HSC Board Exam Preparation Tips and Tricks

After SSC the most stressful examination for students is the HSC exams also known as the Class 12th boards. As soon as you hear of HSC boards most students break into a sweat but fret not, with the right amount of planning and practicing you can ace these exams. Given below are a few HSC Board Exam Preparation Tips to follow and inculcate which is sure to both reduce the anxiety to a considerable level as score well in the examinations.

HSC Board Exam Preparation Tips

  1. Always remain positive:

This is the most overused and clichéd advise but it sure does help. Having a positive attitude is the key to solving most of the problems life throws at you which is inclusive of your examinations. Being positive fills one with confidence and the will to accomplish whereas a negative attitude will only demotivate you and you will be on your way in the downward spiral of despair. A positive attitude is one of the pre-requisites facing any examination or hurdles of life.

  1. Plan well before studying:

This again could be classified as an age old saying but not many of us do it because we are just plain old lazy and can’t really be bothered with the whole planning aspect for anything. But in order to really score well in the examination having a basic plan is very important as it reflects of time management and you get an idea as to how much time do you want to invest and which topics. Making the schedule is just half the battle won, in order to really succeed you have got to follow it and implement it like its your religion. Rest assured that your hard work will pay off at the time of the examination.

  1. What to do during the night before the examination:

The night before the examination is the most crucial time as your performance in your examination directly is dependent on that. Some students prefer to pull in all-nighters and while this may seem to work in the beginning it wont last as your brain needs rest too and it heightens the chances of getting blank during the examination which is probably every students worst nightmare. Another thing that should be avoided the night before examination is cramming too much  as it will more often than not mix your topics as well as make you feel less confident which isn’t good news. Its best to just review the topics that you have learnt and then go off to sleep thus giving both your body and mind a chance to remain fresh the next day and perform well

  1. Time before the exam:

Its never advisable to cram just before the examination as it could lead you to getting muddled up. The best thing to do an hour before the exam is to shut your books and focus mentally on all that you have studied. Also wake up early and review all that you know so that you are confident while writing the exam.

  1. During the Exam:

While in the exam hall its best to ensure that you have all that you need in order to give this exam and do a rain check. It also pays to read the instructions carefully prior to starting the exam to avoid any foolish mistakes that could cost you both your time and marks.

  1. Time management is crucial:

It is always good to know how to manage your time and prioritize while writing an exam which helps you avoid wasting time on insignificant details or questions that you’re unsure of. You should read all your questions carefully and start with those questions that carry the maximum marks or those that are tougher as you have the time for them. You can attempt the small questions in the last 30 mins of the examination but the bigger questions wont fit in that time slot.

  1. Feeling stuck:

This happens to the best of us and can be really demotivating when you’re stuck over a single question or a couple of questions. The key to overcoming it is staying calm and try to think of the solution to that question with a cool mind. If really unable to come up with the answer its best to move to the next question and revert to the question later. Never try to think of the answer while solving another question as it could mess up your other answer. Its always best to stay focused at one question at a time.

  1. Keeping your answer sheets clean:

Your handwriting is really crucial to getting good marks as it makes the first impression on the checkers mind. Also it wont help if your answer isn’t legible. Tips for this includes underlining any point that you want to highlight to the examiner and enumerating or enlisting points.

  1. After the completion of the paper:

After the completion of the paper it is advisable to review your paper to check for any silly mistakes or follies or the questions that you may have left unattended prior to the deposition of the paper to the examiner.

Tips to study each subject


While studying for the English paper its best to focus on the grammar part as it’s where we make the most mistakes especially if English isn’t our first language. You need to choose a good reference book as well as read from the prescribed book. You could also watch English movies or read English books and novels or newspapers to improve your vocabulary. Practicing writing in English helps as it gives you an idea of where you’re going wrong and provides you with an opportunity to improve.


The only way to improve in Maths is to practices a lot. Its not a subjective paper so you can get full marks for the right answer and if not you can get marks for the right steps. Also make a note of all the important formulas and concepts and refer to them whenever you get the time. Practice previous years answer papers and write your solution in a step format.


You should create a list of all the formulas from all the chapters and make a separate list of all the derivations which will also help you cover theory. Make a list of all the definitions as there are one too many and practice graphs and solve questions with the use of a diagram. Also analyze derivations practically and remember the steps. Practice with sample papers and previous years papers.


The theory, numerical and organic as well as inorganic both hold equal importance in chemistry. The last three chapters are especially scoring. The candidates should make a list of all the organic formulas for all the important elements and create a list of all the inorganic equations along with their molecular reactions. Practice all the diagrams as well as solve questions from previous years papers.


As we all know that biology is theoretical and thus needs memorization it helps to use flash cards for definitions and names. Also use Mnemonics for lengthy words and details and flowcharts to remember processes and sequences.


Studying hindi is very similar to studying English and you can focus on the essay, application and story sections as they are highly scoring.

Commerce Field


It is known that accountancy is all about Fundamentals and calculations thus it is crucial to ensure that all the concepts are absolutely clear. It also pays off to keep practicing and solve as many problems as possible as it will help you get an idea of the various nuances of the subject. Also show the calculations properly and provides sufficient explanations and narrations for the same.  You also need to be alert to avoid the oversights that are most commonly committee in accountancy and be precise regarding the various formats of the different statements of accounts. Also draw the formats neatly with the use of scale and pencil and start an account statement on a new page. Even if you cannot complete the problem you still get marks for the steps so ensure that you make the most out of it.


While studying for Economics you have to pay attention to the different terms and key concepts that are involved in the subject. This is also a subject that includes a lot of calculations and diagrams thus you need to practice a lot in order to get acquainted with them. You also need to memorize the important definitions and formulae and revise them regularly



This is a subject that’s full of facts as recorded via historians as well as dates thus the only mantra to ace this subject is to read, memorize and remember all the important events and names of the various historical occurrences. Also constantly keep on going through the material as its fact dense and watch related TV programs, movies and documentaries related to the historical events.

Political Science:

Political science is filled with influential figures thus its important to read up on them in order to understand their motivations clearly. Also focus on the world politics and keep yourself updated with the recent political developments and the current affairs both  national as well as international.


Sociology is filled with various cultures and social concepts thus its imperative to have good knowledge of the various social concepts be it modern demography, urbanization, kinship or family. Also you need to be well acquainted with the textbook and the RTI Act. It also helps to be well versed with the different definitions that are put forth via eminent sociologists.

Hope this article helped you and Best of luck for your exam!

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