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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History: Last-minute Tips


Here are a few last-minute tips for writing your History exam:

 

  • Write your answers in points and underline important keywords. Write to-the-point and don’t elaborate unnecessarily.
  • Use the fifteen minutes at the beginning of your exam very carefully. Take the time to decide which questions you wish to attempt and prioritize them. Keep in mind which one you will keep as an “extra,” in case you realize that you may not be able to do justice to a question which you had earlier decided to attempt. However, to ensure that doesn’t happen, use those fifteen minutes well!
  • Make sure you only mention the date if and when you are absolutely sure of it being correct. If not, it’s better to not write the date. (For example, it’s better to only write “The First War of Independence” instead of “The First War of Independence, 1875” or “The Revolt of 1875″… You get my point.)
  • Go through the important dates. If you haven’t made a list of the important dates yourself, you can always go through our own list here.
  • Also go through the names of the various leaders and their contributions. Revise who the Moderates and Radicals were, who brought about what major change, etc.
  • Make sure you are also able to associate the names of the various leaders with their photographs. During our tenth grade, our History teacher told us that it is possible that they may ask us to identify the national leader from the photograph. So, don’t forget to go through the photographs of important national leaders such as the Moderates and Radicals, etc.

 

Though there’s still time left, hope you do well in your exam! Keep visiting for more such tips! 🙂

 

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Computer: Website for JAVA


Hey everyone!

Here’s an informative website for Computer students who requested study material for the subject:

Java For School

 

“For those living in Kolkata (West Bengal, India), they can contact the teacher behind this initiative for tuition related queries.

To receive Contact Details, send us an email at javaforschool@hotmail.com”

~ Source: http://www.javaforschool.com/about-us/#ixzz32MosFT7f

 

Do visit and let me know how you found it! 🙂

Chemistry: Extraction of Metals (NOTES)


Here’s an easy way to remember the reactions and other necessary details for the extraction of metals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and aluminum.

Here’s a link to the PDF file for the aforementioned notes:

NOTES – Extraction of Metals (Handwritten)

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Geography: Climate of India (NOTES)


I heartily thank my former geography teacher, Mr. B**** N****** C******, for the following notes. I have added my inputs on the side according to my knowledge. Hence, we are not liable for any errors that may have crept in. Thank you!

Here’s a link to the PDF file for the aforementioned notes:

NOTES – Climate of India

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