Creating An Ideal Time Table For Your Board Exam

Meritnation|Nov 18th, 2015 02:08pm

time table for board examsCreating an effective time table is necessary for every exam, but the need is even more critical for Board exams where syllabus is expansive, performance is critical to your future and stress levels are very high causing a lot of confusion. Even after following a strict study schedule, you might realize that the exams are only a month away and there is a lot more that needs to be done. A practical thing to do in such a situation would be to redesign your time table for the last one month period. Try and use a use a very practical approach to this. The steps below will help you through the process:


Step 1: Planning Your Study Time

First take an account of the number of days left for your exam. Next take an account of your daily activities and identify the specific amount of hours you want to spend every day on your studies. Also, take weekends and other holidays into account as you will have more hours available for self study. Try and be very realistic about the goals you set here, making a good allowance for breaks in between.


Step 2: Balance Your Subjects

Now taking the total time identified above, try and divide it across various subjects. You can divide it by hours or days of the week. You are the best judge of your strengths and weaknesses, so allocate your time based on what subjects you need to focus more on. How much of each subject you have already covered and how proficient you think you are at it will have an impact on your decision here.


Step 3: Segregate Time for Study, Revision & Past Exam Papers

For each subject, try and create a rough division of your study timeline by set of chapters / sections / topics. The idea here is to have a goal for yourself as to what percentage of the syllabus you need to cover by a certain time/date.

For each subject, also divide the time between:
> Study
> Revision
> Past examination papers
> Extra Time to make up for contingencies


Step 4: Establishing Accountability

At the end of the day, we are all accountable to ourselves to follow the plan of action we have created above. However that does not always work out. Temptations tend to get the better of us and lead to procrastination. So it is a good idea to involve your parents or a sibling or a close friend, and share with them the timetable. You can ask them to check with you at intervals and remind you when you go astray! 🙂


Important Resources

> 5 Common Exam Mistakes Students Make


> How to draw good diagrams and score better


> The New Age Student’s Guide To Improving Vocabulary


> 10 Tips to Study Smart and Save Time


> Want to Remember EVERYTHING that you Study? Know How the Brain Works!


Other Important Resources:

Class 10 Board Paper Solutions Class 12 Board Paper Solutions
Class 10 Study Material Class 12 Study Material
Class 10 Study Videos Class 12 Study Videos
Class 10 NCERT Solutions Class 12 NCERT Solutions
Class 10 Test Series Class 12 Test Series
Class 10 Revision Notes Class 12 Revision Notes


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  • 1. k v rao  |  April 3rd, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Thank you it was really useful for me.

  • 2. Lavanya Arya  |  June 4th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    i loved it
    earlier i used to think that we should study for long hrs without break but now ive changed my thinking

  • 3. Triveni Bondre  |  May 10th, 2016 at 9:58 am

    It is very helpful because I am doing same mistakes in exam .Thank you

  • 4. Kavya  |  March 17th, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Very good and realistic view of the amount of syllabus to be covered by us.THANKS…..KEEP POSTING SUCH GOOD ARTICLES!!

  • 5. madiha  |  March 6th, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    very helpful notes

  • 6. MARIA  |  February 10th, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    truely a good one.

  • 7. ArcHana  |  January 31st, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    YeAh GooD oNe….Thanks UhH

  • 8. Aadyasha Sahu  |  December 5th, 2015 at 12:10 am

    these posts are very valuable…thanks… meritnation 🙂

  • 9. jazlin  |  November 27th, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    thanks for such GOOD and DETAILED explanation about planning for studies……


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