Design Your Study Time Table

If there is one thing that plagues most students at least once during their academic year, it is the question of how to plan and make their own time table.

Having received multiple such queries from not only ICSE students but also CBSE students, we thought, “Why not dedicate a separate section of the blog to just that?” Hence, we introduce to you this page, wherein you can pick, choose, and design your very own time table as per your schedule.


Time Tables Now Available in a PDF and an MS-Excel Spreadsheet

Update as on Aug 31, 2018: Check out the time tables we have designed specifically keeping in mind ICSE Class 10 students and the main subjects tested in the ICSE Boards. We have included three sample time tables as follows:

  1. Daily Schedule for Weekdays with School
  2. Daily Schedule for Weekends
  3. Daily Schedule during Holidays
  4. Daily Schedule for Last 10 Days before Board Exams (Update as on Feb 12, 2019)

You may adjust your schedule in the MS-Excel file based on whether or not you go for tuitions, the time when you go to tuitions, etc. We have tried to make the schedule such that it encompasses revision for all subjects. We have also included a PDF file below so that you may print out the time tables, stick them up on your wall, and refer to them daily. Hope they help! 🙂


Here’s a link to download the PDF and MS-Excel files for the above-mentioned time tables:

Updated: Daily Schedules – Sample Time Tables for Students of ICSE Class 10 (MS-Excel)

Updated: Daily Schedules – Sample Time Tables for Students of ICSE Class 10 (PDF)

You may use the MS-Excel file to design your own time tables and/or print the time tables through the PDF file and use them for your personal use. You are, however, forbidden from reproducing any part of the above files without our prior permission. For more information, do contact us or go through our copyright policy.


How do I use the time tables to prepare for my board exams?

There are certain things we have included in the schedules, such as “Read Textbook”. Here, we mean that you should read the chapter in the textbook for whatever subject you feel you need to study that day. For example, if you have a History test the following day in school, then read the History textbook or revise your notes for that chapter.

You may also notice that on Sundays, we have kept the schedule free for you post afternoon and for the most of the evening. We would hope that you keep this time aside to spend with your family, play outside, pursue your hobby, pray or connect with your faith, etc.

For the rest of the days, “Break” usually would mean to spend time with whoever is at home, go outside, take a quick walk, exercise, meditate or close your eyes and lie down, read a book, listen to music, etc. In short, anything that you feel will let you unwind for a quick 15 minutes or half an hour.

Also, while we haven’t included small breaks of 5-10 minutes as part of the time table, we would expect that you would take such a few such breaks when studying for consecutive periods amounting to more than one hour.

Update as on Feb 12, 2019: 

“Revise” can mean revising from the textbook, your notes, etc. – from wherever you usually study before a test.

Also note that you can swap subjects, e.g. if you are already comfortable in Biology but need more practice in Computer Applications, you can use the time allocated to Biology to study for Computer Applications. Furthermore, you can do the same for the subjects that we may have included but which you haven’t opted for yourself. Go ahead and switch them!

To access the Pupils’ Analysis for years 2014 to 2018, Specimen Papers for ICSE 2017 to 2019, and Past Year’s Papers for ICSE 2017 and 2018, click here: Important CISCE Publications

[Update as on March 11, 2019: We couldn’t come up with a “one size fits all” solution, but for tips on how to study in the holidays between board exams, do check out our Instagram stories.]


If there is anything else that you are confused about, let us know by commenting below. Remember, these time tables are just draft schedules for you to tweak according to your own preferences, requirements, and style of studying. There is no need to follow them strictly. Use the structure as inspiration to form your own daily schedule that will work the best for you. 🙂


Let us know how you find these new time tables! What other tweaks can you think of for us to include in the above list? Comment below with your suggestions. 


Also see:

How to Manage Your Time (TIPS)

How to Plan Your Studies During Class 10 (TIPS)

How to Concentrate while Studying (TIPS – Part 2)


12 thoughts on “Design Your Study Time Table

      • Souhitya says:

        During the holidays for lockdown due to covid 19 what should I do in the school timings? Please suggest…………


      • ICSE Helper says:

        Hi Souhitya,

        Thanks for stopping by and sharing your concern. 2020 has been a particularly different year for all of us, so it would help to first gauge a few things: Where do you currently stand in terms of syllabus completion? How much has been covered, and how much is left?

        If there are parts that are left, then it makes sense to revise what has been done – from the textbook and through practice questions. Some books provide chapter-wise solved questions, which you can practice on your own first and then check the solution.

        If, on the other hand, the syllabus has been completed, you can revise those chapters that you need to improve upon or which you find difficult/boring and haven’t focused much on till now; and then, you can begin solving mock papers, past papers, or Specimen Papers. Check out Also go through the Pupils’ Performance available on the link.

        Also go through your previous answer sheets from tests that you may have given during the school year. Pinpoint where you made mistakes, and make a note of them so that you can aim to avoid them later.

        To cover the school timings, you can, thus, readjust your time table to incorporate 3 hours for writing a paper/practicing solved questions for different subjects and 3 hours to recheck, revise the parts that you need to improve. It doesn’t have to be at a stretch, but can be fit in based on your preference and convenience.

        Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any confusion or further questions.

        You can also find more such tips through the links on last-minute tips provided here:

        All the best, keep visiting, and stay safe! 🙂


  1. Shaz says:

    i actually loved your all time table schedules !! But unable to follow it i don’t know why telling u honestly that i do procrastinate plz tell me how to cope through this .Also i have two siblings so i often get distracted ….i am so tensed about my boards 2021 plz help me


    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi Shaz,

      Thanks for stopping by, and glad you liked the schedules!

      Procrastinating is a big obstruction, and I’m sure all of us have been prey to it at some time! To tackle that and distractions, you may want to start with setting aside dedicated 30-minute time slots where you sit in a quiet place ask your siblings to not disturb you – also, be firm with them and don’t entertain them if they do try to bother you! 🙂 Try to make such 30 to 60-minute time slots a regular part of your schedule. Start and end them at the same time every day. After a week or so, your siblings will also understand to not disturb you during those times. In the breaks between those sessions, you can always spend time your siblings. 🙂 Do try it out, and be positive! Keep persevering, and have faith that everything will work out.

      Hope this helps! Let us know if you have further questions. All the best, and keep visiting. 🙂


    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi Monalisa,

      Thanks for stopping by! The remaining ICSE 2020 Board Exams seem to have been cancelled. But in case you were posing a general query, do check out our Quick Links page ( where we have posted all notes and guidance for solving topography, under the Geography heading. One things we would suggest would be to pick up the ICSE Syllabus and go through each topic, one by one, while practicing with previous years’ questions simultaneously. Hope this helps! Keep visiting. 🙂


  2. Jahnavi says:

    Hey! Thanks for these. I think it would also be beneficial if you introduce a timetable planner for during the board exams. They can get pretty stressful and may help students cope with the anxiety and nervousness and of course, to prepare better.

    Liked by 1 person

    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi Jahnavi,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving this wonderful suggestion. We’re on it! Check back after a couple of days before the exams start for the said time table planner.

      In the meantime, you may find our last ten days’ time table helpful. Let us know your thoughts so that we can incorporate any changes required in the upcoming time table.


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