5 Secret Techniques to Score High in Science Board Exam

5 Secret Techniques to Score High in Science Board Exam

CBSE board examination for class 10 Science is to be held on 16th March 2018. Science and Mathematics are considered the most important subjects as chances to score full in these subjects are high. On the other hand, many students fail to score high in these exams as they take these subjects as harder one. But, we assure you that with a little planning and strategic efforts any students can pass this hurdle and come up with flying colours. Here we are giving you last day tips for class 10th Science Exam. These tips will help you SCORE MORE in CBSE Science exam.

1 Solve Previous Years Papers -

By this time almost all students have gone through their syllabus completely. Even the first phase of revision would have been finished also. What next? Last day is the time to stress upon the revision of some important topics - topics which carry more weightage. Our expert’s team suggests that you should give stress on the following topics. 

• In Biology: Heredity and Evolution, Life Processes, Control and Coordination  

• In Chemistry: Carbon and its compounds

• In Physics: Electricity, Light Reflection and Refraction

Previous papers analysis throws light on the fact that ~25% questions in Board exams are usually repeated from previous exams. Hence, the best way for students to prepare and revise for board exams is to solve previous years` question papers. This way students will get a better understanding of the question pattern which can further help to do effective revision.

Estimated Marks
Chemical Reaction And Equations
Acids, Bases And Salts
Metals and Non-Metals
Carbon and Its Compounds
Classification Of Elements
Life Processes
Control and Coordination
How Do Organism Reproduce
Heredity and Evolution
Light Reflection and Refraction
The Human Eye and The Colourful World
Magnetic Effects Of Electric Current
Sources of Energy
Our Environment
Management Of Natural Resources

A very good analysis of previous 10 years papers with topic wise and chapter wise division is available in MTG’s CBSE Champion Chapterwise-Topicwise –Science for Class 10. Though the time is too less, you can easily get the book in Kindle edition on an instant basis and take the benefit of MTG expertise.

2 Prioritize in First 15 Minutes -

The first 15 minutes are allotted for reading the question paper. Read the instructions carefully and then quickly go through the questions one-by-one. Tick the questions which are easy to solve. Students should set their priorities for solving the paper, starting from easier questions. Proper time management is an essential key to attempting a board exam completely within the given time frame, so students should divide the time judiciously. Students should also keep some time for revision after they have solved the question paper. 

3 Never Forget Marking Scheme -

It is generally seen while writing the answers, students pour out whatever they know. This not only puts a negative impression on the examiner, also takes away some of your precious time which you may use to answer more questions. This habit sometimes results in insufficient time to complete the paper. 
The examiner assigns marks for certain definite points, key terms, formulae and steps given in answers. So, it is advised that students should present their answers under word limit, must follow a hierarchy of relevance, from the most important to the least. 

4 Scoring Marks is All About Presentation -

Along with writing the correct and appropriate answers, the presentation also matters a lot. That actually prompts the examiner to read the answer and evaluate properly. 

7 tips and suggestions to make your answer paper presentable:

1. Draw a 3cm border on both sides of the page of your answer sheet. On the left side, you will write the serial number of the question clearly and on the right side, you can do your rough work. This will allow you to do rough work on the same writing space without making your answer sheet looking confusing.

2. Write the question numbers properly. It should be clearly visible. 

3. Write the answers in a legible writing with properly spaced words which are neither too close nor too far away.

4. Try to write most of the answers in points or bullets with properly highlighted headers and subheaders. Make the important points, keywords, steps, etc. highlighted/underlined.

5. Try to support your answers with as many diagrams, tables, charts, etc., as possible (but only for 3-5 marks questions). It increases the visual appeal of the answer as compared to text presentation.

6. Give a proper spacing between two consecutive answers.

7. Avoid scribbling or overwriting as it will make your answer sheet look messy. Strike off only once if you want to cut any information/word in your answer.

5 Try Attempting All Questions -

Since there is no negative marking, try attempting all questions. Always write the formula in any numerical based question. Put all steps while answering the question. If the answer value is wrong but the other calculation and formula is right you will get some marks.

Try to answer in sequence but do not waste time on any question you are stuck at. Students can come back to such questions later as soon as they finish with the rest of the paper.

All the Best! 

Class 10 Board Exam 2021 Tips to Attempt Question Paper

CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Preparation Tips (Subject wise)

Attempting the question paper properly in 10th board examinations can help you score high marks. Paper presentation is an important aspect and you must attempt the paper in a way that not only makes an impact on the checker but also makes him read your paper easily.

Following are some points you must take care when attempting 10th board paper:

1. First read the question paper well

The first thing to do is read your paper well, understand it well. When writing the answers, you first need to understand what is being asked and how much marks it contains. The answer should be written accordingly- logically and comprehensively.

2. Use the first 15 minutes effectively

You get a good 15 minutes in the beginning to read the question paper -- use this time to do just that, READ. Read all the 30 questions in 15 minutes. While reading, mark the questions into categories wise easy, manageable and tough. This is done to have an overall idea about the questions and make a rough plan.

3. Don't worry about the tough ones

The moment you find that there are a few tough questions; it is natural that you start worrying about them. This is not required and will only harm your performance.
The fact is that they may look a bit tough on the surface, but when you actually work on them you will find most of them to be much easier than they seemed. So be happy about the easy ones and don't get unduly worried about the tougher lot.

4. Prioritise your attempt

Always attempt the easy questions first and then move on to the manageable ones and ensure that you complete them before taking on the difficult ones. This will ensure that you are not leaving any question that you know.
Once you successfully attempt all the easy and manageable questions, your confidence will grow and you will be mentally ready to take on the more challenging questions.

5. Ensure speed and accuracy

Use quicker methods in calculations to ensure that you are not wasting time and your answers are correct. For example, if you make an error in the sign of a term (+/-), you may not be able to solve questions involving quadratic equations or linear equations. Therefore avoiding silly mistakes is very important to save time. Always follow the tricks we discussed in speed strategies.

6. Keep an eye on your watch

Keeping an eye on your watch is of course not to increase your stress. This is just to see that you are broadly adhering to the time allocation we discussed in the beginning. A minor variation is not at all a reason to worry.

7. Avoid thinking too much about a question

Thinking about the questions before you attempt them is essential; but not to such an extent that you waste a lot of time on one question.
Also you need not write a very lengthy answer to a question just because the question is easy and you know it very well. Remember, you need to just answer the question and nothing more. Any over-attempt will be a mere waste of time.

8. Revise your answers

Usually the question papers are set in such a way that even after attempting all the questions, students should be left with 5-10 minutes in the end to revise their answers. Do not waste your time and revise all your answers.

9. Select your options wisely

In certain questions you will be provided multiple choices. Do not hurry and make your choice smartly. Read questions carefully: Before you begin writing answers, read questions carefully. See what is being asked in the question.

10. Use easy language

While writing your answer, make sure that you use easy to understand language. An examiner will rather be impressed by a conceptual answer written in simple language than with one without any conceptual language but written in flowery language.

11. Follow word count

For questions, especially in language and literature papers, where word count for the answer is provided, stick to word count. Do not over exceed the word limit. Also do not be a miser and wrap up your answer in very less word count.

12. Be neat and clean

Write your answer in a clean and legible handwriting. Not everyone has a beautiful handwriting but anyone can write answers with proper space and punctuation and in a legible handwriting. Remember that if your answer sheet is not clean and handwriting illegible, it will be unfavorable to you. Use margin wherever necessary.

13. Avoid using slangs

Remember that written English is different from spoken English. Using slang words or SMS language will be counted as spelling mistake and you will be penalized for the same.

Subject-wise Tips


Mathematics is a high-scoring subject; you just need to make sure to be clear with the concepts. Practice more and more to solve your problems and also slowly you will develop interest automatically. Following tips can help you score high in Maths:

Make separate copies for formula and theorems to revise easily any time.

Do practice to get the speed and accuracy.

Beware of the silly mistakes that you often make.

Solve last year question papers and sample papers.

Do each and every question and solve examples of NCERT books.

Focus on NCERT books.

Time management:

You can allocate your time following way:

2.25 min for 1 mark question, 4.5 min for 2 mark question, 6.75 min for 3 mark & 9 min for 4 mark question

1 × 6 = 6 marks (2.25 Min for each Questions) *2.25 × 6 = 13.5 Min*
2 × 6 = 12 marks (4.5 min for each Questions) *4.5 × 6 = 27 Min*
3 × 10 = 30 Marks (6.75 Min for each Questions)
*6.75 × 10 = 67.5 Min*
4 × 8 = 32 Marks (9 Min for each Questions)
*9× 8 = 72 Min*
13.5 + 27 + 67.5 + 72 = 180 Min
By following this calculation you can complete your paper on time.


Most students generally have many problems while dealing with English subject. Especially when it comes to 10th board exam, students tend to score low in English subject. Following are some tips to be followed for preparing for English exams:

Practice mock papers.

Go through Previous Year Papers.

Refer latest Sample Papers by CBSE.

Work on writing skills .


Science question paper consists of different types of questions:

1. VSA & SA

Attempt all questions.

Read questions carefully and make sure that answers are not very lengthy.

In case of confusion, spare time at the end of exam for that question.

2. LA

Read question properly and the marks allocation to each part and sub parts of the question.

Explain lengthy answers with examples and diagrams.

Always draw diagrams with pencil with a proper labelling in block letters.

Recheck for all logics and calculations.

Underline keywords of the answers.

Draw a line after each answer to indicate the end of that answer and beginning of new answers.

Social Studies

Following are some tips to be followed for preparing for 10th Board Social Studies exams:

Read chapters comprehensively without skipping any content (boxes glossary included).

Make a flow chart of (only names) imp dates, events, people.

Write a very short summary of each imp episode/ policy etc (50 to 60 words only).

Map work needs to be taken seriously and practised.

After going through the course, prepare the previous year’s papers.

During the exam time try to follow the sequence of question paper.

Tick mark the questions that you have attempted.

For 1 mark question only 1 point or 1 word and for 3 mark question 3 points with explanation and for 5 marks 5 points with explanation and write the sub points with black pen.

Do the map work in the map only and do not do it in the answer sheet and use the pointed pencils for that.

Follow the instructions properly.

If you follow these tips religiously, you can be prepared well for your 10th board exams, even with less time left before the examination starts. 10th boards are an important milestone in your life. Therefore, you must make it certain to leave no stone unturned to make yourself and your parents proud. At the same time, also take care of your health!

Best of luck!

CBSE Board Exam 2021: Top 8 tips to make your answer sheet presentable in exams

This article will let you know about the important tips that can help you make your answer paper look more presentable in board exams. Knowing these tips will help you organise your paper in the best way that may add some spark to your answers and impress the examiner.

CBSE Board Exam 2021: Top 8 tips to make your answer sheet presentable in exams
CBSE Board Exam 2021: Top 8 tips to make your answer sheet presentable in exams

Q. What can I do to make my answer sheet look presentable in my board exams? 

Ans. Along with writing the right and appropriate answers, presentation also matters a lot in any board exam, be it CBSE or UP board exam. Actually, scoring marks is all about the presentation. Your answers should be so visually appealing to the examiner so that he/she need not to put any extra efforts to go through your answer script. Leave 2-3 lines after attempting each answer so as to make two different answers look distinct and clearly differentiated from each other.

Some important tips and suggestions are given below which every student should follow to make his/her answer copy nicely presentable to extract good marks:

Underline each heading or subheading included in the answer.

Draw a two inch border on the right side of the page of your answer sheet where you can do your rough work. Otherwise, doing the rough work anywhere else in the sheet will make it look untidy. 

Increase the pictographic content wherever possible by including as many diagrams, tables, charts, etc., as possible. It will help to make your knowledge more noticeable and visible than writing it in the form of long paragraphs.

Try to write most of the answers in points or bullets with properly highlighted headers and subheaders. Make the important points highlighted/underlined.

Write the answers in a legible writing and try to maintain the same throughout the paper so as to make your work look uniform and appealing.

Whenever you need to cut a word or an answer, just make one dash line with your pen over that particular text/word. Avoid scribbling or scratching as it will make your answer sheet look messy and unclean.

Write the question numbers properly. It should be clearly visible. 

Write each answer with properly spaced words which are  neither too close nor too far.

Students should remember to follow these simple instructions while writing their exam to avoid any loss of marks due to inappropriate presentation of answers.


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