Tips to prepare for CBSE Term 1 Exams for Class 10th and Class 12th


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Last updated: 06 Nov 2021

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The CBSE Board decided to implement 2 terms of study from the academic year 2024-25. Till last year, the CBSE used to conduct 1-year annual exams, but from now onwards there will be 2-terms of exams in the CBSE classes: 

  1. Term 1: November-December
  2. Term 2: March-April

The CBSE has announced the Exam Data Sheet (Exam Time Table) of the Term 1 Exam for Class 10th and Class 12th for the academic year 2024-25 on October 18th 2021. The Term 1 Exam for CBSE starts from November 16th 2021 (Class 10th) and November 17th 2021 (Class 12th). While it is high time that students should buckle up their preparations to get good scores. However, the Term 2 exam will be conducted in March/April 2022. So the focus now should be on cracking the Term 1 Exam that is scheduled around the corner.

The following tips can be a life saver for all the candidates appearing for both Class 10th and Class 12th CBSE Board.

Tips to perform effectively in the Term 1 CBSE Exam

Over many years of research the experts have come up with effective ways to crack the CBSE exams and have become successful. These tips are given by the experts who have extensive experience in both question paper setting and evaluation procedures. The tips are time tested and proven effective for the toppers in the previous years. 

Let’s try to understand some of the tips that makes you successful

  1. Try to complete the sample question papers of all the subjects irrespective of classes (Class 10th and Class 12th) before 15 days of the exam date.
  2. It is advised to complete at least the Term 1 syllabus by 25th October 2021, so that  the remaining days can be kept for revision
  3. It is always advisable to refer only NCERT Books and objective chapter-wise question Banks released by CBSE board. These question banks are specially prescribed for Term 1 MCQ (Based on new pattern). The students can even refer to other question banks available in the market, but it is recommended to follow minimal books.
  4. In the final 20 days, the focus should be only on final revision through question banks, sample papers and reverse study strategy for the weak topics from all the sample papers

Student Study Hours

The experts have divided the student study hours based on their preparations required for Class 10th and Class 12th. This division of the study pattern has been devised from the toppers in the previous years and suggestions from the teaching experts of CBSE board.

For Class 10th 

  1. The students are advised to set daily goals and stick to them daily with discipline
  2. The students during the self-study are advised to spend minimum of 2 hours per subject (Mathematics, Science and Social Studies) daily for Class 10th , with a total of 6 hours
  3. Overall, a decent 6 hours of self-study per day will be sufficient to maintain productivity

For Class 12th 

  1. The students should make a timetable per day and stick to that ridiculously, this helps them in covering all the topics with ease
  2. The judicious time table if followed by the students, helps them in time management during the exams
  3. The students should spend minimum of 2 hours per subject daily so that they can complete all the subjects each day with sufficient time available for revision 
  4. It is recommended for the Class 12th students to spend a minimum of 8-hours per day in self-study

Miscellaneous Tips for students during preparations

Apart from above professional tips, the experts also suggest the following tips that can help keep students active throughout the preparation cycle. This invariably supports the students to perform better in the exam.

  1. Have Sound Sleep: The body requires a minimum of 8-hours of sound sleep, and it is always advisable for the students to have a good sleep every night. It is also advised that they should not skip their sleep, this may invariably affect their studies
  2. Work out and Food: The experts recommend that daily workout of minimum of 40 minutes keeps the mind active for the students. It is also advised to eat sufficiently, so that body will not be prone to fatigue and brain receives sufficient oxygen and blood supply, this helps in better grasping power for students
  3. Frequent Breaks in between: It is always advisable to have frequent breaks in-between your studies. Studying continuously will make you tired and you may lose interest over a period of time. It is advised to go for a brief walk and also ensure that the break should not cross 15 minutes every time

Avoid Distraction during studies: The mind will get easily distracted with mobiles and televisions; it is strictly advised to avoid usage of mobiles during studies. Don’t scroll into social media platforms at least for a few days till the exam gets completed. Distracting yourself will lead to time waste and drastically affects your studies

Data Sheet (Exam Time Table) of the Term 1 Exam for Class 10th 

Major Subjects

Subjects

Date

Time

Social Science

30-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Science

02-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Home Science

03-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Mathematics Standard

04-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Mathematics Basic

Computer Application

08-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Hindi Course A

09-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Hindi Course B

English (Lang & Lit)

11-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Minor Subjects

Subjects

Date

Time

Painting

17-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Rai

18-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Gurang

Tamang

Sherpa

Thai

Urdu Course A

20-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Punjabi

Bengali

Tamil

Telugu

Marathi

Gujarati

Manipuri

Urdu Course B

Sanskrit

22-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Retailing

23-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 12.30 PM

Security

Automotive

Introduction to Fin Markets

Introduction to Tourism

Beauty & Wellness

Agriculture

Food Production

Front Office operations

Banking & Insurance

Marketing & Sales

Health Care

Apparel

Multimedia

Multi Skill Found Course

Artificial Intelligence

Physical Activity Trainer

Information technology

25-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 12.30 PM

National Cadet Corps

27-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Telugu-Telangana

Bodo

Tangkhul

Japanese

Bhutia

Spanish

Kashmiri

Mizo

Bahasa Melayu

Sindhi

29-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Malayalam

Odia

Assamese

Kannada

Hindustani Music (Vocal)

01-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 12.30 PM

Hindustani Music (MEL INS)

Hindustani Music (PER INS)

Elements of Book Keeping and Accountancy

01-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Elements of Business

06-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Arabic

07-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Tibetan

French

German

Russian

Persian

Nepali

Limboo

Lepcha

Carnatic Music (Vocal)

07-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 12.30 PM

Carnatic Music (Mel Ins)

Carnatic Music (Per Ins)

Data Sheet (Exam Time Table) of the Term 1 Exam for Class 12th 

Major Subjects

Subjects

Date

Time

Sociology

01-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

English Core

03-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Mathematics

06-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Physical Education

07-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Business Studies

08-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Geography

09-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Physics

10-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Psychology

11-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Accountancy

13-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Chemistry

14-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Economics

15-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Hindi Elective

16-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Hindi Core

Political Science

17-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Biology

18-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

History

20-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Informatics Practicals

21-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Computer Science

Home Science

22-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Minor Subjects

Subjects

Date

Time

Entrepreneurship

16-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Beauty & Wellness

Financial Markets Management

17-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Typography and Computer Application

Medical Diagnostics

Textile Design

Marketing

18-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Fashion Studies

20-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Yoga

22-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Early Childhood Care and Education

Artificial Intelligence

Kathak- Dance

23-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 12.30 PM

Bharatanatyam-Dance

Kuchipudi- Dance

Odissi- Dance

Manipuri- Dance

Kathakali- Dance

Web Application

Horticulture

Legal Studies

25-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Sanskrit Core

National Cadet Corps (NCC)

26-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Information Technology

Shorthand (English)

Punjabi

27-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Bengali

Tamil

Telugu

Sindhi

Marathi

Gujarati

Manipuri

Malayalam

Odia

Assamese

Kannada

Arabic

Tibetan

French

German

Russian

Persian

Nepali

Limboo

Lepcha

Telugu- Telangana

Bodo

Tangkhul

Japanese

Bhutia

Spanish

Kashmiri

Mizo

Hindustani Music (Vocal) 

29-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 12.30 PM

Hindustani Music (MEL INS) 

Hindustani Music (PER INS)

Automotive

Health Care

Cost Cutting

Shorthand (Hindi)

Urdu Elective

30-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Sanskrit Elective

Knowledge Tradition & Practices of India

Urdu Core

Front Office Operations

Insurance

Geospatial Technology

Electrical Technology

Taxation

Carnatic Music (Vocal)

30-Nov-2021

11.30 AM to 12.30 PM

Carnatic Music (MEL INS)

Carnatic Music (PER INS)

Multimedia

Food Production

02-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Office Procedures & Practices

Design

English Elective

03-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Business Administration

04-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Applied Mathematics

06-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Tourism

23-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration 

Salesmanship

Painting

27-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 12.30 PM

Graphics

Sculpture

App/Commercial Art

Biotechnology

28-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Engineering Graphics

Retail

Banking

Electronic Technology

Library & Info Science

Food Nutrition & Dietetics

29-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Agriculture

30-Dec-2021

11.30 AM to 01.00 PM

Mass Media

Conclusion

The above tips for the Term 1 exams of Class 10th and Class 12th in CBSE board are given by the educational experts who have extensive experience in the setting up exam papers and even in evaluation of exam papers. It is always advised to follow the tips judiciously by the students to crack the CBSE exams with excellent scores.

The students interested to know more about CBSE Term 1 Exam for Class 10th and Class 12th can call us at +91 9916505050/ 8088602346 or email us at galaxyeduworld@gmail.com for more details. 

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