How to Score Good Marks in Class 10 CBSE 2023?

Things to reduce exam stress and how to write better answers

<red> October 3rd, 2022 <red>

Subject-wise Tips to Write Better Answers & Get Good Marks in Class 10 CBSE 2023.

During exams every student hopes for better marks and to achieve that they work hard also. But sometimes exams come with stress. Having an understanding how to manage that stress is important. 

CBSE Class 10 & 12 Result Day

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has written a book named “Exam Warriors” for students who felt stress during exams. In the program Mann ki Baat, he says that students should treat exams “like a festival”. (Source: Narendra Modi) We believe that students should not take stress and focus on their studies only.

Usually during the exams, students look for tips which will be helpful during preparation and can be implemented in exams. Most of the time, finding the answer of “how to score good marks” is not easy. But now when you are here, you do not have to look anywhere for tried and tested methods and tips, which works perfectly for exams.  

So here we share most useful tips which toppers also use for their preparation. Steels are the methods and ways to score higher than usual. We can promise if you properly follow all the things written, definitely see 10%-15% increase in your marks from previous marks. 

How to score good marks in Class 10 & 12 Board Exam? : General Tips

Most of the students get stressed during the time of exams. A study conducted by the Department of Pediatrics, shows that before a month of exams, only 13% of students have high stress, and a week before the exam around 82% of students get high stress. So, here are 3 tips which you must follow.

1. Give yourself enough time to prepare

Create plan to complete syllabus on time

At exam time if you think that you do not have enough time to complete your preparation. This happens because you do not start your preparation on time and now you’re running out of time. This situation might catch you under the stress of examination. 

Most of the time, students do not take notes because they assume they will remember things forever (which is not true). We should focus on learning and relearning again so that we can recall every piece of information when we need it. 

According to an article by the New York Times, cramming will help you to remember information only if your exam is tomorrow, later if you see that information, it feels you never saw it.

2. How to take time for study, rather than cramming ?

  1. Organise your time and plan the hours and block them only for your study
  2. Prepare notes on a regular basis, it will help in the process of transferring information from short-term memory to long-term memory.
  3. Keep interacting with content in a timely manner, after a first study, reread the information within 24 hours, and then once a week, and once a month. This will help you to store 100% information.

3. Eat healthy food & drink plenty of water

As fuel is important for cars, similarly food is important for our body. Mainly Glucose! How? Let’s check. During exams or even in preparation times, our body should work properly, especially our brain.  

To charge up the brain it needs glucose - a type of sugar. The body takes glucose from food we eat, so it is crucial to eat healthy food for better working of our brain.  

As per the study done by Dr Lisa Smithers (Paediatric Surgeon), students who eat junk food when they are toddler have lesser IQ than those who eat fresh food such as fruits, vegetables, and milk. These changes can be observed in a child when they reach the age of eight years

Now students have a reason to add super food in their diet. Also drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. It will help to reduce dehydration, which can affect you mentally and physically.  

Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Pomodoro Technique

Pomodoro technique of time management

Pomodoro technique says, focus on tomatoes rather than time. Confused! Let’s find together, what Pomodoro technique is. Pomodoro is a word which is used for tomatoes in the Italian language. It is a time management method which helps in focused/ undistracted study. This can be rewarded to you by a short and controlled break. 

How to follow Pomodoro technique ?

  1. Prepare a to-do list and set a timer for 25 minutes
  2. For those 25 minutes, focus on single task
  3. When the timer rings, mark one Pomodoro and mark what you’ve done.
  4. Then enjoy your 5-minute break
  5. After four Pomodoro, take a long break of 30 minutes. 

Remember this points:

  1. Break down complex day
  2. Complete small tasks together
  3. After the completion of one Pomodoro, timer must rings

How to write better answers in 10th & 12th Board?

To score better, writing good quality answers is a must. Below we discuss the exact tried and tested ideas, toppers follow in exams. Subject-wise writing ideas are shared with you, so that you can properly attempt answers and score better.

How to Score Good Marks in English Class 10


  • Do not copy exact words from the passage, write answer in your own words
  • Write one word or line in one mark question and two points in two marks question
  • Do the right numbering of questions, from 1-10. Do not write answers unevenly


  • Write within word limits, and do not write long paragraphs, be specific, write in bullet points.
  • and marks weightage first, for example - for a five marks question, write five bullet points to explain, and that’s it.
  • Use meaningful words so that definitions become easy to convey. 
  • Do not forget to highlight the keywords in black. 

Grammar/ Creative Writing 

  • Always follow the format and be specific with your words, notice and advertisement, if you exceed the limit, chances are high that you may lose marks. 
  • In story writing, precise the characters, so that teachers will easily evaluate between them. Always highlight the clues, in the beginning. 

How to score good marks in science class 10 & class 12

  • In numerical problems, use right formulas and do calculations right
  • Using a rough space apart from your answer sheet (in Physics) is the best way to do calculations or work.
  • Represent units, nomenclature or common names in reactions properly
  • Write questions within a time limit and save some time for revision. Use this time management chart

Educart Sample Paper Science Blueprint
Educart CBSE 2023 Science Sample Paper Blueprint

How to score good marks in Social Science class 10?

  • While writing LA always use headings in bold and bullet points whenever required. 
  • In map questions, use black pen to mark the answers. 
  • Correct margin on your answer numbers, always mention sub points in the writing area, not  outside of the margin.

How to score good marks in Maths class 10?

  • Do step-wise-step calculation, as in case your final answer is wrong, you might still score marks for the steps written correctly. 
  • Create a margin in your answer sheet for rough work, this helps you during revision. 
  • Always write every single formula, used during calculation. 
  • Try to mark the final answer with some different colour pen or create a box around it, so it will not be missed by the examiner. 
  • Represent units carefully. Units such as cm, mm, m, km (instead of cms, mms, ms, kms). 


One thing which many students do is strain themselves to score good marks. Which in anyways is not good. By adding some good habits in the routine and following the right practices to solve exams, students can achieve their desired marks as date sheet is on its way.

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