How To Manage Gap Between Exams During The Board Examination

By Divya

Generally, the exams are spread out over the months of March and April. These gaps during the examination are most vital for the last-minute preparations. Students can use this time by trying to revise everything at once. These gaps create distress and anxiety amongst the students who are unsure of what to do at this point.

Here are few ways by which you can utilise your time between exams

Organised Study Space

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You should have your notes, textbooks, previous years' papers and stationary within your reach and not in a clutter.


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Assign a specific time for each topic and subject that you need to study. Be wise about the time you spend on each topic as you have only a few days to prepare. Prepare a priority list. In the list have a strategic plan of subjects, from tough subjects to easy subjects, and reading time needs to be scheduled accordingly. Chalk out a plan to cover all topics in a stipulated period of time. Make sure you stick to it. This helps to cover your syllabus in time.

Set Small Goals

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While reading, analyze which formulae and theoretical concepts you find tough and why. Revise them till you gain confidence on the topics. Try to meet the daily target and ensure to be perfect in whatever you have learned. Opt to study the tough syllabus in the beginning and this should be followed by concise notes. Time yourself and answer a set of questions to improve the time-management skills.

Preparing Voice Notes

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Prepare voice notes for important topics and listen to them regularly. This technique helps to imprint the information in your brain, making it easier to recall. Also, students can listen to their voice notes even when they are taking a break from studying. These voice notes would help them save time.

Know Your Strengths And Weaknesses

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Understand your strengths and weaknesses before preparing for the exam. For instance, you could be strong in biology, average in chemistry and totally clueless in physics. This is important because you will create a plan to turn your weaknesses into strengths and ignore certain weaknesses if they are not important from the exam point of view; improve your strengths.

Practise Well

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If you do not have enough time, pick a chapter that you are comfortable with that will cover more questions in the exam. Give priority to important chapters if you have not revised them enough. If exams are just approaching, leave out the new chapters, it may create a lot of stress. You may anyway not be able to master them for the exam.

Take Breaks

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All work and no play, makes you dull. Take breaks, indulge in recreation activities. Sleep well.

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