How to prepare for SEE ?

SEE in Nepal

Previously termed as SLC, Examination of 10th grade is now called   Secondary Education Examination, abbreviated SEE.  SEE is the final examination in the secondary school system in Nepal.  After completion of SEE you can now officially enter higher secondary schooling system. National Examination Board (NEB )  upgraded  SLC to SEE and introduced grade system . SEE always takes place in March every year and thousands of students take this examinations.  This year also students, schools and parents are working very hard for the SEE happening in march 2019.

 Every student must take SEE examination in order to complete the Secondary schooling system. SEE is actually a very big thing in Nepali society. More than students , it is the parent who feels more pressurized during this exam. Schools also make this exam a very big deal for students . They make their students study almost 12 hours in school and then they almost kill them with tons of assignment. With this behavior students also somewhere believe that it is very important to get good marks in SEE.

SLC in past

We used to hear many unfortunate cases of suicide in past. Students killed themselves when they didn’t get expected results. But now with introduction of grading or the CGPA system it has reduced suicides a bit.  No matter how many changes are made students still feel the same pressure while studying for SEE .  I present to you little tips how you can study fruitfully and achieve the best results .

Practice old exam question papers

 This is no new thing for SEE students , I distinctly remember my teachers making me solve  all the old question papers . SEE students get old question paper as class assignment, home assignment and even vacation assignment. You may be angry with your teachers for making you do all the past papers but believe this really helps . This will give you actual idea of how the paper will be  and how to manage time for that. Don’t skip any past question because repeat of question is very common in SEE . Also practice time management skills. Separate time for each section and solve the questions accordingly.

 Organize study place

Well, it is no new thing that mind works best in an organized environment  .  Make sure you have good space in your room to spread your books, notes and all the necessary supplies. Keep everything in place while you sit for study. This will prevent distraction . If I can’t find my pencil while I am studying I just get distracted and end up scrolling news feed. So please don’t do like this.

Keep everything in place and study without getting distracted. Also you need a good lighting and comfortable chair. Don’t go for too comfortable chair as you will end up sleeping. For many of friends good music works really well . You can even go for soothing music to get all your focus on studies. So the bottom line is that organized study place really helps but still it is about your choices . I have many friends who study in the most cluttered environment.

  Use charts and diagrams

 Our teachers teach us with help of  flowcharts for a reason. You remember flowcharts much easily than written documents. This specially works with formulas or any procedures.  Visual aids are really helpful ,saying from my own experience. Make diagrams while studying . This will add freshness and also break the monotony. You can even use bright colors to highlight certain things. This is really easy but useful tip for all the students . So for our SEE students as well , don’t tire your mind instead study smart.

Engage with others

Studying with a friend helps really lot while preparing for exam. Recite or explain your answers to others and this will help you remember everything. You can even teach your friend or help him with a numerical that you just learned. This way you will never forget what you have learned. When you explain your answer this will give clear idea of what you have studied so far .

Take breaks in between your study                                                                               

While you may think studying for hours will be helpful, but this can actually tire you. Taking breaks between your study is very important. This will break the monotony and freshen up your mind. After each break you will be fresh and can understand things easily.

 Take break for lunch , water breaks or even get  out for some time . Maybe just play with your pet and get back to work afterwards.

 Develop a study routine that best works for you and stick to that routine. Include all the breaks in your routine. Regular breaks can actually enhance your productivity but don’t be carried away. Stay focused and stick to your routine.

 Group study  with friends

 Group study with friends will help you overcome each other’s weaknesses. You can learn from your friend and teach your friend . You can even get answers of question you don’t know, solve some difficult problems .If executed properly group study can be really meaningful, just make sure to not turn it into gossip time or game time .  Stay focused in one topic and start another topic gradually.

 

Eat good food

You may have felt that as well. Studying really drains your energy and you need good food while you are studying. Don’t go for heavy meals as you will feel lazy . Eat light but nutritious meal in between your study. As we now mind doesn’t work with a empty stomach so keep your tummy full. Eat a good meal before you start studying and in the breaks as well. And also during the exam days also don’t forget to have good food. You will need good food to overcome all the nervousness and fear. Avoid sugar during exam days as it drains your energy very soon.

Stay calm in your exam day

If you get nervous in your exam day then all your hard work will just be a waste. So properly plan your exam day and stay calm. Don’t forget your supplies and yes keep them organized. I remember my SLC days when I forgot calculator in my science examination. I had to borrow it from my bench mate and it was really hard to share a calculator So please don’t repeat my mistake . Keep everything ready in advance a day before your exam. Don’t wait for exam day .  And very important ,keep your entrance card safe .Reach to the exam center at least half an hour early.

Other than this you know very well how and when to do things properly. Good luck !  We will keep updating you with new articles on SEE !

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