Ready for the big day

Board exams

Just a few days to go and the students of 12th standard will appear for their ISC and CBSE exams.

All set: Being stress free is vital during exams.

Months of revision, attending coaching classes and battling stress will finally come to an end with the exams starting on February 27 (ISC) and March 1 (CBSE).

Some of these students spoke to Metrolife about how they are preparing for the big day. Be it science, commerce or arts, there is nothing as an ‘easy’ stream. Students say that no matter which stream they belong to, they have to put in equal number of hours for each subject and revise their portions much before their exams start. Vedika, an ISC student, says that one should revise all the subjects at least twice before the exams start. “But that doesn’t mean you need to study everything back-to-back. I feel one must take a good number of breaks as well,” she says.

It is often perceived that compared to the State board exams, scoring in ISC and CBSE exams are difficult. But that’s all in one’s mind, says Akanksha, a CBSE student. “If you study everyday after school hours, it becomes less stressful as exams approach. As for the marks, I feel if you work hard before the exams, it will show in the results,” she adds.
Meghna, an ISC science student, started revising seriously after her preliminary
exams.

While she finds practicals easy, theory is something she is focussing on right now. “I could never set a timetable and study according to it. I do put in a good number of hours and learn whichever subject I am interested in at that moment. Since I am weak in maths, I spend more hours on maths and does it whenever I have time, after which I study it along with physics and biology,” she adds.

To maintain mental stability, many students strongly vouch for physical activity.

Dhananjay, a CBSE student, says that he plays basketball for at least an hour every day. “The break helps us to relax a bit and allows what we learnt to settle in. One also tends to overeat during exams. Keeping oneself fit can also help in beating stress,” he adds.

Looks like the students in the City are fairly confident about approaching the final exams. And one can see that they are leaving no stone unturned to tackle those question papers with ease.

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