I am a teacher myself, and I use to teach the students of the 10th and 12th class of CBSE and ICSE/ISC board. And there is a very common question generally asked by my students, what are the tips and strategies to score more than 90+ percentage in 12th class?
Undoubtedly, this is a genuine question. Every good student is always worried about his/her percentage in the Board Exam. With all past experience, today I am going to share some tips and tricks which are very useful for the students of class 10th & 12th to score 90+ percentage.
But, before I start with my tips and tricks, here are some questions which you should read first.
Is this really possible for everyone to score more than 90+ percentage?
No, not for everyone. This is all your hard work from the beginning of the 12th class. In my case study, a huge number of students do not take the first 9 months too seriously. They start their preparations just before the 3 months of board exams.
So is it OK? Absolutely yes, only if you are fully prepared with your notes and every stuff related to the board exam. Use your last 3 months in reading or practicing those notes and not collecting them. The last 3 months are judgment months, and the students who are preparing for the board exam from the beginning of the 12th class uses this time with great strategies, and they successfully get the 90+ percentage in board exams result.
So by using the last 3 months in a very great and smart way, you can achieve a good percentage in 12th class. I will give you the tips in my points below, how to prepare for board exams in the last 3 months.
Will evaluation process harm your percentage?
Yes, the evaluation process is a manual process in which some government and private teachers are hired to check and evaluate your answer sheets and those teachers evaluate more than 40+ copies in 6 hours, so there are chances of mistake. Either in a good way or a bad one.
Read the full process and tips to prevent you from evaluation process for CBSE Board.
11 Tips To Score More Than 90% Marks In 10th 12th Board Exam
As I stated above that, it is all up to your hard work from the beginning of 12th class that whether you score more than 70% or 80% or 90% marks in the board exam. Now here are my tips and suggestions to score a good percentage in your class which are the outcome of my case study while teaching my students for 6 years.
Here are the following tips and strategies that you should follow for the board exam to score 90% marks.
1. Defeat Yourself.
Create two instances of yourself, first is your present and the second one is your past. Now play a game between your Present and your Past. Keep only one thing in your mind that you have to defeat your past at any cost. If you can’t do this then forget to score great in the board exams.
Keep defeating your previous percentage, your present has to be perfect than your past, in this way, you will surely achieve a good percentage in your board exam.
More than anything else, your target should be always to do better than you have ever done before. If you are very close to your board exam, you should know How to prepare for board exam in 1 month.
Below pictures will show how your percentage stats should look like. If your stats are not going in this way then it is advised to concentrate more towards the preparation of board exams.
This may look weird but you should make a statistical table(like above) of all previous marks and percentage of the individual subject. This will help you to find out how much you need to improve.
2. Stick with your syllabus book – Mind It.
Yes, I have seen a number of students of mine running behind the big heavyweight reference books, and they underestimate their syllabus books like NCERT in the case of the CBSE board.
These syllabus books are the best to practice with. Have you ever noticed the high scoring students always stick to the syllabus textbooks and this is only because they know the true significance of that key to success book (syllabus textbooks).
Reference books are good to study but only for those students who want to be a part of competitive exams after 12th class. But if you really want to score more percentage, then, according to me, you should stick with your syllabus textbooks.
All the syllabus books in any board exam are designed according to the strict syllabus and this has never happened in the history of board exams that a question has come out of the syllabus.
So according to me, you should not go for the reference books, because you are preparing for class 12th, not to get selected in NASA.
3. Be careful with your weak points.
What are my weak points and how to make them strong? You should always keep this question in your mind while preparing for the board exams.
Take out your answer sheets of pre-boards and class tests etc, and take a deep look into your answers, find your mistakes, make a list of those mistakes for each and every subject. Ask yourself, will I repeat these mistakes in board exams too? No, say a big no, and start debugging your mistakes, do hard work on your mistakes, scratch them to their depths, take it as a mission to convert those weak points of yours into the stronger ones.
Is your handwriting filthy? try to make it better, if not 90 or 80% but at least 1%, but do work on it.
Is it organic chemistry? Learn it, read it, and make it happen. But do not underestimate it.
These are a sort of weak points, I am talking about in this section. Recovering from your weak points which are responsible for your deducted marks will surely put you on the track of scoring a great percentage in your board exams.
Ask in the comment box below, if you are having some weak points and want some tips to recover from them. I will bring out the best tip for that specific point of yours.
4. Time will kill your marks.
Yes, I am talking about time management here, this is one of the big factors responsible for marks. You are not a kid, every student knows the definition of time management, but only a few of them take it seriously while preparing for board exams.
It is your class 12th. You will never see the school again in your life and, believe me, you will never study again with such enthusiasm as you are doing right now. So, why not make this preparation more beautiful and smart by applying time management to it?
So, let me explain some important key points of time management for board exam preparation.
- If you do, stop sleeping 8 hours, make a healthy sleep of 5 to 6 hours only and save your 2 hours from there.
- Study the learning subjects like chemistry, Biology, Economics, etc in the morning time. This will help you to retain a long time memory of whatever you have learned while reading in the morning time.
- In school, take advantage of free time like sports period and curriculum activities. Practice logical subjects like Maths, Physics, Accounts, etc. Trust me, reading or practicing in the free time of your school will save a lot of time.
- In the last 3 months of your preparation, you should not join or continue things like coaching classes, etc. Use that time in self-study and making notes. Trust me, you will understand things way better by doing self-study.
- Study at least 8 hours a day, if you really want to score 90+ percentage in board exams. Because this is the only way which is required to achieve such a percentage.
- Divide equal time of study with your main subjects. But do not forget to study subjects like Hindi, English, etc. because they can prove to be a real percentage booster.
So, overall, you have to study at least 8 hours a day and make it 9 to 10 hours on holidays like Sunday. This feels like crazy, studying with such madness, but the 90+ achievers did that and made their percentage possible.
5. Practicing from the sample and previous year papers is the best way.
Don’t know why the students do not understand the value of old assets. Again a huge number of students are there who spend a big amount of money on reference books but they don’t even try to look at the previous year papers.
Maano Ya Na Maano, previous year papers act as a key to success in getting the mind-blowing percentage in your 12th class. Don’t waste your money on buying such costly and heavy books. The internet is ruling today where you can find anything, anytime.
For class 10th last 5-year papers of board exam are enough to practice for the final board exam. There are two board exam papers (CBSE) for each subject in class 10 because of SA1 and SA2. So you need to practice both SA1 and SA2. And for class 12th last 10-year papers are enough to boost up the preparation for the final exam. Other board such as ICSE, ISC, UP board can get previous year and sample papers from our sample question papers section.
Solving previous year question papers are like giving previous board exams. Take each and every year question paper seriously and start solving them and feel like you are sitting in the examination hall of board exam.
Do not go for answers directly without solving the question paper on your own completely, and after solving the question paper, look for the answers and be a checker for yourself. If you score 90+ marks in the very first question paper then congo you are already a genius.
But if not then look for the mistakes and repeat the third point above, Solving 10 such papers before the board exams will make you 10 times stronger to face the board exams.
Previous year papers are important because they will :
- Let you know the difficulty level of questions.
- Helps to figure out the repeating sequence of questions because some cute questions show their faces in every board exam.
- Helps to figure out your true level of securing marks.
So, do not waste your time and download the previous year papers above, if you haven’t. And start solving them. Also with solving the previous year papers, you can practice sample papers and guess papers too. These papers also help to predict the future of your marks.
6. Don’t underestimate ENGLISH – especially CBSE students.
Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology, Accounts, Economics, blah, and blah. Dude, do you remember you have one more subject called English?
Not everyone but a huge number of students does not take this subject seriously and at the time of result, this subject becomes responsible for the drop in overall percentage.
Subjects like English can be used as a booster in making a high percentage, all you need to do is to study it, at least, a day in a week. if you can maintain this, then surely this subject will support your percentage in a great way. Also, give special attention to handwriting while preparing for English. You will secure at least 5 marks just by working on your answer sheet presentation skills.
7. Do your answer sheet looks filthy after you finish the exam?
We are talking about 90+ percentage, it’s not a joke! Even a single mark can make a big difference to 89.9% and 90%, getting me?
So each and every activity matters while you are preparing for board exams. Neatness and cleanliness are one of them. Your answer sheet is the only thing on the basis of which you will get your marks, so everything related to your answer sheet matters. You must know how to write a perfect answer in the exam to get full marks because your way of writing makes an impact.
Practice on making your answer sheet look great, do work on your handwriting if it is not too good. Take some tips from good students in your class about the presentations of the answer sheet. Also, take advice from your teachers. They will tell you the best about this scenario because some of them have experience in checking the answer sheets.
Underlining the important phrases in your answer sheet, making boxes around the answer in the case of Mathematics are one of the basic elements which should be used in making your answer sheet looks neat and clean.
This neat and clean FUNDA will add worth up to 10 extra marks in your board exams, so why not work on it.
For CBSE students, it’s good news that they will get extra marks for writing innovative answers instead of the copied answer. Write answers in your own words with a different pattern by this method you can get extra marks in the exam. CBSE Board has decided to give extra marks for different and innovative answers.
8. The night just before the exam.
Yes, approx 10% of your marks depends on this night, make great use of this night, not in the study but in taking rest, making your mind feel relaxed.
I too have experienced this night in my life, the only thing I remembered today is the fear of board exams. What will happen tomorrow? How tougher will be the exam? These type of questions was eating my brain. Having that fear, I opened my notes and started revising important things. No one was there to guide me that what I was doing at that time was totally wrong.
I have experience now and thus, I can tell, what should you do that night.
- Make yourself forget that tomorrow is your exam, feel free like a bird.
- Do not ever try to revise your study stuff, as this is not one night fight.
- Sleep earlier as much as possible, and take a long sleep. This will help you to reset your brain and remember things more accurately at the time of the exam.
9. Things To Do and Not To Do on the exam day.
According to my 8th point, you should sleep earlier on the night just before the exam. Take a healthy sleep of 8 hours and get early in the morning. Open up your study stuff and make a quick revise of all the topics in a brief way.
Do not let your confidence down, when you find something is still to study. Let it be, do not ruin all other topics just because of that single thing.
You have faced 10th board and that gave you experience for board exams. Do you remember that just before the exam was about to start, a number of students were struggling around with their notes, books, and other sort of things? Maybe you were one of them.
So, did that struggle just before the exam helped you in any way? No, the answer is an absolute no, moreover, this activity makes more negative effects on marks. So do not ever study just before the exams.
Leave all your study material at home and go with a free and relaxed mind. Do not talk about the topics with friends, stand-alone somewhere and wait for the exam to start. All you need to do at this time is to make yourself more confident and stronger.
10. During the exam time.
First and important, before reading the question paper, feel and pretend that you are well familiar with each and every question and you know how to answer each question present in that question paper. This is a self-defense system and works very well. Thinking like this will make you even more positive and you will perform double for sure!
OK, now in advance 15 minutes, read out each and every question to its root, understand it, make a plan that how you will do that question. Read all the questions with the same focus, and then make a strategy that which questions will you attempt first.
I know that you will be stuck on some questions while reading them in advance 15 minutes, and this will make you a bit worried. But don’t panic at that moment, let it be, you will find a way to solve it later, do not struggle with that particular question, give other questions attention too.
Always attempt 5 marks questions first, the simple logic says, you cannot do 5 marks questions when there is a shortage of time and you have to finish the paper, but you can easily do 1 marks even 2 marks questions in lesser time. And this is the best practice when dealing with the questions.
Do each and every question with the same attention and the same focus because each question is important. Use similar writing and formatting throughout the answer sheet. And please do not make your answer sheet look bad in any way, keep using decorating items throughout the answer sheet.
Always take a pencil and a scale with you, make diagrams whenever possible while attempting the questions, your diagrams will make a great impression on the checker’s mind, so make it happen.
Time means marks, do not spend more time on doing a particular question, here the experience comes into play. The more the previous year or sample papers you have solved before, the clearer you will become about the time management on each question.
Be fully prepared with your stuff like pen, pencil, rubber, scale, etc. Do not take chances, take everything in double amount, as each and every second is important here.
11. Don’t leave the exam hall soon, you are not done yet.
You have prepared for the board exam for an entire year and the hours of examination time are the last moments of those subjects in the 12th class, so do not let them go. Use these hours as much as possible in a good way.
Don’t be in a hurry to leave the examination hall after completing your exam, wait until the last second of the exam. Cross-check your answer sheet twice, thrice, and again and again. If you are thinking that you have done everything correctly then, you are absolutely wrong.
Find your silly mistakes and resolve them. Also, add small design elements to make your answer sheet look good. Cross-check your 1 mark questions again.
Add more important lines to the questions carrying more marks, read each and every answer of yours and if you feel any answer uncomfortable then do not hesitate to make it interesting.
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During the last 3 months just before the board exams, disconnect yourself from every social activity. Disconnecting includes:
- Put your Facebook account on rest for these 3 months.
- Pack up your cell phones, and say goodbye to messengers apps like WhatsApp.
- Stop attending parties sort of things.
- Say goodbye to your friends even the closer one(you can understand what I mean to say) for this time period.
Getting 90+ percentage in your board exams is not a joke, you really have to work hard and very hard, you must follow each and every tip given above with full focus and enthusiasm.
And I am sure if you can follow these tips, you can score more than you expected.
Students who have passed with a great percentage in their 12th class are requested to put their tips in comments below, to inspire the current 12thies.