Science is considered an important subject. It is also a subject most students are afraid of. Many students complain about their low performance in Science. If you are conscious about your results and you want to prepare well for scoring 95% in your class 10 Science exam then here are some tips and tricks that may help you.
Daily planner and study material – To begin with, you can start preparing by planning your daily routine. Plan your 24 hours of the day with study sessions along with breaks for refreshment. Taking breaks can help you improve your efficiency. You should also choose your study material wisely. If you are a CBSE student, then the NCERT book is all you need for your preparation.
NCERT is a book that is purely based on the guidelines of CBSE and covers the complete syllabus of the exam. NCERT may also be a source of questions that come in the exam which makes the book very important. You can get NCERT solutions or answers easily on the internet. You can also look forward to other books if you face difficulty in learning from NCERT.
Analyze the blueprint and format of the exam – It is also important to check the blueprint of the exam. It may help you understand the weightage of marks of every chapter or every topic. The weightage of each chapter can help you analyze the important topics as well as topics with less weightage. The topics that carry more weightage should be given more priority.
Memorizing techniques – Science is a subject that contains a lot of chemical equations, derivations, and formulas. For memorizing the formulas or numerical values, you can write them all together on a sheet of paper and stick the sheet somewhere in your room, so that the formulas will be visible to you every time. This tip will help you memorize all the formulas and equations efficiently and easily.
Previous year’s question paper – Previous year’s question papers hold a lot of importance in practising for exams. They help you identify the important topics and let you know the exact pattern of exams along with the weightage of marks. Practising previous year’s papers and evaluating them can help you identify your weak topics as well as the topic you are good at. You can work hard on your weak areas after analyzing them by practising previous year’s papers.
Writing technique – Your presentation of answers matters a lot in the exam. So along with memorizing or preparing the topics, it is also important to work on the presentation of your answers.
To make your answers more interactive and informational, write your answers in points instead of paragraphs. In the questions that carry 3 or 5 marks, try to write your answer in points. You can also explain your points further in 5 mark questions. You can also highlight the important words between the sentences with a pencil or a pen of a different colour. When the important keywords are visible and properly highlighted, the answers seem informational. Hence, try to write in points and highlight the important words for scoring better marks.
Neat and properly labelled diagrams – Diagrams are self-explanatory if they are drawn and labelled properly. Diagrams contain a good amount of weightage of marks and so practising diagrams along with their labelling is very important. Diagrams can help you gain marks more easily and effectively.
Time management – The Science question paper is divided into two parts – section A, which consists of theoretical questions, and section B, which consists of practical questions. The pattern of the exam is as follows.
In section A, there are:
- 2 questions of one mark each
- 6 questions of 5 marks each
- 3 questions of 2 marks each
- 10 questions of 3 marks each
For 1-mark questions, a student must take only 5 minutes to answer them. 5-mark questions are lengthy and up to 60 minutes can be devoted to them. For the 2-mark questions, a student must not devote more than 15 minutes, and for 3-mark questions, it can take up to 55 minutes to answer them.
Section A should be completed within 2 hours and 15 minutes. This is the ideal time that can ensure proper time management during your exam.
In section B, there are:
- 6 questions of 2 marks each
Section B contains practical questions, so it can take up to 30 minutes to solve all 6 questions.
The above pattern is according to the current CBSE exam pattern. However, the pattern may change with time and so, it is advised to follow the pattern provided by CBSE.
The ideal time for the completion of the question paper is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The rest of 15 minutes can be devoted to revision; you should revise your answers multiple times for better evaluation and self-identification of mistakes.
Practising previous year’s papers can help estimate your actual time consumption in each section. Further, you can compare it with the expected or the ideal time and improve accordingly.
Following the above-mentioned tips will not only help you in scoring your desired marks but also help you boost your self-confidence. High self-confidence leads to a more positive attitude and it will make you feel less nervous during the exam. The keys to achieving your desired score are practice, presentation, dedication and, your hard work along with smart work.
You can focus on practising as much as you can and try to prepare three topics daily with proper concentration and focus. You can start practising previous year’s question papers as soon as you complete your syllabus. You can also try to manage your time easily with the help of the previous year’s question papers. Remember that practice makes a man perfect and so, practising holds a lot of importance in clearing any hindrances you may experience. Prepare and practice diligently and you will surely achieve your goals.