes in their answer sheet.

Key points of Peer Assessment in Social Science:-

Language Problems- Accuracy & Fluency

Grammatical mistakes

Problem in sentence formation

Incomplete sentence

Meaningless sentence

Habit of writing long sentence i.e. without punctuation marks

Spelling mistakes

Habit of writing either /or while writing answer Lack of understanding the question language

Words limits (More than need/Very less content)

Either very less words

Or over the limit words

Habit of not writing precise answer

Inappropriate points in paragraph

Points written but without explanation ( however explanation required)

Lack of examples/Irrelevant examples/illustrations

Benefits of
Peer Assessment in Scoring Good Marks/Grades in Exam

Identifying Mistakes in Others Answer sheet and
sharing with same age group of learners, motivates all students to set a
benchmark for themselves and for improving their past mistakes in next attempt.

While listening to other mistakes from the same age
group of learners help them to indentify one’s own mistake. Peer assessment alerts all learners towards all possible
mistakes. Peer feedback awakes other learners that these types of
mistakes may be or may not be occurred by them during examination.

Students learn a lot when s/he finds his classmates
has written appropriate answer of a particular question. Peer gives feedback on
all positive and negatives aspects. Peer assessment provides learner an
opportunity to learn from mistakes as well as learn from quality content based
answer. They can learn following points – (a)
What is parameter of writing a good answer? (b) What are the common mistakes
which happen during examination? (c)
What are the basic mistakes which they can avoid during the examination?
(d) How to write a good answer?

Peer teaching and peer assessment impart impactful
learning experience in the classroom. Peer assessment makes himself alerts and
aware while finding out the loopholes/mistakes in other’ answer sheet. Suppose,
Mr. Sameer checked Ms. Garima answer sheet and pointed out that Ms. Garima has
not written appropriate example in question number 7 and in question number 24,
she wrote irrelevant points. Will this
observation help Mr. Sameer/Garima and other classmates in writing correct
answer? Of course, it does not only help Garima but also whenever Sameer will
attempt to write answer of question type (24), she will try to write relevant
points.

Peer assessment provides learning platform in a friendly environment. Students can laugh on other student’s silly mistake but at inner core student also understands that s/he may also commit same mistake. Generally it is observed that student learns his best when s/he feels something without any pressure.

Effect of Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Students – How to become an exam warrior

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today, interacted with
students, teachers and parents, as part of Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 at
Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi. Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi
discussed core issues related to life of students, teachers and parents during
the examination and all stakeholders’ pre and post examination effect. Is a
person’s life more than one examination? What are essential issues that should
be taken utmost care by students, teachers and parents?

We organized an open discussion in the class with all
students after Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0. Students came up with rational ideas and
answers. Positive effect of Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 can be felt in the
eyes of students. Everyone felt a positive spark in the eyes of students.

We asked them to summarize today’s interaction of honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi with students, teachers and parents community from all over the world. Today so many students brought it–

Each and every student tried to interpret his own way the Prime Minister’s interaction with students from different corner of the world. One thing was very clear that each student was mesmerized by the outcome of the discussion in “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0”. When I was going through students summary/keys points of their learning in “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0”, they might be written grammatically incorrect but they were fully satisfied with the discussion points of the Prime Minister. Every student imprinted some of final dialogue of “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0” i.e. लक्ष्य ऐसा होना चाहिए जो पहुंच में हो लेकिन पकड़ में न हो निशान चूक जाएं तो माफ हो सकता हैं लेकिन निशान नीचा हो तो कोइ माफी नहीं. निराशा में डूबा हुआ समाज या व्यक्ति किसी का भला नहीं कर सकता इसीलिए आशा और अपेक्षा अनिवार्य होती है। जो सफल लोग होते हैं, उन पर समय का दबाव नहीं होता है। ऐसा इसलिए क्योंकि उन्होंने अपने समय की कीमत समझी होती है। “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0” has magical effect on each and every student. We hope that student will impart these life learning lesson for the prosperity of self, society and nation.

The
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today, interacted with students, teachers
and parents, as part of Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 at Talkatora Stadium, New
Delhi. Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi discussed core issues
related to life of students, teachers and parents during the examination and all
stakeholders’ pre and post examination effect. Is a person’s life more than one
examination? What are essential issues that should be taken utmost care by students,
teachers and parents?

A successful
person sets up a standard for himself. It is essential in life.

प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने कहा कि कसौटी कसती है, कसौटी कोसने के लिए नहीं होती है. जीवन में हर पल कसौटी का होना बहुत जरुरी है, कसौटी बुरी नहीं होती, हम उसके साथ किस प्रकार के साथ deal करते है उसपर depend करता है। हमें जी- जान से मेहनत
करते रहना चाहिए व् अपने आपको को अपने कसौटी पे तौलते रहना चाहिए. जिंदगी का मतलब ही होता है गति। जिन्दगी का मतलब ही होता है सपने। परीक्षा
बुरी नहीं होती है परीक्षा एक अवसर होता है. इसे उत्सब के जैसा मनाना चाहिए. यह अपने
सामर्थ्य को परखने का एक सुनहरा अवसर है. हमें ज्ञान प्राप्ति करते रहना चाहिए ,
अंक खुद व् खुद आयेंगे. आपके भीतर अपने ऊपर विस्वास होना चाहिए. आप यह सोचे कि मैं
एक येसी स्थिति पैदा करूँगा —-अगर आपने एक बार जीतना तय कर लिया है तो जीत तय है.
विजयी निश्चित है.

अपेक्षा व् आशा

Expectations
are essential….we can’t be living in an atmosphere of despair and
unhappiness.
When people have aspirations from a person, it
is good. Clarity of thought and conviction are essential.

जीवन में अपेक्षा और आशा एक नयी उर्जा प्रदान करता है. अपेक्षाओ
को पूरी करने के लिए खूब मेहनत करते रहना चाहिए. प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने कहा कि अपेक्षाओं के बोझ में हमें दबना नहीं
चाहिए। अपेक्षाओं को पूरा करने के लिए अपने आपको सजा करना चाहिए। अपेक्षा आवशयक
होती है। अपेक्षा की वजह से ही हमे कुछ ज्यादा करने की इच्छा होती है। निराशा में डूबा हुआ समाज या व्यक्ति किसी का भला नहीं कर सकता
इसीलिए आशा और अपेक्षा अनिवार्य होती है। आप अपनी तुलना अपने पुराने रिकॉर्ड से कीजिए, आप competition अपने रिकॉर्ड से कीजिए, आप अपने रिकॉर्ड ब्रेक कीजिए, आप अगर खुद के
रिकॉर्ड ब्रेक करेंगे तो आपको कभी भी निराशा के गर्त में डूबने का मौका नहीं आयेगा

लक्ष्य का निर्धारण-लक्ष्य ऐसा होना चाहिए जो पहुंच में हो लेकिन पकड़ में न हो

लक्ष्य हमेशा बड़ा होना चाहिए. पीएम मोदी ने कहा कि लक्ष्य हमारे सामर्थ्य के साथ जुड़ा
होना चाहिए और अपने सपनों की ओर ले जाने वाला होना चाहिए। उन्होंने एक कहावत के द्वारा
समझाया किनिशान
चूक जाएं तो माफ हो सकता हैं लेकिन निशान नीचा हो तो कोइ
माफी नहीं, लक्ष्य एसा होना चाहिए जो
पहुंच में हो लेकिन पकड़ में न हो। जब हमारा लक्ष्य पकड़ में आएगा तो उसी से हमें
नए लक्ष्य की प्रेरणा मिलेगी।

टेक्नोलॉजी का सदुपयोग

Technology should lead to expansion of the mind
and as a means to innovate.

हमें टेक्नोलॉजी का सदुपयोग करना चाहिए. टेक्नोलॉजी का उपयोग अपने सामर्थ्य
बढ़ोतरी के लिए करनी चाहिए. खुले मेदान में खेलना ये जीवन का हिस्सा होना चाहिए और बच्चो
को टेक्नोलोजी की सही दिशा में ले जाना चाहिए।

कैरियर का चुनाव

क्या आप अपने पसंद –नापसंद के बारे में जानते है?क्या आप अपने पसंद के काम के लिए कुछ करते है?

करियर चुनाब में सबसे बड़ी समस्या खुद का भ्रमित होना होता है. मुझमे खुद अपनी क्षमता , अपनी दक्षता व् अपनी काबिलियत पहचानने का गुण हो. मै क्या करना चाहता हूँ और मै क्या अच्छे से कर सकता हूँ वो मुझे पता हो. हमारे मन में स्पष्टता होनी चाहिए. आपके शिक्षक इसमें बड़ी मददं कर सकते है क्योंकि आपके शिक्षक आपको बहुत दिनों से जानते है. अपनी क्षमता के आधार पर ही कैरियर का चुनाव करना चाहिए. इस काम में दूसरों से मदद लेने में हमसब को हिचक नहीं होनी चाहिए.

समय का सदुपयोग

जो सफल लोग होते हैं, उन पर समय का दबाव नहीं होता है। ऐसा इसलिए क्योंकि उन्होंने अपने समय की कीमत समझी होती है। हर इन्सान के पास २४ घंटे ही होते है. जरुरत है आत्मवलोकन की -सही दिशा में व् सही समय पर कार्य सम्पादित करने की. जिस दिन आप यह सोच लेंगे कि हम अपने समय को बर्बाद न होने दूंगा उस दिन से आप नित नयी उंचाईयों को पाएंगे.

School Toppers’Tips and Tricks for Scoring Good Marks in CBSE Board Examination in an Interactive Session with Board Appearing Students

Read ‘History’ like story a book. We should read and comprehend ‘History’ like story, Said Tannu with 10^{th} Class board appearing students. Parent, teacher, and principal share exam tips with students i.e. how to score good marks in different board exams on the basis of their experience and feedback given by students. In fact, the student who appeared in board exam and scored more than 95 % marks in almost all subjects , his/her real life problems, struggles before the exam and during the exam, her techniques to overcome different level of hurdles can sound good for the appearing students of board exam. It was, indeed a great interactive session with last year CBSE Board Exam School toppers Ms. Tannu and Ms Laxmi with board appearing candidates.

This interactive session with school toppers provided students a great opportunity to share and discuss their enormous problems and clarify their doubts to Ms. Tannu and Ms Laxmi. Board appearing candidates asked so many tricky questions i.e. (a) what should be study before the exam? (b) How to cover the entire syllabus during the examination?

Interactive session with last year CBSE Board Exam School toppers Ms. Tannu and Ms Laxmi was organized basically for the benefits for board appearing candidates i.e. to discuss some of the problems which might be faced by them during preparation and to build students’ self confidence.

Ms. Tannu and Ms Laxmi scored more than 95% percent marks in CBSE board exam. Laxmi scored 98% in Science in 10^{th} class board exam. Both the students were hard working and practiced well before the board examination. Students questioned on different aspects and Ms. Tannu and Ms Laxmi tried to answer students’ questions. Their answers were very authentic and based on real life experience. It will be worth enough to discuss a few tips and techniques discussed in the interactive session.

How to score good marks in English/Hindi? How to identify the speaker in Julius Caesar? How
to score good marks in novel section?

Both toppers were agreed on common points that literature and reading comprehension passage do not put a bigger challenge before students but we should focus on developing writing skill continuously. We used to write letter, article and story ever since beginning of new session which gave us confidence during examination. We used to do proper practice of ‘reading comprehension’ and frequently used to practice integrated grammar questions. We should do intensive practice of writing skill and grammar section to score good marks. Laxmi said, “ Write your answer in good handwriting/legible”.

How to study Science during examination to score good
marks? How to remember diagrams I.e. drawing and leveling? What types of
questions come in last 2 chapters of Biology and how to attempt those
questions?

Laxmi suggested that “read and develop comprehension line by line of NCERT book”. Laxmi scored 98% in Science in CBSE Board 10^{th} class exam. She insisted that if student’s concept is clear i.e. how digestion process occurs in body, s/he will draw diagram and level it without any problem. We should focus on solving numerical of Physics and equation of Chemistry to score good marks in board examination. Tannu reinstated that reading NCERT books as many times as you can help to develop proper comprehension. We should not focus on individual author’s book during examination. Of course it develops deep understanding; however NCERT book gives you precise knowledge about complete syllabus.

How to study Social Science during examination? How to
do revision during examination? What should be the next step if we stuck with a
question in mathematics?

Tanu said to students,” Read History like a story”.Read the chapter as many times as you can; try to develop comprehension of text – reading only for the sake of reading will not help you in the examination…..reading with comprehension is crucial point to get good marks in Social Science. We should revise Social Science in Gap days during the examination. I have scored 96% in Social Science and of course, I wrote point wise answer in the board examination. We should not try to copy other notes and read extra help book before the examination. Understanding of text, proper revision in an interval and practice of sample paper will help in scoring good marks.

How to get good marks in mathematics? How to solve trigonometry
section properly? How to manage time while solving complex mathematical
problems during board exam?

Mathematics is very interesting subject, if a student practices mathematical problems regularly. Formula, derivation and conceptual understanding of theorem help student to score good marks in math. It is always wise decision to remember the formula of trigonometry. Students should practice examples of R.S Agrawal in Trigonometry Section. We should not delay or leave a question un-attempted during an examination. It is wise to attempt question and tries to solve it step by step. If you stuck in a mathematical problem – do step by step and leave it incomplete if you are unable to solve at that moment. Firstly, we should attempt last section of mathematics in the examination hall.

Both of students were very assertive and reminded so many times that we should not read new topics/books/notes during the examination. We should not delay any topics/points to read/learn at the examination time. We should learn and revise every topics mentioned in the prescribed syllabus well before examination. Ms. Tannu and Ms Laxmi advised all students to study a little more time before the examination so that they should cover all the important points and section of different chapters of different subjects. Students should trust heavily on NCERT books. Ample writing practice, solving different questions on paper, showing it to teachers and peers really help students to introspect and work on mistakes suggested by evaluators. Last but not the least they repeatedly reminded all students that ultimately “s/he has to study, do hard work, practice more and more (previous years sample papers) for developing more comprehension about different topics. Consistent study and concentration during study are more important than reading many hours without it.

Broadly, Social Science syllabus can be divided into 7 parts. When we analyze a chapter of Social Science, we find that a chapter consists of 7 main categories i.e

Wise students read lesson intensively and
develop a deep level of understanding in Social Science subjects “History,
Geography, Political Science and Economics”. Getting high score in board
examination heavily depends on comprehensive knowledge of different historical,
social, political and economic key points and issues along with learning
ability of “different terms, concept, days , dates and data, facts, figure
writers, explorer, thinkers, books and crucial core issues of past, current and
major challenges in near future.

How to develop a comprehensive knowledge in Social Science t? How can we score high marks in Social Science? What are the tips, tricks and strategies for getting good marks in social Science?

Sustainable Development, Green Revolution, Geo-thermal energy, Golden Quadrilateral

Geography

Power sharing, Legislative, Linguistic state, Family Laws, Mobilization, Social Movement

Political Science

Primary sector, Literacy rate, Underemployment, Demand deposits, Globalization, Per capita income

Economics

Tips to Score High Marks in This Section

This section is very easy
for students. Students learn important terms and key concepts word to word.
Generally, important terms and key concepts consist of 1 word to 30 words,
therefore it is very easy to learn and reproduce. Each student has own
technique to remember something for a long time, however there are two well
tried techniques help students to remember important key terms and concepts for
a long time.

1^{st} –
Repetition – learning key terms and key concepts so many times and reproducing
those points either in terms of re-writing or verbally representation so many
times

2^{nd} –
Revision – revising key terms and key concept frequently over a period of time
(7days/10 days/15 days/30 days

Wise students present
important terms and key concepts word to word as it is mentioned in the text
book. There is less space and opportunity for students to deviate from the
prescribed statement.

“Definitions and Descriptions of an Event and
Its Impact on Society, Nation and at World Level, “Characteristics of an
historical, cultural and economic event/incident/decision”,

“Classification & Differences between two
events/incidents/social issues/issues related to different systems”,

“Classification & Differences

Subject Wise

Difference between ‘Nationalism and Romanticism/Liberalism and Conservatism/Non-cooperation Movement and Civil Disobedience Movement

History

Difference between ‘Conventional and Non- Conventional Energy’/‘Agro-based industries and Mineral- based industries

Geography

Difference between ‘ Coming Together and Holding Together Federation, One Party System and Multiparty System, Democracy and Dictatorship/

Political Science

Difference between ‘ developed countries and developing countries, organized sector and un-organized sector, investment and foreign investment / Do you think the classification of economic activities into primary, secondary, and tertiary is useful? Explain how.

Economics

Tips to Score high Marks in this section:-

Be precise

Write points wise according to questions (words limits/limit points) and marks allotted for a specific question

Include and integrate related key words/key terms in your point

Give appropriate examples if it requires to include( Condition)

Do not repeat same points several-times

Remember the theory of ‘demand and supply’

Rajeev Ranjan

Read Valuable Related Articles- Exam Preparation Tips and Tricks

NCERT developed an integrated curriculum for class IX & X. Social Science syllabus appears quite lengthy for most of the students; however it is not lengthy but a comprehensive syllabus. Students score very high marks in CBSE board examination. Wise students complete CBSE prescribed syllabus on time. Intensive reading, better comprehension and better expression are keys for getting the highest score in Social Science.

How to score good marks in Social Science

Let first understand the objective of Social Science Curriculum for class IX & X

The main objective of Social Science Curriculum is to

Develop an understanding of the process of change and latest development

View different life perspectives in a wider context of time , space and place

Develop a comprehensive understanding of Indian and World Cultural, Historical, Economical and Societal development over a period of time (from ancient, medieval and modern time)

Develop a comprehensive understanding of its surrounding systems i.e. Function of Government, Elections, etc

A better understanding of question paper pattern and nature of questions lead to get high score in board exam. Social Science question paper consist four types of questions for evaluating different level of understanding. Social Science Question Paper has 27 questions in all.

Questions from serial number 1 to7 are very short answer type questions. Each question carries one mark. (1x 7=7)

Questions from serial number 8 to18 are 3 marks questions. ( words limit -80) (11x 3=33)

Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. ( words limit -100) (7x 5=35)

Question numbers 26 & 27 are map questions from History with 1 mark each. Question number 28 is map question of 3 marks from Geography. (2x 1=2)

For Q. Nos. 26, 27 and 28 (map based questions) one outline political map of India is provided. (3x 1=3)

Questions at Serial Number – 20, 22, 24 & 25 have Internal Choice. Students must attempt “any one option” out of the given in each of these questions.

Assessment & Evaluation Facts to Remember for Developing Better Understanding ,and Planning for Scoring High in Board Examination

Road Map of Social
Questions-Typology of Questions (Secondary School Curriculum)

Remembering (Knowledge based simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles, or theories; identify, define or recite information)- {20 %}

Understanding (Comprehension – to be familiar with meaning and to understand conceptually, interpret, compare, contrast, explain, paraphrase, or interpret information)-{20 %}

Application (Use abstract information in concrete situation, to apply knowledge to new situations, use given content to interpret a situation, provide an example, or solve a problem) -{26 %}

High Order Thinking Skills (Analysis & Synthesis – Classify, compare, contrast, or differentiate between different pieces of information, Organize and/or integrate unique pieces of information from a variety of sources) {20 %}

Creating, Evaluation and Multi-Disciplinary (Generating new ideas, product or ways of viewing things, appraise, judge, and/or justify) – {8 %}

Map Skill -{06 %}

Tips and Tricks for Scoring High in Social Science

Hard work is keys to
success. Scoring
high in board examination solely depends on student’s understanding of
different topics in his own language. Most of the key terms and concepts can be
correlated to daily life circumstances. Wise students correlate textual
knowledge with worldly knowledge.

Read the chapter thoroughly

Intensive reading helps students in developing a better understanding of the subjects. Contextual reading helps student to remember something for a long time, because key terms, definition, date and differentiation mentioned in the textbook with proper examples. Isolated learning of key terms and different crucial date confuse student at exam time.

Preparing own notes

Since, Social science is vast subject. Students need to develop a comprehensive understanding of complete syllabus. Wise students prepare own notes. It helps student to remember Social Science facts and figure, i.e. mind map, flow chart, pie chart, key points and key terms in simple way.

Practice board based
question paper

Generally, it has been observed that students learn key terms but when it comes to solve questions mentioned it question paper. They become confuse. A better understanding of question paper helps student to right specific content for specific question. Usually, board question paper evaluates students’ skill to remember facts, figure and dates (factual understanding), comprehension skill to interpret, compare, contrast, explain, paraphrase, or interpret information, question based on application evaluates students to use appropriate content for interpret a given situation, provide an example, or solve a problem, question based on HOTS to classify, compare, contrast, or differentiate between different pieces of information in unique way, generating new ideas based on given context/ correlating given context/integrating new ideas in developing good context with appropriate examples.

Write Appropriate Answer
with Relevant Key Words and Illustrations

Wise students develop own quality content in terms of writing appropriate words, relevant sentences and interpret a given situation with justifiable illustration. Learning is not enough if we could not express with suitable key words and keys points. The writing skill will develop only when student practices short questions, very long questions and HOTS question, shows his/her answer to the teachers and peers, takes real feedback, and correct his/her weak points in a next attempt. It is continuous process because (a) application based questions (b) long questions and (c) HOTS question demand appropriate precise content, fluency of ideas and accuracy of sentence.

Proper Practice of Maps

Map consists of 5 marks in paper. Proper knowledge of “Political as well as Physical Map” helps students to score high marks in Social Science. General students may or may not attempt Map questions; wise students learn properly the skill of “Location Identification and Labelling” different place, i.e. Major countries of First World War/ Nantes, Paris/ Allied Powers – France, England, (Russia), America (History) and India-States with Capitals, Tropic of Cancer, Standard Meridian National Parks : Corbett, Kaziranga, Ranthambor, Shivpuri, Kanha, Simlipal & Manas (Geography) on Map. It is quite technical. Practice location identification and lebelling it on proper map lead towards better understanding of different locations.

Deep
understanding with appropriate expression on Paper

Learning “Important Terms and Concepts”, “Important Days & Dates”, “Definitions and Descriptions of an Event and Its Impact on Society, Nation and at World Level, “Characteristics of an historical, cultural and economic event/incident/decision”, “Classification & Differences between two events/incidents/social issues/issues related to different systems in Social Science is essential needs but expressing facts, figure, data, data interpretation precisely and appropriately in another most crucial thing. Getting high score in Social Science is integration of understanding of facts and figure and expressing them appropriately.