How to Improve Concentration for exam

How to Improve Concentration

For a student, attention and concentration are 2 very important weapons in the arsenal for scoring good marks. A student must master both these aspects, only then can he think about actually understanding something.

So, is there a way to improve concentration? If there is, how can one improve something like concentration? We, at NNE have tried to list down a few points, which, if followed, will be beneficial for the student.

Concentration is like a muscle in your body. Like a muscle, you can build concentration. All you need to follow are a few simple tricks and you shall see remarkable changes in your concentration levels.

Improving Concentration For CBSE Exams

  • 5 Minutes, Please
That is what you say when you are asked to get out of bed, don’t you? Now start implementing this rule for studies and other activities that you do not like as well. Whenever you feel like you have studied for long enough, sit for another 5 minutes and not just to pass the time.

Concentrate as hard as your entire session. Whenever you feel like reading 10 minutes, push yourself to read 12 pages. These mental exercises, where you push your brain to concentrate harder than normal, actually help in improving concentrationand making your brain more alert.
  • Focus
Imagine an object (be it a pen or a watch or anything that you can easily visualize) and concentrate hard for 10 minutes, and try to imagine it for the next 10 minutes. Do not let your thoughts wander off to anything else. Detach yourself from everything else. Think hard about the object only. When you start focusing on one object, your concentration shall automatically increase. The initial few days might be though, but once mastered, it is a very good way to enhance concentrating powers.
  • Stop Thinking About Things
This activity is a modified form of the above mentioned activity. Here, do not think about anything. Close your eyes and shut your thoughts. Do not think about anything. Of course it would be tough to not think about anything, but try and let those thoughts pass by. Do not “actively” start thinking about anything.
  • Observation Power
When you look at a thing, or visit a place, observe as much as you can. Even in your bathroom or your kitchen, see everything; there must be a few things which you would not have known about. Do not be ignorant. Try to take in as much as possible fro your surroundings. Observe things and try to recollect them whenever possible. Try t create an exact same image of a scene you must have seen earlier.
  • Read
To enhance your concentration, read a passage in a book you have not liked. Then, try to recite it verbatim. Concentrating on something that you don’t like is analogous to a hard set in a gym and will help you tone your mind.

These are some of the tricks that you can apply to improve your concentration. Follow them religiously to see the difference. You will be amazed by the results.

CBSE Practical and Theoretical Exams

What is more important, a practical education or a theoretical education? This is a debatable question. We, at NNE, have tried to put forth the importance of both, practical and theoretical knowledge at the CBSE level.

CBSE Practical Exams

  • “Knowledge”, said Anton Chekhov “is of no value, unless you put it into practice.”
  • The importance of practical knowledge in education can not be over emphasized. Today, an instructor is faced with the challenge of demonstrating several important fundamental concepts and also bringing out the application of newer technologies in the discipline.
  • So, why are practical exams or practical knowledge important?
  • Mind learns more when it sees things. Medical researches have proved that a mind learns more, when it actually sees a particular thing happen than just hear about it or read about it. This is even more prominent when the mind is young.
  • Practical knowledge gives you hands on experience. Be it Sigmund Freud’s theories on philosophy or Le Chatelier’s principle of equilibrium for reversiblereactions, it is better to see the rules in motion than memorizing random data.
  • Every experiment is like a weapon which must be used in its particular way. You can not use the same amount of sugar for preparing sweets and lemonade.
  • Practical education helps you learn better. You can experiment and deviate from the standard results. It is these deviations that help you realize what and how of a particular experiment. Theoretical knowledge alone can not teach you these deviations
  • In the real world scenario, no problem will enter your practice environment with a big arrow pointing to the problem or with a list of symptoms straight out of a textbook
CBSE Theoretical Exams
  • In terms of marks alone, theoretical knowledge is very important. 70-80% and in some cases, even 100 percent weight by marks is given to theoretical knowledge. But, is it really that important?
  • The answer to this question is a plain ‘yes’. Theoretical knowledge is very important.
  • But the question is why theoretical knowledge is considered important? The following points help in answering this question:
  • Learning as much theory as you can at school is important, because after you complete your education and start working, you will have plenty of time to examine the practicality of your training. Be it from CBSE class 12 level or your graduation/ post-graduation level.
  • One of the main sources where you can get information is reading about it from books. There are many books available in almost every sphere, and, which is very important, a lot of them are written by great specialists in a particular area.
  • While practical education is important, it is theoretical knowledge that lays the foundation for you to work on an experiment in a practical laboratory. It tell you about the concepts used in a particular experiment, why it failed or succeeded and things to keep in mind while performing the experiment.
  • So, while both, practical and theoretical knowledge are important at the CBSE class, it is up to a student to realize how best he or she can use these mediums. Laying emphasis on any one will not solve the purpose of learning. Both, theoretical and practical knowledge have to go hand in hand to be a well educated person.
The exam day holds special importance in a student’s life. For, preparations culminate into actions, the pre-board scores don’t matter anymore, excitement of E-day, in an aspirant’s heart, and it all boils down to those 3 hours. So, how can a student best utilize those 3 hours?

We, at NNE have prepared a basic list of Dos and Don’ts for a student to follow on the E-day. Following is a very basic list of dos and don’ts an aspirant must remember, apart, of course, from his formulae and concepts, on the day of the exam.

CBSE Examination Do's

  • Read each and every question, you can answer only if you know that a question has been asked.
  • Sleep well a night before the exam and have a healthy breakfast the next morning.Reach the center well in advance. Avoid last minute hassles.
  • Read the instructions carefully before starting the exam. You will know the finer details of the exam, like any change in pattern, marking scheme etc.
  • Read each and every question carefully and answer what has been asked.
  • Keep some time for revision and check whether you have answered all questions you know.
  • Answer the section you find easy, first.
  • Have faith in your hard work and your preparations.

CBSE Examination Don'ts

  • Do not waste time on questions you are not sure of or those which are time consuming. Come back to answer them only when you are through with all that you know.
  • Do not forget to carry your stationary, a watch and all the documents required.
  • Like the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy reads, “Do not panic”.
  • Do not spend more time on a section that carries relatively less marks.
  • Do not waste time on a numerical question, in case you don’t know. Either you know them or you don’t.Answer it if you do, move on to the next question in case you do not have a clue.
  • Do not speculate how much marks you might get, while taking the exam. Concentrate on doing whatever you know.
  • Don’t get distracted by any external factor.
  • Do not conduct a post-mortem of the exam by predicting how many marks you might score, trying to figure out the correct answers from an unreliable source

No comments

Powered by Blogger.