Besides preparing and studying for an examination, a student also has to know how to write answers in an examination. Hence, practicing answer writing is also a prerequisite for an examination. A student ought to know what to write, how to present the answers, how much to write in an examination in order to score well. The techniques of writing an answer aids in fetching good marks and are required to be mastered before any examination. Therefore, it is highly recommended that each and every student must practice answer writing techniques.
The following 11 tips will help students to write their answers perfectly and score good marks in CBSE Board examinations.
- Practice is the key to success– Once a chapter is completed, a student needs to solve previous year paper question based on that chapter. A student must try to solve the solutions by oneself and write the answers simultaneously. The solutions which are given in books are given by a subject matter expert. Make it a point to check your answers with the solved ones. Then compare and check the writing style. If you have made any mistakes, then rectify those errors. Always maintain the word limit to write an answer. Do not write more or less below the given word limit. If one writes an answer within the stipulated word limit, then this is the key for a perfect answer.
- Go through the question paper– Once the question papers are distributed out, students must go through it thoroughly. At least 5 minutes should be invested in reading the question paper. Do not be in a hurry in writing the answers. While going through the question paper, one must tick mark the easy questions, circle the medium type of questions and put cross in the questions which seem tough for them. This will help the students in deciding which answers are to be written first. This method will also help in saving time.
- Attempt the easy questions first and the tough ones last- Students must attempt the easy questions or the questions which they know at the beginning. This will boost the confidence. Never try to solve examination paper in sequence. Keep the tough ones for the end. But make sure to mention the section and question numbers in answer sheet in order to avoid confusion for examiner.
- Read the questions carefully– The questions should be read many times before answering them. Try to understand the question properly like what is been asked in it. If one hurriedly reads a question, then there might be chances of writing a wrong answer and loosing marks.
- Write appropriate answers– After one finish reading a question, then he or she must give a few moments to decide in the mind about how to write that answer. The answers should be written as per the word limits in order to fetch good marks from the examiner. It will be even better if you add extra points in order to make it more clear to the examiner.
- Do not use jargons– Write your answers in a clear and simple language. One can also use good vocabulary to explain the answer, but never try to use too heavy words or phrases and idioms to impress the examiner.
- Short forms should not be used in answers– Do not use short forms in answer. While practicing at home, students use short forms in answering and later on during examination, this habit remains with them. Make sure to write your answers in complete words and sentences with neat and clear handwriting. The more the answers are easier for the examiner to read, the more marks are fetched for your endeavor.
- Avoid cutting or over writing– It is not always possible to write answers on answer sheets in beautiful manner. However, one can avoid cutting and over writing answers, if one devotes few moments to frame the answer in mind before writing it.
- Write answers as per the marks given– Always write your answers as per the marks the question carries. For example, for a 1mark question, one line is adequate. But for a 5mark question, diagrams and tables are needed to score full marks.
- Attempt all the questions– One important point to score good marks in CBSE examinations are to write all the answers or in other words, to attempt all the questions. There is no negative marking, so this is a plus point that one can at least try to attempt the questions which they do not properly. Write or draw something related to the question.
Recheck the answer sheet– After one completes writing, the answer sheets need to revised and rechecked. This will help in knowing what has been written or if there are errors which need to be corrected and thus avoid losing marks.