SWOT Analysis Technique with Examples to Follow

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SWOT Analysis for Board Exams of Students

Having an idea of oneself helps you make better decisions. As a student, everyone gets confused about their studies and future. Well, SWOT analysis is one way through which you can understand yourself and make good decisions. 

Now you must be wondering how self evaluation can be done. In this article, we will discuss a self analysing technique called SWOT Analysis. Let’s take a look at what it actually means. 

What is SWOT Analysis for a Student?

The word SWOT stands for Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threats. Earlier, when this SWOT analysis concept was given by management consultant Albert S. Humphrey, it was used by organisations to improve their current status. 

But today, this technique is used in every aspect of our life. It helps to explore our strengths, weaknesses, abilities and much more. Strengths and weaknesses are internal factors that a student can change but on the other hand opportunities and threats are external factors that can be influenced on a daily basis.

From the board exam point-of-view, SWOT analysis can either be used to find unexplored talents or push one’s limits on the path of growth. Take a look at the image given below to understand how you can ask simple questions to analyse yourself.

Examples to understand how SWOT Analysis works for students

Advantages of SWOT Analysis for Students

Taking some major decisions in life and career needs a long thinking and analysing process. A personal SWOT analysis makes your career path smoother and hence, achieving your goals easier.

Strength

Make a list of the things which you are good at because they will make you stand out from others in the crowd. For example, ask yourself a question, which subject am I good at? Your answer may be specific–Science, Maths, or English.

Then you may ask yourself what I can do better than others? The answers may be, you can learn formulas fast or write answers well as you have a good hold on your vocabulary.

The more questions you ask yourself, the more you learn about yourself. The key is to ask the right questions. Here are some other examples of questions to make a list of your strengths.

  • In which subject am I good at?
  • Which is my favourite subject?
  • How can I write better answers?
  • How were my previous exams or tests?

Weakness

Having a list of your weaknesses also helps you a lot in your growing years, one of the most important reasons being that you’ll be able to admit your flaws. Then you can use those points to create a list of solutions.

Your weakness can be anything such as not being able to remember things for long, bad handwriting or not managing time properly. Your weakness should not be an obstacle in between you and your better score.

Use these questions to learn about your weaknesses:

  • Which subject do I not like?
  • Why did I not score good marks in this subject?
  • Why am I not able to memorise these formulas?
  • In which topics do I need more practice?
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Opportunity

Opportunities are external factors that are not in your control but they can act as good resources such as learning from reference books, school, coaching, even environment, etc. These factors vary from person to person. If you are aware of the opportunities around you, you will be able to make them work for you in achieving your goals.

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Another way to find out an opportunity around you is to ask questions such as the ones given below.

  • What are my specialties that make me different from others?
  • How can I take advantage of my current situation?
  • What opportunities are open to me?
  • What are the strengths that I can turn into opportunities?

Threats

Again threats are not in your control. They also come under external factors that may include your competitors, unexpected tricky questions in exams, less time to write the answers, etc.

You can’t really change these factors at the time but you can still prepare for some known factors by asking questions in advance. Here are some examples. 

  • Which types of questions can come in the exam?
  • Did there any change in syllabus/ paper pattern?
  • Am I following all the latest resources?
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Conclusion

SWOT analysis is an amazing technique that every student should try for planning their life in general but, us being CBSE board experts, have helped you learn how to learn your strengths and weaknesses for board exam prep as well. Have control over your planning and practice process by asking simple questions and working around their answers. 

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