How to Prepare for Class 8th Examination?
Preparing for any exam requires focus and hard work. You need to be consistent and work with wisdom to score good marks in exams.
Class 8 syllabus includes the following subjects: Math, Science, Social Science, English, Hindi and Sanskrit. If you are preparing for any exam then following a proper schedule will help.
Make a record of the syllabus and keep it on your table while you study. Mark the topics that you find difficult and put some extra efforts for preparing those chapters.
Now, we will provide the tips for each subjects mentioned above. We will start with Math. As we know that math needs immense practice so try to fix a time when you will practice math every day. Focus on the Geometry section as it contains the maximum weight-age.
Revise the notes that you have prepared for class 7 because most of the topics are from 7th standard.
Now for scoring good marks, CBSE study material is of great use as contains both theory and formulas. Keep on revising the formulas every day before you start solving any paper. Another important part is the derivations. For this you can go with CBSE study notes.
CBSE study notes are prepared by the experts. It generally contains questions from previous years and it also covers the important areas. Also try to make study notes of your own.
If you are thinking of sitting for any competitive exam then you should join any online test series as per your convenience. When it comes to online test series, the benefits are enormous. It helps you to identify your strength and weaknesses.
Try to appear for at least three tests every week. This will help you to overcome the fear of exams. Generally, we see students panic in exam hall and get flummoxed about what to write and what not to. So, online test series will surely help.
While you are appearing for any practice test set the time limit and select a place away from any disturbances. Solve the paper in such a way as if you are appearing for the real exam.
Solve the easy questions first and then move to the tough ones. If you find any difficulty in any question leave that for the timing and move to the next one. This will help you to save time.
After the completion of the tests check your answers. For those questions which you are unable to solve take help from your teachers.
Lastly, you can go through the topper’s notes.
The next subject that comes after math is science. For science the preparation should be quite different. Science is all about observations and experiments. You have to focus on both theory and experiments.
You can score 60-70 % marks only by solving all the previous year questions. Few questions are experiment based so for that you need to perform the experiments. While you do those experiments, write the observations and the conclusions.
Once you are done with the previous year papers, go for CBSE study materials. These contain theory as well as exercises. After you complete the theory portion start doing the exercises. Solve the exercises by your own and attempt the questions carefully.
Make study notes of your own. Jot down those questions which you were unable to solve while appearing for the papers. Also include the points which you think are important while going through the notes. Online study notes are also available in different websites.
If you are willing to sit for any competitive exam then you should join any online test series of your choice. The questions are of MCQ type. The wrong answers will give you negative marking. So you have to be focused while you are appearing for the tests.
Online classes are also available in YouTube and many other websites. If you have missed any topic in class then you can surely cover that topic from online classes.
For Social Science, you need to put in extra efforts as it has a lot of theory. Read the theories thoroughly and highlight the important parts. Make charts which will contain the important dates from history. Also you can make flow charts because it will give you a clear view.
While you write the answers keep in mind to include the important points. If you are not sure about which points to include then you can follow topper’s notes.
Practice previous year papers and mark the repeated questions as important. Revise those questions everyday because there are high chances that they can come. Complete the theory portion and then try to solve the exercises that are there in CBSE study materials.
If you are aspiring to become a civil servant then you have to be crystal clear with all the topics. You can join any online test series to check your improvements each day. Also, go for practice tests as you will be exposed to variety of questions.
At last, read newspapers every day to increase your general knowledge.
The next subject is English. The syllabus of English is a bit vast. Firstly, read the texts thoroughly. You should be very clear with the literature part. Read the texts over and over again.
For grammar you need to practice every day. You can join any online test series for the grammar portion. Increase your vocabulary because this will help you even in future. Once you come across a new word, pen down that in a separate notebook with the meaning.
Make CBSE study notes for final revision which will contain the summary of all the texts. You can refer to YouTube for improving your vocabulary.
You can follow the same tips for Hindi and Sanskrit as well. Be thorough with the texts and keep revising the chapters. Practice previous year papers for better understanding of the pattern of questions.
Practice writing short stories, articles, essays in all this three languages. Try to use the new words that you learn in your writings. Follow topper’s notes to check if you have missed any point or not. You can also join online test series to take your preparation to the next level.
Lastly, revise all the concepts and the summaries that you have prepared in CBSE study notes. Make charts with coloring pens and stick them in the walls of your room.
Organize your study table and keep it clean. If possible then have a study lamp as it increases focus. Meditate for two minutes before exam.