CBSE class 12th exams are just coming, CBSE has announced that exams are going to take place this year in two terms. Because of that, there is a lot of ruckus about last-minute preparation.
Especially for exams like physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology, because the exam pattern on these exams is quite tempting as compared to other subjects.
Why CBSE is conducting exams in 2021-22?
Because CBSE wants to test student's mental growth with the final board exams.
Not only that, but they also want to know how much you have learned through the entire year of class 12. Based on your performance, they are going to evaluate you. Currently, things seem a bit uncertain because of the Covid-19 situation in our country (India). But soon everything will be alright, and class 12th exams will be conducted normally.
Scoring in math is quite difficult because class 12th math is more practical than theoretical.
That's why a lot of students think it's hard to score well in class 12th mathematics. But that's not completely true. To some extent, it is correct, but not fully.
There are a lot of topics in math that cause a headache, like set theory, calculus, reverse trigonometry, differentiability, 3D, etc. Besides those, you need to deal with all these topics because they are crucial for scoring well in mathematics class 12th.
You may be thinking: what is the best time to start preparing for the class 12th maths exam?
The best time for starting your preparation is the month of April or when your new sessions start because at the beginning of the session you have all the time in your hand and it's easy for you to experiment and learn things.
If you start preparing in April 2021, then your chances of scoring 90+ in class 12th maths exams are multiplied.
So it's better to start as early as possible because a lot of students start their class 12 preparation in the middle of class 11th. They try to cover both the class 11th and class 12th syllabus in a single year due to the competition level.
Scoring full marks is not difficult in CBSE board exams, but it's not the same for all.
Those who are weak at math must solve a lot of questions to improve their math scores, and those who are good at math must solve a good number of questions to maintain their scores.
After all, practice is the key.
So in this post, we will discuss 10 WAYS TO SCORE WELL IN THE CLASS 12th MATH BOARD EXAM IN 2021-22.
Some of you might be imagining that 80+ is a good score?
Yes, of course, but you must know that math is the only subject on board exams that allows you to score full marks. So take it seriously.
Presently, students are scoring well in almost every subject because of the increase in intelligence levels and the advancement in resources. Now you're free to learn from anywhere. There are multiple sources from where you can learn class 12th maths.
1. YouTube channels.
2. Online coaching for class 12th math.
4. Home tutors.
So choose a wise platform for yourself and score well this year.
According to Schoolokay, the pressure of scoring well in class 12th maths is quite high due to the long list of formulae, wide syllabus and complicated topics that make math a horrifying subject for students. That's why a lot of students don't opt for math in higher classes.
Many of you are definitely aiming for competitive exams like NDA, IIT JEE, and government college entrance exams.
For all these exams, you need maths because maths is a base subject for all these competitive exams. Also, for exams like SSC, SBI PO, SBI Clerck, and other bank exams, CAT, TET, MAT, for all top-level exams you require math.
Therefore, you can't toll on math, as math is going to be your future deciding subject for your career. Therefore, you need to work on your math skills because a lot of students are working very hard to score well this year.
So, here are some helpful CBSE board exam study tips that can help you efficiently prepare for the CBSE class 12th board exams this year
1. Analyse the topics and weightage of the syllabus
First, you need to go through the latest CBSE marking scheme for the class 12th maths exam, where you will find the weightage of different chapters of class 12th mathematics (as given below).
The remaining 20 marks are for internals. Those will be assigned according to the project work plus how you behave in your class.
It is highly recommended that students who are appearing for class 12th mathematics board exams this year start preparing for easy plus topics which have high weightage, because it will help you to cover topics quickly, and also improve your chances of scoring.
2. Prepare from NCERT books
A lot of students make this mistake. They opt for reference of class 12th books before going through their NCERT books, which is inadvisable. Because to score high in class 12 board exams, you must solve your NCERT books first.
Because NCERT books have a lot to offer in terms of board exams. Even the questions asked in board exams are 100% from NCERT books.
Once you finish your NCERT books, then you can opt for reference books for Math class 12th, like RD Sharma or RS Agarwal, whichever you like.
3. Focus more on formulas of class 12th math
Learning formulas is very vital and surely works for your CBSE class 12th maths board exam.
As you know, 90% of a math question depends on formulae, the rest depends on your calculation. That's why you must have a good grasp of formulas so that you can solve each and every question in your class 12th maths board exam.
All the topics have different formulas which apply to your class 12th math. You must learn all of them because the concepts of class 12 math, like trigonometry, algebra, and the number system, play an important role in exams like CAT, JEE, and various other exams.
Therefore, you must focus on formulas because formulas are the starting point of any questions in class 12th math. The same goes for other classes.
4. Plan and then prepare
Your math exam is divided into sections and these sections are prepared based on marks.
1. Section A ( carries one marks questions).
2. Section B ( Carries two marks questions)
3. Section C ( carries 3 marks questions)
4. Section D (carries 5-6 mark questions).
From all sections D, the 5-6 mark questions are the scariest because they can ruin your entire exam if you miss any question.
That's why first you need to prepare for 5-6 mark questions. Most questions in this section come from topics like calculus, probability, differential equations, 3d, and geometry.
5. Cover easy chapters, at last, to score high!
Some students come to me with this kind of question on Quora. What do I need to do first for my math exam?
I suggest they finish the easy chapters first, within time. Once you are done with the easy ones, you can move on to the difficult ones, lending them as much time as possible. After all, hard topics always appear in 5-6 mark questions.
Why do you need to solve easy chapters first?
Because it will boost your morale. Moreover, if you attempt to solve the difficult chapters at first, you will end up losing too much time, and it will demotivate you to some extent. So it's better to not get demotivated during your exams.
Some students skip hard chapters, considering it's not their cup of tea. Don't make that mistake, because it will cost you your grades.
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6. Solve previous year question papers
Previous year's question papers play a vital role in your preparation, so you must consider solving at least 5-year question papers for your board exams.
7. Leave rote learning.
Remember this, math is not something that you can learn. Only formulas are learnable, not solutions.
I have seen students try to memorize solutions, which is kind of wrong. You should avoid doing that because it's a waste of time.
Because the values of questions are changed in the current math board exam. They are not always similar to NCERT book questions. So, it's better to practice questions instead of memorizing solutions.
Try to understand the fundamentals and concepts. Usually, all questions are based on some concept. Once you get the concept, you can solve any question.
8. Self Evaluate
Self-evaluation works for everything, even for your personality development. Self-evaluations allow you to know what your current stand means (where you stand in terms of studies and preparation).
Once you are conscious of your stand, then, you can raise your stand. The same goes for your preparation. You need to honestly self-evaluate yourself.
Suppose you feel you're going to score 50% in the class 12 maths exam. Just know that fact and start your preparation. I am 100% sure if you prepare honestly, you'll score better.
On the other hand, if you keep lying to yourself that it's easy to score in the class 12th maths exam, even after knowing your actual score, it's not going to work. So it's better to check your progress daily by solving a mock or 10-20 questions daily.
Read: How to solve 200+ questions daily.
9. Solve mock tests daily
Most students ignore this fact. Solving mocks improve your scores in the class 12th maths board exam for various reasons, sometimes due to overconfidence.
They just avoid solving mocks and end up not having the proper speed for saving questions. You need to understand that solving mocks daily is very vital for your board exams, especially for your class 12th math exam.
Mock solving benefits you in many ways, as given below.
Read the best reference books for your class 12 and use them correctly.
BENEFITS OF SOLVING MOCKS DAILY FOR YOUR BOARD EXAMS.
- It increases your speed at solving questions.
- It increases your calculation speed.
- Improve your performance in class 12th maths exams.
- It increases your confidence in attempting your paper.
- Obviously, your scores will improve.
So don't make the same mistakes as everyone else.
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10: Time management and presentation
Full and final advice on time management and presentation matters a lot. How you use the first 15 minutes of reading decides your scores.
It's better to use those 15 minutes to mark the questions in the following order:
1. Questions you will solve first (These are the questions you're 100% sure of).
2. Questions you are going to solve after that (are the questions you're not completely sure about).
3. Questions you think you don't know the answer to (solve them in the last).
You should do that because it saves your time. Also, it enhances the chances of scoring well in the class 12th maths exam.
Remember this does not have any kind of presumptions and misconceptions about the board math exam. Also, do not fear your exam based on false information. Board exams are easy when you're well prepared.
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