CBSE Class 10th English Board Exam 2018 | Learn Time Management Strategies To Attempt Paper Completely

With English board exam scheduled on March 12, 2018 for Class 10th students by CBSE, we bring forth strategies for them for timely completion of paper.

CBSE Class 10th English Board Exam is scheduled on March 12, 2018 for students. The test shall be conducted across the nation for all the Class X students appearing for CBSE board exams in March 2018 this year. The same commenced on March 5, 2018 with English being the second paper out of all five majors.

CBSE Class 12th English Board Exam 2018 concluded on March 5th and the analysis and review revealed that the paper was quite a breeze. Read about ‘CBSE Class 12th English Board Exam Analysis’ here. For Class 10th students, the test in subject is schedule on March 12th. Read on to know about the time management skills candidates shall possess to complete the CBSE Class 10th English Board Exam in time.

CBSE Class 10th English Board Exam 2018 | Utilise First 15 Minutes Wisely, Here’s How

CBSE grants the first fifteen minutes in CBSE Board Exams 2018 as ‘reading time’ to candidates. This means that the CBSE Class 10th English Board Exam shall start at 10:15 am but candidates would not be able to write the test untill 10:30 am. For many this appears as a reading time only with candidates going through the entire question paper, for many others it is a bane.

The section-wise division in the CBSE Class 10th English Board Exam 2018 ensures that Section-A is reading section comprising of RC. The Reading Comprehension time can be replaced with first 5 minutes on going through the question paper and rest 10 minutes on attempting the same.

Mind you, you still would not be granted time to write, so here’s a trick. Candidates must read the questions in RC section of first passage and then start reading the passage. They can keep answers in their mind of pointer questions and write as and when writing time starts. So by the time others shall start the test, the ones ahead would directly have started writing.

Time Management Strategies To Attempt CBSE English Board Exam 2018 

Many students find language paper quite lengthy. This is because of inefficient utilisation of time allotted for attempting the CBSE Class 10th English Board Exam. Candidates must attempt RC section as mentioned above and finish the same by 11:10 am. This means you are through with Section A within a few minutes of commencing of the test.

Now, many of you would jump to Section-B post this. Since, this is a writing section which requires thinking and visualisation of abstract topics, it must be dealt separately and in the end. So, Section : C which is the literature and Grammar parts must be attempted and devoted full 1 hour till 12:15pm.

Post this, candidates are left with writing section with four write ups. Make boxes and formats as they carry the maximum marks in this section. Post this attempt the this section and stick to the word limit as deductions may occur if you exceed the same.

Candidates can take full one hour attempting this part and would still be left with 15 minutes. This time must be utilised for carrying out revision and re-reading answers to point out and correct errors. Some keywords must be highlighted to improve the overall attempt of CBSE Class 10th English Board Exam. This would leave a good impact on examiner and fetch you a better score.

So, the next time you find a language paper lengthy, look for what you missed in aforesaid points.


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