Preboard exams

by Kavya
how-to-prepare for preboards in one month

Preboard exams are ‘Premilinary exams’ that enable students to find their weaknesses, work on their mode of preparation, and work on their speed and accuracy before the actual board exam. When students hear about preboard examinations, they start fretting over their preparation level, and the number of chapters left to study. Initially, preboard exams prepare students for the board exams and are some sort of revision of what you have learned in the whole session. It is a practice to make students understand the exam pattern and get accustomed to the time limit involved in the final exam. 

Why Is Giving Preboard Exams Important?

You can take preboard exams as a trial boll of cricket. Be ready, but by chance, you miss this; you will have another opportunity, ‘the final board exam.’ Preboard exams are taken to familiarize you with the board exam syllabus, exam pattern, and the time limit involved in the final exam. However, performing good or bad should not be the reason to amplify your stress level and affect your board exam preparation. 

How To Prepare For The Preboard Examination?

Often when students get low marks or fail, the preboard makes them believe that they will not score good marks in the final board examination. But this is not the case. This should only be treated as an indicative performance to analyze our current position. Here are some tips for scoring good marks in the preboard and the final examination. 

  • Have A Timetable And Dedicate At Least Study Hours

According to a study, about 70% of school students don’t have a study schedule or do not follow it sincerely. Consequently, it shows in their performance, and a common refrain is, “Oh, I have studied this but don’t know why my result is not good.” If you have a study plan covering your Class 10th or CBSE Class 12th syllabus, modify it accordingly to your needs, and if you don’t have then make one. A study plan makes you organized and in command because you make it after analyzing your syllabus. 

Another important thing is to set a specific “at least number of study hours.” It will help you to a lot of required time for each subject. If you have covered the whole syllabus, 7 – 8 hours of study per day will be sufficient for the mid-term examination. You will have sufficient time to study NCERT Solutions and to do your revision and practice the previous year’s question papers.

  • Study In Small, Goal-Oriented Sessions

This is one of the best-proven study techniques. Divide your study time into small-small goal-oriented sessions. For example, if you want to learn a mathematical concept and solve some Maths Questions based on this concept, then you can dedicate 30 minutes to this. You will not do any other thing during this time. 

You can use Pomodoro Technique to simplify this method. In the Pomodoro technique, we divide study time into 30 (25+5) minutes of the study session. Twenty-five minutes for the study and 5 minutes for rest. This is a scientifically proven technique to increase study productivity.

  • Use The Feynman Technique

The Feynman is a simple learning method that follows four simple steps to understand any topic quickly and efficiently. Some people take it as a method of how to learn anything fast. Let’s have a look at the four simple steps:

  1. Please choose a topic or concept that you want to learn and study it.
  2. Now teach it to your peer, who can listen and ask questions about the topic.
  3. Now Reflect, Refine and Simplify it.
  4. Organize what you have learned and repeat these steps.
  • Practice Sample and Previous Year Question Paper

Smart work is as important as Hard Work. In preparation for the midterm and board exams, you must do both first, and you need to do hard work by covering the whole syllabus. Now with smart work, you have to solve sample papers and previous year’s question papers and analyze them. You can check Physicswallah’s sample papers. These papers are prepared by a shortlisting of questions that are frequently asked in board exams. 

You should follow a few things while solving sample and previous year’s question papers.

  1. Have a last 5 -10 years of previous year’s question papers.
  2. Observe the pattern of the question papers such as (types of questions, repetition, section wise)
  3. Now you have a rough idea of the important and least important topics in each subject, and now you know where you should give your most attention.
  4. Create a virtual exam hall environment when you give a mock test or solve a previous year’s question papers. 

CBSE also provides sample papers and a marking scheme for class 10th and class 12th students before the two months of the board exam to give an idea of how the board exam question paper will be. You must solve this sample paper.

Also read: Ncert Solutions for Class 7 Maths


Now it’s your time to practice and prepare for your preboard and board examination. You need to remember that preboard exams are just an indication of how your board exam can go. Preboard exam marks do not impact your board exam score; they are just an indication of your current level of preparation. It only allows you to evaluate yourself and fill the gap (if you lack somewhere) in your preparation for the board exam.

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