The Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has held a high-level meeting on 17th May and a decision is expected soon regarding 12th Boards. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic & surge in the number of positive cases, many students & parents are demanding the cancellation of CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021. A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of India to cancel CBSE 12th board exams 2021 & ISC 12th board exams 2021.
We believe that the ‘quarantine’ time is an advantage for every student out there! This is the best time to work on your weaknesses and try to brush past them. Students must invest in themselves and make the best use of this time. Even if the board exam gets cancelled, you can give your undivided attention towards your Entrance Exams like JEE and NEET.
Here are some tips which might make you feel a little better and help you in gaining momentum for the upcoming exams-
DO NOT GET STRESSED– First of all taking stress is bad for your health. Consider this time as an extended holiday. Spend time with your family, watch television with them, play board games, teach them how to play your new video game, learn a new language online, dance, sing. All in all do whatever makes you happy and de-stress yourself, as co-curricular activities also help in developing one’s personality. Do what you have been wanting to do all this while, but couldn’t because of the exam pressure.
Revise your lessons-Make the best use of this time to revise your entire syllabus and work upon all the sections you might have missed while preparing earlier. Make the studies a little interesting this time by dividing enough time for topics and make it a challenge for yourself. You can also include your friends over a call for this challenge and arrange group studies.
Take regular mock test:
Mock tests play an important role in making familiar with strong and weak areas. To analyze your preparation, students are advised to take mock tests.
Stay motivated and take regular breaks to relax:
Do not sit for long hours together in a panic to study all at once, but instead take small and frequent breaks at least after one hour of focused revision. These intervals are essential for the brain to retrieve information and revive the energy, making you ready for the next sessions. Channelize your concentration. There may be many distractions and thoughts running in the mind. Focus and overcome the complications with interest and determination, to learn it easy way.
Right strategy and time management
Time play a vital role in deciding the rank for an aspirant. The remaining weeks should be wisely used for revision, maintaining speed and increasing accuracy to solve a particular problem, identifying the weaker areas and correcting them. Finally, it is the relative performance that will matter on the exam day. So, put in your best performance and you will ace the exam.
Apart from what all we have mentioned above, students must also ensure that they do not step out of their homes and be socially conscious. It is only us who can fight against the virus. Social distancing is the key. We as individuals have our responsibilities towards our respective families as well as the nation. We must follow all the guidelines issued by the government and remember that we all are in this together! We wish all the students best of luck for their upcoming examinations!
Stay Home! Stay Safe!