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Exam School Student Worried or Become Wants to Be a Warrior- Their Perspective in Man Ki Baat

examination-tips and tricks

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 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


 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।

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Aim and Ambition-Wonderful and Amazing Ideas from School Students’ in Their “Mann Ki Baat”

Aim and Ambition in Students life

Aim of Life Wonderful and Amazing Ideas from School Students’ Mann Ki Baat

What do school students think about “Aim”?  Is it important to have aim in our life? What is right ways to achieve our aim?  We discussed with students from 5th class to 12th about “Importance, benefits and ways to achieve goal in our life” in an “open interactive session. 21st century students have wonderful and amazing ideas on “any of topic”; only educator needs to awake their senses. Here, it will be really worth enough to discuss 9 final crucial points shared by the students on above mentioned question i.e. what do they understand with the word “aim”. Wise teachers will try to maintain students’ positive vibes for their lifelong growth. 

लक्ष्य !

लक्ष्य  हमेशा बडा  चाहिए।

लक्ष्य ऐसा  होना चाहिए जो पहुँच में हो  पकड़ में नहीं हो

हमें खुद पर विस्वास होना चाहिए।

 हमें अपने लक्ष्य पर अटल होना चाहिए।   हमें परीक्षा से भयभीत  नहीं होना  चाहिए।

हमें अपने जीवन में एक लक्ष्य बनाना चाहिए।

हमें अपने लक्ष्य को बोझ नहीं समझना  चाहिए। 

हमें अपने बनाये लक्ष्य की प्राप्ति के लिए खूब मेहनत  करनी चाहिए।

हमें अपने लक्ष्य प्राप्ति के लिए एकाग्रता लानी चाहिए। 

लक्ष्य प्राप्ति के लिए खुद से लड़ना चाहिए न कि दूसरों से। 

The goal should always be big.

Goal should be in the reach that is not in the hand.

We must believe in ourselves.

 We must be firm on our goals. We should not be afraid of the exam.

We should make a goal in our life.

We should not consider our goal to be a burden.

We must work hard to achieve our goal.

We must bring concentration to achieve our goals.

To achieve the goal, we should fight with ourselves and with not others.

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।

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Math Study Tips and Tricks for Scoring Good Marks in Board Exam –15 Simple and Amazing Ideas to Learn Mathematics

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 1st 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, mode Confused 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 concentrationexam 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

Identify the nature/pattern of your mistakes in math’s/Spot/Finding out one’s own mistakes help to make specific strategies for specific problems 
Be familiar and friendly with mathematical formulas
Know how to use, when to use and where to use specific formula
Math Study Tips and Techniques
Math Study Tips
Math Study Tips for scoring Good marks in board exam

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!


Rajeev Ranjan

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Self Confidence Road to Success for School Students

What do school students think about “Self-Confidence?”

We conducted an “open interactive session with school students. Students from 5th class to 12th participated in this session. We asked several questions like

How does self confidence affect success? Why is self confidence important to success? Why is self confidence important for students? What are the benefits of being confident? Why students should be self confident?

 They shared lots of amazing ideas. We would like to lists some of the ideas shared by students.

आत्म विस्वास  व्  कठिन मेहनत  से लक्ष्य की प्राप्ति होती है। 

हमें अपने विचारों से भ्रमित नहीं होना चाहिए और अपने विचारों में स्पष्टता  रखनी चाहिए।

हमें अपनी तुलना किसी से नहीं करनी चाहिए क्योंकि सबके अपने अलग-अलग विचार होता हैकोई भी एक जैसा नहीं होता है.

हम सब के अंदर कोई ना  कोई क्षमता/खासियत होती हैउसे सही समय पर परखना व् प्रदर्शित  करते रहना चाहिए। 

हमें दूसरों के साथ नहीं स्वयं के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करनी चाहिए।

हमें खुद पर भरोसा और विस्वास होना चाहिए।

हमें अपनी जिंदगी में अनुशासन रखना चाहिए।

हमें किसी सवाल का जवाव सोच समझ कर देना चाहिए।

हमें जिस विषय में रूचि हो वही चुनना चाहिए।

हमें अपनी क्षमता और लक्ष्य के अनुसार काम करना चाहिए. 

हमें अपने अध्यापक पर विस्वास  करना चाहिए।

हमें दूसरों के विचारों का कद्र  करनी  चाहिए। हमें दूसरों के विचारों का सम्मान करना चाहिए।

हमें दूसरों की नक़ल नहीं करनी चाहिए. 

  हमें कुछ नया सिखने के लिए हमेशा संघर्ष करते रहना रहना चाहिए।

हमें अपने अंदर की गलतियों को सुधारना चाहिए। हमें दूसरों को गलतियाँ  बताने से पहले खुद के अंदर देखना चाहिए। 

हमें अनुशासन में रहना चाहिए।

Self-realization and hard work helps to attain the goal.

We should not be confused with our thoughts and should have clarity in our thoughts.

We should not compare ourselves with anyone, because everyone has his own ideas, nobody is the same.

All of us have some capacity / specialty, we should continue testing and demonstrating them at the right time.

We must compete with ourselves, not with others.

We must trust ourselves and have faith in our capability.

We should have discipline in our life.

We should understand the question before giving answer.

We should choose the subject; we are interested in.

We should work according to our capacity and goal.

We should trust our teacher.

We should respect others’ views/opinion.

We should not imitate others.

 We must always keep on struggling to learn something new.

We must improve our inner mistakes. We should look inside ourselves before telling others the mistakes.

We must stay in discipline.


We must not waste our precious time.

We should use time rationally.

If a person says that he does not have time, and then he lies because the time is not short, he himself does not use time in a systematic manner.

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Time Management Skill-School Students’ Perspective

Time Management Skill-What do students think-Benefits of Time Management

Every one of us repeatedly says, “Time is money, Be on time, Never become late, do not delay your work, complete your work on time”, but how many of us really respect the values of time” that is a question. Have we ever checked our children whether they understand the values of time or they are non- serious actors, know the importance of time in their life? Children are very active. They know the importance of time in their life. They have interesting experience of day to day life.

We asked our students to talk about “the importance of time” and “how to use time rationally to give the best result” in our life. We asked a number of questions to the students’ age group 6 to 14 for evaluating their “time management” skill. The interesting fact about this surveyed that they might (a) Not submitted home work on time (b) Not completed class work on time and (c) Have reached at bus stop a little late but of course, they know the values of time in their  life. 7th class student Deepika Yadav stated that time is a great resource, if we use it wisely; we can achieve our desired goal. Most surprisingly a 6th class girl child Shreya said in her own language, “The Time is very precious for us if the time has gone then we cannot bring the time back. (Shreya 2) Neha Singh stated same key point i.e. we cannot get the time back which we have lost no matter even if I lost a second in our life.

2-3 students amazingly illustrated “time- management skill” i.e.  If we will manage our time, it will make us rich and good person and if we will not manage our time than the time will make us poor person. (Nilabh). Talha realizes that you will not realize importance of time till you became 16 years old. Then we realize what a beautiful and interesting childhood I had. A person thinks that “he has a lot of time” at different phases of life i.e. childhood, as a high school student, as an adult and as a mature person but we regret all those moments of life which we could not use it properly.  Kshitij connected failure in examination (class test, annual examination) with time management skill and stated that If you do work on time no one will fail you” If you will save your time it is good for you for your life. Further he added that managing time efficiently determines the success of students. Kriti a classmate of Kshitij shared same points with a little changed expression. She said that students’ successes in study depend much on managing time efficiently. Most of students agreed on rational use of available time in day to day life. Ansh stated that God gave us a beautiful life to see the world and to know about the world. He insisted that time is the biggest gift from God for us. So we should save time. Mohit insisted on self-discipline on managing time efficiently. He said, “Self-discipline is the key to manage time rationally”.

Most of the students were in favour of making a time table for efficient use of available time. They shared common points i.e. (a) Make a time table (b) Follow that time table which you have made (c) Should study, play, entertain yourself but on given time which you have mentioned in your time table. 

Children are intelligent; only we need to enrich them with wise tips and techniques for using time wisely and rationally for better outcomes.

Rajeev Ranjan

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Math Study Tips and Tricks-How to Score Good Marks in Mathematics in Board Exam

Math Study Tips and Tricks

Love me or hate me; I will remain forever in your life. I am mathematics; “Life is incomplete without me”. Rajeev Ranjan

Life is full of addition, deletion, multiplication, division and supposition.    Mathematics teaches us ways of living a happy, prosperous and rational life. Can we imagine a good life without math? Cannot we! Rajeev Ranjan

Self Assessment – Think Over

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

  1. A Big speech by a mathematics expert in the classroom
  2. A Big lecture by your mathematics teacher in the classroom
  3. A void promise made by students to score well in the examination
  4. Students’ never ending story of their confusion
  5. Watching most viewed Video Lecture series on “YouTube and Other Online Resources”
  6. Learning mathematical formulas during an academic session and time to time revision of those formulas
  7. Solving theorem mentioned in different unit i.e. Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus to clarify all doubts and develop better comprehension
  8. Having knowledge of different diagrams and different mathematical derivations
  9. Solving mathematical sums by own
  10. Taking help from Mathematics teacher to clear your doubts
  11. Practicing different mathematical problems actually on paper regularly and tirelessly  
  12. 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
  13. 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. 1st 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 15th 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.

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

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.

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15 Examination Preparation Ideas Tips and Tricks for School Students

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How to score good marks in board exam/School Toppers Tips and Tricks for School Students

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 10th 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 10th 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 10th 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.

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