Last Minute Preparation Tips for CBSE Board Exam: Mathematics

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Preparing for Boards during the last days: Math

The last moment panic in any exam is the most feared situation ever. Especially, if you don’t have a strong hold on a subject as important as Maths. Just like Physics and Chemistry, the subject is highly essential for all the students as its score is considered in all admissions. For some students who can grasp concepts quickly, maths is a wonderland, while for others, it is no less than a nightmare.

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Maths is a subject which needs consistent practise even if you have a stronghold on the concepts. In most cases, students often forget to maintain this consistency, which eventually leads to lower scores. The last few days of the board preparation are very critical to as it enables students to brush up all the topics and ensure that they remember all the concepts from the book.

Here are some tips that will help to ace CBSE Board Mathematics

  1. Identify the scoring topics:
    There are a few topics that are asked repeatedly in the board exam. You should have an in-depth understanding of these topics to score high. The most critical Math topics that one cannot afford to miss are:
  • Continuity and Differentiability
  • 3D Geometry and Vectors (for science students)
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Application of Derivatives and Differential Calculus
  1. Use your time wisely:To score high in the Maths CBSE Board exam, you need to give a specific time to each question. Questions that have one mark weightage need to be attempted in 1.5-2 minutes. If you spend more than this much time, you will end up getting lesser time for questions bearing more marks.

    For four mark questions, give about 3-4 minutes, and for six mark questions, don’t spend more than 6.5 minutes.

  1. Always remember that presentation matters:The different types of questions, based on the score they bear, require more detailing in solution. So, for a one mark question, the answer should be no more than 2-3 lines or steps maximum.

    On the other hand, six marks questions should be supported with each step, supporting the theorem/axiom name, etc.

  2. Study at the right time:It is vital to train your brain to perform at a specific time of the day. This ensures that your performance is optimum. If you study at night and sleep all afternoon, you might find it challenging to give your CBSE board math your 100 percent. Maintaining a proper sleep routine is essential if you want to score well in your exams. It is advisable to get up early in the morning and study because your brain is most active during that time.
  3. Prepare the right attempt strategy:If you have perfected your strategy and can attempt the whole paper in less than 3 hours, then you do not need to worry but control nerves to not lose out on marks. However, if you are struggling to complete the whole exam, then you need to prioritise the paper with six mark questions followed by four markers and so on.

    Remember, the key to success in a subject like Maths is only practise. Solve as many previous year question papers as you can to stay on top of your preparation game. You will surely ace the exam with a proper preparation strategy and practise.

    All the best!

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