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CBSE board exam 2022: 13 tips to score more than 95+ in Class 10th Social Studies term 2 exams

CBSE board exam 2022: 13 tips to score more than 95+ in Class 10th Social Studies term 2 exams

Here are some tips from teachers to score high in CBSE term 2 Class 10 Social Science board exam.

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CBSE term 2 board exam 2022: CBSE term 2 board exams are all set to begin from April 26. Social Studies is a subject based on cramming of facts and answers. It involves remembering crucial dates, terminologies and extensive answers to various battles fought and various policies implemented.

The lack of a practical approach in this subject, unlike Maths and Science, is what students tend to get petrified of. To combat the various long and short questions, here are a few tips to fetch excellent scores in social studies.

1. BE WELL-ACQUAINTED WITH THEORY:

History, Civics, Economics and Geography are theoretical subjects, which also makes them quite mark-fetching if you jot down the facts properly. Follow a note-making pattern for each chapter as you start with them. This will give you some insight into the overall subject matter of the concerned chapter.

2. START WITH READING:

You will have a lot to read through and it might be daunting at first, but adept reading will help you get a basic essence of all the chapters. You need not remember all details from each chapter at once. Before starting the preparations for your exams, make sure to read the chapters first. A brief knowledge of all the chapters will always be helpful.

Subjects like History & Civics involve a lot of dates of crucial events. Make flashcards to not down dates. Connecting historical events to real life experiences can prove beneficial.

Try to relate the dates of battle to some dates in your life. Say if some battle happened in 1887 and you are born in 1987, then just remember that it happened 100 years before your birth. This way, you won’t ever get confused about the dates.

4. SPECIFY KEY TERMINOLOGIES:

There is a set of apt keywords to describe the context of each historical event or varied types of soil or crops in geography. Retaining some of these vital keywords can assist you in scoring better and make your answer seem more presentable.

5. UNDERSTAND INSTEAD OF MUGGING UP:

The syllabus for such subjects does cover a vast range of chapters with events, important patterns and types. You can only mug up until a point. A better alternative is to understand, especially in Economics and Geography, the why of an event which can prove to be beneficial. This will help you remember the main points and frame answer in your own words.

6. PRACTICE SAMPLE PAPERS:

To get more fluent in answering any sort of questions, sample papers & previous year question papers are quite substantial because they give you experience of appearing in the board exams. They help you identify your weaker areas and help provide a window to improve those weaker areas.

7. BRUSH UP YOUR WRITING SKILLS:

Writing the answers comes in handy to help memorize an answer easily. The main terms somehow stick to you if you practice writing the answers after learning them. This also helps in increasing your pace and maintains accuracy of answers.

8. HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANT POINTS:

Answers are mostly comprehensive and descriptive in nature in social studies. Nevertheless, highlighting major pointers or headings by underlining techniques helps the examiner spot the gist of your answer. Highlighting the main elements can help you score better and make a better impression on the examiner.

9. PRACTICE ALL THE MAPS & DIAGRAMS:

If there’s one thing you can be certain of that will show up in your social studies paper, it is maps and diagrams.

They are quite mark fetching, so a little bit of focus and practice of the diagrams and markings on the map will help you ace your overall social studies course. You will most likely be asked to specify topographies, mark soils according to states, point out the agricultural produce of different areas.

Practicing these on a map before the exam will make you feel way more prepared. Some areas under social studies also require you to draw graphs to back up your answer. Being fluent in the graphical representation by marking the x-axis and y-axis properly makes your paper look more presentable.

10. CHOOSE ALTERNATE DAYS TO REVISE:

Theoretical subjects can be quite mundane to study on a daily basis and that, too, on a spree. If you are studying history on Monday, then choose another subject like Physics or Chemistry with it. Then study Geography with Maths the next day and so on.

Like this, you won’t get bored of studying and it will keep you interested for the whole day. Basically, you shouldn’t keep all the social studies subjects to revise on the same day. Pre-plan and pair them with other interesting ones.

11. REFER TO VIDEO LECTURES:

One can search the ancient battles on YouTube or any other forum that provides you with informative video to give you more context about an event that you’re studying about. This makes learning a more interesting activity.

12. MAINTAIN A NEAT ANSWER SHEET:

It is advisable to maintain legible handwriting on the answer sheet to ensure proper understanding by the examiner for him/her to then mark you accordingly.

13. SELF-ASSESSMENT:

Focus on internal assessments as they help increase your score. Testing yourself otherwise is crucial to identify your weaker areas. After every chapter, you must attempt a chapter-test. This would give you an insight into how thorough you are with that specific chapter.

These social science preparation tips/strategies prove to be very effective when followed properly on a regular basis. Don’t study these subjects with a mindset that they have to be boring, because if you make an effort to understand the origin of events/pacts/transitions etc, it becomes interesting for you. Being thorough with your NCERT book is crucial.

 

 

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