Exam Strategies and Tactics
Here are some topper's exam strategies and tactics to help you score higher and produce desired results. Go through the details to aid your preparation.
here are some topper's exam strategies and tactics to help you score higher and produce desired results. have a look......

One month before exam…..

ONE MONTH before exam can be divided into 4 weeks. What all you have to follow during each week is given below under each sub-heading


  • Revise all chapters rapidly
  • Try to read up all small points that you have added in the sides of your textbooks
  • Check assertion and reasons from NCERT very well
  • Use keywords “because”, “since”, “thereby”, etc. to find A&R from PDF file of NCERT textbooks
  • Try to make a note of all important points which are difficult to remember in one go
  • Try to cover the notes that you have prepared in your class time course


  • Do question papers daily
  • Retrospective study of questions that you solve
  • Write down weak potions you face while solving questions in papers
  • Write down all mistakes you make while solving question papers
  • Won’t give importance to time management during solving questions in this week
  • Read up weak portions you face while doing questions
  • Try to read up all short notes that you have prepared during the course
  • Read up all the portions that you have marked in yellow, green and red markers in your text books which are important, very important and ultra-important portions respectively


  • Do more questions from weak portions after revising it properly
  • Do question papers with time management in mind
  • Read up portions that you made mistakes early while doing in 2nd week
  • Read up all short notes that you have prepared
  • Read the points that you have marked in red and green in your text books which are ultra-important and important portions respectively


  • Go through all chapters once rapidly
  • Give more significance to those weak portions and portions in which you made mistakes
  • Attempt to solve entire question papers 30 minutes before the actual duration of paper
  • Utilize your short notes that you arranged during your whole course
  • Read up the ultra-crictical portions in the course books that you have marked in red sketch


On the eve of exam…..

How to study?
            Devise your own method of studying

            Do not read reference books as it may lead to information overload

            Try to avoid studying lying on bed, use a chair and study table for it

            Try to make good use of short notes that you have prepared

What to study ?

  • Go through all mistakes that you have committed while you were doing your test series
  • Have a glance through the ultra-short notes that you have prepared
  • Avoid studying big reference text books
  • Do not try to study fresh topics on the eve of exam



  • Go through all the pictures and figures in NCERT
  • Try to have a look into the tough biological terms and their explanations
  • Read the topics marked RED in your NCERT which are ultra-important


  • Physical chemistry – go through equations and formulae of all chapters
  • Inorganic chemistry- go through the chemical equations and chemical formulae of important reagents and products of the chemical reactions
  • Organic chemistry- Go through the organic reactions and the mechanisms of important ones



  • Go through the equations , formulae and graphs of all chapters
  • Do some numericals to get a flow to do questions during exams easily

Quality not quantity

It’s the quality of study that counts. You may spend hours at your books, but if your mind is not in them, it’s no point

One hour of good study is better than a whole night of mind-wandering

Reconfirm exam details

Make a quick call to a close friend to confirm the timing and centre of the paper. However, make ensure you don’t transform the call into a chatting session.

Take a break

Regular breaks between study sessions are a must. Do relaxation exercises like deep breathing
Take a walk in the garden or watch some news on television — but only for a while!

No exam talks at dinner-time!

As far as possible, eat with your family on the eve of the exam. Parents can enjoy their kids by cooking something unique.  Avoid all talks of exams at the dinner table.

What to eat

Try not to stuff yourself with food or snack during studies. This will just make you languid. Maintain a strategic distance from zesty and salty sustenance. Have lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits, salads and pulses.

Small meals prior to the exam will make you more alert during the exam.

Get some shut-eye

Try not to stay up the entire night in the expectations this would enable you to remember more. Those who sacrifice sleep end up feeling sluggish the next morning. Also, lapses in memory may occur due to an over tired mind.

Make a list

To avoid any last minute hassles. Pack your bag on the eve of your examination day. Make sure you have the following:

  • Hall ticket!!!!!!
  • Board pad.
  • Carry at least three pens. Not brand new ones, but those that have been tried and tested by you. You should have a flow while using those pens. Make sure the ink levels are full. 
  • A set of sharpened pencils. 
  • Eraser.
  • Ruler.
  • Sharpener.
  • Carry a bottle of water or juice in a bottle to keep you hydrated during the exam.  
  • Note: Ensure there are no chits, old bills or receipts in your pen pack.


Preparation During examination!!!!!!

  • Be calm, confident and cool
  • Pray well before exam beginning and trust that you have done the maximum preparation you can
  • Believe in yourself and your hard work
  • Make sure you are very careful while bubbling the OMR sheet
  • Even if you make a small mistake in OMR sheet, try not to get tensed and ignore even if the invigilator shouts at you for that. Understand that no OMR sheet goes unchecked even if you make any mistake in filling your details in it. NEVER GET TENSED BECAUSE OF THAT!!!!
  • Start answering from the most comfortable portion you are with
  • In the worst scenario, if you are not able to answer the first 5 questions you attempted from the easiest portion, and then try to switch the subject and start doing that part without feeling anxious or tensed .Switching the portion will help you build up some confidence in you while answering.


  • Mark/ encircle key words in the question paper
  • Read the question carefully and make sure you understand the question well
  • The words like EXCEPT, NOT CORRECT, etc. needs more alertness
  • While attempting Picture based questions, try to see for which labeled part the question is meant for.
  • Read all the options clearly and see that other options can be eliminated before confirming an answer
  • Note the options like “ALL THE ABOVE”, “BOTH A & B”, “NONE OF THESE” , etc. to avoid wrong markings




  • Leave the numericals with complex calculations for doing last
  • Do simple questions with simple calculations fast so as to save time to do the difficult level questions
  • If the values in options match closely , then try to do the questions last as it needs perfect arithmetic calculations without any kind of approximations in values
  • Whenever possible, do approximation of values and make the arithmetic calculations easy and fast but make sure you don’t approximate it so much!!!


  • All questions will be asked exclusively from NCERT textbooks
  • Do those questions fast and save time for difficult questions involving more arithmetic calculations
  • All questions are fact based , so if you don’t know a particular question , never go for wild guessing


  • Most questions are directly from NCERT
  • Make sure whether they are asking the intermediate product or the main product of the reaction
  • Try to make a note of the temperature and catalyst involved while solving a chemical equation


  • Mark key points in question paper
  • See whether the option values are close or not
  • Do the rough work in the space provided. Try not to encroach into the questions section to avoid confusion. Do the rough works legibly but in small form so that you wont use much space and also you can go back to the same calculations later if you feel any confusion
  • Make sure you don’t make any arithmetic carelessness
  • Check units while marking the answers
  • Try to eliminate other options while marking the answers
  • Try to use the trick of “DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS” in very tough questions to get the answers. This concept works in many of those high level questions
  • If the values in options match closely , then try to do the questions last as it needs perfect arithmetic calculations without any kind of approximations in values

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