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I ll tell you the 3 secrets of Top ICSE Scorers

1. They Do Not have Blind faith on Text Books and Study Guides.
2. They Love every Subject. If they don t, they enjoy studying it.
3. Repeated help is sort from their Teachers, both School and Offline Tuition s.

*exam tips
1. Keep your answers left justified. Don t leave an inch of space next to the the
left margin and then begin writing your answers.
2. Write in points as much as you can, except in English papers. Don t write a who
le paragraph explaining something that either does not need explaining, or that
has not even been asked.
3. Read the question very carefully. Re-read the question. Ask yourself what the
question is asking. If you know the answer, then write it. If you re confused, tr
y your best to make sense of what the question may be asking. If you can t, then u
se your brains and make a smart guess.
4. Don t leave any question. Don t skip any question. Don t leave the space blank. Exa
miners are always looking for technical terms or points where they may be able t
o give you marks. They aren t always there to eat your heads off! Even if you don t
know the correct answer, make a guess. There is no negative marking so you have
nothing to lose.
5. Check your answer sheet. Check it twice. If you have the time, check it thric
e. While checking, don t look at your answers and try to answer the questions agai
n in your mind. Tally your answer script answers with those you just thought of
and see whether they are the same or not. If not, make up your mind as to which
one is the correct answer.
6. Don t rush. You will have plenty of time to finish the paper. Don t be in such a
hurry that you overlook any sub-question or forget to write a step. You will los
e marks and we don t want that! Be calm and focused.
7. Don t panic. You can t always know everything (though, that s not at all impossible
). You may find that there is a question whose answer you don t know. At times lik
e those, don t panic or be afraid. Think wisely and remain calm.
8. Use a black ball pen if you can. They are the best. They don t leak and they ra
rely leave an impression on the back of the paper. The black ink will be more pl
easing to the examiner s eye. We want the examiner to be in a good mood while chec
king our paper. ;)
9. Make sure your words are properly spaced out. Don t squeeze in ten words in the
same line! Your paper should look neat and clean and for that, your sentences s
houldn t be all bunched together.
10. Leave at least 2 to 3 lines before and after each question or sub-question.
This is a precautionary measure so that if, later on, you feel you want to add s
omething to your answer, you can easily do so, without making a mess of your ans
wer script.
11. Number your questions correctly! Number them only and exactly as per the num
bering given on the question paper. Don t write Q1(a) instead of Q1(i).
12. Before you number your questions correctly, you must first remember to actua
lly number them! The examiner won t check your answer if the question number hasn t
been mentioned. Or if the incorrect question number is written, you will most pr

index number. Forget about all these unnecessary stress because it is really important to beli eve in yourself. Tough su bjects can be given more time and easier ones less. List in it all the subjects along with the days and amount of time per day. *. then in 5 days you will be g oing through each subject once. and you divide the time as described above. You have just few more days left for the exams. Divide your time to fit in some relaxation. and if possible. forget ab out the constant pestering of your friend Y with questions. For exampl e. If you have less time. But if you are reading this just a day before your exams. You need some time to relax. Always write your full name. 15. M aintain a balance. Lab el the diagrams clearly and with legible handwriting. on any sup plementary sheets that you will have to attach to your answer script. if you had been fooling around thinking that you have enough time for your p reparation. then don t try and overdose your plan by trying to fit in ever y lessons of the subject. to be confident and to think positive. who.obably lose marks. Forget about how much syllabus your friend X has completed. no matter how insignificant you m ay think it is. or whatever you feel like would be enough. Work on the points we have mentioned below for these few days till your exams ge t over. Like. Always draw a margin on the right side of the paper for your math examinatio n. That s the minimum we can expect from you. 2 hours each or 1. as none does that better than you. And remember to show the rough work for a question on the same p age as your answer for that question. and only 8 of them would be pos sible to study properly. graph papers. if you have 10 subjects in all. etc. Don t aim to finish all lessons of any particular subjec t somehow or the other. There s no harm in staying on the safe side. If your handwriting isn t th at good. If you cannot study for more than 4 hours a day. Don t study for hours at a stretch. If you have 10 chapters. then no need to waste your time reading this dear. then break down tha t 4 hours into 2 subjects per day i. you may want to label your diagrams in uppercase letters.5 hours for the other. So. you must always use a pencil! Label your diagrams ev en if you have not been asked to. Carry on with your awesome work of f ooling around. Prepare a time table to be followed till your exams. then do that. like you has still not started his studies yet.5 hour for one subject and 2. and then you will have ample time to fool around. date. 2) Plan your study: Proper Time Management and Planned study in such crucial stage is important. take out the subject you are supposed t . 14. you can give to some subjects i n it. While drawing diagrams. as it is better to revise when you are feeling relaxe d than to exhaust yourself studying all day! But don t go overboard in relaxing.more tips 1) You know yourself better: So. then this is the time to stop. and till now you have been fooling around th inking to get hold of such top 10 tips and get a 90% by following them. Always show your rough work in this margin. maps. and forget about how friend Z. 13.e. 3) Go Through Previous Years Papers: After you have planned out a time table.

but believe me it definitely works. This will also serve as a quick revision guide for you just before the day of final examination. Then try and w rite down the answers to your questions on a paper without referring to a book. and read through these topics at least once. To improve yourself and to extract maximum benefit from these sample papers. but understand what you study. This process will help you to revise and remember important key points of the le sson well. and marking out the important keywords and points in it.] 4) Mark Important Points: After having noted down the frequently asked topics. Additionally. 7) Avoid Cramming: Cramming isn t a good idea at all. Believe me it can do wonders in improving your memory and power of retaining important points. Study less. Look at a portion of the char t and try and rebuild it in your memory by closing your eyes. 5) Revision Charts: This might seem strange. where you face more often while doing anything. you cannot neglect the fact that you don t have much tim e as of now to do that. and ask yourself questions relating to the lesson you just studied to see if you have remembered what you just studied. like some definitions. Practice diagrams. 8) Practice by Writing: This is a really effective method. This will be really helpful in order to plan out your preparation for the subject. But. Then try to solve this paper in the time limi . but be sure to underline the imp ortant points you find in those topics. [Note: While going through the whole syllabus in co rrect order is important. and have the required time (i. 6) Mind Mapping: Try and mind map the chart which you just created. and stick it o n the wall. this proves beneficial only when you stick to few basic things. open your text books or cop y. 9) Solve Sample Papers: This is important in order to access your level of preparation. Note thes e topics down on a paper. the time within which you are allowed to complete the paper) in your hand. cram ming the night before your exams is proven to be ineffective. dra w out a char consisting of these important points or brief notes. After reading throu gh the topics once.o study today as per the time table and go through the previous year s question pa pers (at least for the last five years) of that subject in order to analyze the portions of the subjects from where questions are most frequently set. After giving the allotted time to a subject i n a day. Cram ming is one of your friends who ditches you in the exam hall. keywords etc. and programs by writing it down from your memory . When you are unable to remember an important part of your question (after trying much). because you re takin g in so much information at once that it s impossible to memorize it at all. and wri te it down again on your own. then open the book and go through it once. In fa ct. whenever you see that wall. choose a suitable time for you rself. derivations. close the book again. you will hardly retain anything. as much as you can. close your book.e. Try the alternatives for cramming which are mentioned in points 2 onwards till point 6.

stay calm. so don t neglect foods and don t compromise with your sleep [ we are referring to the normal required sleep]. be positive. ? After you are done with an exam. which in turn will affect the rest of you r exams. Work. Keep away from phone calls and socia l networking sites. Avoid junk foods or any other su ch food which may keep you unfit. They will gla dly help. 10) Stick to the guidance of the Teacher: While we would not suggest attending tuition at this time. Dwelling on an exam that you have completed wastes energy and time. but would definitely suggest you to stick to your school/private teacher s guidance till the end. move swiftly to focusing on the next one. Try n ot to put stress on both your stomach AND your mind. and mobilize your energies to do the best jo b possible every day by trying your best to do justice with the plan you created for your exam preparation. The important chapters in Physics which can help you obtain good marks in the ex amination are: Force. You should eat only as much as required. Energy and Power Light Sound Heat Electricity and Magnetism . This is what is found missing in students nowadays.t given at the head of the paper taking 15 minutes extra for reading the paper. but can demoraliz e you if what you wrote was incorrect. ? Forget about cheating in the exams. If there were topics which you were not prepared in. Whenever you come across a topic hard to grasp. and will dri ve you crazy. As soon as one exam is over. The amount of time you give for planning a nd preparing your means of cheating are more than enough to actually prepare tha t lesson if you follow the above tips properly. then go back and follow s tep 3 onwards. avoid doing its postmortem by discussing the answers with your friends. You can find some sample papers for Computer Applications (Class 10) here: ICSE Computer Application Sample Paper and for Computer Science (Class 12) here: ISC Computer Science Sample Paper Never let these papers demoralize you if you find questions which you can t answer . Additional points to be taken care of: ? Health is important. ? Remember. This is a mistake. Once their syllabus is completed they don t care about their teachers guidance. ask the concerned teachers. Be in contact with him/her on every issues of the subject you come across either via phone or e-mail or by going to his/her house if that is possible. Doing this won t increase your marks. ? Keep away from all undue personal stress.

never ignore numerical problems. Remember. Give extra efforts during practical classes.Modern Physics Tips for Preparation: Make a list of derivations. Once you are done with the syllabus. it can be a tough affair for you to apply them while answering the questions. Hen ce revise these formulas again and again to outcome any problem during the exami nation. So remember to write down all the steps without actually missing anything. Also include pictorial or graph ical illustrations while answering the questions. Try and grasp the concepts that are being taught in the classroom. While preparing for chemistry. There are certain formulas which have certain rules that you need to follow. Since most of the questions asked in biology consist of diagrams. practic e drawing neat diagrams as they will help you understand and score marks. Practice solving sample papers and past year papers to identify the exam trends and most importantly your weak areas. It will not only help you score hig h in the allocated 30 marks practical section but will also help you clear theor etical questions. Some formulas are very general but need thorough understanding on how to apply t hem. Be crisp and try writing your answers in points. try solving questions from sample papers an d past year papers in the given time frame. If you don t understand how the formula works and the principle behind it. the questions asked are based on numerical. mathematics tips Tips for Preparation: You can lose marks if you miss any of the steps while writing your mathematics p aper. hence it requ ires multiple readings along with thorough understanding. be sure of getting good marks in the examination. Make a list o f the topics or unanswered questions and discuss the same with your teacher or a peer. Prepare a time table and keep at least one hour for revision. formulae and experiments and revise the same as and when required. It will not only help you in time management but would also give you an idea of the type of questions that ca n be asked in the examination. Solve all the miscellaneous questions of past year papers and sample papers to e xcel in the examination. . BIO TIPS Since biology is an amalgam of diagrams and binomial nomenclature. A regular revision can help you score good marks in Chemistry. hence. if you are a master in numerical problems. CHEMISTRY TIPS Tips for Preparation: Try solving sample papers at least once in a week. Most of the time s.

Addition and Subtraction) is very popula r maths mnemonic. Division. they are breathing down your neck and telling you to study all the ti me and relaxing can seem difficult. you must remain positive and upbeat . Multiplication. However. Mind Maps and Flash Cards: Create mind maps along with flash card s and paste them in your room or study table. So. Learn meditation and deep breaths techniques to relax. Don t Take Stress: Let your parents be the carrier of stress for your ICSE Board E xams. when you write you are creating a mental image for f uture use. . You have to write and learn before you reach the point of revision. Create your own mnemonic or ask your teachers to help you crea te some. Yes. If at any point you feel the stress taking control over your life.ICSE Class 10 General Tips Use Mnemonics. Th ey will help you deal with the stress and help you build up a positive attitude. Plan a Schedule and Follow it: The most crucial part of your ICSE Class X prepar ation is your schedule. BEDMAS (Bracket s. Exponents. Also take into account the ICSE marking scheme while preparing your time table Write and Practice: Mugging up seems easy but once you forget one line you are l ikely to forget the entire content. They will form images that will be difficult to erase. thus making the task of remembering easier. please visit your school counselor. Ask teachers the time you need to spend on each topic an d concept and then plan a time table in such a way that you are able to finish y our preparation months before the exam.