Recently, a reader, Utkarsh, left a comment saying that he has completed his ICSE Class 10 syllabus for the Board Exams but still feels that he is “underprepared.” Keeping in mind the fact that there is still one month left before the board 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.
How to prepare in the last month before the ICSE Class 10 Board Exams:
- 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 in this last month before your ICSE board exams:
* 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.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: ICSE Biology: Important Diagrams from All Chapters)
* important dates in History and Civics
(you can find a list for the same here: ICSE History: List of Important Dates from All Chapters)
* maps of India
(as given here: ICSE Geography: Solved Maps of India (Diagrams))
* important questions in topography
(you may access practice exercises, previous years’ solved topography questions, and a full course explanation of topography and its symbols in the following posts:
ICSE Geography: Solved Topography Maps from Previous Years’ Board Papers)
* important “Name the Following” questions in Geography
(for example, places where certain mineral ores are found: ICSE 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.
Besides going through question papers, also remember to check out the latest Pupils’ Analysis PDFs given on the CISCE website, which offer official answers for the previous years’ exam papers, suggestions on how to improve, and details of the types of mistakes committed by students in the past.
Keep revising, and don’t lose the momentum!
Good luck to everyone who is going to give their ICSE board exam this year. 🙂
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