As parents & teachers, we aspire to bring out the best in our children but at times unintentionally we create fear in our children. Our fears are very high especially when the child is appearing for boards.
No doubt, board exams are important but mental health of the child & parent is equally vital. We need to balance on our nagging, anxieties, &pressures to avoidthreatening situations for our children. Our display of faith, confidence,guidance and support is the requirement of the hour. We need to replace our fears with faith & negative thoughts with positive ones&using more encouraging than discouraging words.
Students though prepare throughout the year for Boards but at times, due to anxiety, fear, nervousness, they get blank during exams or forget what they studied or fall ill with anxiety&make silly mistakes which hampers their performance in exams.
Given below are the few suggestions which may help the students to prepare and appear confidently for Boards.
- Coincide your study time with exam time. This ensures that you are fully mentally and physically alert and fresh while attempting the exam.
- Keep date sheet in mind to avoid any confusion of time, date and subject paper.
- Tallychecklistof the items a day before the exam, like roll number, pens, pencils and stationery items.
- Do not rush for the Exam.Reach before time
- Any student physically unwell should carry preventive medicines for any emergency.
- Review the marking system and divide your time accordingly.
- Attempt those questions first on which you are confident & carry good weightage of marks.
- If you start to panic or become anxious, practice your anxiety management techniques.
- Write your roll number and other relevant details on the attendance and answer sheet very carefully.
- On receiving the question paper spend 15minutes in carefullyunderstanding the questions and instructions.
- See the questions very carefully to concentrate your thoughts before attempting answers. Think what to write.
- Be brief and precise in giving answers as per the weightage of marks of the question.
- Practising sample papers will enhance your speed & understanding of the question paper.
- If the questions are divided into various sections (A, B, C—-) then attempt complete section of your choice followed by othersections.
- Make sure you are comfortable & positive.
- Review the marking scheme and divide your time accordingly.
If any question has multiple parts then attempt all parts.
- Label diagrams properly. Use sharp pencil.
Write formulas properly.
- Definitions should be clear.
- Learn to be positive and relaxed.
- Do relaxation exercises like deep breathing or prayer .
- Exam time limit should be kept in mind to co-relate with the speed of answering the questions.
- Underline the main pointsin your answers.
- Keep your watch in front of you.
- After finishing your answer leave one or two lines spaceto start next answer.
- Confidence level should be high in spite of not knowing proper answer to a particular question(s).
- It is always good to leave some margin on the left side of the answer sheet.
- While taking extra sheets, tag them properly in sequence beforehand to avoid any last minute confusion.
- As there is no negative marking in Boards,attempt all questions to the best of your ability irrespective of your answer being complete. Attempting question may fetch few marks.
- Please do not write separately on the answer sheet any personal or sympathetic statements / comments for the examiner.
- Do spend some time in revising your answers before finishing writingforspelling or calculation error etc.