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ICSE Geography: Last-minute Tips before Board Exams

Here are a few last-minute tips for writing your ICSE Class 10 Geography Board Exam:


* Do not overwrite in your maps. Mark the asked things lightly so that you can erase it easily if you feel like changing your answer.

* Make sure you label diagrams (if any) and things in the map in capital/uppercase letters.

* Check your calculation while attempting questions related to annual rainfall in the chapter, ‘Climate of India’.

* Revise frequently asked ‘give reasonquestions.

* Revise the map of India just before your exam begins and attempt the map first thing once your exam starts so that you still remember the markings.

* Write your name and necessary details along with question number and section on the map.

* Read the questions carefully while attempting topography so that you know what is being asked, especially in determining the distance of a place from another or the distance to a place from another. There are also other questions which can be tricky so pay attention to detail.

* Write your answers in points and underline important keywords. Write to-the-point and don’t elaborate unnecessarily.

* Use a pencil for marking things on the map. Shade the regions required (if any) with pencil, ex. polka dots, zig-zag, horizontal and vertical lines, checkered, etc. There’s no need to use different-colored pencils for shading.

* Make sure you include a key if required. Or else, mark the shaded area or symbol with the sub-question number, ex. Q1 is about the map of India and (i) to (x) are the sub-questions: draw an arrow next to the symbol and mark it with the respective sub-question from (i) to (x).


Hope you do well in your Geography Board Exam! Keep visiting for more such tips and pointers! 🙂


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Also see:

Important CISCE Publications

How to Write Your ICSE Board Exam Papers (TIPS)

Things You Need on the Day of Your Board Exam (Pre-examination Checklist!)



15 thoughts on “ICSE Geography: Last-minute Tips before Board Exams

  1. Aishwarya says:

    My teacher has told me to use pencil colours instead of pencil only…. What shall I do…. Plz reply my exam is tomorrow …plzplz


    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi Aishwarya,

      We would suggest you stick to what your teacher has told you. Apart from that, do check out our recent tweets and replies from fellow students for related information on when to use colors and when they are not required.

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope this helps, and all the best! 🙂


  2. Indira Roy says:

    The notes and suggestions are really helpful!!! 🙂 Can you tell me the difference between “the distance of a place from another or the distance to a place from another”?


    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi Indira,

      As far as we know, both mean the same thing, as one is the distance from A to B, wheras, the other is the distance from B to A. Ultimately, the distance should be the same in both cases.

      Hope this helped! If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

      Keep visiting, and good luck for your exams! 🙂


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