5 Tips On How To Write Perfect Answers In Board Exams

You may have really good grasp on the subject but what do you think is the medium through which you can tell this to the board examiner who is checking your answer sheet ? The best and the only medium is your writing skill. If you have one of the questions like how to write the perfect answer in board exams or how to write effective answers in board exams or instructions for writing CBSE or ICSE or ISC board exams then this is the article which can answer those questions.

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In this article you will learn crucial tips on how to write the perfect answer in board exams nonetheless the overwhelming pressure which tends to or makes the student forget what they have learned. These tips will help you organize your time, enhance your writing capability and will make you able to write the answers in a way to score your best marks.

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5 Tips On How To Write The Perfect Answer In Board Exams

First, you must be half an hour early in the examination centre and make sure you have all your necessary belonging with you like blue and black pens, pencils for diagrams, eraser, sharpener, ruler, etc. Keep your mind calm and focused, which will help you in remembering things you had learned and will help you fetch information quickly without wasting precious writing time.

1. Prioritize Questions

The extra reading time of 15 minutes in the beginning plays an important role in attempting the whole question paper as in this time you can mark or pin out questions which you know perfectly so that you can attempt them first. Never make a single mind set that you have to attempt the questions in the same given order as you can chose any order which suits you best.

You can set priority in 3 levels by giving 3 star to high priority questions, 2 star to medium priority questions and 1 star to low priority questions. Questions with high priority are those which you can do quickly and will not take your unnecessary time to think then write medium priority questions and in the last attempt the questions with the lowest priority.

Prioritizing questions can be advantageous in many ways one of them is confidence, If you know any question perfectly then doing it in the beginning of exam can boost your confidence and consequently you may end up attempting even those questions, if any, you have not prepared for.

2. Precise Answer

Due to the nervousness of board exams students try to fill their answer sheet in a false idea that examiner will only give marks when your answers are lengthy but the reality is slightly different. Your answer should be precise, relevant and up to the question and without any unnecessary stuffed words because no teacher is expecting any long story in your answer sheet. Following 6 rules of writing will tell you how to write answers in board exams.

rules for writing board exams


I. Do not just write to fill the answer sheet with whatever come to your mind related to the topic as it will just increase the quantity of words in your answer, therefore, it is advisable to frame your answer strategically and choose your words meticulously

II. Use high frequency words more than low frequency, use tough or not very regular words only when necessary otherwise use common words to explain your answer completely.

III. Do not use contractions or short form of words as this is the part of spoken english. For example, use ‘can not’ instead of ‘can’t’, use ‘would have’ instead of ‘would’ve’, etc.

IV. Try to use concise words which will help in increasing the quality of your answer. For example, instead of ‘very rich’ use ‘wealthy‘, ‘awful‘ instead of ‘very bad’, ‘perplexed‘ instead of ‘very confused’, etc.

V. Clear and spaced words, there is no time and need to make your writing beautiful, even though this can be beneficial, but you must write in a manner that it is understandable, easily readable and without cutting and overwriting of words.

VI. Words and diagrams should be according to the marks allocated to that particular question. A 5-marks question must contain a well drawn and neatly labeled diagram to score the maximum marks.

Marks Lines
1 2-3 lines
2 4-5 lines
3 6-7 lines
5 12-15 lines

3. Do Not Turn Answer Sheet Into Drawing Book

Some students misinterpret the idea of well explained answer and try to fill every color in the answer sheet to make it beautiful instead your sheet should be neat and clean and well explained. If you write a quality answer then there is no need to use different colors and since decorating the answer like underlining, etc will take away your precious time of writing.

4. Must Attempt All The Questions

Sometimes the question paper puzzles us with unexpected and unseen questions but it does not mean that you will leave that question. You should attempt every question in the paper because sometimes examiner gives us marks for attempting, you never know, if he/she also knows that the questions was really tricky and still the student attempted. Remaining calm and focused will also help you in attempting all the question as you would feel confident which can help in remembering.

5. Revision Of Answer Sheet

Once you are done with all the questions then you must revise your answer sheet. You must re-check that whether you have attempted all the questions or there are anyone left, check for the silly mistakes like spelling, title of diagram, etc.

It is necessary to write good answer when you have worked hard because all the efforts would go in vain if you leave writing to chance that is why follow these steps to write perfect answers in your board exams.

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  1. Can we use highlighter in board exams?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      No, students are only allowed to use blue and black pens only and nothing else.

  2. What do we have to do if found any mistake at last time in answer sheet? Can we cut it and write again?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      If you find any mistake in answer sheet, then you can cut that answer and write the correct answer again wherever you want in the answer sheet. Just make sure to write the correct no.

  3. sir/mam can we can write 5 marks answers in points? will it be beneficial?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Yes, you can write 5 marks answers in points. In fact, long answers should always be written in points (if possible), this makes it easier for examiner to spot the important points in your answer and give you marks accordingly. The easier you make it for examiner, the better it will be for you.

  4. Can you pls tell me if i can use a black pen for headings and writing the question number in my answer sheet of board exams 2020? like just to make it a bit more attractive!

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Students can use blue and black pen the examination. So, yes you can use black pen to make your answers attractive. If needed you can write all the answers in black and use blue pen as highlighter, or however you wish to use them.

  5. My question is, can we write the answers of the exams in middle of the two lines. I mean in between the lines not on the lines?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      you can write whatever way you like, the only thing to keep in mind is that whatever your write it should be well readable so that examiner can understand your answer.

  6. Is it necessary to give a title to every diagram in biology for class 10 icse boards?

  7. A Concerned Student

    Respected Sir/Madame,
    I am a student of class 10 and am going to write my CBSE board exams soon.
    Please help me out on answering these questions.
    (1) If there is an ‘OR’ question, can we answer both of the questions? And if we do then will the former or the later one be selected? Or is it based on the better quality of answer and the highest marks awarded among the two?
    (2) Can we use Gel pen instead of ball point? What pen do you guys suggest ?
    Please reply as soon as possible

    A concerned student.

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      One must answer only one of the choices given in ‘OR’ questions. If a student has attempted both the choices, then examiner will check the former, quality of answer will not be considered in such case.

      One can use any type of pen i.e gel or ball.

  8. Sir, my question is how much sentences should I write for the marks of 1,2,3,4,5 and 8 marks.

  9. I can’t get myself to revise the answer sheet once I have written the answers. It’s almost like I don’t want to revise. Any advice?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      I know the felling, after writing for almost 3 long hours the mind just don’t want to go through the pain of reading it again. But 90% of the time when you revise your answers you will always find something to correct or that can be enhanced to get more marks. When writing the answers our mind is in flow and don’t care for small mistakes and details. It’s like your are thinking 3 seconds ahead but your hands are not that quick.

      So, it’s very important to revise the answers. To make it easy, try to keep your answers neat and clean, this way your mind is less likely to procrastinate while revising.

  10. My name is Sanjal Xavier studying in class 12. My doubt is that can we use black pen in the exam hall for writing answers.

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Yes, students are allowed to use black and blue pen in board exams.

  11. Thank you so much for the article. It is very helping and informational.

  12. Thanks a lot,
    You are doing great job by helping students.
    Gol bless you

  13. Please help me to make a time table

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hi Arpit, We have given a link to the article: “How to prepare for the board exam in one month” in this article. read that article and you also get know the time table for board exam preparation. All the best for the final exams.

  14. Hey sir ! When I write answers of literature in every answer there is cut of half marks from three because I don’t write accurate in it..
    Is there any specific tip for it..

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hi Aryan, you should practice writing answers in your own words. Also, read magazines, books and observe those writing and follow them.

  15. This article is very helpful to me but im very confused as my teachers told me that i should write long answers for good marks and to fill the copies … please help !

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello Jasmine, we follow this technique when we don’t know the exact answer to the question. But If we know the exact answer so we should write it in limited words and there are a few subjects where we can use this technique such as social science. So, It’s better to write answers in limited words according to the instruction given in the questions paper. All the best for exams.

  16. Thank u so much sir this article is very helpful for my studies in ninth cbse but I have a problem I can’t follow my timetable properly can u pls guide me sir?????

    1. Hello Ruchika, you made your timetable so strict I guess, make it flexible, and give normal and proper time to study. The important thing is when you are studying don’t divert your focus here and there and just concentrate on your studies.

  17. this article is really very helpful , thanks! and would you please do me a favour of sharing the important topics in history,civics,english ,hindi,maths and science for the 8th ICSE board exam this year , please!? i am too stressed for my board exams!

  18. Thanks a lot !!
    This article is really helpful …
    I will definitely try this year…

  19. I have written subject code correctly in the box, but while shading I have made a mistake and immediately realizes and strike it out and shaded the right one. Will there be any problem

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Abishree,
      There won’t be any problem

  20. U have really help me to lower down my nervousness, So thank’s a lot!

  21. thanks for your helpful tips. I’ll definitely try these.

    1. Hello Ambika,
      Glad to know that this article was helpful to you. Don’t forget to download the answer sheet of previous year toppers who got exceptional marks by writing exact and accurate answers. You will get a good idea on how you should write answers in board exams to get maximum marks.

  22. thank you for giving such good tips to write in board exams

  23. thanks a lot to giving the good tips in board exams, regards Rahul.

  24. Thanks for giving the good tips to write up the answer in board exam.

    Ummed Techi

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