A Step-by-Step Guide to Question Banks

A Step-by-Step Guide to Question Banks

3 October 2019 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board | Join the Discussion

CBSE Help books Guide

When it comes to higher secondary classes and board exams, you don’t want to take even the slightest chance to lose your focus on the studies. So, you pay close attention to what your teachers are teaching in the classrooms or tuition classes and diligently refer to the books/study material prescribed by the boards or school.

Now, while there are several help books for CBSE board available in the market, it makes sense to buy only those books which can really be useful to you without creating an unnecessary academic burden. The question banks from Oswaal Books are your one-stop resource to balance your classroom learning with flexible learning at your own pace.

These question banks enable you to do quick revisions on your own as they contain well-structured and well-sorted information through references, illustrations and diagrams wherever required. As you begin to solve the questions, you will realize your strengths, weaknesses and improvement areas. So, you can know how good your preparation is and what further you need to do to score better. Oswaal Books question banks are modified every year, keeping in mind the latest curriculum designed by CBSE board.

Here is your step-by-step guide to making the most out of question banks.


  • Revise Chapter Wise and Topic Wise

          There is always a possibility that you know certain chapters and topics by heart, and for others, you really struggle hard. The question banks contain chapter wise and topic wise introduction. So, start with focusing only on that part of the syllabus where you need the most revision. This will save a good amount of time for you. 

  • Solve Previous Years’ Questions

          It is always advisable to solve the previous year’s questions to get an idea about how well you are                  prepared. With Oswaal Books question banks by your side, you can easily access all questions of previous years from paper sets of Delhi, outside Delhi, Foreign, and Compartment. 

  • Go Through Solved Papers with Marking Scheme

          No matter how thoroughly you know the answer to a question, you can make mistakes while writing. This happens because you may not have an idea of how to write the right answer according to the marking scheme allotted to that question or section. The question banks contain solved papers with marking scheme. So, you can refer them, compare your answers and accordingly reframe your answers. 

  • Attempt Different Types of Questions

          Board exam papers contain various types of questions such as MCQs, VSA, Short, Long & Very Long Answer Questions, Value-Based & HOTS. You should attempt each and every type of question from question banks. 

  • Read Topper Answers

          Another useful benefit of question banks is that they also include answers written by board toppers. Make sure you read them thoroughly to understand if your answers are up to their standards. 

  • Refer Flowcharts and Mind Maps

          Questions banks contain flowcharts and mind mapping techniques to help you understand the topic in an easy manner. If you are facing any issues with the textual description of a concept, try to explore and learn it through these illustrative techniques. 

  • E-learning

          You can also learn by watching videos or downloading online solutions from question banks to break the monotony of textbook learning.


By following the above steps, you can easily fare better than your expectations in the exams!