How to Ace your Board Exams 2018

It’s that time of the year again! Board exams are a crucial part of every student’s life, whether it is your 10th grade or 12th grade. Exams are always tough to deal with. As soon as you see your board exams date sheet, your tension gets elevated, fear suddenly sets in. By now you must have begun to question your memory and books which have overwhelmed your life.


The pressure is on with the boards around the corner as students find themselves under a lot of stress as the date nears, they find it extremely difficult to focus on their studies and spend most of their of time worrying. However, with a little bit of planning, students can combat this problem and put in an excellent performance during the tests. Here are a few tips for those feeling the heat:

1.Make a timetable

Organizing yourself is the best way to go about things during times of pressure. Try and make a realistic timetable for yourself and set short-term goals that are achievable and not too ambitious. Plan out your breaks as studying for several hours straight can cause your attention span to reduce and affect your learning ability.

2. Eat Right

It is important to prioritize your health as you prepare to take the exams. Avoid eating out and indulge in eating healthy foodstuff like fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts etc. Stay hydrated to avoid headaches and also to keep your energy rates from dipping. Avoid drinking things with caffeine in them as this may affect your sleep cycle and keep you from getting proper rest.  

Regular intake of food and water is not only important for a healthy mind and body balance, but a good diet can also help you strengthen your concentration power.

3. Make Notes

Research suggests that writing your notes while studying leaves a superior, more enduring impact on your mind. You can also boost your memory by using colorful markers or by making mind maps as you go. These will also help in revising your topics as you skim through the syllabus before the exam. Switch up your study stations, it can help improve content retention.

4. Get Adequate Sleep

Do not try to pull all-nighters the night before the exam. This may leave you feeling extremely exhausted and worn out which may affect your memory. Divide your time between the day efficiently and ensure that you are well- rested before the exam.

5. Block out your distractions

While it may be tempting to ping your friend to check up on their progress, it is important for one to realize their own potential and work towards their desired goal. Keep away the things that tend to distract you and only take them out when you’re on a break to help relax and regain your focus.

Be ready to ace your Board exams!

Reinforce positive thoughts, you are your best motivator and tell yourself that you have done your best.  As you progress, refer to the question papers in the past years to get a better idea as to what to expect. Solving mock question papers can help get a clearer idea of the pattern of the paper and mentally prepare you. Just keep calm, be positive and work hard. You will surely exceed your own expectations.

All the best for your exams!

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Aryani Aukta
Aryani Aukta

Hailing from Shimla and raised in Delhi. Currently pursuing her degree in BA from Jai Hind College in Mumbai. She enjoys reading during her free time and is a state-level swimmer and athlete.

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