NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) conducts secondary and senior secondary, which are equivalent to class 10 and class 12 CBSE/ ICSE board exams. In fact, nearly 1.90 million students are enrolled in NIOS’s secondary and senior secondary courses; hence, competition is undoubtedly intense. However, with the right tricks and learning techniques, cracking these exams becomes easy. Consider adopting the following suggestions to aid your learning process:
The importance of planning is tremendous. In fact, failing to plan ahead can have undesirable consequences. From an academic perspective, the syllabus of NIOS is quite vast, almost comparable to the syllabus of CBSE and ICSE. Hence, students need to plan ahead and create and study schedules. Doing so will help them to allocate time for different subjects as well as to measure their progress. Planning also helps to set benchmarks for learning, which helps students to keep themselves on track. Therefore, ensure that a study schedule or a plan is chalked out before sitting down to study.
Practice, Practice and More Practice
Consider this analogy: A dancer can execute a particularly hard move only after countless hours of practice. A singer can hold a difficult note only if they put countless hours of practice behind them. Similarly, if a student wants to perfect a particular topic or a concept, they would have to practice well. This is more relevant for subjects such as mathematics – which have concepts of an abstract nature. However, students must practice every subject if they wish to secure more marks in their exams. One of the best ways to practice is by solving NIOS previous year question paper. Doing so will help the students to identify important questions and patterns for their upcoming exams. It also helps the student to quickly recall information during an exam.
Environment and Distractions
Another important factor that students must consider when studying is their environment. The room where students study must be well-lit and ventilated. Furthermore, the room must not have any distractions, such as televisions or radios. However, if you do plan to listen to music while studying, ensure that you will not be distracted. One of the best times to study is during the early mornings or late nights. Distractions are minimal during these hours, and students can concentrate with much more ease. Also, try to keep mobile phones away as they are the prime sources of distraction and procrastination.
Students appearing for their NIOS exams have the flexibility to study on their own accord. This means they can adapt their own study techniques. However, some study techniques are more effective than others. Tactics such as making notes are very helpful as it acts as a point of reference and also enables easy recollection of information. Another tactic called information chunking is a great tool to aid with the learning process. Large monotonous chunks of information are broken down into smaller and more easily digestible chunks of information. Students can also use a mnemonic device, where they use numbers, letters, imagery, or a combination of all to represent ideas or information. It is especially useful for retrieving information.
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