5 Time Management tips for class 9 & 10 CBSE students to ace in board exams

5 Time Management tips for class 9 & 10 CBSE students to ace in board exams

Think of it like this: your child’s study schedule is their superhero cape. It helps them stay focused, organised, and prepared to tackle any question thrown towards them.

Building a study plan gives your child confidence and prepares them to rock those exams!

Here are 5 killer time management hacks that will help your child with their board exam preparation.

Scheduling is the King

Imagine your child’s study schedule as their roadmap. You can help your child schedule efficiently by teaching them the following tricks.

  • Ask them to block out dedicated study time on a planner
  • Help them understand prioritising tougher topics by giving them more time
  • Tell them to review their schedule as they progress
  • Let them know if a topic takes longer than expected, they can adjust the time of the next task. It helps them cover the syllabus effectively..

Example: You both realise that you underestimated the complexity of a chapter in Physics. You can discuss with them if they want to dedicate an extra session to solidify their understanding before moving on. If not, let them proceed with their schedule.

Timing is key

Exams have a time limit, and practising under pressure is crucial.

You can advise your child that they can simulate the exam environment by setting timers for mock tests. It helps them adapt to the exam clock.

3 tips to help them when they get the exam question paper

  1. Before attempting any question, ask them to quickly scan the paper to understand the weightage of each section. Allocate time accordingly, spending more minutes on higher-value questions. It’s better to attempt all questions with decent answers than spend too much time on a single section.
  2. Suggest they set aside a specific time slot once every week for a timed practice exam. It helps improve their writing speed.
  3. Teach them they need to be honest while answering their papers, write with total effort, focusing on clarity and structure.
The Power of Techniques

Learning isn’t just about reading textbooks!

Try various study techniques like mind maps, flashcards, or group discussions with your child to find what works best for them. Visual learners can create colourful diagrams, while auditory learners can benefit from reading aloud. Ask them if they and their friends are open to discussing difficult concepts and can teach each other by explaining them. When taught by a friend, the concept can be deeply understood due to the chemistry they have with friends.

Example: Create mind maps for complex topics in Science or flowcharts for historical events. Flashcards are perfect for memorising key formulas in Math or dates in History.

No distractions

Exams require laser focus.

Help your child identify and eliminate distractions that steal study time.

They can do so by:

  1. Silencing their phone notifications
  2. Finding a quiet study space
  3. Informing family members not to interrupt during dedicated study sessions

Recharge and Refuel

A well-rested brain absorbs information better and performs at its peak during exams.

Discuss with your child the importance of scheduling regular breaks throughout their study sessions. They need to aim for a 7-8 hour sleep each night to keep their mind and body energised.

Example: After every 45 minutes of study, they should take a break of 10 mins. During breaks ask them to avoid screens and opt for light physical activities or healthy snacks.

Bonus Tip
Reward them for achieving their study goals! Celebrate completing a tough chapter or finishing a practice test. This positive reinforcement keeps them motivated and reminds them of their progress.

Experiment, personalise these tips, and discover what works best for your child. With focused effort, effective time management, and a positive attitude, they will ace those board exams and emerge champions!

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