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Odisha: As Matric Exams 2019 Begin, Here Are Some Tips For Students

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22 February 2019

Bikash Sharma

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Cuttack: Hearts are racing as a total of 5,87,720 students are set to appear Matric examinations at 2953 centres today. The first big exam of one’s life, the annual High School Certificate exam can cause a lot of jitters. Here are some tips that can help you get through the stressful time:

Time Management- Last minute preparations can be stressful. Focus on the important chapters and make short notes of what you read.

Take Short Breaks- Instead of cramming your brain with too much subject matter, take short beaks in between. Grab a bite, listen to music or have a conversation with your parents.

Revise- Studying new topics in the last minute can confuse you so make sure to revise and review what you have already learned and ace those topics in your exams.

Ask for help- Make sure to get all your doubts cleared before your exam. Instead of reading five books and confusing yourself more and more, ask a teacher to clear your doubt.

Get Rest- After several hours of studying you wouldn’t want to blackout during the exam. So, make sure to get proper rest of 7-8 hours before taking the test.

In total 304 nodal centres have been identified across State for safe custody of the question papers and 701 despatch teams will be used to transfer the booklets from the nodal centre to the examination centres.

Arrangements have been made to start evaluation of the answer sheets from March 25 and complete it by April 7. There will be around 60 evaluation centres in different districts.

The question-cum-answer booklets will be sent to the examination centres on the day of the examination between 6 AM to 8.30 AM, amid tight security. While mobile phones have been banned in the examination centres, the examinees will enter the examination centres at 9 AM on the first day of the examination and at 9.15 AM on the remaining days. Both boys and girls will be frisked thoroughly to check any malpractice.

For better supervision of the examination, the Government has formed 58 flying squads, 44 special squads and 6 zonal squads. Section 144 will also be imposed in respective examination centres if needed.

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Adyasa Sasiprabha, Student

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Ankita, Student