28 May 2021


A crucial exam is a significant event that leaves either pleasant memories or scars in a student's academic life. During the exam, gathered knowledge during the whole year is subjected to a test of a couple of hours. So, we have to prepare a lot for D-day. What type of preparation will we have to do for the exam when we get our exam timetable?

  • Prepare your study timetable: The first and foremost is to prepare your study timetable as per your exam schedule. Allot more time for important subjects and less time for easy ones.
  • Stick to the timetable: As far as possible, stick to the time you set for studying and if, for any reason, missed revision compensate with additional times.
  • Space: A conducive ambience without any distractions for doing your studies is necessary. This includes an ergonomically positioned chair, a table having ample space for keeping your study materials and a falling light from behind.
  • Practice with Old question Papers: How frequent some questions have been asked in the past exams and how much time you have to allocate for each question can be best judged by umpteen number of attempt on such question papers. Learners India provides past years question papers along with Answers.
  • Scribble Notes: Important points can be under lined, or scribbled on note books or even on the margins of the Text books (preferably with a pencil so that it can be erased if necessary). Make a chart of equations, theorems, and points that chart sticks to your study wall. That will help you reinforce the subject in an easy way.
  • Instant Revision: Close your eyes and try to recapitulate what you have studied by writing on your book. Make review to find out whether you have missed out any important point.
  • Try to imagine what you study: Connect with an imaginary story or incident and identify yourself as a character in the story, particularly for History classes. For example, First Independence Day can be visualised as the pulling down of the Union Jack and hoisting the Tricolour, Indian PM addressing the public etc.
  • Mnemonics to memorise: Convenient formulae to remember facts. For example: FRE – to remember the order of Livers. VIBGYOR for remembering the colours and BODMAS for knowing the order of simplifying a Mathematical equation.
  • Occasional Breaks: Take brief occasional breaks to recharge yourself. 7-8 hours sleep will recharge you fully and even help you cement what you have learned.
  • Combined Study: If situation permits combined study involving close friends (even being remotely) helps all the participants. Some people learn better by listening, some by reading / seeing.
  • At the Exam Hall take a deep breath, reduce your anxiety and read the question paper once fully and mark your preference of questions in descending order to answer first, second and third etc.Drinking small sips of water in between, keeping your belly half filled and eating easily digestible food beforehand are other useful tips.