If there is one thing that plagues most students at least once during their academic year, it is the question of how to plan and make their own time table.
Having received multiple such queries from not only ICSE students but also CBSE students, we thought, “Why not dedicate a separate section of the blog to just that?” Hence, we introduce to you this page, wherein you can pick, choose, and design your very own time table as per your schedule.
Time Tables Now Available in a PDF and an MS-Excel Spreadsheet
Update as on Aug 31, 2018: Check out the time tables we have designed specifically keeping in mind ICSE Class 10 students and the main subjects tested in the ICSE Boards. We have included three sample time tables as follows:
- Daily Schedule for Weekdays with School
- Daily Schedule for Weekends
- Daily Schedule during Holidays
Daily Schedule for Last 10 Days before Board Exams (Update as on Feb 12, 2019)
You may adjust your schedule in the MS-Excel file based on whether or not you go for tuitions, the time when you go to tuitions, etc. We have tried to make the schedule such that it encompasses revision for all subjects. We have also included a PDF file below so that you may print out the time tables, stick them up on your wall, and refer to them daily. Hope they help! 🙂
Here’s a link to download the PDF and MS-Excel files for the above-mentioned time tables:
You may use the MS-Excel file to design your own time tables and/or print the time tables through the PDF file and use them for your personal use. You are, however, forbidden from reproducing any part of the above files without our prior permission. For more information, do contact us or go through our copyright policy.
How do I use the time tables to prepare for my board exams?
There are certain things we have included in the schedules, such as “Read Textbook”. Here, we mean that you should read the chapter in the textbook for whatever subject you feel you need to study that day. For example, if you have a History test the following day in school, then read the History textbook or revise your notes for that chapter.
You may also notice that on Sundays, we have kept the schedule free for you post afternoon and for the most of the evening. We would hope that you keep this time aside to spend with your family, play outside, pursue your hobby, pray or connect with your faith, etc.
For the rest of the days, “Break” usually would mean to spend time with whoever is at home, go outside, take a quick walk, exercise, meditate or close your eyes and lie down, read a book, listen to music, etc. In short, anything that you feel will let you unwind for a quick 15 minutes or half an hour.
Also, while we haven’t included small breaks of 5-10 minutes as part of the time table, we would expect that you would take such a few such breaks when studying for consecutive periods amounting to more than one hour.
Update as on Feb 12, 2019:
“Revise” can mean revising from the textbook, your notes, etc. – from wherever you usually study before a test.
Also note that you can swap subjects, e.g. if you are already comfortable in Biology but need more practice in Computer Applications, you can use the time allocated to Biology to study for Computer Applications. Furthermore, you can do the same for the subjects that we may have included but which you haven’t opted for yourself. Go ahead and switch them!
To access the Pupils’ Analysis for years 2014 to 2018, Specimen Papers for ICSE 2017 to 2019, and Past Year’s Papers for ICSE 2017 and 2018, click here: Important CISCE Publications
[Update as on March 11, 2019: We couldn’t come up with a “one size fits all” solution, but for tips on how to study in the holidays between board exams, do check out our Instagram stories.]
If there is anything else that you are confused about, let us know by commenting below. Remember, these time tables are just draft schedules for you to tweak according to your own preferences, requirements, and style of studying. There is no need to follow them strictly. Use the structure as inspiration to form your own daily schedule that will work the best for you. 🙂
Let us know how you find these new time tables! What other tweaks can you think of for us to include in the above list? Comment below with your suggestions.