Exams, in general, and Class 10th Board exams, in particular, hold huge significance in the life of every student. As one is promoted to 10th class, the stakes of the exams also increase. Students are bound to feel nervous. As the date of the exams approaches, students might get anxious. What one needs to realize is that more than the marks scored, what matters is whether you have gained the knowledge or not. At the same time, when the cut-off in universities like the DU is reaching the level of 100% scoring good marks is also equally significant for a 10th class student. Scoring marks above the 90% mark is also a habit for many students these days. When the competition is on the rise, no one wants to score fewer marks in any exam, including the Hindi exam.
The subject of Hindi is not easy, just like any other subject. But any serious students don’t want to lose out on marks in any subject knowing that it will be reflected in the mark sheet. Hindi is often a challenge for many of the students because English is soon becoming the most common language in our daily communications. Also, the medium of instruction in most of the schools and colleges/ universities is English. Most of the books you will be referring to in your higher education are expected to be in the English language. In such a scenario, we often neglect Hindi. Hence, the Hindi exam often haunts students in their dreams. Seldom does one realize that Hindi, the language we have spoken in or heard the most in our childhood, can be learned?
We can study and learn Hindi, like other subjects, and score good marks. A hard-working student can score more than 90 marks or even top the exam. What is needed is a basic understanding of the syllabus, the right strategy, and willingness to put in the hard work and efforts that it demands. You must be ready to wake up early and motivated and follow the same mundane routine because you know it will be fruitful for you in the long run. Stay with us and read the entire article till the very end if you are one of those who like to challenge yourself, do not want to accept defeat, and in the process enhance your challenge.
Given below are certain tips that will not only enable you to score more than 90 marks in your Hindi exam but will also make the journey interesting and fun.
1. Read the syllabus
The book (s) that you have to read in your 10th class is the syllabus. This implies that you have a comprehensive syllabus right in your reach. Everything and anything that can be asked in the final exam is given in your textbooks and you just have to read them thoroughly. You can also download the NCERT Books Class 10th PDF.
2. Previous Years’ Questions
You must go through the past years’ question papers at least three or more times. You will get a basic understanding of the exam pattern and the type of questions that can be asked. You can take a step ahead and analyze the trend of the papers and focus on the topics/ chapters accordingly.
3. Make a daily study routine
Once you have understood the syllabus and the exam pattern, the next step would be for you to make a daily study routine. Always plan what you are going to study the night before. Wake up motivated, freshen up and start your study session for you already know what your targets for the day are.
4. Make notes
While you are studying, try to make notes of each chapter. You can try writing the summary of the chapter. Also, include in your notes the vocabulary you have learned and the grammar rules you come across. Practice writing the spellings of the words that you find difficult.
5. Practice Essay writing
Writing an essay in the exam can be overwhelming for those who haven’t practised writing one. You must be prepared for any kind of questions that the question paper might throw at you. Think of a topic and write a 200 to the 250-word essay at least weekly.
6. Answer the questions
After you read chapters or revise them, try to write the answers given at the end of the chapter. Every time you attempt the questions, you will realize that your answer varies in content as well as quality. Writing enough answers will also help you in your final exam.
7. Mock tests
Give enough mock tests even if you are not fully prepared. Writing mock tests will help you to find out the areas that require more work on your part. Critically analyze the comments that your teacher might provide you after the tests. It is equally necessary that you work on the mistakes.
Revision is one of the tasks that should always feature in your daily, weekly, and monthly study schedule. It will help you recall the right content at the right time in the exam. It will also ensure that you do not make careless mistakes in the vocabulary and grammar part.
9. Exercise and Meditation
Both are equally helpful. Exercise will allow you to expend the stress in a more positive direction. Meditation will help you stay calm in the pressing times of the exam. These two skills will assist you not only in your 10th class exam but will also help you in more difficult life situations
Lastly, also work on your presentation skills. A good answer is precise, satisfies the demand of the question, and is presented in the right manner. Eat food that is healthy and stimulates your brain as well as creativity. Stay hydrated; belief in yourself and your preparation. Take a deep breath and start answering the first question.