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One of the most important subjects for the Boards, especially for students who plan to opt for it in +2, Science is a tricky subject because it is a combination of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, each of which are major subjects of their own. However, with a large proportion of numerical and diagram-based problems, Science is a scoring subject too.

  1. Taking notes during initial reading helps in revision later on. Keep a notebook on the side, taking brief notes of the key points and definitions.
  2. Create a list of the important formulae that can be used as reference every day. With regular use, you’ll be able to recall them without the use of your reference sheet.
  3. Flash cards and board clippings can be used to memorize key definitions.
  4. Preparation from NCERT should be thorough, as the pattern is based on the NCERT curriculum only.
  5. Some topics can be problematic in Science. It is better to make a separate note of all your doubts and clarify them with your teacher. You might get alternative and easier ways to solve the question too.
    With a large proportion of numerical and diagram-based questions, Science can be a scoring subject in Boards.
    With a large proportion of numerical and diagram-based questions, Science can be a scoring subject in Boards.

  6. Try to solve sample papers daily, as it will help you answer questions in the stipulated time and help plug the gaps in your concepts. Also, you will get an understanding of the kind of questions that are asked in the actual exam.
  7. For MCQs, practice from sample papers and previous year questions. The kind of questions that have been previously asked will give you an idea of what to expect for this year’s paper.
  8. Since diagrams are scoring, try and practice drawing them neatly along with proper labeling.
  9. In Chemistry, revise the name reactions and word problems, and practice numerical-based chapters.
  10. Use the notes prepared during lab practicals as they can be crucial in solving questions in the MCQ section.

The previous year paper had the following format:

4 one-mark questions: To be answered in one sentence.

3 two-mark questions: To be answered in 30 words each.

12 three-mark questions: To be answered in 50 words each.

6 five-mark questions: To be answered in 70 words each.

9 MCQs: Four options, one correct.

3 two-mark questions: Based on practical skills – to be answered briefly.

 

 

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