Last One Month Preparation (TIPS)


Hi everybody!

Recently, a reader, Utkarsh, left a comment saying that he has completed his syllabus but still feels that he is “underprepared.” Keeping in mind the fact that there is still one month left before the exams begin, he was at a loss regarding what to do till then.

 

Here are some of the tips that we offered him, which we feel may be of help to all of you, as well:

  • Now that you have completed the entire syllabus, start going through past years’ question papers. We would recommend that you solve only papers of subjects such as Mathematics and for the rest, especially theory papers, merely going through the questions and then answering them in your mind will be enough.
  • If you feel that you require writing practice and if you need to improve your time management while writing exams, then we would recommend that you set a time limit and write past years’ question papers as if you were writing your actual final exam.

 

Here are some of the important topics we suggested that he (and you!) keep revising:

* grammar (especially in Hindi or other vernacular languages, if you have opted for the same)

* Math formulae

(if you haven’t made a list of your own, you may refer to them as given here: https://icsehelpline101.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/mathematics-important-formulae-and-points-to-note/)

* important equations in Chemistry
* important formulae in Physics
* names of authors/poets in English
* important diagrams in Biology
(you may refer to them here: https://icsehelpline101.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/biology-important-diagrams-from-all-chapters/)
* important dates in History and Civics
(you can find a list for the same here: https://icsehelpline101.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/history-important-dates-notes/)
* maps of India
(as given here: https://icsehelpline101.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/geography-solved-maps-of-india-diagrams/comment-page-1/#comment-2030)
* important questions in topography
(you will find various posts on the same if you search for “topography” in the Search bar on the right and bottom right of the blog page)
* important “Name the Following” questions in Geography
(for example, places where certain mineral ores are found: https://icsehelpline101.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/geography-minerals-of-india-notes/)

By going through the above intricacies in every subject, you will be able to brush up your preparation and make sure you haven’t left out anything. This is of course, keeping in mind that you have already prepared the overall concepts of each chapter.

Also, besides going through question papers, you can check out the Pupils’ Analysis PDFs given on the CISCE website, which offer suggested answers for the previous year’s exam papers.

 

Keep revising and don’t lose the momentum! Good luck to everyone who is going to give their exam this year.🙂

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16 thoughts on “Last One Month Preparation (TIPS)

  1. rahul.d says:

    sir,
    i am Rahul from karnataka in class 10.
    i am comfertable in all subjects, especially maths is my fav sub. but i always have problem with history civics. always my % goes down due to history civcs. Even though i spend most of me time reading it ,i feel tensed only previous day of his exam. i feel that i have forgotten everything. and even if i start revising i cannot recollect what i have learnt. please help me

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    • ICSE Helper says:

      Rahul,

      Hi there! First off, please don’t call me “sir.”

      As for History/Civics, I suggest you study it with a calm, fresh, and concentrated mind. Don’t think that you won’t be able to remember anything. Begin with a positive attitude and remember God before starting your studies. Pray to Him to help you understand and remembering whatever that you study. It has helped me immensely and I am sure it will help you, as well. Also, learn History/Civics by going through solved questions. You may refer to the books mentioned here for solved questions of History/Civics:
      https://icsehelpline101.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/reference-books/
      Alternatively, you may also refer to the following book, which I found quite helpful when I was studying in tenth grade three years ago:
      Beeta Study-Aid in History and Civics
      ICSE 10
      By D.E. Sequeira
      Morning Star and Beeta Publications/M.S.B. Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

      Keep your chin up, because you will surely do well. The first step is to change your attitude and always remain positive. Keep working hard (but, smartly) and leave the rest to God.🙂

      Hope this helped! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

      Keep visiting and good luck!🙂

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      • ICSE Helper says:

        Ria,

        Hi there!

        Hope you keep in mind whatever we have suggested to Rahul.🙂

        If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

        Thanks for stopping by. Keep visiting!

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  2. Utkarsh says:

    Sir, I am sorry to disturb you again but I am weak in science and mathematics and I don’t think that I will score good marks in icse .sir can you help me to get up from this situation?

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    • ICSE Helper says:

      Utkarsh,

      Hi again! Please don’t apologize. We’re here to help.🙂

      Regarding Mathematics, we would suggest you practice solved questions from M.L. Aggarwal or S. Chand. Keep solving them again and again till you gain confidence. After that, if there’s still time left, you can move on to solving past years’ papers.

      With respect to Science, we’d suggest that you go through solved question from the reference books mentioned here:
      https://icsehelpline101.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/reference-books/
      and also go through the solved questions of the past years’ papers. These questions will cover most concepts and simultaneously, you won’t feel overburdened with theory/words.

      Hope this helps! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

      Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you again.🙂

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    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi there!

      We’d suggest that you make a list of all important equations in Chemistry and revise them daily, either while taking a break from studies, before going to sleep, first thing after you wake up, etc. Revise them once while looking at the paper and once without (in your mind). Also, practice writing them 12 hours after you have revised them. For example, if you revise them at night, write them down the next morning and if you revise in the morning, practice writing them at night.

      Hope this helps! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

      Stay positive and good luck! We’re sure you’ll be able to remember them in no time!

      Thanks for stopping by. Keep visiting!🙂

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    • ICSE Helper says:

      Puja,

      Hi there!

      There’s no point in getting worked up about something. Here’s a solution that we suggested to a fellow student like you who also finds it “not so easy” to remember equations in Chemistry:

      We’d suggest that you make a list of all important equations in Chemistry and revise them daily, either while taking a break from studies, before going to sleep, first thing after you wake up, etc. Revise them once while looking at the paper and once without (in your mind). Also, practice writing them 12 hours after you have revised them. For example, if you revise them at night, write them down the next morning and if you revise in the morning, practice writing them at night.

      Stay positive and good luck! Keep calm, and if you believe that you’ll be able to do it, you WILL!🙂

      Hope this helps! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

      Thanks for stopping by. Keep visiting!

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  3. Vanshika says:

    Hello !
    I have a request to you. Please help me make a perfect timetable for studies along with some free time for tv, internet , outings and all. Also I go to my coaching from 4-6 pm and my school hours are 7am-1:30pm. I want a realistic timetable which will help me to prepare for my boards that I would be giving in 2017 . I want to make most of this year and secure tremendously great marks in ICSE board exams. I want to finish up my course by the end of December and then do some revision ! I want regular studies and special attention to maths and physics !

    Thankyou in advance !
    P.S. I am a class topper so I don’t want to disappoint anyone !

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