Tips to revise the maths syllabus

The Math Exam for Class 12th Students of CBSE are due tomorrow! This is the moment of panic? Don’t worry, we bring to you tips to polish your skills. Last minute revision tips that help you put your best foot forward!

  1. Are all the formulas in place? Remember to memorize all the formulas. If the formula is identified and applied correctly, you automatically get one mark for it. Once the formula is in place, rest is just calculation that you need to do.
  2. Step Marking- Do not hurry in the exam.  Remember, that CBSE follows a pattern of step-marking. Therefore, due to one calculation error here or there, if you are unable to get to the right answer, you still get marks for the answers. Mentally revise steps for the more difficult questions.
  3. Calculations? Calculations! Be very careful while doing the calculations, this is a miss for most of the students. Make a rough column or use the last page of your answer-sheet, but be very precise with your calculation. Take a minute per question extra, but do not panic and do the wrong calculation.
  4. Diagrams: Some math problems cannot be solved on a plain reading. However, when you read the question and draw a diagram pertaining to it, it becomes a lot easier. So, draw diagrams wherever you think it is necessary.
  5. One Last Mock: The last but surely not the least, sit for a mock tonight. Pick up any sample paper or past year paper, get some sheets out of a notebook and solve the paper in one go. This will prepare you mentally for the exam you are about to appear for tomorrow! Please identify your mistakes and make sure to not repeat them tomorrow.

All the very best, guys! Math is a demon for sure, but not all demons are undefeatable!

Study Plan for Math (Class 12th)

Considering that your Math Paper is just around the corner, here is an elaborate last minute study-plan for all class 12th Students.

90 Minutes Exercise: Firstly, list down all the chapters in one single piece of paper and leave a column to the right empty. Now, use the early-morning time to take a brief test, randomly pick up questions spread across all exercises of a chapter in NCERT and try to solve them. Proceed with this chapter-wise, this will not take more than 1 and a half hour or so. This way, you can assess if there are any questions you are facing problem in.

1 Hour Exercise: After a brief break, again sit with your NCERT book and just pick-up questions to visualize the steps that will be involved in solving that particular question. You don’t need a paper and pen, even if you do just briefly remind yourself of all the steps that are required in the question. If you are stuck in any particular question, go to the solutions you must have prepared before. All this while, make sure you mark the questions that are causing trouble to you.

Three Hour Exercise: By late afternoon, pick-up a mock paper or a past-year question paper and solve it entirely. Time yourself and attempt to finish in the time allotted to the exam. After you have finished, quickly check your final answers. Remember, to mark the questions which you couldn’t get right.

15 Minute Exercise: Identify the chapter which has many formulas in it. Take a blank piece of paper, keep your books away and write all the formulas of that chapter. If you find this difficult, then open the exercises and just identify which formula will be applied in each of the questions.

45 Minutes Exercise: You must have come across various doubts, throughout the day. Solve them using the solutions.

Also read about how to prepare for Science (Class 12th)

Tips to Prepare for Science Exam (Class 10th)

The huge syllabus and complexities of the subject require you to carefully plan your preparations. Here are some tips to keep in mind. The Central Board of Secondary Education is conducting science examination for Class 10th on 13th March this year. Ace all the diagrams and formula with these super-tips by Scholr!

  1. Concepts not Text: The subject is very concept-based. It is advisable not trying to memorize any of the text. Rather, go for broader concepts, understand them and learn its application. If you get the concepts, then no matter what the question is, you can easily solve it.
  2. Formulas on your tips: It is better to have all your formulas on your tips. They come handy while solving many numerical and problem-based question. If you get the formulas correct, rest is just a simple calculation
  3. Previous Year Question Papers: Treat the previous year question papers as the bible! Practice them as much as you can. Time yourself, check your answers and identify where you are going wrong. Make it a DIY mock-exam!
  4. Speed Revision: Because of the lengthy science syllabus, it is advised that you make topic wise revision notes. Closer to your examination, it will be easier to have a glance and recollect all the points at once.

Apart from the above tips, keep handy a neat copy of all the diagrams involved. Practice them along with proper labeling. Diagrams give a good impression to the examiner. That’s it, you are good to go. Be sincere with the above points and nothing will come your way!

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Tips for all Science Students out there! (Class 12th)

Science as a stream in the Senior Secondary is considered as one of the most difficult disciplines to pursue. The technicality and the practical aspect of the subject make it even more essential to be fully prepared for the exams. Here are some tips for all students taking 12th board exams this year from the science stream.

  1. Practice NCERT Questions: It has been seen that mostly the questions that appear in board examinations question papers are from the NCERT exercises and examples. Either they are directly imported or just the figures are changed. Therefore, be thorough with all the exercises. Practice all of them step-by-step, at least twice.
  2. Organize your Answer: Mostly the questions carrying more marks are a combination of two or more questions. With the exam panic on, it is often the case that you forget to answer the latter part of the question. While reading the question paper, identify these sub-questions. While answering, change paragraphs and answer all the parts separately.
  3. Diagrams– Some of the questions of Physics and Biology will often require you to make diagrams. Be very careful with them, practice it beforehand. Neat and well-labeled diagrams give very good expression and make your answer complete. While reading the question-paper, identify which question requires a diagram for better explanation
  4. No Error Numerical– Physics and Maths often comes up with extensively calculative numerical. There are high chances that you do one wrong calculation hurriedly. This will lead to absolutely different answers. Therefore, after solving every question, do a quick check of all the steps and calculations. Avoiding these silly mistakes will get you some extra marks. To some questions, there are certain tricks to double-check your answer, keep them in mind.

You are good to go! Gear up and give your best in these examinations. With these super-tips, you are sure to be the best in class.

 

 

Best Revision Techniques for Exams

Revision!

Revision!

Revision Time! Do you know everything but you are unable to grasp them? Revision is the key! It makes your concepts and memory stronger. Learn these quick revision techniques from Scholr.

  1. Asses your Learning Type? : Some people tend to just go through the pages of text and just seem to have it all there. Others, need to establish a pattern to learn effectively. As per your learning type, start early, prioritize what requires more revision and then begin.  
  2. Have Separate Time for Revision: What you learn today, if revised tomorrow, stays with you. Just take out 5 minutes and go through the entire chapter or topic in your ahead. Do the next revision, for that chapter, day after and so on.
  3. Keep the revision on while you are throwing the ball or having your meal: With no study material around you, while you are engaged in a different activity, try testing yourself. Go back to the topic in your head and recollect as much as you can.
  4. Ask your family to randomly throw questions at you: If someone asks you chemistry formulas, while you are going to have a bath, you will know if you can recollect!  Prepare a set of questions and ask people to randomly throw them at you. See if you can get them right!
  5. Stick-Notes: Whatever, you find is the most difficult nut to crack- just put up a stick note of it. Right in front of your table, if you eyes keeping going on them, there are chances your mind will reproduce the exact image when you are trying to recollect it in your exam.

That’s it, you are good to go. The revision time is now, gather all that you have learned and get set go!

Also read up on how to learn formulas better! 

Super-Tips to Enhance your Concentration

Thinking about a PubG game-play while solving math? Or you keep going back to planning your birthday party while reading Biology? Lack of concentration affects your efficiency. With poor concentration, you take triple the time to finish a chapter. Use these super-tips to boost your concentration.

Concentration Level Up!

                          Concentration Level Up!

1. Keep your phone away– Decide study-hours for yourself and make sure to keep your phone switched off. Smart-phone notifications are a BIG deviation. 2. Music? Music!: Music often has proven to help you concentrate better. One, it cancels all the unnecessary call-bells at your home. Two, it helps you calm down and focus better! So  plug-in your earphones before beginning your tasks.3. Make a To-Do List: Do you keep thinking about the left-out chapters of Chemistry while preparing for an English essay? It is better if you keep a to-do list in front of you.4. Active Study Techniques: Active Study Techniques require you to be your own teacher. Ask yourself to sit straight in a chair at a desk, start out with questions about the material, outline chapters, underline key phrases after reading a section, write notes in margins, ask yourself what you have learned.

With these super tips, never let your mind wander while studying. You will see your study hours decrease but the output increases! Find more time for yourself.

Let nothing pull you down. And remember, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!   

Tips to learn difficult formulas.

Does the maze of alpha, beta, gamma, mix in your head and you end up screwing the entire question? Formula-based questions, require you the judgment to be able to apply the correct formula. Formulas could be a pain, we know. But, with these tips ace the formula maze!

Formulas made Easy

                                  Formulas made Easy

  1. Make Formula Sheet: A chapter wise formula sheet is helpful for all subjects, be it Math, Physics or Chemistry. The lists that you make, will help you remember them categorically. Have these lists stuck in-front of your study table so that even when you wonder while studying, your eyes fall on them!
  2. Practice: That’s the key, practice as much as you can. Do not flip pages of the book, when you need the formula to solve a question. Spend a minute and try recollecting. You will err in the few initial attempts, but then you will just be fine.3. Not what the formula is, but what it says: There is a derivative theorem behind every formula. The formulas are very practically derived. If at the very end moment, it skips your mind, invest some time to practically think what the solution-formula should be.

4. Double Check: In case of doubts, put simple numbers in the variables and check whether the formula you are applying is correct.

That’s it. Easily, you will sail through all the trouble memorizing these monster formulas. And once the correct formula is in the right place, the rest of the question can be solved in a jiffy! All the best, may the formulas be with you!

Also, read up on how to manage your study time better!

Buck-Up: The Time is Running [Effective Tips to time Management]

Do you sleep every night promising yourself to no more waste time in conversations over the phone or watching your favorite TV show? Use these tips to manage time efficiently and find extra time for revision. Remember, the age old, time and tide waifor none?Time is running

  1. Routine Up – Scheduling and planning your study is very important. Make both short term and long term goals. But, be realistic. If you over-estimate your tasks and are unable to finish, you will end up de-motivated.
  2. Divide time to various subjects or topics, depending on your strengths and weaknesses. It is not necessary that every subject requires equal time.
  3. Decide a stretch for yourself followed by a mini-break. Taking breaks often helps you to be at your best while studying.
  4. Make revision notes, so that when you go over a topic, you do not have to get into the lengths of the textbook. With help of brief notes (flashcards, flowcharts), the concepts can be easily revised.
  5. Most-Productive Hour: Some people tend to be most productive late-night, others in the morning. Know what hours you are most-productive in and work on your hardest assignments during that period.

Goes without saying, but try keeping away from social-media for a while. One feed leads to another and the scrolling never ends. Decide for yourself, when to use social media and restrict within that period An absolute cut-off is also not a good practice, a balance between the two will serve you best!

Also read on how to enhance your concentration.

Admit Cards are here! [CBSE 10th and 12th Board Examinations]

The admit cards and roll numbers for 10th and 12th CBSE Board examinations are not out! Login to the official website of CBSE to access your admit cards. Generally, schools will be distributing the admit cards to all students, but you can keep a downloaded copy for yourself too. The exams are supposed to commence mid-February, and the admit card has all important details, you should keep in mind for the examinations. Now, read below the step by step guide and all important instructions.

1st Step: Login to cbse.nic.in

2nd Step: Then, click for CBSE Website.

3rd Step: Find ‘admit cards released for regular candidates’, in the in-focus column on the right.

In case you do not find it, click on the link here.

Step 4: Put your details and access your admit cards.

When you receive your admit cards from school, check for the following particulars

  1. The spelling of your name and other personal details.
  2. Signature of the Head of the Institution (Principal)
  3. Your Signature
  4. Also, your photograph

So, it is very important that your admit card is correct and complete. The issuing of the final results and certificates is on the basis of the admit cards

Some more instructions to keep in mind

  1. No candidate is allowed to enter the examination hall after 10:00AM
  2. Please carry your own stationery, admit card and school identity card.
  3. You need to appear for the examinations in your school uniform.
  4. Also, DO NOT carry any electronic items (Smartphones, Laptops etc.)

All the best for your exams. May the force be with you!

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Goodbye, Exam Stress.

The pressure and stress on students are rising! Firstly, know that stress is not healthy. Stress reduces your efficiency and ultimately affects your concentration. Next, know that you are not alone. There are thousands of students across the country who are going through the same. Take help from the following tips and say goodbye to exam stress forever!

Bye Bye, Exam Stress1. Break it up– It is not necessary for you to constantly be at your study table. Know how long you can be at your optimum and take breaks accordingly. Talk to a friend, watch a football match, go out for coffee!

2. Get Outdoors– It is very important that you do not limit yourself to the table only. Take out half-an-hour in the morning or evening, to go cycling or for a brisk walk.

3. Surround yourself with positivity– Paste some words of inspiration or a picture of your family. While your eyes keep falling on things you love, it is easier to stay positive and motivated.

4. Get sound sleep– If you sleep well, it is obvious that you will wake up with a refreshed enthusiasm. Sleep well and take at least 8 hours of sleep. Stress-Bugs will get you if you are not sleeping right.

5.Talk to Someone– If there is a particular subject or topic that is bugging you, find help in your friends and family. Let the stress out by pouring out to a close and loved ones. There is no power greater than the love of dear one

All the best, guys. I am sure you will be through with flying colours. One day, when you look back to this phase in life, you will want to tell your younger-self to RELAX!

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