Preparation Tips for Class 12

You need to know what to study, how to study, how to manage time and where to look for references. Below is a list of subject-wise pointers for your preparation.

Mathematics
  • The best way to learn it is by practicing the problems. It is highly recommended that problems be practiced till good confidence is achieved.
  • It is important that you spend more time on working out problems you’re weak at. Divide time for each unit, depending on the total number of marks, and your level of proficiency in it.
  • Besides that, focusing on important topics, such as those given below, will definitely help:
    • Elementary Transformation to Find the Inverse of a Square Matrix
    • Properties of Determinants
    • Matrix Method
    • Limit of Sum
    • Properties of Definite Integrals
    • Application of Integrals
    • Concept of Line and Plane in 3D
    • Linear Programming
    • Bayes’ Theorem
    • Maxima and Minima Application Problems
  • During the exam read the question paper carefully, especially questions on Probability. Attempt the sections that carry more weightage/marks first.
Biology
  • Remember biological terms, practice diagrams and be thorough with different processes
  • Biology course content can be serious and may need multiple readings due to its theoretical nature.
  • Using flash cards can be a good memory retention technique.
Physics
  • Practice derivations at least 3 times. Give special attention to Electrostatics, Magnetism and Optics as they might prove to be invaluable.
  • Solve at least 3 sample question papers on the basis of the derivations you’ve learned. This will give you an idea about where you’re going wrong and how you could improve.
  • Attempt as many conceptual questions on those derivations as you can. This will give you a better understanding of the subject.
  • Look for new questions on similar context from previous year’s question papers, sample papers and other model test papers.
  • Always time yourself while solving sample papers as it will help you better manage time during the exam.
Chemistry
  • Revise the notes you’ve prepared throughout the year. They will help you memorize the subject in a systematic way.
  • Make a note of various formulae and stick them on a wall or your study table. Try to read and memorise them every time you pass them.
  • Focus on the basics of important topics like p, d and f-Block Elements.
  • Study Raoult’s Law, Adsorption Isotherm, Nernst Equation, Molar Mass Determination, Packing Fraction etc. as they contain important and frequently asked questions.
  • Solve at least 1 sample question from the numerical topics you’ve learnt. This will give you an idea about where you’re going wrong and how you could improve.
  • For Organics, revise few important and famous reactions like Cannizzaro, Aldol, Hoffmann, Friedel Crafts Reaction etc.
English
  • Pay attention to your grammar, especially tenses, as English is more about expressing correctly than mugging up efficiently.
  • English generally consists of 3 sections namely Reading, Writing and Literature Section.
  • For the Reading Section, read a lot of books, and solve previous years paper and try to stick to the point while writing.
  • For Writing Section, remember the format and always try to write within word limits.
  • For Literature Section, read the lessons multiple times and try to mention all the points within word limits. Also try to make short notes with keywords from all poems and lessons.

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