Dear student, exams are around now. Almost arrived.
I know you all have prepared well. Despite of the good preparation from our end, sometimes we get a bit anxious. Cool down. Being stressed and anxious is quite natural. It’s just that you have to keep in mind that it doesn’t get extra space in your head. I am giving you a few link, reading that may be helpful to you : Click Here. Also read PM’s Mann Ki Baat with Students : Click Here. Get Check List of Important Questions of Class XII & Class XI.
Observe the followings when in the examination hall :
(i) Go through the question paper thoroughly once before actually starting the paper. You are given extra time for this! Utilize it. Mark the questions which are easier for you.
(ii) Don’t Be Shocked, don’t panic if you see some unusual questions in the paper. Mark those questions which don’t make sense in the initial look. Be careful while attempting them at the Last.
(iii) Read the ‘question’ very carefully. ANSWER the Question which is ASKED and not which you THINK has been asked.
(iv) Be well prepared physically/mentally for the paper. DON’T Break your RHYTHUM by going for toilet/water etc. In fact, don’t leave your seat once you’re in the examination hall.
(v) Do neat & clean work, at least in the first few pages. For this, attempt only those questions initially where you’re FULLY Confident. It puts good impression on the examiner. Remember that it is your duty to make the examiner convinced with whatever you’ve written.
(vi) Do leave extra space between the successive questions and calculations (as in Probability & LPP) should be left for the final step.
(vii) Develop the speed. Do those questions speedly where you are comfortable. It shall help you in having 15-20 minutes for the revision at the end.
(viii) Have a keen & careful revision of your answers. Be content with what you did, whatever you could do, you have done that at your best. Be peaceful.
Dears, even if some of your papers don’t go the way you thought or you think you could’ve done better in a certain question of certain subject, please try to be at ease. Don’t be disappointed. Take it as a lesson for your next exams. Try again with more determination eliminating your mistakes. Remember, every one commits mistakes. But those who take the right lessons from their past actions, they emerge as Champion!
I know you are a champion!
— O.P. Gupta, Math EnthusiastRead More
Central Board of Secondary Education exams 2017 are starting from March 9. If the year-long preparation is already taking a toil on your brain and your grey cells are refusing to co-operate, if a week more isn’t time enough to register all that you should have studied by now, sit back and relax.
Here are for you a few Dos n Don’ts
- Stop trying to swallow up the entire syllabus at a go. Try selective and smart learning tricks.
- Consult question banks and prepare your list of topics that needs special care.
- Prepare a time schedule and allot time accordingly
- Keep pen and paper handy. Scribble all that you are trying to learn by heart. Written impression helps mind register faster.
- Indulge on group discussions with friends and family. With multiple inputs learning becomes interesting and interactive.
- Take care of your diet, eat at short intervals. Try munching on light snacks and fruits. Food with high protein will boost your stamina. Go slow on caffeine intake and put a stop to junkies.
- For 15 minutes per day, focus on diaphragmatic breathing and try to relax. Conscious breathing also works wonders. It is a particular method of balancing autonomous nervous system that affects stressful conditions.
- Feel the air filling your lungs. Try to match how much air you breathe and how much air you let out. During exhale consider that you are getting stress out of your body.
- Keep your study environment clean and pleasant. Do not stock your table unnecessarily. Keep flower and incense sticks nearby. This brings fair amount of positive air and confidence.
- Maintain a regular sleep pattern. A regular six-seven hours of sleep is mandatory for the body to function well.
- Parents should act as confidence boosters at this time. Unrealistic expectations about scores can only pull down hell.
- Headaches, abdominal pains, sweating, tremor, nausea, muscle tension are symptoms off over stress. Do not ponder to find clinical help immediately.
All the best!
#O.P. Gupta, Math EnthusiastRead More
The Board examinations are fast approaching. And they are almost here. For almost one and half months, many students around will be tested upon their learning abilities. I am sure that you would have prepared well for your exams with high energy and better planning. Yet, there may be times when you may experience inexplicable slump in your study routine. Here we shall try to see how to renew your enthusiasm.
Due to the board examinations (or any examinations), students keep busy with their study schedule. Most students follow a pattern of preparation for examinations, which involves studying for 4-5 hours continuously in a stretch. This sometimes might bring on tremendous stress, either because they are not able to keep up with the gruelling routine, or realise that in spite of studying hard, they are not really learning. They are dejected, disheartened or simply slump. Many a time, even the most motivated students experience a slump.
What should we be doing?
— Accept yourself. Everyone has a peak level; the optimum level, that is, when you are fully motivated. Same way, sometimes you energy levels will be low. Accept the phase. Take the remedial course of actions as mentioned in below lines.
— Motivate yourself. Develop the ability of seeing the success you so much crave for, visualise a successful outcome. Have tremendous faith in your ability to perform.
— Are you trying to adopt a different way of learning during the exams? I advise you to stick to the plan you earlier had. If that plan didn’t work, you may discuss the future course of action with elder brother/sister/parents/teachers. Maybe, they can offer you a better plan. At last you have to take the decision, what to follow and what not.
— Monitor your physical state; “listen to your body”. Have a brief time-out as and when required, after a long study hour. Take an hour or two off from studies and relax. Do things you otherwise like to do.
— Avoid heavy physical activities, it may lead to fatigue or lingering illness. Eat nutritious meals.
— Are there some non-academic issues? Maybe some unresolved issues are causing you to slow down. Please, leave these issues to be sorted out after the exams.
Preparing for Board examinations is hard, stressful, and slump is serious. But it is surprising how often the suggestions described can get you on course. Parents need to take note of why slump happens and help their wards in taking the much-needed break to overcome it, instead of mercilessly driving them to a punishing routine.
A special message. Even if some of your papers don’t go the way you thought or you think you could’ve done better in a certain question of certain subject, please try to be at ease. Don’t be disappointed. Take it as a lesson for your next exams. Try again with more determination eliminating your mistakes. Remember, every one commits mistakes. But those who take the right lessons from their past actions, they emerge as Champion!
I know you are a champion!
— O.P. Gupta, Math EnthusiastRead More
CBSE is going to start its second stage of counselling for students who had appeared for the class 10 and class 12 board exams this year from May 20 on-wards. The counselling program will go on till June 10 and will be held on all working days from 8 am to 10 pm.
The CBSE is conducting this counseling service for the 17th consecutive year to help students and parents to overcome common psychological problems and general queries after the declaration of Class 10 and class 12 results. This counseling is an outreach program by the Board which is carefully designed keeping in mind the heterogeneity of student population and geographical spread.
During this second phase of counselling, 54 experts including Principals, trained counsellors from CBSE affiliated government and private schools and few psychologists will be available for Tele-Counselling. These tele-counsellors include 44 counsellors from India and 10 counsellors from abroad. Those 10 counsellors hail from countries including, Nepal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Dammam, Jeddah), U.A.E. (Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah), Sultanate of Oman and Kuwait. It is a voluntary, free of cost service provided by the participants.
The tele-counselling is a Centralized Access System (CAS) similar to that of a call centre. Students can dial a toll free number 1800-11-8004 from any part of the country and get in touch with operator for general queries related to result or with counsellors for one to one telephonic counselling from 8 am up to 10 pm.
Board has also introduced counselling facility for Specially Abled Children to take care of the needs and anxiety of special children with regard to the exam result.
Students can also visit the CBSE official website for additional help regarding post-result declaration issues. Techniques to cope with result related anxiety are available at the CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in by accessing icon Helpline.Read More