Students almost always have persistent questions with regard to language and literature board exams: how to study well and score better? Do literature subjects require extra effort? How should we take proper preparation for writing skills topics? Class 10 Hindi also gets mentioned in the list of difficult to score subjects. Nonetheless, mastering language papers, in reality, is not so out of reach. With advanced reading skills and comprehension abilities, students are bound to perform well in the exams.
Practice, practice, and practice with every material that you can possibly find around yourself. Set the timer while solving the papers, because in the best case you are supposed to complete your paper within the maximum time of two and half hours in practice sessions. This is the only way to make sure that all the questions in the paper are answered by all means, because it’s a known fact that literature papers are very lengthy. But do not worry, because, with good practice in a timed environment, you are sure to ace the exam.
Make it a point to draw margins on the top and left sides of your answer sheet and continue with steady, fair handwriting all along with the papers.
- Reading list
It is extremely important to read all the chapters thoroughly, plus the poet’s or author’s biography. This will ensure that you have a good grasp of the whole chapter. Moreover, you will be able to input points from the introduction as well. It is important to note here that almost 50% of CBSE board questions are from the textbook itself. Always have a regular revision of the chapters to have them afresh as you go on with your preparation for the exam. Mugging answers up isn’t a good idea. Put effort into understanding the inner meanings of prose as well as poetry pieces from the syllabus, then write the summary of your opinions and views about it. Take help from your teacher in case you are unsure about the thoughts in a write-up. You can even quote from the stories and poems for extra attention to your answers, and ultimately better marks.
A crucial part of getting good grades in literature exams is clearing up all basic concepts and grammar rules. Also, do have the concepts from the syllabus at your command. All grammatical rules have exceptions and it helps to be well acquainted with them
Grammar is that part of your question paper that will fetch you the highest marks because you have full marks on each correct answer.
Reading comprehension is a cause of fear in several students, but it does not require too much sweat. It is advisable to read around 10 comprehension passages, five each of poetry and prose, to be well versed with the concept of attempting and solving unseen passages. Don’t make the common mistake of writing irrelevant answers in comprehension questions. Only answer in a precise and crisp manner, and answer exactly what is being asked. Note that these answers have to relate properly to the paragraph.
Dedicate a couple of hours each day to sharpen up your writing skills. Read quotations, watch the news, and go through sample answers, so as to boost your vocabulary as well as writing prowess. Students must know the correct format of formal/informal letters, essays, articles, advertisements, and everything else mentioned in the syllabus
Start writing with proper address and salutation. Add a subject line and greet the concerned authority.
Divide your letter in 3 separate paragraphs.
First paragraph, introduce yourself to be the writer of the assigned topic. This Is going to set the pitch for the next segments.
In the second paragraph or the main body, you have to elaborate on your subject, with special emphasis on the points mentioned in the problem (if any). This is the way to accurately formulate an exhaustive answer to creative questions.
The third paragraph is for containing the concluding lines. This is usually a short thank you note or a request for reply for formal letters, and good wishes and love for informal letters.
Similarly, divide the content well to ensure easy writing, understanding, as well as marking. The traditional introduction, body, conclusion categorisation is perfect for a class 10 student.
Introduce your topic with a relevant quotation or slogan for brownie points, then you may begin with the actual introduction.
The body should contain extensive details but has to be concise and precise as well. Our goal is to include as many points without sounding repetitive or boring.
The conclusion should be the perfect powerful ending to your essay. You should lay emphasis on the title or the primary topic in the closing lines.
- Articles, advertisements, etc.
The only way to answer this question correctly is by exactly following the format in your syllabus. Once you do that you will ensure a good score if you didn’t make any sentence construction errors.
Needless to say, stick to word limits in all questions and follow the topic without digressing. Construct grammatically correct and creative sentences.
- Marking scheme
Acquaint yourself with the question paper patterns of your exam and prepare accordingly. Revise with respect to the same, solve a lot of previous year question papers, and you will be able to improve your score significantly. It is mandatory to understand the distribution as well as weightage to accurately devote time to all sections and practice accordingly.
The class 10 Hindi Exam is not at all hard and difficult to score in, and once you get yourself strong with good preparation, it is barely a cakewalk!