As the date for CBSE board exams date sheet has been released, now the time has come for the exam preparations. Students are confused with how to prepare for the board exams and eventually end up messing the exam days.

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS FOR THE STUDENTS TO PLAN STUDIES FOR BOARD EXAMS:

1. Organize your study space

Make sure you have enough space to spread your textbooks and notes out. Try and get rid of all distractions, and make sure you feel as comfortable and able to focus as possible.

2. Use flow charts and diagrams

Visual aids can be really helpful when revising. At the start of a topic, challenge yourself to write down everything you already know about a topic — and then highlight where the gaps lie. Closer to the exam, condense your revision notes into one-page diagrams. Closer to the exam, condense your revision notes into one-page diagrams.

3. Practice on sample papers

One of the most effective ways to prepare for exams is to practice taking past versions. This helps you get used to the format of the questions.

4. Take regular breaks

Develop a study routine that works for you. If you study better in the morning, start early before taking a break at lunchtime. Or, if you’re more productive at night time, take a larger break earlier on so you’re ready to settle down come evening.

5. Drink lot of water to be hydrated

Remember that being well hydrated is essential for your brain to work at its best. Make sure you keep drinking plenty of water throughout your revision, and also on the exam day.

6. No Junk Food

Keep your body and brain well-fueled by choosing nutritious foods that have been proven to aid concentration and memory, such as fish, nuts, seeds, yogurt and blueberries. What you eat can really have an impact on energy levels and focus so keep your body away from junk food.

7. Maintain separate notebooks for each subject

Jot down important notes and formulae that you come across during your studies. This will help before the exams as you can just grab the subject notebook and revise the portions you want.

8. Revise well

Do not study anything new or from a new book right before exams, as you may get confused. Revise what you have studied and glance at important notes and formulae. Make note of important formulae and keep them handy so that you can take a look at them as an when you want. Make a weekly revision plan once you have completed the entire syllabus.

9. Know the syllabus clearly

Follow your class lessons properly to cover your syllabus in a systematic manner. After coming home, revise whatever is taught in the class, as the topics will be still fresh in mind. In case of confusion, clarify with your teacher the next day.

10. Highlight important points

Highlight important points and formulae on textbooks and reference books to locate them easily. Revise the points as and when you get time