Top 9 tips to write perfect answers in CBSE board exams 2021

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The CBSE board exams 2021 will be starting in May. Here are the top 9 tips to write the perfect answers.

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The right preprataion strategy is necessary to crack the CBSE board exams.
The CBSE board exams are scheduled for May and students now have ample time to prepare well.
However, there are a few tips and tricks that students can use to make a good impression in their examinations.

With the CBSE board examinations around the corner, students across the nation will start getting expert tips on how to ace their exams from almost everyone around them.

No matter how well the student is prepared for the exam, if they are not able to channel their knowledge in the right way on the answer sheet then all their hard work goes in vain. The pressure of exams is so overpowering that the students forget everything they had learned during classes and revision.

However, there are a few tips and tricks that students can use to make a good impression in their examinations:

  1. Make the right use of additional 15 minutes: Almost all the school boards have recently introduced the concept of additional 15 minutes before students start writing the answers to the exam questions. This additional time is provided such that students will read the questions properly and draft a plan in their mind on solving it. Students must utilize this time very well.
  2. Set the priority: Students should list out the questions which they are more confident about attempt those first. As there is no need to write answers in the same order as in the question paper, writing answers which they are most confident about will enhance their self-belief to write the entire paper with minimal mistakes.
  3. Choose questions wisely: Sometimes, questions in the exam paper are provided with internal choices, which the student has to select. Without giving way to haste overcoming a bad decision, students need to carefully read and select the questions they want to attempt and then create a mental picture of what they have to write in each case.
  4. Use passive voice for the fact-based answers: While writing long answers like historical events or experiment-based answers containing step-wise procedures, it is recommended to use passive voice as much as possible. Using passive voice makes the answers sound more educational and it helps the examiner to read through the answers with minimal trouble.
  5. Attempt all the questions: As there is no negative marking for the wrong answer, students should always remember to attempt all the questions. If students are not sure about the answers to a particular question, they can reconsider by reading the question more thoroughly.
  6. Do not panic: Panic and haste are two of the most challenging emotions that each student needs to control during the attempt of the examination. Panic and haste can cause the students to forget the answers to the questions. Drinking water, staying calm, and relaxing should be the way forward.
  7. Maintain the spaces and be specific: Writing a neat and clean answer paper with adequate spaces between each answer is very important. The examiner who checks the answer sheets after the exam normally checks hundreds of other answer sheets, and if they do not understand what students have written, they are more likely to mark the answers wrong. Maintaining good handwriting is essential.
  8. Be presentable: An answer sheet with neat, readable handwriting, proper margins, and pencil sketched illustrations represents an excellently presented answer sheet. Good presentation is one of the key rules for writing board exams, as it also helps the examiner during his/her paper checking.
  9. Revise and check the answer sheet at the end: Revising and checking the answer is one step that must be always followed. Students should devote at least 10 minutes of their total time towards revising and checking their answers, which will give them an overview of how they have attempted the questions.

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