One of the most crucial examinations that every student studying under the Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala State Boards appears for is the SSLC Papers. Typically, the final examinations conducted at the end of class X are called the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examinations after which students obtain their School Leaving Certificates.
Now the question is, why should students take their Karnataka SSLC papers seriously and not treat it as just another set of examinations? The answer to this question lies in the fact that it is the scores obtained by students in these Karnataka SSLC papers that determine their future to a large extent! This is because their admissions to junior colleges or schools for pursuing higher secondary studies are based on these scores. The higher secondary admissions are made on the basis of the results obtained by all the students who have applied for a seat in a particular college. Based on the overall results of the applicants a preference list is prepared and the cut off lists are released by each college. Therefore, it is important for all the students to understand that their Karnataka SSLC results are a major determiner for their prospective career decisions. So you see, all you students out- there are enough reasons for you to take your SSLC papers seriously!
Usually the Karnataka SSLC papers are conducted once in a year, commencing from the first week of April; the supplementary examinations for the same are conducted in the month of July. The Karnataka SSLC examinations generally follow the three-language scheme, wherein apart from the vernacular language, a student has to opt for two other languages in addition to Maths, Science and Social Sciences.
Students who are to appear for their Karnataka SSLC Papers in 2010 better gear up, ‘coz the date sheet is out. The exams are scheduled from April 1-9, 2010. With the Karnataka SSLC papers approaching it is high time, that all Karnataka State Board students get over with their last minute preparation for all the subjects and have their final revision schedules in place.
The ideal way to begin a revision exercise is to start practicing from the previous years’ Karnataka SSLC papers or the sample papers. An exercise like this will help students assess their preparation levels for their final examinations. It will also help them identify the topics that need some more preparation in order to score better. Students are also advised not to forget to practice using full length model tests so as to check their real time score before their final Karnataka SSLC papers. Karnataka State Board students can also try their hand at model tests and practice tests available online. A few websites provide curriculum-aligned study content in the form of test papers and revision notes for the students of Karnataka State Board.
While practicing from these model tests, students should try to restrict their answers to the prescribed word limit as it will help them prepare better for their final Karnataka SSLC papers. Ever since the Karnataka State Board has introduced the Question Paper cum Answer Booklet, students get puzzled on how to structure their answers to fit into the available space. Therefore, in order to write complete answers it is always advisable to mentally rehearse the key points to be included in each question and write the answers accordingly.
Once through with the revision exercise from the sample papers, students should keep their revision notes handy for the last minute glances before the Karnataka SSLC papers. Students should make sure that their revision notes are in easy to read language, brief and factually correct. If supplemented with well-labeled illustrations the revision notes can make learning very effective. Along with the model tests and practice tests, various websites also provide Karnataka SSLC curriculum aligned revision notes. The revision notes by these websites keep all the important guidelines in mind to facilitate effective learning.
With all these study tips, studying for Karnataka SSLC papers can be more a smooth and enjoyable activity. Wishing you all, best of luck for your upcoming exams!