In my school they say that for physics, board exam will be tough.They asked us to solve 15 previous year question papers. But, if I start my preparation for board in Feb then it creates a lot of problems. What should i do ?& ..
15 years of experience as Mathematics tutor with High School Students
Hi Nivethaa Ravi,
If you start your board preparation in the month of February, it will be very difficult to cover all the topics for any subject including Physics. You should start preparation from November onwards. Chapterwise practice questions is must untill you get grip on the subject. Then slowly you can start previous year question papers. You will get confidence on your preparation.
Solving 15 years previous papers will expose you to different kinds of questions asked and you'll understand the pattern very well.
If you're good at content and you can spare time for this subject, its good to solve as many previous papers as you can. This will increase your confidence and you'll get used to solving questions papers. On the final day, you wont be surprised or feel any difficulty. However, this is for practice once you're good with the subject only. Once you're done with all the chapters and solved chapter wise questions, then we can go for previous papers.
Physics & Maths tutor, JEE Main and Advanced Expert, IIT Delhi Student, Olympiad Specialist
It's not that the physics board exams are very tough. It's just that, in all the board exams, they test the application part of the topics you have learnt and your ability to think outside the box more rather than asking you simple definitions.
My advice is, that don't start your board preparations in Feb, as that will be a little too late. Instead, why don't you prepare for the boards alongside your JEE Preparation? It's not that the course for JEE and Boards is different.. It's exactly the same. So keep preparing for the boards and JEE together. That's what I did, and it worked out for me well!
You can start solving papers soon after your course is over. December would be a good time to start according to me.
Mathematics Tutor for Boards Preparation, 3 years Experience
Whatever your tutor has said its not that compulsory to solve 15 papers but, I would suggest that atleast 7-8 papers should be solved. See the funda behind this is that whatever you do, you should be able to appreciate your work done. So I would say solve 7-8 papers but whichever paper you solve, make sure you solve it thoroughly and if any one like me comes at your place and ask you any funda from the papers solved, you should be able to explain the logic for that part.