‘I have good grasping skills and know the subject very well. But still, I scored average marks!’
‘I knew all the answers, but could not attend all questions due to the lapse of time!’
‘How to write an exam in three hours?’
‘How to score well in the SSC Board Exam?’
Does any of these or other related questions haunt you?
Then these exam writing tips are for you!
The exam score in your SSC board exam determines your future career options.
As a repercussion fact, any student would get nervous or anxious in the examination hall. It is also proved that many students capable of scoring high marks may fail to do so for they do not utilize the three hours of exam period efficiently.
Presenting the earned knowledge in the exam hall is also an art to explore and excel. Though everybody has their style of learning, the output of learnings should be presentable in the final three hours to score well. It is significant to know how to score well in the SSC Board Exam.
And, it is utmost essential to learn the techniques to write an exam effectively.
Let’s check these simple tips to write answers in SSC Board exam. These strategies would help you to attend the exam in the best possible way.
Attempt Easy Questions First:
Attempting the easy questions first keeps your enthusiasm high and you will be in pace with the speed. This gives you ample time afterward to write answers that you have to recall, think, analyze, or whatever difficulty you may have.
Choose the right words, points, and write strategically rather than pouring out all the information in haste. Answer to the point always.
Escape your time from unwanted extra points to show an answer lengthy, which is not necessary.
Choose Questions Properly:
When you have an internal choice between the questions, generally one will be of a lengthy question and another may have sub-questions.
Give a careful reading of the choices. Do not start hurriedly and strike-off half the way to jump to another question.
When sub-questions are given, it is easy to attend because you have to just write points and will get full marks for each point unless and until you know the complete answer for a long question.
For example: In the given sample question,
Internal choice 1 expects a long answer. A descriptive diagram is also beneficial there. Whereas in second internal choice, just listing the sequential phases fetch you full marks, 3 or 4 liners for the second sub-question and a small description with a diagram for the 3rd sub-question is sufficient to carry full marks.
Attempting the first option is time-consuming as compared to the second option. Though you know answers for both, scoring full marks is more evident, time-saving, and easy comparatively.
Thus, make a wise choice between the questions to save time and earn more marks as well, provided when there is a choice.
Do Not Leave Questions Unattended:
It is recommended to answer all questions. Even if you know a partial answer for a given question, do not worry. Just make a sincere attempt to answer as much as you know.
The correct points always carry marks and makeup to the total percent. One or half mark here and there will you give you 5 to 7 marks in total, which is beneficial in scoring percentage. [sometimes to pass the exam for a weak student].
At times it happens so that you feel that you don’t know the answer. But, as you start writing, you become so active that you complete the answer with an appreciable score. Do not lose this chance by leaving the question unattempted.
Remember what you prepared sincerely never goes away from you.
Do Not Color Answers:
It is observed that many students attempt answers colorfully. You may tend to use blue, black, red, green pens and highlighters.
Let your answer paper be simple, neat and professional.
Do not make the answer paper stinky with colored inks and its impressions on the back or next page. Adding colors will not fetch you any marks, instead kills your time and also does not give an appreciable impression for the teacher.
If you want to highlight any point you can just underline them [only a word, phrase, or a sentence]. Be cautious that you should not underline the whole page.
Give enough space between the paragraphs. Write your answers in points. This gives an impressive look for your answer paper at a glance.
Write Neat and Clean:
The first impression by looking at your answer paper must be impressive. A few of the pointers here includes:
- Write the question number on the left margin
- Do not repeat the question in the answer paper
- Remember writing question carries zero marks
- Make a worksheet on the right side of the answer paper with a margin
- Leave space between different answers
- Avoid space by writing question number and not attending it
- Avoid striking off the answers in between
- Write a labeled and neat diagram
- Avoid squeezing in words/lines in between the answer
- Write answers in points
- Do not use short forms of words
- Avoid repetitive sentences
In brief, do not make a mess of your answer script.
Review Your Answers:
Reviewing the answers is utmost important. Always allot at least ten minutes for reviewing the answer paper before submitting.
- Check your roll number or name, date and subject
- Rectify the silly mistakes like a spelling mistake, skipped label[s] in a diagram, and, etc.
- Check for unattended answers
- Check for question number against the appropriate answer
- Read the answers again
- Check whether you have written the units correctly
- Take time to write any unattended questions
- Double check your correct answers
Caution: Do not overcheck to strike-off the right answer and write the wrong answer hurriedly.
Above all these tips, the most important tip is to Stay Calm, confident and focused.
Stay Calm, Confident and Focused:
Keeping your cool in the exam hall is most important. Remember the three hours are crucial for you. Do not think outside the exam in the exam hall.
Utilize every minute of it fruitfully. Act sensibly.
If you don’t know the answer, do not panic. Write the known answers first and come back to it later on to give a sincere try.
Stay focused while writing the answers. Be confident while answering questions. Do not carry doubts and keep striking off the answers often.
Remember the SSC Board exam is crucial as it determines your career path. Study hard and keep your cool. Be focused.
Remember to solve online practice tests and online test series as much as possible during your preparation phase. This will boost your confidence to face the exam without fear.
These simple tips to write answers in SSC Board exam help for you.
Study well! Do Well!