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5 tips to help students study for board examinations without feeling stressed

Updated On Dec 14, 2022 07:09 PM IST

We frequently use subpar exam preparation strategies since many of us are ignorant of the best study techniques. In order to help you make the most of your limited study time for the boards without feeling stressed, here are 5 time-saving tips.

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We are surely more anxious than ever as we get ready for the board certification or maintenance of certification examination since we have spent our entire lives taking tests with a lot on the line. Unfortunately, students at all levels have erroneous beliefs about how to learn. We frequently use subpar exam preparation strategies since many of us are ignorant of the best study techniques. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Raj Rani Goel, Managing Director at Satluj Public School in Ellenabad, shared with Zarafshan Shiraz five time-saving strategies that can help students make the most of their limited study time for the boards: (Photo by Firmbee.com on Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 07:09 PM IST

We are surely more anxious than ever as we get ready for the board certification or maintenance of certification examination since we have spent our entire lives taking tests with a lot on the line. Unfortunately, students at all levels have erroneous beliefs about how to learn. We frequently use subpar exam preparation strategies since many of us are ignorant of the best study techniques. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Raj Rani Goel, Managing Director at Satluj Public School in Ellenabad, shared with Zarafshan Shiraz five time-saving strategies that can help students make the most of their limited study time for the boards: (Photo by Firmbee.com on Unsplash)

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1. Develop strong time management skills - Students with good time management skills may do more in less time, leaving more time for intellectual time. Students should stick to the study schedule, fulfil the objectives, and avoid procrastination in order to acquire strong time management skills. Make every effort to spread out your study time over a longer period of time prior to taking the exam. Due to time constraints, you need to make sure that every subject gets an equivalent amount of preparation time. You can prepare more evenly if you divide your time. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 07:09 PM IST

1. Develop strong time management skills - Students with good time management skills may do more in less time, leaving more time for intellectual time. Students should stick to the study schedule, fulfil the objectives, and avoid procrastination in order to acquire strong time management skills. Make every effort to spread out your study time over a longer period of time prior to taking the exam. Due to time constraints, you need to make sure that every subject gets an equivalent amount of preparation time. You can prepare more evenly if you divide your time. (File Photo)

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2. Make crucial chapters and subjects your top priorities - The students' primary focus should be on the chapters that are really crucial and filled with information. Knowing these chapters will help students do better on exams. They should engage their professors ahead of time with any questions they may have to ensure that they are adequately addressed. Students can divide their study time more efficiently by categorising chapters as challenging, moderate, or easy. Give yourself additional time to work on and revise the chapters that require it. (Shutterstock/ Representative) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 07:09 PM IST

2. Make crucial chapters and subjects your top priorities - The students' primary focus should be on the chapters that are really crucial and filled with information. Knowing these chapters will help students do better on exams. They should engage their professors ahead of time with any questions they may have to ensure that they are adequately addressed. Students can divide their study time more efficiently by categorising chapters as challenging, moderate, or easy. Give yourself additional time to work on and revise the chapters that require it. (Shutterstock/ Representative)

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3. Conduct a self-evaluation - Mock tests are often beneficial to students since they help them recognise their own strengths and flaws. Simulating an exam environment has been demonstrated to significantly reduce students' test-related anxieties. It can also assist to mitigate the detrimental effects of stress on memory by making your brain work harder to recall the correct answers. The test should be taken at the same time as the exam to help one's biological clock sync with the timing of the test. They will gain confidence as they practise in a real-world test scenario. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 07:09 PM IST

3. Conduct a self-evaluation - Mock tests are often beneficial to students since they help them recognise their own strengths and flaws. Simulating an exam environment has been demonstrated to significantly reduce students' test-related anxieties. It can also assist to mitigate the detrimental effects of stress on memory by making your brain work harder to recall the correct answers. The test should be taken at the same time as the exam to help one's biological clock sync with the timing of the test. They will gain confidence as they practise in a real-world test scenario. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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4. Keep yourself in good physical and mental health - The last thing you need is to become stressed out as a result of your studies. Taking a break from your studies might be quite useful. To relieve stress, practice balanced eating, enough sleep, music, early walks or mild workouts, being in a cheerful setting, and meditation. If you don't get enough sleep, your health may suffer. Relaxing  the day before the exam has been shown in studies to be more effective than staying up all night studying.   In reality, a nutrient-rich diet aids in your physical and mental development. These are critical for ensuring your physical and mental preparation for testing. When studying for board exams, the most vital necessity is a clear mind. (HT FILE PHOTO) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 07:09 PM IST

4. Keep yourself in good physical and mental health - The last thing you need is to become stressed out as a result of your studies. Taking a break from your studies might be quite useful. To relieve stress, practice balanced eating, enough sleep, music, early walks or mild workouts, being in a cheerful setting, and meditation. If you don't get enough sleep, your health may suffer. Relaxing  the day before the exam has been shown in studies to be more effective than staying up all night studying.   In reality, a nutrient-rich diet aids in your physical and mental development. These are critical for ensuring your physical and mental preparation for testing. When studying for board exams, the most vital necessity is a clear mind. (HT FILE PHOTO)

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5. Mock papers and previous years' papers - Solving problems improves your conceptual comprehension as well as your speed and accuracy of thought. Your deficiencies may be more readily addressed with its help. Review past exam papers to hone your study abilities. Thus, the most effective outside study materials are past exam papers. You may learn about the test format and the weighting of questions from various chapters by studying several question papers. This makes it one of the best strategies for studying for board examinations. This method may thus allow you to focus more on chapters that are more crucial than others. This time-saving strategy may also allow you to focus on crucial chapters while saving time. (Hindustan Times) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 07:09 PM IST

5. Mock papers and previous years' papers - Solving problems improves your conceptual comprehension as well as your speed and accuracy of thought. Your deficiencies may be more readily addressed with its help. Review past exam papers to hone your study abilities. Thus, the most effective outside study materials are past exam papers. You may learn about the test format and the weighting of questions from various chapters by studying several question papers. This makes it one of the best strategies for studying for board examinations. This method may thus allow you to focus more on chapters that are more crucial than others. This time-saving strategy may also allow you to focus on crucial chapters while saving time. (Hindustan Times)

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6. Extra pointers for performing well on the board exams -Look for a better learning environmentYour work should be revised each dayMake Quick Revision NotesTake Breaks for ProductivityDo not multitask.Avoid becoming a procrastinator(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 07:09 PM IST

6. Extra pointers for performing well on the board exams -Look for a better learning environmentYour work should be revised each dayMake Quick Revision NotesTake Breaks for ProductivityDo not multitask.Avoid becoming a procrastinator(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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Raj Rani Goel said, “The most crucial thing is the fear of receiving lower grades or missing out outweighs the real repercussions. Stop calculating the ultimate outcome and start working on the journey. So, start using the proper procedure and quit worrying about grades. Since a good or bad grade is very subjective, the aforementioned are a few important considerations while deciding on the best approach or strategy. Exams are crucial events in one's life, and being nervous However, there is nothing to be concerned about if you fully prepare. To succeed in test preparation, each student must play to their strengths. maintain your composure while learning. Try hard to overcome procrastination rather than getting nervous. The greatest strategy for doing this is to avoid stress and concentrate on what you can accomplish.” (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 07:09 PM IST

Raj Rani Goel said, “The most crucial thing is the fear of receiving lower grades or missing out outweighs the real repercussions. Stop calculating the ultimate outcome and start working on the journey. So, start using the proper procedure and quit worrying about grades. Since a good or bad grade is very subjective, the aforementioned are a few important considerations while deciding on the best approach or strategy. Exams are crucial events in one's life, and being nervous However, there is nothing to be concerned about if you fully prepare. To succeed in test preparation, each student must play to their strengths. maintain your composure while learning. Try hard to overcome procrastination rather than getting nervous. The greatest strategy for doing this is to avoid stress and concentrate on what you can accomplish.” (Pexels)

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