Last minute tips for acing CBSE maths exam

Class 12 students will be appearing for their mathematics paper under the ongoing Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) to be held on March 21. With the exam just round the corner, the students are busy doing the last minute preparations. While some students dread the subject there are others who use its scoring potential to boost their overall percentage. Even though they may have practised the problems several times, students are sometimes not confident enough. It is only through practice and time management that one can score high in mathematics at the board exams
Here are last-minute tips that will enhance your performance:

– Revise list of all important formulae and concepts

– Understand the usage of the formulae

– If there are any doubts, clear them as soon as possible from your teachers

– Focus on NCERT books for studying as a majority of exam revolves around NCERT books, also practise questions from other books, in addition to NCERT

– Practise a few questions from previous chapters as you study a new chapter. This will make sure you stay in touch with the concepts

– Revise and practice writing down the steps for solving a question as the process also gains marks.

– Feel free to think out your answers on rough paper. It helps in understanding the question quicker and you can use a column in your answer sheet for rough work during exams.

– Practise answering previous year papers and sample papers within the time limit of the official exam.

– Quickly identify your weak areas, where you are unable to answer and where you answer incorrectly.

– Time your answers well so that you are able to complete the exam and have some time for revision during the exam.

– Long answer questions are scoring and generally from Algebra, Three Dimensional Geometry, Calculus, Probability, Relation & Function, so prepare accordingly.

Important reminders

– Admit card:Do not forget to carry your admit card. Without it, you won’t be allowed to appear for the exam.

– Read carefully:About 15 minutes time will be provided for reading the question paper. You should also check out the marks assigned to each question.

– Do not forget stationery:You will be required to make some diagrams. So, do not forget to carry your pencils, scales, sharpener and eraser.

Relax and practise to excel in your maths exam!

On the day of the exam

Plan to show up at least 30 minutes earlier than the exam time. Keep calm and do not panic if someone tells you something you dont know. Most likely, they did the same as you, learned very well what they already knew. Also, try to review your note cards once more. Start the exam with the questions you already know and leave the rest at the end. Always keep calm and stay positive and confident of your final preparation for math and focus on one goal that you can do it.

The author is Archana Aggarwal, Maths teacher, MRIS, Sector-14, Faridabad.

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