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Here’s how to Improve Your Percentage in the Board Exams

Team StoryWeavers|May 31, 2022, 08:44 IST| 14

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It’s the board exam season again, with Term II papers around the corner. The rush of adrenaline interspersed with stress is an everyday thing for students appearing for board exams 2022. These exams are a turning point for students in classes X and XII. The percentage of marks they score determines their career path and the type of streams they get to pursue. A good percentage of marks also translates into seats in premier institutions. 

Therefore, scoring a good percentage in the upcoming board exams must be one of your goals. This will build a strong foundation in your concepts and also give you access to quality higher education. It may seem daunting, initially, to significantly increase your class X or XII board exam percentage. But, worry not, with the right strategy and perseverance, you can ace your exams with flying colours. What’s more? We have compiled a list of top 5 tips on how to improve your percentage in exams. 

Divide & Conquer

Scoring well in board exams is plenty of hard work, however, are you familiar with the idea of smart work? Where you go through the whole syllabus carefully and identify which topics are easy, moderate, and tough to master. Finish studying the easy and moderate topics first. This will help you be certain of a significant chunk of marks and will give you the confidence to tackle the tough topics later on. 

While going through the syllabus, make sure that you sift through the Previous Years Question (PYQ) papers to understand which topics are recurring and what is the weightage of marks they carry. Study the chapters that carry more marks first and move on to those that have lesser weightage. This will help you cover important topics first and leave sufficient time for the rest of the concepts. 


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Revise Concepts Well

The next important step in your class X board exam preparation is revision. To score higher marks in exams you have to be thorough in a topic and avoid making silly mistakes. This is only possible through multiple revisions of difficult and moderate concepts. To make time for revision, ensure that you study concepts only within the syllabus. Avoid the temptation to consult various guides and supplementary material in the initial stages of your preparation. Make sure you allow sufficient time for revision every day. 

Manage Your Time

Covering a vast syllabus within a  period of time is possible with focus and time management. To improve your performance in the upcoming board exams, it is crucial that you use your time wisely. This can be a difficult task but you can always organise your day in a way to be productive. How to prepare for board exams revolves around great time management skills. You can always use productivity tools such as the Pomodoro study method, or the Feynman technique of learning to manage your time better. Make sure that you take breaks in between long study sessions to stay focussed and well. Remember to take care of yourself too. 


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Practice PYQs 

Solving sample question papers and PYQs is one of the most important steps in board exam preparation. This allows you to evaluate your preparation and makes for good practice before the big day. Practice not just makes perfect but also gives you the confidence to ace your exams. Additionally, you can write mock tests to understand the paper pattern better.  This step allows you to identify your mistakes and rectify them beforehand. Ensure that you solve PYQs or sample question papers provided by your board within a time limit. Preferably in the same time slot as your exam to acclimate yourself to the testing environment.  

Assess Yourself

Finally, throughout the process of your preparation, make sure that you constantly evaluate yourself. Once you finish solving the sample papers within the stipulated time, analyse your answer sheet to identify your strengths and key areas for improvement. Ensure that you spot and rectify your mistakes. Try to revise the topic again and clarify your doubts before testing yourself on the same. 


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With perseverance and the right mindset, you can improve your percentage remarkably for board exams 2022. All you need to do is be mindful of your time, and cover all the important topics on your syllabus with focus. While you’re at it, ensure that you solve PYQs and evaluate yourself so that you can identify your strengths and areas for improvement. With these pointers in mind, you can significantly improve your percentage for the upcoming class X and XII board exams. 


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many hours should I study for boards?


Studying for 4-6 hours every day, months before your boards can help you prepare better for your upcoming exams. Remember that the learning speed varies between individuals and the subject at hand.

2. When should I start preparing for board exams?


Starting three months before your first exam is ideal. This way, you get enough time to prepare well for all the subjects. You can utilise the third month for revision.

About the Author

Sara started her professional journey in a newsroom and quickly realised that words and stories are her happy place. You may have noticed that she adores her alliteration. She’s also an ailurophile who needs her fix of cute kitty reels to unwind. A warm cup of coffee, chocolates with hazelnut, and a Netflix binge on a cosy chair are all she needs in life. Trees and beaches make her very happy too.

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Michael Dajuwe

April 24, 2022

well this is great help only if I read it before the exams,it contains some good tips, am sure it would been of great help. Keep posting contents like this , I will be sure to recommend to my friends and classmates .thanks

Birendra Kumar

February 18, 2022



February 10, 2022

Yes I am going to try it

Hriday pratim baishya

January 24, 2022

I like it


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January 11, 2022

Very helpful

Santveer singh

January 9, 2022

Excellent guidance

Anjali shrimangle

January 9, 2022

Very nice

Shubham Singh

January 9, 2022

Very nice

Monishraj S

January 7, 2022

Good nice

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January 7, 2022


Vinay Kumar Maurya

January 7, 2022

It’s true and effective as I had already used this.

Ramesh Kumar gupta

January 7, 2022

Very good


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