Class 10 provides the student with the perfect age to step into the competitive world and get a taste of what it’s like to compete with the minds of the same age that think alike and indulge in figuring out your position in this international competition.
Ten Pointers for Clearing Class 10 Maths Olympiad
The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) organizes the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) which can aid students in experiencing friendly competition while preparing for a hardcore objective type exam, involving the same pattern that the future entrance exams like NEET and JEE will more or less, hold.
To help this first step of students into the fast turning competitive world be a smooth one, there are some important pointers to keep in mind. Here is a list of important things students should know before starting their preparation for the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO).
1. Gather your weapons
When appearing for an entrance exam, the sole weapon a student has is information. Getting the details on the examination date, time, paper pattern and syllabus will help them plan out their studying throughout the year and also give them an edge over their peers, as rightly said, information is power. Students can refer to the IMO Class 10 2013 Question Paper to get an idea about the paper format. Even though the NCERT is what the paper is based on, the concepts in this CBSE-issued textbook need to be understood on a very deep level to be able to solve the mathematical numerical based on them for which the students need good reference books.
2. This is not your average school exam
Before attempting to solve the mock or practice papers directly or trying to get into studying for the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO), it is important to understand that this exam is not t the same level as the average school test. Not only does the exam paper for the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) requires a much higher thinking skill but they also require extensive knowledge of the concepts in it. Practical knowledge is required to solve through these questions over the theoretical knowledge the students are more focused towards.
3. A teachers opinion
At the end of the day, teachers are the best guide a student can ask for. From the registration process to the right reference books, there’s nothing your teacher cant guide you towards. If there are any doubts get them cleared right away and if you have a topic you feel stuck on, your educator can help you break past the dilemma. They also understand your strengths and weaknesses and will help you maneuver through them without losing focus on what your goal is: to achieve a good score in the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO).
4. Sticking to a planner
Make a study schedule and stick to it. It not only keeps you motivated but also helps you navigate the syllabus in a much organized and user-friendly way. If everything is planned out the student will know when exactly they will finish their syllabus and how much time they will have for revision. This is a good way of preparing for the examination. A flexible planner will also enable time for doubts and relaxation and sleeping.
5. Try the internet
The worldwide web has numerous resources which class 10 students can put to use to ace their International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO). the internet can provide previous year papers, questions banks with assorted and handpicked questions, and reference material. The only thing is that a student must be able to retrieve them and use them for their benefit. Youtube and other media can be utilized in case a concept is unclear or a student is stuck on a particular question and needs an explanation for the solution.
6. Try similar exams
Another good way to get rid of the pre-exam jitters is to attempt as many mock tests as you can. This will help you get acclimatized to the pressure-ridden exam hall environment and also teach speed and accuracy while solving questions which will only get better with more practice papers attempted. If students think that practice papers might not help them, they can search for other similar examinations such as the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and participate in them before the dates of the olympiad to test out their knowledge and have a go at another mock exam before the actual test.
7. Get into those concepts
NCERT is not enough when dealing with a competitive exam. So grab those reference books and get a deeper knowledge of the topic being taught. This will help solve the numerical better and faster and will also strengthen the foundations of the subject.
8. Learn, Revise, and Repeat
As soon as you learn a topic, go home and revise it. This will help keep the concepts fresh in your mind for the next class. This means when the new concept is related to his topic is being taught students can grasp them there and then and will not have to study them separately later.
9. Practice makes Perfect
Mathematics can only be mastered with relentless practice. In between meals, or in study breaks or the vacations, students have plenty of time distributed around them which is idle but can b utilized to help them get comfortable with the long mathematical numerical so that on the final exam they feel comfortable around the problems filled question paper. The more the students practice the more are the chances that they cover every single type of question that is asked, and nothing will throw them off their game when sitting for the actual exam.
10. Breathe and relax
Students need to learn how to believe in what they do. Every student puts in his or her best to achieve their goals. Sko it is important not to compare your studying with any other student’s method and vice versa. Believe in the hard work you have put in and reward yourself with frequent breaks. A calm mind is important to tackle the pressure-ridden atmosphere of an examination hall and it is essential to keep the calmness intact while solving questions and not getting distracted.
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