How to score well in board exams: tips for students

The Central Board of secondary education every year conducts the final examination of the students studying in the tenth and twelfth classes. Every year date sheets and syllabus are released well in advance so that students can begin with their preparations promptly. As we know that the scores and grades of the board exams hold a lot of importance in the lives of the students, effective learning and preparation are mandatory. Let us discuss the tips and techniques which the students can use to improve the quality of their exam preparation and overcome their exam fears and anxieties. But before that let us know what all students must have to focus on.

  • Hard work and determination
  • patience and composure
  • regular practice
  • Clarity of basics and doubts
  • Positive attitude and mindset
  • punctuality and regularity with classes.

Along with inculcating these habits in learning styles, let us discuss some other beneficial tips that students can follow in this regard.

How to prepare for boards: tips for students

1. Follow a proper timetable

To score well on exams, a systematic approach to learning is very important and this can only be achieved by following a proper timetable. The common subjects that all tenth board students have are science, social science, maths, Hindi, and English along with a few additional subjects. Students should create a daily schedule that involves the revision and learning of at least two to three main subjects daily. This will help them to prepare properly for the exams.

By following an effective study timetable the level of last-minute pressure, and stress is also reduced. All the students, whether learning via a classroom app or traditionally, should create a proper study timetable. And yes don’t forget to follow it with consistency and dedication.  

2. Focus on  previous year question papers

Once the tenth and twelfth class students are done with learning and completing the syllabus, they should start solving and practising the previous year’s question papers. One thing to remember is to complete the syllabus on time so that you are getting enough time to solve the question papers. By solving such papers,  and mock tests, students get the idea of the format in which exams are conducted.

By solving and analysing the performance in these question papers, students can figure out their weaker sections and can take the necessary steps for improvement.

Also, learners can solve the sample papers released by a central board of secondary education before the main exams. These exams help students to know which questions are asked repetitively in exams, what is the exam language and much more. This will also help students in checking their level of preparation. Online teaching sites and guides can be used for this purpose.   

3. Follow a healthy lifestyle

Students need to follow a healthy lifestyle to prepare and perform well for the board exams. A healthy lifestyle will keep students physically and mentally fit. With this well-being, students will be able to stay active and prepare effectively for their exams. By eating good food, lots of vegetables, and by staying hydrated, students can stay fit.  Along with this, students should maintain a proper sleeping schedule. Every day six to eight hours of sleep is extremely important to stay focused, concentrated, active, and properly involved in their learning habits.

4. Prepare notes

Note-making plays an important role when students are preparing for their board exams. Only orally learning everything is not enough to score in board exams. All the secondary and senior secondary students must write down what they are learning. This will help them memorise and retain information better for a long time.

If you find learning from textbooks difficult, use any classroom app to access audiovisual tools. Use these tools to understand well. Along with understanding the topics, note down the important terms, phrases, definitions, and facts. Prepare charts of formulas and applications and paste them near your study table. This will help you to capture all the important information in the brain.

5. Use technology

Understanding the complex topics and subjects becomes difficult from the textbooks. To overcome this difficulty students can use several resources available on online teaching sites. From here, learners can use picture cards, modules, PowerPoint presentations, and educational videos to understand and memorise better.


Board exam scores are very important. To get admission to your favourite streams and colleges, it is important to score well here. All the above-mentioned five tips and techniques when followed by students with consistency will help them to score great on the boards. All students have to remember is that continuous practice is the key to achieving success in life.

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