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Letter to Students from CBSE New Delhi for Board Appearing School Students

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Dear Children,

You never realize what you have until its gone. A chocolate pastry is a good example, but here we mean the joys of your schooling years. While 18,27,472 of you who are taking the Xth Board exams will continue on your journey of discovery and exploration in school, for 12,87,359 of you who are taking the XIIth Board exams, there are higher institutions of learning awaiting your knock on their doors.

School for sure denotes typical stuff, like a campus, classrooms, teachers, subjects, sports, art, the wall magazine, friends, homework, projects, tests,…and what not. But most of all it is the place where we learn how to learn. The schooling years are the best years for scholarship and education because our Hard Disc space (to use a metaphor) is the most receptive in these years. School is the place where you let your mind’s Web Browser loose and driven by your inquisitiveness, hard work and hunger for knowledge, knowingly or unknowingly, you Download several competencies and life skills. There are Messengers (mentors) to help you identify the Spams, if any, and the Bandwidth of learning is fast and vast. School is perhaps the one place in life where the Auto-correct, Backspace, Pause, Shift or Delete options are abundant and add value to your education.

At the end of a school level, secondary or senior secondary, it is the rigour of the board exams and the way you prepare for it, that makes you ready to face the multiple challenges that might come your way in your adult life. You are now at exactly that penultimate stage, where you are trying your best to Firewall all distractions and concentrating on studying for your exams. However, we can sense in you some apprehensions about whether you will rise up to various expectations – yours and of others. We also feel that you are seeking meaning in what you are doing and are anxious about what the future holds for you, while questioning what exams are all about, and why the fun and games have to temporarily go to Random Access Memory.

Well, at this very moment too, while studying hard for the exams, you are actually building your character and weaving meaning into your lives. John Gardner had a way with words and this is what he had to say – “Meaning is not something you stumble across, like the answer to a riddle or the prize in a treasure hunt. Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of the experience of humankind as it is passed on to you, out of your own talent and understanding, out of the things you believe in. The ingredients are there. You are the only one who can put them together into that unique pattern that will be your life. Let it be a life that has dignity and meaning for you. If it does, then the particular balance of success or failure is of less account.”

Contd.2/- -2- These exams are therefore not a measure of success or failure. They are like URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) of your life, that are meant to help you locate the real possibilities and resources that lie within you, by optimising the knowledge Search Engine inside you. The ‘future you’ will not even remember the marks you will get in these exams, but this unleashing of your own highest potential and capabilities and the voyage you undertook for learning, will be etched in your memory forever. Be unstoppable in your flight towards the ‘future you’.

Meanwhile, we at CBSE, wish you a life of learning; we wish you a life filled with curiosity, creativity, care and packed with meaning. May the days that you spend working hard for exams be the Routers for a beautiful and fulfilling life.

You are unique. Pour your uniqueness into every aspect of your life, including the way you prepare for and deal with exams. Face (your) Books. Insta your studies. Do your best. Stay sharp. You were born to be awesome, not perfect! All the very best to all our #studentunstoppables!

Team CBSE

13th February, 2019

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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.

Rajeev Ranjan

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Tips and Tricks to Score 100% Marks in English Literature Section C Class 10/Exam Preparations Techniques to Get Good Marks

Tips and Tricks to Score 100% Marks in English Literature Section C Class 10

English Literature section is an interesting section in board examinations. Most of students assume that they will perform well in this section. A large number of Indian English Language teacher organize ‘literature’ oriented classroom; they spend a lot of time on “reading” ‘explaining text’ and dictating exercise based questions. It is observed that English language teacher leaves extensive activities based on ‘writing skill, grammar, listening and speaking’ and asks student to do its own. English Language Teaching is an integrated task where we need to distribute our teaching time equally to “Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skill”.

Naturally, students feel very comfortable in short answer types questions i.e. questions word length 30-40 words carrying 2 mark, however questions based on “read the extract and answer based on given text” demands intensive “reading skill” and adequate practice before the examination to score 4/4. Most of students score an average marks(may be 5/8, 6/8) in long answer types questions in about 100-120 words carrying 8 marks and also the question based on prescribed novel text for extended reading in about 200-250 words carrying 10 marks.

What are the objective of assessment and evaluation of Language and Literature Section?

Recalling, reasoning, textbook appreciating, applying literary conventions, extrapolating, illustrating and justifying, extracting relevant information, identifying the central theme and sub-themes, understanding the writer’s message and write fluently….(Secondary School Curriculum 2018-19)

Question Type 1- Read the Extract Given from prescribed textbook

Question paper consists two questions (a or b) based on “Read the Extract”. Students need to attempt only one question out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play. This question evaluates student’s skill “reference to context”. There are 4 questions (a, b, c, d); mainly questions evaluates students global comprehension and textual interpretation skill i.e. what does the speaker mean, whom is he addressing/why was —— /find out the synonyms/antonyms/which qualities/explain the statement/explain the term ‘the sleeping countryside’/ What does ‘ glance’ imply in the given lines?

Tips for Student for Scoring Full Marks  :-

  1. Identify the Name of Lesson
  2. Identify the Name of Author/Poet/Dramatist
  3. Read the given extract carefully
  4. Identify key words/key concept
  5. Identify the speaker/character
  6. Recall the theme of poem/prose lesson
  7. Recall the context of the lesson/poem/play

Question Type 2 – Short Answer Type Questions from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET /Literature Reader

Generally, this section consists of 4-5 questions to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each, 2×5 = 10 marks/ 2×4 = 8 Marks). Usually, most of the students score 8/8, 10/10 in this section. This section is easy in comparison to ‘read the extract’ section since English Language Teacher focuses so much on this section during academic session.

Question Type 3- Long Answer Type Questions FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET

In fact, long types question demands a lot of practice, creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts. General student scores 6/8 due to lack of poor content, logical development of paragraph, accuracy of sentences etc.  This question expects a student to be more factual, practical and vigilant before writing answer. Wise student scores 8/8 if his answer reflects meaningful points (based on factual comprehension and global comprehension of the text), proper development of ideas, sequential and chronological development of ideas, better illustration and explanations. This question presents tough and thoughtful challenges for brilliant student. This question also puts a challenge before evaluator to be more alert and do justice with student.

Question Type 4- Very Long Answer Type Questions from’ Extended Reading Text’

This question slightly differs from question type 3.Basically this question is based on theme or plot involving interpretation, inference and character i.e. “In the life of Helen Keller, Ms. Anne Sullivan acts as an inspiration behind her extraordinary life. Justify with suitable instances from the text”/ Give a pen portrait of Dr. Alexender Graham Bell/ What are Anne’s views about the Laws that restrict the Jews’ freedom / Why was Helen withdrawn from the Gilman School and how did she further pursue here education/ What happened as a result of the plagiarizing incident for Helen? What was the effect of this event on her life?(CBSE, 2017, 2018)

Tips for students for Scoring Full Marks in Long Answer Type Questions

Generally if a question carries 8 marks then the teacher gives marks on the basis of following criteria:-

Content- 4 Marks (precise, concise, specific, exact, accurate, details, summarizing, illustrious, relevant examples, creative thoughts, logical and judicious points related to the topic)

Fluency -2 Marks (Development of ideas in sequence, chronological order, flow of thoughts in right order)

Accuracy- 2 Marks (Grammatical Accuracy-Meaningful sentence, Spelling)

If a question carries 10 marks then the evaluator gives marks on the basis of following criteria:-

Content- 6 Marks (precise, concise, specific, exact, accurate, details, summarizing, illustrious, relevant examples, creative thoughts, logical and judicious points related to the topic)

Fluency -2 Marks (Development of ideas in sequence, chronological order, flow of thoughts in right order)

Accuracy- 2 Marks (Grammatical Accuracy-Meaningful sentence, Spelling)

Evaluator follows the marking scheme formula which is given by the board. Teacher evaluates Question Type 3, 4 answers on the basis of “Content, Fluency and Accuracy”. Broadly speaking, a general students attempt all the questions of ‘Literature Textbook and Supplementary Reading Text’ Section C but it is very hard to score more than 23-24 out of 30 marks. The basic difference among different types of learners occur due to 1 mark in ‘extract reading text’ and 4-5 marks in Question Type 3, 4 because getting full marks demands a lot of writing practice, quality content, fluency of thoughts and accuracy in sentence pattern. Wise students works a lot and do writing practices for long answer questions. They develop good writing skill by taking real feedback from peers, friends and teachers. Writing 200-250 words in an exam is not an easy task but surely it is possible with adequate practices, well textual understanding, proper use of key words and key terms,  proper description  of different character and events, relevant illustrations and own perspective for a specific situation.   

Wise students learn the art of planting, cutting, watering and doing other activity from a gardener and sculpture artist who makes a beautiful statue by giving days and nights with full dedication. Developing writing skill demands skill of a painter/sculpture artist who works hard without any complain. When a student writes so many articles, essays, letters, story and other genres continuously, showing these genres to other friend, classmates and teacher and  takes regular feedback for her/his weak points. Extensive reading skill and intensive writing habit help students to incorporate key words and key term in their writing. Only one thing should be remember that our writing should be so specific, concise and creative for expressing the correct message to the reader. 

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How to Get Good Marks in English Board Exam/Tips to Score 100% Marks in Writing Section/Essay Writing/Letter Writing/Report Writing Skill

Examination Preparation Tips

Writing skill demands a great patience, a lot of practices and will power to edit your own written text, arranging it properly and systematically for writing a meaningful sentence and developing a meaningful paragraph. This is in fact, beautiful art to draw attention to the reader without being present at that time for explaining, actually what have you written and what message do you wish to convey to your reader. It fact, writing a meaningful paragraph depends on the practices you do before the final examination. Teacher does not know the identity of student; s/he only knows what is written in the answer sheets. S/he interprets and evaluates what has been written actually.

Getting good marks in any board examination in “writing section” heavily depends on the way a student practices during an academic session. First of all, board students should consider the ‘question pattern of English Language Paper i.e.

  1. How many questions will consist in a question paper?
  2. How many types of questions i.e. Formal/Informal Letter, Story Writing, Essay Writing, Article Writing, Biography, Message, Notice Writing, Report Writing
  3. What are the prescribed words length and marking scheme for each and every question of ‘writing skill section’?

English Communicative (101)

Section B: Writing And Grammar                                                                                                     30Marks

Q. 3: Writing an Article/ Descriptive Paragraph (person/ place/ event/diary entry) in about 100-150 words based on visual or verbal cue/s. The questions will be thematically based on the prescribed books. (8 marks) Q. 4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150 – 200 words. (10 marks)

English Language and Literature (184)

Section B: Writing And Grammar                                                                                                            30Marks

Q 3: Formal letter complaint / Inquiry / placing order / Letter to the editor / article in about 100-120 words. The questions will be thematically based on the prescribed books. (8 marks) Q. 4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150-200 words. (10 marks)

What are objectives of Section B: Writing and Grammar?

Section B: Writing and Grammar consists of 5 questions. 2/5 questions are based on “writing skill” remaining 3 questions is based on Grammar. We will discuss in details of first 2 questions which is  based on writing skill.

Creative expression of an opinion, reasoning, justifying, illustrating, appropriate style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency, (Secondary School Curriculum)

Generally if a question carries 8 marks then the evaluator gives marks on the basis of following criteria:-

Content- 4 Marks (precise, concise, specific, exact, accurate, details, summarizing, illustrious, relevant examples, creative thoughts, logical and judicious points related to the topic)

Fluency -2 Marks (Development of ideas in sequence, chronological order, flow of thoughts in right order)

Accuracy- 2 Marks (Grammatical Accuracy-Meaningful sentence, Spelling)

If a question carries 10 marks then the evaluator gives marks on the basis of following criteria:-

Content- 6 Marks (precise, concise, specific, exact, accurate, details, summarizing, illustrious, relevant examples, creative thoughts, logical and judicious points related to the topic)

Fluency -2 Marks (Development of ideas in sequence, chronological order, flow of thoughts in right order)

Accuracy- 2 Marks (Grammatical Accuracy-Meaningful sentence, Spelling)

Writing style differs from one question to another question but what does not change that is writing a meaningful, well developed and well-structured paragraph in appropriate language based on (given inputs) literary points. Students need to plan, organize and present ideas coherently. Student uses wonderful ideas (given inputs) as an opportunity for him to get ready made ideas.   

How to Write a Good Paragraph – Writing Skill

How to Write a Letter -Writing Skill

Report Writing Skill

Wise students practice well before examination. Practicing different questions of ‘writing skill’ help to achieve different level of perfection and help students to score good marks. Generally it is observed in board examination that average students can score 14/18 but the best students’ fights for getting full marks in writing section.

Wise students learn the art of planting, cutting, watering and doing other activity from a gardener and sculpture artist who makes a beautiful statue by giving days and nights with full dedication. Developing writing skill demands skill of a painter/sculpture artist who works hard without any complain. When a student writes so many articles, essays, letters, story and other genres continuously, showing these genres to other friend, classmates and teacher and  takes regular feedback for her/his weak points.

Wise students try to write articles, story, report and letter on different topics for developing correct writing speed, good handwriting style and command of vocabulary.

Extensive reading skill and intensive writing habit help students to incorporate key words and key term in their writing. Only one thing should be remember that our writing should be so specific, concise and creative for expressing the correct message to the reader. 

Rajeev Ranjan

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Board Exam-How to Score High Marks-Important Tips for Students-Exam Preparation Tips and Tricks

Students,teacher, school management and parents are little worried about the board(CBSE, ICSE, CIE intermediate, advance level) examination. Students are worried too much. The giant question is “How to Prepare/How to Memories/How to Manage Time for All Subjects” etc. Experienced educator, capable parent and skilled researcher agree on one essential aspect of learning that complete knowledge of prescribed syllabus, proper planning and regular study throughout the academic session help a lot for getting good marks in annual/board examination. A wise student plans ahead for the examination based on his own capacity, capability and proficiency.

In several countries examination system heavily depends on the students’ performance in a scheduled annual/board examination.  Proper planning of a Student helps him to cope up all different types of examination related stress timely.Understanding of Question Paper Pattern is one the most crucial aspect forgetting good marks in board examination. The basic question arises that who will plan and how will chalk out the plan.

Having Knowledge of prescribed syllabus

Wise student develop a better understanding of prescribed syllabus in whole academic year with the help of self-study, teacher and in some case parent. Student covers all syllabuses without distinguishing between interested and non -interesting topic. There is nothing like interested and uninterested topics in prescribed syllabus. Examination expert sets question paper based on complete syllabus.

Having Knowledge of Question Paper Pattern

Wise student develops a better understanding of question paper pattern with the help of teacher. S/he tries to draw an outline of question paper i.e.

a.       How many questions will be there in a set of question paper?

b.       How many sections i.e. Section A, Section B will be there in a question paper?

c.       What will be weight-age of each question in different sections?

d.       What will be nature of questions in different sections?

e.       What is different typology of questions i.e. based on ‘remembering’, ‘understanding’,application etc?

f.        Will there be internal question choice in different sections?

g.       What are words length mentioned for each question?

h.       What is duration of examination?

i.         How s/he will attempt all the questions within prescribed exam time?

Having Knowledge of Nature of Questions Section wise

Wise student plans ahead on the basis of different types of questions mentioned in a section. Suppose that  Science will consist of 27 questions, however an internal choice will be provided in three questions of 3 marks each, two questions of 5 marks each and one question(for assessing the practical skills) of 2 marks.

Having Knowledge of Different Questions Typology 

Wise student essential needs to plan like question numbers 3 to 5 in Section B,  are of two marks. The word length of these questions will be about 30 words each. When a student prepares plan for writing these questions,she finds out that out of 3 questions in this specific section, one question will be based on ‘remembering’ (knowledge based on simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles, or theories, identity,define, recite, information) or in ‘Social Science’ question from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Out of 7 questions weight-age of 5 marks, word limit 100, 1 question will be based on Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), and 2 questions will be application based (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), 2 questions will be based on ‘understanding’ and another 2 questions will be based on ‘remembering’. 

Having Capability to Write Quality Content/Quality Answer

The most crucial point which a wise student remembers while planning that is typology of question i.e. based on Application, HOTS, and Multidisciplinary should be answered according to nature of question. The content of answer of these different types of questions change(choice of words, use of different types of sentence i.e. assertive sentence,descriptive sentence, factual sentence, comparative, data analysis,interpretation of data,  etc). Indeed, this helps wise students in developing concise, precise, accurate and detailed quality content purely based on the nature and demand of a particular question.

Having Skill to Manage Time Properly    

What do you think? If a student is very brilliant i.e. having command on subject, having clear concept , having vast knowledge on  nature of question paper etc but having very poor time managing skill; will s/he able to write all questions in a given time frame! Student cannot increase and decrease duration of examination. S/he can only develop skill of managing time wisely. Examination time is purely not Jio Internet Pack which we can buy even after finishing given value pack (1GB/2GB)on daily basis. Wise student plans for each and every section of question paper i.e.

a.       Total Time (Hour/Minutes) of Examination

b.       Time taken in other essential official work in the examination hall

c.       Total number of questions

d.       Consumed time on a question

e.       Complexity level of question

f.        Time for written answer revision

A wise student investigates, inquires and thinks over best planning, moreover s/he works on executing early discussed and developed plan in the examination hall forgetting good marks in board exam. S/he tries several times well before examination in terms of developing concepts, relevant illustration, writing skill and practicing different question paper. Practice and review of outcome will help each and every aspirant to achieve high score. So, be the first to do it! Will You—–

Rajeev Ranjan

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7 Tips and strategies by CBSE Toppers for scoring more than 90 percent in Class 10th and 12th-How?

Tips and strategies by CBSE Toppers for scoring more than 90 percent

Hard work, strong will power, confidence, caliber, discipline, determination and strong desire to achieve something great in life are keys to succeed in our life. What can be the demarcation line for being successful? Is it to get full marks? Is it to develop better understanding of prescribed syllabus? Is it to get admission in reputed educational institutions? CBSE New Delhi announced class 10th & 12th result a few days back. Thousands of students scored more than 95 marks. A number of students scored 100 percent marks in different subjects in all over India.  To score 100% marks is undoubtedly a great difficult task for anyone. Scoring 100% marks in any board, in any examination, and in any country is a result of discipline, determination and consistent hard work. Is it a mystery? Is it a myth or magic to get the highest marks?

When a student scores the highest marks in an entrance test, in a board examination, in a class test and in a competitive examination qualifier test, then several common questions strike in our mind i.e.

How did she/he plan for the test?

How did she/he prepare for the test?

How did she/he manage time for the test?

How did she/he study for the test?

What types of textual materials she/he reads for the test?

How did she/he prepare notes for the test?

What was the role of parents during study?

How did she/he handle examination stress and pressure?

A common man may have thousands of queries and questions about a successful man but one common characteristic behind every successful man is his zeal to work hard consistently. Each and every successful man endorses the beauty of consistent hard work. Students, school, teachers, parent and neighbors have high expectation for board result. Student works hard from day 1st at the beginning of new academic session. S/he has high expectation and high aspiration to achieve the highest score among thousands of students.

“Why”

Students work hard day and night to score good marks. In fact, an examination is not final destination for students; however it leads towards a goal to live a respectful life during the result time. Good result is a symbol of self respect. Good result boosts up student’s confidence. It is indeed a reward for his/her hard work and consistent attitude. Good result is instant energy for students, parents, schools, teachers and other society members. It is in fact positive rays for all other stakeholders. Life never ends after an examination, but surely its results have long lasting positive and negative impact on students and other stakeholders.  (परीक्षा के बाद जीवन कभी खत्म नहीं होता है, लेकिन निश्चित रूप से इसके परिणाम छात्रों और अन्य हितधारकों पर लंबे समय तक सकारात्मक और नकारात्मक प्रभाव डालते हैं। राजीव रंजन)

Learning is a complex phenomenon. Any learning demands self interests, inquisitiveness, positive attitude, agility, diligence and determination at any stages of life. If we want to achieve great score in an examination, we need to work hard from day 1st of a new academic session. We need to work on complete syllabus. Each and every subject’s lessons are equally importance so we should leave a learning topic untouched on the mercy of God. CBSE class 10th and 12th shared their wisdom on different occasion. Surely we can learn from these great performers. What do national level toppers think and how did they execute their planning for achieving highest marks in board examinations?

Complete “Syllabus”

Learning part and portion of a syllabus is incomplete way for an examination preparation. Syllabus is designed to cover in a certain period. Proper planning and execution of planning with the help of good study materials can help students to achieve good score. Good students study complete prescribed syllabus. They try to develop better understanding of complete syllabus. One of the CBSE class 10th topper SreeLakshmi said that there was no big secret to her method of preparation and that the ‘good-ol-completing’ the syllabus at the time was the trick was the only principle she stuck to. She added that she never deprived herself of breaks, music, and movies in order to focus on her studies. Sukriti Gupta (99.4%) from Delhi CBSE Topper Class XII 2016 advised to “follow NCERT books strictly, not fall into study 14 hours a day trap and not expect any last minute miracles”.

“Self study”

  

Basically there is no alternative to hard work. Proper time management and proper practice help an individual to feel the beauty of being a successful person. One of the toppers of class10th CBSE board examination Prakhar stated that he did not take any tuition. He believed in self study. He insisted that there is no need to study so many hours for scoring the highest marks only we need to study with full focus and concentration. Rimzhim Agarwal CBSE Topper Class X 2018 said she was expecting this “kind of result” since she had given her best and had good expectations for her scores. Through the year, she refrained from joining any tuition classes and opted for self-study at home.  Sreelakshmi G CBSE Topper Class X 2018 insisted that One needs to study from Day 1. Never rely on tomorrow and study every day. This was my main motto and this is how I motivated myself throughout the year. My school teachers were very helpful as they taught me everything with patience. I gave regular mock tests during the days leading up to my board exams.” Bhumi(99.4%) CBSE Topper Class XII 2017 stated in an interview “I was flexible with my routine. I used to study for 4-5 hours daily and revise my lessons regularly.” Aditya (99.2%) CBSE Topper Class XII 2017 shared his success mantra in an interview. He said, “”Dedication and commitment towards studies from the very beginning is important. You have to study hard and not leave it for the last 2-3 months before the exams.”  He said having a time-table and giving equal weightage to every subject are very important.

You don’t need tuition. Hard work and focus is enough, says Mohammad Ismat, CBSE, 12th Board, All-India Topper, 2012. Further he added “I did not take private tuition nor was my family able to afford expensive reference books. Instead I gained knowledge from library books and whatever I was taught inside the classroom. I think that, by itself, is enough for someone to do well in their exams. M Gayatri CBSE Topper Class XII 2015 (Delhi region) is a firm believer of doing self study. To get that kind of result Gayatri said she put in 6 hours of daily study, divided into 2 hours in the morning and 4 in the evening.

We can score high marks with consistent efforts. Self study is the best method of learning. It is complete one to one interaction to the self with the help of textbook. Self study helps us to develop an insight for the self and the syllabus.

Consistent Hard Work

Develop a habit for reading consistently for whole year; no matter even if only two hours in a day. I never find a miraculous person in my life who has achieved great result in an academic field by working hard at 11th hours of examination. Working very hard before an examination is completely destroying one’s self because magic happens with once and at once in millions of people, otherwise a person who studies consistently for whole academic year; s/he only creates wonder in life. A wise student studies rationally and practice well before an examination for a better result. Bhumi(99.4 %) CBSE Topper Class XII 2017 shared her success secret stating, “She never put herself under any kind of pressure “but remained focused on what I had to do. Consistent study is important. I never thought too much about the results. I knew I had put in hard work and was confident of doing well. My hard work has paid off”.

Planning and Preparation

Science student Nikhil Chaturvedi(98.2%) CBSE Topper Class XII 2012 shared, “It really doesn’t matter how long you study or what you study, it is about how.” It depends from person to person. Most of good students prepare ahead for developing learning authenticity on prescribed syllabus. They develop a nice time management skill. Smart students know their own nomenclature for completing several tasks within the time. .

 Previous Year Question Papers

Bhumi Sawant (99.4 %) CBSE Topper Class XII 2017 shared her success secret and stated that she had solved a lot of CBSE sample papers and practice papers before the exams. Practice is the key to success. No matter how much you study, you can’t score well in board exam until and unless you have not practiced with pen and paper before appearing for the exam. Therefore, it is important that you must solve as many sample papers as you can before appearing for the actual exam.  Somuya Patel UP Board Class 12th topper 2016 insisted that solving previous year papers boosted her level of preparation. When you will go through previous year papers, you will find that some concepts are frequently asked in board exams, every year. You need to track such important concepts from every chapter and go through them as they might be asked again in board exam. Raksha Gopal (99.6%) CBSE Topper Class XII 2017 shared her experience with media persons and told them that she focused well her subjects and solved as many papers as she could. It is important that students should focus on doing well in each and every exam.

Never remain in doubt.

If you dont understand something, always ask for clarifications instead. If you are clear with all your concepts then the last few months of revision will be easier and serve more as a kind of reinforcement. Mohammad Ismat, CBSE, 12th Board, All-India Topper, 2012. Classroom is the best place to clear our doubts in different subjects. Subject teacher can be the best resource person to enter into “doubt clearance zone”.

 Social Media Platform

21st century Geo Data enabled generations find very hard to keep away from social media sharing and caring. Their intrinsic and outer motivation heavily depends on likes and comments they get after photo sharing/selfi sharing on different social media platform i.e. Face book, Whatsapp, Twitter and Instagram.  Good students sacrifice their intrinsic motivation and control their impulsive emotions to keep themselves away from social media platform for achieving something high in their life. They consider social media platform as attention destroyer and time killer. 10th topper Yana Gupta who scored the highest in Jaipur (98.8%) said that she did not like having a mobile phone and did not operate any social media accounts. She stayed away from social media as she isn’t interested in it. She told that “she had studied for four hours after school, and that, I feel, is enough if you are regular,” she said. “I don’t have an account on any of the social media platforms.” CBSE Class XIIth Toppers in 2017 shared a common thing about the use of social media. They told that they avoided use of social media. In fact, they considered it as wastage of time. Bhumi(99.4%), Aditya (99.2%)and Mannat (99.2%)used their mothers’ mobile phones to get information on social media and were not given personal mobile phones by their parents. “Social media indulgence wastes a lot of time. I did not use any application,” says Mannat Luthra.

Each individual is unique in this world. No one is similar to anyone. Learning is also a unique and complex phenomenon. Magic seldom occurs in a life of warrior. Warrior believes in preparing, planning and executing everything at right time and at right place. Warrior works very hard consistently for getting his desired goal. Wise student believes in himself. No barriers and no difficult circumstances stop a warrior to win the battle. Be a warrior! Just execute your planning in a right direction to achieve your target. You Can!

 Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

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Exam Preparation Tips: 15 best ideas and techniques for getting high grades/score in an examination

RAJEEV RANJAN

Believe in yourself. You have inborn ability and capacity to learn.  Nobody is superior and nobody is inferior in this world. We are unique individuals. There is only a thin layer difference between success and failure. Successful people accepts challenges and work very hard to achieve them; failure people blames his failure on different other aspects. We are complete human beings.

Believe in yourself. You can perform well in the examination. Yes, I am not less than other. It may be possible that other’s has more facilities than ‘I’ but textbook is same, syllabus is same, curriculum is same, teacher is same and question paper is same for one and all therefore I have same opportunity than others to crack the illusion of an examination.

Believe in your gained knowledge of subjects during academic year. I will appear in the examination. I will write in the examination so I will prepare my complete prescribed syllabus during an academic session. A wise student studies well and studies continuously for covering prescribed syllabus. It does not matter that some had studies 5 hours in a week and 30 hours in a month but if a student studies 1-2 hours regularly, s/he will make a big difference in the examination.

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Take care of your health during examination. A wise student not only works very hard for an examination but takes care of his health before and during the examination. It is crucial time for proper study and rational revision. Falling ill for one day can have negative impact on our mind. So  wise students:

@ Drink Enough Water

@ Do Breakfast Regularly and on time

@ Take Healthy Diets

Practice according to your own capacity. We are unique in all most all aspects. If we rely on our own way of learning styles and practice adequately according to our need, we will surely be a good performer. It is always attractive to know other’s way of learning but I cannot copy and instill other’s personality traits into my own personality. It is always better to practice according to need and nature of an examination. Wise student ensure learning so that at the time of examination he can recall and write on the answer sheet. Proper practice and practice several times using different tools and techniques are best solution of many problems.

**Revise learnt topics as many times as you can** rather than worrying about what you do not know

Keep yourself engaged for a short while with your social or other recreational activities. Mind retains information for a long time only when we collect it in a peaceful mind. Learning is a complex phenomenon. Peaceful mind receives more information than information collected in a complex situation. Wise student takes a short time break during revising lessons or learning different topics. (***** Warning it must be for a short period***** otherwise ***)

Follow healthy habits and learn from each and every experience in life. Positive habit formation helps an individual to become an integrated personality. Good performers always form right habit for learning new things, at the beginning of a new academic session. We learn from our different experiences. We analyze different hurdles, complexities and difficulties during our learning. We modify our learning styles to rectify these difficulties for a better performance.

Fix a comfortable place for study i.e. chair, table or other things. We train our mind to study well and retain information for a long time. When we fix a place for doing study, it helps us in studying well. It avoids distraction and increases concentration of student. We know that “more concentration, more understanding”. Our place of study should have proper light and availability fresh air for peace of mind.

Proper light and fresh air ***

Prepare a time table suitable to your ability, capacity, persistent and consistent nature. Generally it is observed that student makes a compact time table which may be continue for a few days but it fails in long term learning. No need to follow other’s instructions, suggestions and styles while preparing our time table. We need to prepare a concrete and rational time table for study different subjects. We need to evaluate our own capacity i.e.

How much time I will be able to sit?

How much time I have for self study?

How much time I can give for revision while performing other life essential tasks?

How much time I need for prepare myself for next tasks?

Develop a habit for reading consistently for whole year; no matter even if only one hour in a day. I never find a miraculous person in my life who has achieved great result in an academic field by working hard at 11th hours of examination. Working very hard before an examination is completely destroying one’s self because magic happens with once and at once in millions of people, otherwise a person who studies consistently for whole academic year; s/he only creates wonder in life. A wise student studies rationally and practice well before an examination for a better result. What do you think?

Have all your materials ready before you begin study-pencils, pens, papers, books, notebooks, notes or other study related materials. A better concentrated mind works well during a tense situation.  We should keep all necessary study materials near our study table so that whenever we need it, we can access it on right time. It saves our time as well as makes us efficient learner. It does not make any extra pressure.

Do not depend on others; work at your own pace. A good learner does not depend on others notes and resource materials. A good learner does not think about other’s way of working. Learning is completely a personal phenomenon. He develops own rational ways, techniques and tools for concrete learning. Wise learner does not expect magical support from other in the examination hall.

Do not waste your time with friends for collecting new notes on untouched topics day before examination. Wise student takes wise decision for better performance in the examination. Suppose if a student has prepared 94 percent of syllabus before one day of examination so he will adopt practical approach. I think it is better to ensure complete learning of covered syllabus, proper revision and proper practice so that there is no place of a little confusion. It may not be wise to ask notes from friend and preparing it just before examination. It is completely wasting of time. We want to reach everywhere but time does not allow us therefore revision is best medicine rather wandering here and there.

Do not learn any new material the night before the examination. Whatever happened, it happened for good thing. Whatever you studied, you studied for good result. Now, it is time to fix your learning. It is time to ensure that you have learnt very well. Develop a sense of satisfaction, a sense of confidence and strong will power to rethink, reconsider and recapitulate for better performance in the examination. If we write quality answer only then examiner will evaluate our answer properly. It is not wise to waste most precious time on exploring new material before examination.

Restore, Refresh, Relax, Rejoice, & Rejuvenate Yourself before an Examination. Can we talk with our friend? Can we talk with our family members? Can we hear our favorite music? Can we draw a picture? Can we dance to release our stress? Wise students act on various ways and means for developing concentration level before an examination. It will be purely our own choice.

RAJEEV RANJAN

INDIAN EDUCATIONIST

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Examination Tips: Importance and Benefit of Learning Question Paper Pattern and Questions Language

Better understanding of Question Paper Pattern and Question’s Language -Guarantee of Better Result

Developing a fine tune with the nature of question paper helps us to prepare, plan and execute strategies timely. A question paper consists of several different types of question to evaluate students’ factual, conceptual and global understanding. We work day and night to go through our syllabus. We practice our prescribed syllabus adopting different means and methods. It is essential to understand the exact meaning of different questions. Generally, it is observed that we know question’s answer but since the language of question is different in a question paper so students could not able to evaluate the questions.

Developing ability to extract and interpret exact meaning

We are well about the fact that concept and theorem do not change from one place to another place but application may change i.e. Newton’s Law of Motion will be same in almost all books. Expert may design a question application based question on Law of Motion. If students know Law of Motion, they will certainly write correct answer. Developing ability to extract and interpret exact meaning of question help us to write concrete answer.

It is a known fact that some students read the questions on the test paper but fail to comprehend the exact meaning and therefore write wrong answers. Understanding the framework of question paper develops self confidence of students as well as increases their self esteem and then student says, “Yes I can do it”. 

What are the advantages of understanding question paper pattern?

  1. Academically weak students get at least passing marks working on strong points in a particular subject or in all most all subjects. He knows the distribution of marks for different question. He knows his own command on subject so he plans to have command on easiest portion of that question paper so that he will gain respectable marks for passing barrier of promotion to the next level.
  2. Academically mediocre students perform better in all most all subjects. He works on his weak as well as strong points of learning. He develops his study skills i.e. own way of preparing notes, own styles to practice and own styles for doing revision. They know the right point to hit.
  3. Academically intelligent students touch the highest marks working on each and every area in a particular subject or perform better in all most all subjects. He develops in depth knowledge of each and every thing. He polishes his skill for performing error free in the examination.  S/he exactly knows (a) how to study (b) what to study (c) Where to focus (d) How to retain memory for long time (e) How to cover key points/issues before the examination. A good student exactly knows the nerves of the question paper.

Before Examination: student evaluates syllabus, duration, examination systems and marking scheme well in advance

Our educational journey begins at 3 (Kindergarten) and reaches up Doctorate/Post Doctorate (many more). We appear in various academic, professional and competitive examinations in our life. We collect printed material, notes and various literatures to do proper study. We have to go through a certain syllabus in a pre-decided time schedule. A wise student evaluates syllabus, duration, examination systems and marking scheme well in advance.

 What is use of doing hard and fast preparation for an examination just before the final date? A wise student studies continuously for whole year. He enjoys doing study. He knows rules and regulation of an academic programme from day 1st of his new beginning. He deeply studies question pattern of previous years and make key notes (a) how he will achieve his target? He knows the ultimate objective. A wise student focuses on following key points to achieve high in academic, professional and competitive examination.

  1. Know your syllabus distribution thoroughly
  2. Check the question pattern from previous years question papers
  3. Know distribution of marks in the questions paper i.e.
  • Section or subsections in the question paper
  • Number of questions in the question paper
  • Nature of each question i.e. multiple choice , reasoning, short answer, very short answer, HOTS, essay types, analytical, logical, critical etc
  • Types of questions in the question paper and their distribution i.e. 
  1. Marks distribution  of each question
  2. Word limit of different types of questions
  3. Duration of examination and number of questions to be attempted in an examination

To cross a barrier of a grade, class, college and university ends with better understanding of a question paper as well as writing all the questions’ answer correctly and concretely. The evaluator does not know us with our unique name and number but s/he evaluates our complete personality with the words written on our answer sheet. He does not know our mental and physical phenomenon, but he knows the rational and relevant words used by us in the answer sheet. There is no limit of knowledge but rational expression of our knowledge determines our success in an examination.

 Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

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