How to score above 90% in the Class 12 Maths exam?

Scoring above 90% in CBSE exams, especially in  Maths Board Exam is a dream most students only dare see. What students need to realize is that there is a false notion circulating among the students of all generations regarding the fact that Maths is a very difficult subject that can give students nightmares. In short, students describe Mathematics as worrisome and difficult. Actually, Maths is the only subject that can give the students an opportunity to score above 90%, maybe even a perfect score of 100.

Class 12 Board exam for Maths is usually something that gives students headaches and sends them into depression. There are some students who actually love and enjoy doing Maths, and some who absolutely despise the subject altogether. These extreme varieties that exist between students can be overcome if they realize that with the right approach even students who usually fail at Maths can score above 90%.

Nobody is going to come up and lie that securing a score above 90 is easy. It clearly is not, because preparation for a Maths exam, especially for something like the Class 12 Board exam, should begin the moment students graduate Class 11 and enter their class 12. An effective exam strategy and useful preparation methods and tips need to be used for students to score above 90% for a subject like Mathematics, and these methods and strategies are going to be dealt with in detail in the following list of points:

  • NCERT’s importance in class 12 Maths:

Students usually disregard the NCERT textbook and go behind huge reference books like RD Sharma and RS Aggarwal for the Board exam preparation of Maths. These books should be used, but before everything, priority should be given to the NCERT textbook. Nobody needs to tell Class 12 students that the CBSE Board has prescribed NCERT books solely for the curriculum. So, the students need to understand that no question would be asked which is out of the syllabus in the question paper. The NCERT Maths Class 12 PDFs of both textbooks and Solutions are available to download on different websites. These offer concepts in a very simplified and revised form meant exclusively for exam preparation. 

  • Preparing notes and separate formulae and theorem materials:

Note-making is the heart of the last-minute revision material. These crisp notes are supposed to be legible, clear, and easily read. Preparing these notes takes time, so it should be done meticulously. Students should also maintain a separate notebook or any material where all the theorems and formulae are recorded. Notes and separate formulae material offer students a quick re-learning and revision on the different concepts and chapters. Thus, students get a step closer to achieving the above 90% goal. 

  • Compare and compete with oneself:

Students constantly grow and improve as they learn new things. So, they are never the same as they were a few days ago when they are constantly learning. And this should be their cue to compare themselves with their past selves and compete with them to bring about a positive and outstanding result. They should make it a habit to set targets to outdo themselves each time. Thus, students can get better every day and inch closer to their above 90% goal.

  • Get hands-on as many previous year papers as possible:

The trick here is that a lot of questions and their models which have been asked through the years of the Board exam history, tend to be repeated times over. So, students can have an enormous advantage at scoring marks through the previous years’ question paper practice. At least try to take the time to solve 10 years’ worth of question papers as they are excellent for exam practice. 

  • Handwriting should always be kept in check:

Clear, neat, and legible handwriting can do wonders to score marks for students. Scoring a result above 90% is definitely not an easy task because it is the students’ answers that fetch them these marks. If it is not legible, then chances are that examiners will not be clear with the answers and might mix up numbers. This can seriously affect students aiming for a score over 90%. So, handwriting should be up to the notch and be kept in check throughout while writing the exam. 

  • Time management skills should be top-notch:

If the students do not have any particular time management skills and abilities, they are in huge loads of trouble. Maths requires solving problems and solving problems requires time. If the allotted three hours are not utilized and managed properly, chances are that the students cannot finish their exam on time. This can result in huge marks loss and can stray them from their above 90-mark goal. So, the students should include a practice of time management skills in their Maths exam preparation.

  • Get as many revisions as possible:

Students should never get tired of revising the chapters and topics over and over again. Revisions help students become more thorough with topics as well as find any relevant information that they might have missed out on before. 

  • Get enough sleep:

Never neglect sleep because 10% of your marks depend on this factor alone. Sleep refreshes the mind and energizes the brain. Sleep early, free your mind and try not to get in too much information just before you sleep. There is a greater chance of remembering concepts more accurately with a night of proper sleep and a sound mind. 

In the students’ journey to score over 90 and become the next topper prodigies for Mathematics, all these steps should be diligently followed. In a nutshell, stressing the importance of NCERT, making notes, competing with and defeating oneself, solving previous years papers to a great extent, neat handwriting, time management skills, revisions, and enough sleep are the strategies and methods that the students need to employ in their Maths exam preparation such that their goal of a neat score above 90 can be secured. After all, no one has achieved success through an easy strategic plan. Every plan has its own difficulty and the success lies in overcoming those and making it possible.

Kalvin Abbas
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