While a few students may worry about giving board exams twice. But on the flip side, it also reduces the burden of students as the entire syllabus is now divided into two parts. So you can laser focus on 50 % syllabus on Term 1 and the rest 50 % for Term 2. It is an excellent opportunity to score high, and this post will help you with it. But before we get into details, let’s have a quick look at Term 2.
Note: In case of Covid situation worsens, then the exam will only be MCQ based as per the circular by CBSE
Strategy To Prepare For Term 2 CBSE
To score high in Term 2, you need a solid strategy. And guess what? We have already made it for you. Let’s quickly dive into it.
1. Get familiar with the syllabus
Only 50 % of the syllabus is covered as part of the exam. So to avoid any duplicate effort, be thorough with the syllabus. You can have a look at the rationalised syllabus here.
2. Set up a study routine
Setting up a routine is extremely crucial since most of the studying sessions will be from the comfort of your home. Plan a balanced study schedule that doesn’t sacrifice anything. Be it proper 8 hours of sleep, practising sample papers, revising chapters, or a healthy diet.
3. Set up a good workspace
Again, this is the pandemic special tip since you are studying from home. Studying while lying on the bed could be more comfortable, but studying in a setup similar to the physical classroom is best.
Pro tip: You can add vision boards to your workspace. Visualisation is a powerful way to keep you focused.
4. Create a study timetable
One thing that can change the way you study is a timetable. An organised study timetable will help in
- Setting your daily and weekly targets
- Prioritizing your chapters
- Balancing your free time and avoiding distractions
- Reduce last-minute stress by keeping up with your commitments
5. Prepare creative notes
Prepare the topics from NCERT books as per the timetable and make notes in simple words.
Get creative with it
- Draw visuals
- Write examples you can relate to
- Write all maths formulae on a single sheet
- Make another sheet for chemistry formula
- Make a sheet for important terms subject wise
6. Practice, Practice and Practice
Pandemic changed the way CBSE conducted board exams. With the new pattern, students need to practice more questions on each topic. In addition, as the uncertainty shades the exams, you must thoroughly study MCQs and subjective questions.
Pro tip: Do not underestimate language exams. The difficulty level of English and Hindi exams is increasing. But students focus on other subjects more. Whereas contributing just 20-30 minutes to language a day can help you score to the peak, unlike other subjects.
7. Understand your weak and strong chapters
While practising, note where you are getting stuck. Those are the topics you need to go back and study again from NCERT. Then, after restudying, solve more questions and this time, ace it.
8. Solve sample papers
The last thing you would want is to go to the examination without understanding the question paper pattern and a strategy to tackle it. So, it is important to refer to the sample papers for the CBSE board to devise your own strategy.
Sample papers are a boon. They help you with
- Replicating the exam environment
- Understanding the exam pattern
- Assessing your preparation
- Checking your problem-solving speed
- Improving your speed
- Developing the strategy
- Find your common mistakes
6-8 sample papers will make you a pro at exams and remove the fear. Oswal-Gurukul CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 and 12 cover the entire Term 2 syllabus with a wide variety of questions.
9. Work on your presentation skills.
Term 2 is a subjective exam. Writing answers isn’t enough. Writing the way it’s easy on the eyes is the key. Work on your presentation skills.
4 tips for writing better presentable answers
- Use bullet points and diagrams
- Write clear-spaced words
- Don’t use unusual words
- Underline important lines
Grab those extra marks with neat handwriting.
10. Keep time for revision
After all the hard work and practice, it’s’ time to bear the fruit. Quickly revise the topics from your creative notes, and you are all set for the exam.
The strategy we discussed will help you score high in the exams, provided you don’t fall into the below pitfalls.
That’s all from our side. We covered all the do’s and don’ts for Term 2, and you are already a step ahead in the preparation. How? Because now you have a plan.
For further resources, you can check out the Oswal-Gurukul CBSE Term-II books. We have chapter wise MCQ and Objective question bank with detailed explanations, which help you master each topic. It also provides illustrated chapter wise summary at the end of each chapter for your quick revision.