Proper planning and calculated time management always pay off in your academic pursuits. That applies to the preparations for F.Sc. board exams as well. Here, a proper timetable can help you secure good marks in board exams. A study time table compiles the subjects as well as sets out the time you have for your exam preparation. It acts as your guide to study and ensures timely coverage of your course.
Here are a few things to consider while making the timetable for exam preparation.
- Tabulate your total study time
Calculate the time you have for studies at home. Some colleges give exam preparation leaves to students appearing in board exams. Regardless of whether you got the leaves or not, make the time table for the full day.
Calculate the hours you can give to learning and revision before the exams. Be mindful of the contingencies as well as the time you have to give to other tasks like household errands and personal tasks. Set aside you study hours accordingly.
- Make a list of the subjects
First, compile all the study material and allocate the time you will be spending on it. Count in all the subjects, the total number of books, chapters, topics, lessons’ exercises, and units of the study material. Divide the number of topics on the time units (days or a week).
It is wise to complete one subject first and then move to the next one. However, some students find this routine monotonous. If you are one of those, you can make a combination of two subjects to study for one week. Allocate more time to the subjects you find difficult and prioritize them.
- Find out the most productive time of the day
First, set aside the study time in which you are completely free. This should be the time when you feel productive. Everyone has their own body clock and their productive time may be different from each other. If you feel you concentrate better in the early morning, you should allocate this time to study. Moreover, this study time should be assigned to the subjects that are difficult for you.
- Allocate time for other chores as well
Allocate time for sleep, rest, and other chores that you do at home. Sleep for at least seven hours, so that you can retail what you are learning throughout the day. Do not study more than 70 minutes throughout. Take a 5 or 10-minute break in between the study hours. That will prevent you from burning out.
- Include all the subjects
Many students make the mistake of focusing just on the science subjects. Remember that all subjects are going to impact on your overall score and percentage. Securing good marks in the science subjects is important especially if you aim for a science-related career. However, your overall percentage makes a deciding factor if you will get admission in your desired university or not. All the educational institutions tabulate merit on your overall percentage. Hence, include all the subjects in your study timetable.
- Allocate Time for Solving Past Papers and Practice Tests
Solving past papers and practice quizzes is the most important part of revision. Do not hold these tasks till the end. You should consult the past papers after completing every chapter as it will tell you which topics are important for your F.Sc. board exams. Utilize solved past papers to get an idea how you should attempt the papers.