The board exam 2022 is about to start for the students of class 10th and 12th in about a month. The last 30 days before any exam are very crucial in terms of revision and strategy, as these days help you in gaining extra marks and lead as compared to other candidates. A good utilisation of these 30 days will help you in becoming that unique student, whose marks seem extraordinary. This blog will guide you on what should be the perfect last month strategy for board exams to score > 90 percent marks.

To make it clear, no student would get good marks by studying excessively in the last month only. To possess good marks, it is very important to maintain consistency and smart work in studies since the initiation of your classes, leaving the last month for the purpose of revision and practice only. Therefore, this blog won’t cover the strategies and tips to study effectively or tips to score good in exams very exclusively. It will be focusing comprehensively upon the strategies of revision and practice for board exams in the last month. To read on study strategies and tips for exams, go through our previous blog.

  1. Solve as many Questions as you can

Be it from your book exercises, reference books, internet, YouTube videos or any other platform you use, the more questions you solve, the more probability of you getting a familiar question paper. The question paper of board exams has very few original questions, created by the board itself. You will always find every kind of question asked in boards on the internet, or in some book, with minor differences in wordings. If you solve a good amount of question for each chapter of your subject, there are high chances of you already being familiar with 90% of the questions on the day of your exam, thus facing a very few number of new and unfamiliar questions.

  • Assign days or hours to each chapter of each subject. Find and solve as many questions as you can from that chapter in the assigned time period.
  • Try to find new types of questions. Avoid solving questions of the same type with different wordings and data repeatedly.
  • You can also seek help from your teacher or friends in this regard. Ask them to frame new questions for you.
  • Solve each question with due process. Do not leave a question for later.

This process is a little laborious and demands hard work but once done, it will become your best and the most effective legal cheat sheet for boards. This will also increase the confidence to its fullest and you will enter the examination hall, fearless and challenging the question paper itself.

  • 2. Make home your examination centre

For each subject, try to solve at least 5 sample papers in a time bound manner, following the practices in boards. If you talk to board toppers, who often score 499/500 marks, they usually solve 15-20 sample paper for each subject! (Of course, it takes hard work to reach there). It is advisable that you solve your sample papers every day, beginning and ending at the same time as boards (usually 10:30 am to 1:30 pm). This will set your brain to work smarter and faster on the day of your real exam.

  • You may purchase sample paper booklets of different publications from the market, or online. Sample question papers by CA Parag Gupta are also available on online platforms.
  • You can create your own time table and schedule of sample examinations. This way, you may have given at least 5 exams of each subject before your boards.
  • If you have a teacher to get your answer sheet evaluated every time, well and good. If you don’t, try getting them evaluated by a good friend or yourself. If you evaluate the sheet yourself, be pretty impartial and honest.
  • Do not just give the exams. Analyse the questions you didn’t attempt or those which you answered incorrectly. Find out the reason behind the loss of your every mark. Write down the solution for them after your exam.

You may get really bad marks first time. Do not lose hope. This is the very purpose of solving sample questions that you let go of the fear of giving exams.  

Also, do not forget to go through and solve the last year question papers of board exams available on the board’s website. This may help you to get the idea of the level of questions asked in real exams. It is also advised to solve the sample question paper released by CBSE every year to know the exact pattern of paper.

  • 3. Work on your presentation

Presentation is one of the most neglected and yet one of the most important aspects of scoring good in any subjective exam. A good paper presentation will ensure you marginal extra marks in every answer, cumulatively forming a good amount of increase.

  • Leave proper spacing between words. Your writing should be clearly visible and understandable by the examiner.
  • Make sure you leave proper margin on both side of answer sheet.
  • Use creative methods like flowcharts, graphs and illustrations wherever possible to convey your deep understanding of the subject to the examiner.
  • Underline important keywords and phrases so that the examiner can judge the quality of answer by merely scanning your sheet.

Read out the following article for more details on paper presentation.

It is advisable that you practice these presentation tips in your pre board examinations and while solving sample papers, to get a habit of writing answers with good presentation.

These 3 major tips followed in practice will definitely lead to extraordinary results in your boards. Keep practicing. All the best!

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