” I’m a student of class 12th and I want to get good marks in my board exams. I want to get more than 90 percent. I want to know the best tricks and strategies to score best in board exams. ”
I’m a student myself and I know we all want to score good marks in board exams, be it class 10th or 12th. No matter from which board we belong, CBSE, ICSE or any other state board, the desire of getting highest marks in the class is mutual.
But the problem is how to achieve that? How to score above 90% in class 12th board exams?
That’s what you are about to discover in this post. Today I’m going to share some of the best strategies which are very beneficial for the students who want to score more than 90 percent in board exams.
But first, you need to take a look at this question.
Can I really get more than 90 percent?
Absolutely, YES. Even if you only have 2-3 months to prepare for your exams, it is practically possible to get above 90%. But remember, this is possible only if you have all the study material available, including notes and sample papers.
Last 2-3 months are only for reading and practicing those notes, not for photocopying. Utilizing last 2-3 months in a smart and productive way can get you your desired marks in board exams.
Follow these strategies and increase your chances of getting 90 above percentage in your 12th board exams.
1. Challenge Yourself
First of all, make a target of more than what you think is achievable. For e.g. if you want to get 90% in board exams, don’t make a target of 90%, instead, aim for 95%. This way, even if you deviate a little from the hard work required, you will only lose 3-4% which would eventually land you where you wanted to reach from the beginning.
You need to be better than before in every exam. If you had achieved 85% in 1st term test, then get more than 90% in 2nd term or in pre-board exams. Believe me, one of the reasons of your classmate getting highest marks in the class is the HABIT of getting a better percentage every time.
Your target should be always to do better than you have ever done before. In this way, you will surely achieve a good percentage in your 12th board exams.
2. Time Management
Time management is one of the most important factors responsible for good marks. This is one thing students tend to take lightly and pay for it later. DON’T make the same mistake others are doing. This can be your edge for gaining above everyone else.
I can’t emphasize this enough:
Manage your time to get the best results possible. Time can make or break your result. There is no better time to start than from NOW. If you have only 2-3 months left to prepare for your exams, then don’t join or continue any coaching or tuition lessons. This time is only for self-study and revising all the notes you have prepared so far.
3. Maintain A Schedule And STICK To It!
This may sound a hectic work for some students but trust me, I have achieved great results due to this simple strategy. I can’t forget the day. It was 4th of January, 2013 when I decided to make a schedule in MS Word titled “GET 10 CGPA”. I had made a calendar type document and wrote the topics to be done on each day. I printed out that document and pasted it on my study table. The most important thing, I followed that schedule. And honestly speaking, I achieved 10 CGPA in my 10th CBSE Board Exams.
I didn’t tell you my story to brag about my achievement, but for letting you know that THIS ACTUALLY WORKS. The most amazing part of this strategy is that once you have made a schedule, your mind actually helps you to follow it, no matter what. That’s the work of your subconscious mind (related to psychology). So open your MS Word and make that schedule ASAP.
4. Use Syllabus Books, NOT Reference books
If you think “Concepts of Physics, by HC Verma” is going to help you in your board exams, then my friend, read this post carefully.
Reference books are the best if you are preparing for competitive exams, like JEE. But you are preparing to score more than 90% in 12th board exams. So just focus on that. Trust me, relying on reference books in board exams is not at all a good idea.
NCERT books are the BEST for board exams. You might have noticed the class toppers ramming up NCERT questions and answers. Well, it’s not completely a bad idea. Maybe not all the questions but try to study all the important ones.
5. DON’T Underestimate English and Physical Education
Students often take subjects like English, Physical Education or Computer Science lightly. The Reason? “Because Physics, Chemistry, and Maths/Biology are the only important subjects to be considered for getting a better percentage in board exams.”
If you have this thinking too, then I strongly suggest you reconsider this thinking. Otherwise, you won’t be getting your desired marks in board exams. Subjects like English and Physical Education actually can be used as a booster in increasing your percentage.
The Best Part?
These subjects don’t require much preparation time. That means you don’t need to worry much about time management here.
6. Solve Sample Papers and Previous Year Question Papers
Solving Sample papers and previous year papers is not at all a bad idea. In fact, it actually helps you to understand the pattern and difficulty level of questions. These also help you to figure out the repeating sequence of questions which appear once every 2 or 3 years.
I don’t recommend you to practice 10-15 question papers for each subject ( unless you really have the time to go through them all). Solving even 2-3 papers by yourself can be a great help in achieving a better percentage in board exams.
7. Night Before The Exams
More than 15% of your marks depend on the night just before the exam. Yes, you heard it right. This night is the most crucial night for your exam. If you have prepared very well for 3 days for your exam and didn’t take the night before the exam seriously, then your hard work won’t reward you the result you want.
Then what to do?
Well, no need to cram everything you have learned so far as this is not the night for that. It’s actually for taking REST. No, I am not kidding. Trust me, if you stress your brain too much trying to get a few extra marks, you may end up sitting blank-minded during the exam time. Take proper rest and sleep early so as to get up early in the next morning.
8. Time Before The Exam
You might have seen some of your friends struggling around with their books, notes and other study material just before the exam. Does it help? The answer is NO.
Yes, you heard it right. Cramming up everything just before the exam can actually cause a negative impact on your performance during the exam. Don’t stress your mind too much just before the exam. You have already studied the most you could in 2-3 days.
Still, if you think studying just before the exams would be beneficial, then my advice would be to go over the formulae, not the theory part.
9. During The Exam Time
First of all, before entering the exam hall, make sure you have all your stationary material with you. Second, don’t get too anxious otherwise you”ll be very stressed for the next 3 hours in the exam hall.
You will be provided 15 minutes to read your question paper in advance. Utilize these 15 minutes in the best way possible. Go through the questions one by one. This will help you to evaluate the questions which can be answered pretty easily.
Once you are allowed to write on the answer sheet, start answering the questions serial-wise if possible. This would help the teacher to check your answer sheet in less time and it also creates a good impression in the teacher’s mind.
You may get stuck on some questions but don’t waste too much of your time on a single question. If you don’t know the correct answer, attempt the question later or leave a space in between. The former would be more convenient, though.
This is the time to fulfill your wish to score more than 90% marks in board exams. Don’t let it go to waste. Just attempt the questions carefully and be positive. Many have come and went with more than 90% in board exams. You can too.
10. After The Completion Of Exam
After completing your exam, don’t be in a hurry to leave the examination hall, wait till the bell rings. Check your answer sheet at least twice before handing it over to the invigilator. Believe me, I have found a minimum of 2 errors in my answer sheet in almost every exam. It can happen to you too.
You may find some silly mistakes in your answer sheet, correct them. If possible, add some more details to an answer of 4 or 5 marks. Just don’t overdo it to make it lengthy. The teacher is going to read your answers thoroughly, so don’t write song lyrics on your sheet.
- Write in good handwriting.
- Make boxes around the answer in numerical questions.
- Know your weak points and try to minimize them during the exam.
- Give your at least 90% in Pre-boards, if not 100%.
- If preparing from notes, use the highlighter to mark all the important formulae.
These were some of the best tips and strategies to score more than 90% in 12th board exams. Getting 90+ percentage in board exams is not an easy task. You will have to work hard and try to follow all the above tips for getting better results.
I hope these strategies would help you in your board exams. Share this article with your friends if you find it useful. Did this post help you to figure out how to score above 90% in class 12th board exams? I would appreciate your comments and any feedback you like to provide regarding this article.
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