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8 silly mistakes to be avoided in Board Examinations

6 March 2020 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board | Join the Discussion

8 silly mistakes to be avoided in  Board Examinations

Board Exams are going on and you are busy in your preparations, but keep in mind that no error will buy you more marks. In this article, Oswaal Books has illustrated 8 common or silly mistakes that should be avoided in the examination. 

The following are the 8 common or silly mistakes that should be avoided in the examination.

1. Improper reading of the questions:-

The maximum of the students lose their marks because they don’t read the questions patiently. So read all the questions patiently, properly, and mark the important keywords in it, so that you can quickly frame up your answer.

2. Carelessness:-

While writing the answers you have to be very particular about the grammar, spellings, tone of the speech, etc and try your level best not to make a single mistake because this leads to a reduction in the marks.

3. Lengthy answers:-

Please understand that you are not getting marks for filling up the space provided, rather you will gain marks on quality answers. Your focus should be to write error-free answers to all the attempted questions.

4. Lack of planning:-

Once you get the question paper, you have to decide which questions you will be attempting and how much time you need to write to them. Proper time management planning should be done before writing the answers so that you have ample time for revision.

5. Too much data:-

You should inculcate the talent of choosing the important points from your textbooks and illustrate them in your answers whenever it’s necessary. The unwanted matter will reduce the credentials of your answers.

6. Not using the course material:-

It often happens that we have left the entire portion of our syllabus but we have to answer the question pertaining to that topic. At this time the students tend to make stories and write the answer which is not accepted at all. So you have to read the entire syllabus or attempt only those questions about which you are well versed.

7. Faulty preparations:-

If you have done your preparations 100% then you tend to write well in your examinations. Preparations don’t mean that you only have to study rather you also have to solve the previous year’s question papers which assists you while appearing for your examinations.

8. No time for revision:-

Revision is the most important part as it’s a fact that proper revision gains you more marks, i.e., if you have time for revision then you can correct silly mistakes which you have made during answering the questions.


The examination phase brings tension, stress, and nervousness but there is no substitute for hard work so just concentrate on your preparations. Follow the saying, “to get more you have to work more”, so if you also desire to get more marks in your examinations then you should prepare from the Oswaal books and evaluate your preparations by solving the Sample Question Bank by Oswaal Publications.

#Oswaal Books is your one-stop solution to all your academic preparations.

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