CBSE Term 2 Exam 2022: CBSE semester 2 board exams will start from April 26th. The date sheet for semester 2 board exams for grades 10 and 12 has been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education on the official website, the link of which is cbse.gov.in.
Board exam season can be quite strenuous and time management is imperative.
As board exams are just around the corner, crucial planning and following a few tips for effective topic review will provide optimal results.
1. READ CAREFULLY:
Read prose and poetry appropriately to develop an insightful perspective while answering questions. Take optimal time when reading the questionnaire. Use the first 15 minutes efficiently and mark the questions into categories, easy, manageable and difficult. This will help to get an overall idea of the questions and to make a rough plan.
2. BE STRUCTURAL:
Prepare for English in a functional way. Read the lessons and try to understand the underlying theme and characters. By doing so, one can create an idea of the story without having to constantly refer to the books for every detail and frame better answers without complexity.
3. PRACTICE YOUR WRITING SKILLS:
Consistent daily writing practice will help you increase and maintain your pace within the stipulated exam timeframe. Writing will also expand your vocabulary styles while expressing your views in responses.
4. SOLVE SAMPLES OF PAPERS:
Try to solve questions from the previous year to transcend overall preparation and confidence. The key to good preparation is to solve a wide variety of questions from different years to become familiar with the chapters and the exam pattern in general.
5. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE LANGUAGE:
Read books, articles and especially the editorial section of the newspaper to improve your command of the language and refine your vocabulary style. These are fun and easy ways to prepare for your curriculum because they’re fun to do.
6. ARTICULATE WELL:
Read the understandings with an open mind to better perceive the content and articulate well while noting compact summaries. This will help in in-depth analysis of the subject in the case of application questions.
7. STAY IN FORMAT:
Follow the specific formats given in the CBSE syllabus and pay attention to the word count in the essays. Memorize the necessary formats to save time during the exam.
8. KEEP IT TIDY AND CLEAN:
It is advisable to maintain legible handwriting on the answer sheet to ensure proper understanding by the examiner and then score you accordingly. Main points or headings should be highlighted/underlined and key points should be mentioned in the answers.
9. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT:
Practice letter writing, applications, essays, and note taking often to master the nature of their formats and language. Understand the difference between formal and informal vocabulary in the case of letters and applications.
10. PRIORITIZE READING SKILLS:
Reading and writing skills carry more weight in the English exam because they effectively help us to be expressive when answering descriptive questions through the correct use of sentences, idioms and grammar.
11. STAY UPDATED:
Follow the newspaper to be aware of current topics and what is happening in the world. This will provide enough information to form valid arguments for or against a topic when writing essays or summaries.
12. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR GRAMMAR AND REVISE:
English spelling patterns can be obscure, so the likelihood of errors is natural. However, be sure to leave plenty of time to properly read your answer sheet and skim through any grammar or spelling errors so you don’t lose points in full question patterns.
13. PRIORITIZE YOUR ATTEMPT:
Always try the easy questions first, then move on to the manageable questions and make sure you complete them before tackling the hard ones. This will ensure that you don’t leave any questions that you know of. Once you have successfully attempted all the easy and manageable questions, your confidence will increase and you will be mentally prepared to answer the more difficult questions.
14. FOLLOW THE WORD COUNT:
For questions, especially in language and literature articles, where a word count for the answer is provided, stick to the word count. Do not exceed the word limit when compiling abstracts. Also, don’t be stingy and summarize your answer in a lower word count.
15. KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR WATCH:
Keeping an eye on your watch is, of course, very important. It’s just to see that you generally respect the time allocation that we talked about at the beginning. A minor variation is no cause for concern at all.
Ultimately, English tests are an easy way to increase your overall percentage, but we often make too many stupid mistakes in our answer sheets, which lower our chances of doing well in the subject.
However, it is an interesting subject and it allows us to put on our creative hats and give our point of view on everything. Don’t be afraid of the subject, rather embrace the possibilities and you will be surprised at what you can create.
Advice from Dr. Silpi Sahoo, President, SAI International Education Group.
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