10 Helpful Tips to Score More than 95% Marks in Board Exams

Scoring good marks in Board Exam is the greatest desire of every student. Because, no matter how you performed throughout your school life, your academic excellence is often judged by your performance in Board Exams

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Tips to Score More than 95% Marks in Board Exams

#PadhteChaloBadhteChalo has come up with a few helpful strategies to help you score good marks in board exams.

But, before I start with the preparation tips, cling to the fact that along with hard work, smart work is beneficial too. By this, I mean that not everything you come across is worth your attention. Rather, grab what suits you, helps you, and uplifts you. And leave the ones that don’t work for you.

Following are the preparation tips for scoring more than 95% marks in board exams. Glom on to the ones that sound advantageous to you.

  • Regularity

Regular studies do not include classroom lectures and tuition classes. Regularity here stands for regular self-study sessions. Apart from all the lectures and classes, spare some time for self-study.

Make self-study a regular practice to score good in boards.

  • Learning and Practicing

I often hear students talking about skipping their internals. Reason being… the scores do not get counted. No exams other than board exams are important.

It is very important to attentively attend all the lectures and understand the chapter. At the same time, It is equally important to practice more and more question. So don’t give a pause after understanding the chapter from Lectures in the class or Learning Group of Eckovation but keep practicing questions from NCERT and QUIZ given in Quiz Section of the Learning Group.


  • Maintain Proper Notes


Why having proper notes is advantageous?

Here’ the reason…

Proper notes will cater you with better knowledge and understanding of the subject matter. Besides, notes are easy to study from and help in marking the things that are significant for the exam.

You can Click Here to get access to Notes of all the Chapters for Board Exam Preparation.

  • Focus On Course Books

It is evident that instead of finishing the course books, students jump on to reference books for their board’s preparations.

But, that is not the way to excel. It might sound paradoxical but, your course books (NCERT books) are sufficient to score good in boards.

So, go through your course books diligently. Practice well and mug-up all your lessons, topics and exercise questions.

  • Follow A Timetable

Manage your time wisely. Make a study timetable and clasp to it.

While framing your study schedule, divide your syllabus into pieces and allow a specific duration for all of them.

For instance-

  • If you planned to study 5 hours a day during weekends, then divide those 5 hours into 2 or 3 sessions, as per your capabilities.
  • Decide the subject and the topics that you wish to cover in a particular session.
  • Make sure you accurately define the outcome that you expect from your study sessions.

Correctly setting your goals, subjects & topics, and the time duration will make your study sessions more fruitful and concrete. So, while making your timetable, ensure that it is doable.

  • Solve Previous Year Exam Papers

Once you are through with your notes and know the subject well, start solving the previous year exam papers. They will work as the assessment tool to check your knowledge. Besides, they’ll also help in analyzing the exam pattern. You can Click Here to get access to Important Questions of all the Chapters for Board Exam Preparation.

  • Study More Than One Subject Simultaneously

Instead of studying one subject at a time, take at least 2. For instance- if you are studying in morning and evening sessions, then study different topics during different sessions.

Now, the question comes why?

Well, because this will help you in covering more than one subject at a time. This way, no particular subject will straggle. Moreover, your self-study sessions will not become tedious.

  • Answers Presentation Skills

A better presentation will augment your chances of securing good marks.  Polish your presentation skills well to make your answer sheet look neat, organized, and enthralling.

As you have to attempt your exam in writing, you should have a good writing speed. Along with speed, it is imperative to write neatly. So, while preparing for your boards, do the written practice as well.

A fair amount of written practice will hone your writing speed as well as writing skills. And both are direly needed to finish your exam successfully on time.

  • Adequate Revision Cycles

Plan your sessions in a way that you are left with sufficient time to revise your syllabus.

Endeavor to review your syllabus at least thrice before exams. The first revision session will make you aware about how much you remember. The second will help in removing the loopholes. Whereas, the third will strengthen your concepts and understandings.

Bonus: This Buzan’s Revision Cycle is of great help:

Buzan's Revision Cycle to help you score excellent marks in 12th boards

  • Eat and Rest Well

Above all, a well-rested mind increases your efficiency to perform a task. So, make sure that you take proper rest during and before your exam days. This will help you concentrate better and for longer periods.

Also, keep a watch on what you are eating. This is a habit to be checked for ever. Eat food rich in proteins and avoid fatty & junk food.



However, other than these tips, I have a few more tips to share with you. These are the tips that you should keep in mind while attempting your exam. In fact, start implementing them in your internals. So that by the time your finals approach, you’re prepared.

A Few Tips to  Attempt a Paper Successfully

  1. Try writing your answer with sub-heading or in points.
  2. Use black pen for headings and sub-headings.
  3. Make flow charts and diagrams wherever possible to support your answers.
  4. Write an introduction and conclusion for your answers wherever possible.
  5. Draw an ending line after every answer.
  6. Pay attention to the proper numbering of your answers as wrong estimate, sometimes, lead to deduction of marks.
  7. Leave appropriate space between words, sentence, and paragraphs.
  8. Attempt all the questions.
  9. Solve the questions you are confident about, first.
  10. Be precise. Overflowing content makes your answer look vague. Follow the word limit. For instance- For 1 mark questions- 3 lines are enough; for 2  marks questions- keep it 4 to 5 lines, and for 5 marks question- 15 to 20 lines along with some diagram or flowchart will be good.
  11. Once you are done with the paper, revise it thoroughly and highlight the important points or words. For instance- you can underline important words in paragraphs to grab the attention of the checker.

The above-mentioned tips on how to score good marks in boards are some of the basic yet very helpful for the boards preparation. Adhere to these tips and I assure you’ll perform well in exams. Good Luck!  🙂

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