Board exams are indeed an important step towards the career of every student. And you need to excel in these school board exams, to avail best career options through higher studies.
Whether you want to choose a career in science stream, commerce stream or in the stream of humanities, you need to do the schooling and mandatorily take the Board Exams from any recognized boards.
CBSE Board Exams and its relation to that of Pre-Boards
Pre-Board exams that are organized at the school levels can be considered as the mock test before the Board Exams. These pre-board exams can be considered on the same lines where the Mock Tests are taken after the school learning, prior to the Competitive examinations like NEET and JEE.
It serves as the preparation tester and allows the students to reflect back on the factors where their preparation for the CBSE Board Exams lacks. It’s obvious that a student keeps taking tests thought the academic year to check their preparation level. Although, the pre-board serves as the final identification for the weak areas of the Board exam students and help them manage it.
In the present scenario, the CBSE board has evolved and has turned out as the largest board for the school education in India. Also, it has an international presence across different locations of the world.
Now since the numbers of students studying in the CBSE affiliated schools are way more in comparison than that of other regional boards. We are putting down some best ways to prepare for pre-boards organized by the respective schools and ultimately excel in the actual Board Exams held by the CBSE.
Prepare with NCERT Textbooks
The syllabus of the CBSE Board Exams and their curriculum are prescribed by the CBSE board and are exact to the syllabuses included in the NCERT textbooks.
Thus the schools are bound to test you in your pre-board exams, based on the NCERT Text Book Syllabus. Similarly, the CBSE will frame questions from these prescribed textbooks.
Hence you must not avoid these NCERT Textbooks and do a thorough preparation around it.
Prepare In-Text & Exercise Questions available in NCERT
It is worth mentioning here, that the CBSE has released a Circular that clarifies about the testing areas in the Board Exams. The circular mentions that there are some extra materials in the NCERT Text Books inside the market boxes. And these boxes states that these extra materials are just for the awareness, and not for the testing purpose. Although it may be asked in the CBSE board examinations of class 11th and 12th if it falls under the CBSE Curriculum.
Hence you need to prepare these extra pieces of information and In-Text Questions according to the syllabus of the CBSE.
Previous Year Question Papers and Sample Papers
Every year the CBSE Board publishes CBSE Sample Papers for each subject to help the students prepare for Board Exams. In addition to that, you should get a copy of previous year question papers of CBSE board exams and solve it multiple times. It will definitely bring you an idea of the way questions are framed. And additionally, the topics or the portions more likely to be asked in the pre-board and the board exams that you will write for.
Further, practicing these CBSE Sample Papers and Previous Year Question Papers of CBSE will surely improve your score as these questions can be asked again in the twisted format.
Additionally, it will develop your answering speed with accuracy and will build up your confidence level and let you learn the management of time specified to answer in the exam.
Develop answering skill
You must be knowing that the CBSE board follows a marking scheme and you must write answers that cover those marking areas and marking factors. Just don’t start writing your answer in the pre-board and board exams, take a while to frame it mentally and then start writing it.
Although to develop this answer framing ability, you must practice writing to the point answers especially in the case of literature subjects. In the case of subjects like that of science, always try to draw a labelled diagram where you find the scope of it.
Strategy for Very Short Answer (VSA), Short Answer (SA), Long Answer (LA)
The blueprint of the question paper as released by the CBSE Board, there will be different types of questions such as Very Short Answer (VSA), Short Answer (SA), Long Answer (LA) and MCQs. And these different types of question asked in the CBSE Board exams have well-prescribed word-limit and include only relevant information.
So you must keep it in mind that answering beyond the prescribed word limit will not get you extra marks. Instead, it will irritate the examiner of the CBSE board.
Practice Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
You must know that some changes are made in the CBSE Board Exams 2020. The question papers of boards will have more number of objective type questions this year.
These MCQs in the CBSE Board Examination Papers will appear under the category of very short answer type questions. And it is for sure that the number of multiple-choice objective questions will be different in the different subjects.
These MCQs in the CBSE Board Examination Papers are supposed to test the analytical and reasoning skills of students. Therefore, it becomes necessary to get a crystal clear understanding of the concepts included in the NCERT textbooks. Hence, in order to solve these MCQs, you need to study each and every topic in detail.
Stay calm and healthy
During the last phase of your Board Exam preparations, you must not start cramming things and create upheaval in your routine. It may buildup stress and anxiety leading to compromise in your performance.
Follow the normal schedule focused towards more and more revisions and don’t skip sleep and rest durations. Similarly, follow your normal eating habits with certain changes like avoiding heavy food and switching to light food options.
Follow these tips and ease up the Pre-Board and Board Examination of CBSE. We are sure that you must be having your own tips and suggestions related to the ways of preparation for Pre-Boards and CBSE Board Exams. So, we welcome you to share your ideas through the comment box given below. And let us spread your ideas with the students, educational fraternity and the masses!!