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Thursday , January 9 , 2014
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Homework list before exam

Students of classes X and XII have started making strategies to score high ahead of the CBSE and ICSE examinations.

The CBSE has declared that the Class XII examination would begin from March 1 and the practicals would be completed by February 15. While the Class X board-based examination would begin on March 1, the dates for the school-based test are yet to be announced.

Anushna Jha, a Class XII student of humanities of Notre Dame Academy, thinks preparing notes helps to perform well in the examination. “I have been doing this since Class VI after my mother suggested for the same. I divide the chapters into sub-topics and note down relevant points.”

Another Class X student of Notre Dame Academy, Tannishtha Mazumdar, believes in self-examination. She has opted for school-based examination. “I believe solving more and more practice papers helps in assessing one’s preparation. One should go for fixed hours of study, but with full concentration. A power nap of around 30-45 minutes in the afternoon also helps.” Tannishtha also suggests physical exercise.”

While its self-assessment for Tannishtha, self-confidence is the mantra for Krishanu Dutta Bhuyan, a Class X student of St Michael’s High School. Krishanu, who has opted for board-based examination, said: “The students should divide the hours according to their needs. It is important to ensure that one is comfortable with the routine and should abide by it.

The ICSE has also announced the examination dates. While the Class X exams would begin from March 3, the ISC or Class XII examination would start from February 10.

Amara Subul, a Class X student of St Joseph’s Convent High School, strictly follows her father’s suggestion. Amara, who is preparing for ICSE, said: “My father said one should study for at least eight hours daily throughout the year. I have been trying hard to follow this. At present, I am focusing more on the subjects I find difficult.”

Dinesh Kumar, the associate psychology professor of College of Commerce, provides tips to the examinees by emphasising on regular and planned way of studying.

“It is important to ensure that the examinee is stress-free. During the examination, one should focus on performance-based study rather than knowledge-oriented. The students should also ensure that a thorough study is done before the examination.”