Mathematics is perhaps the only subject in which a student can score anywhere between 0 to 100 marks. However, Maths is a nightmare for most students, either because some find it a bit too difficult while some even find it boring. Maths is a subject which needs logical and analytical skills to score good marks and mugging up does no good in this subject which is one of the main reasons that students develop a phobia of Maths. This phobia explodes out of proportion when class 10^{th} board exams are near and makes students nervous and stressed out.

As the class 10^{th} board exams come closer, students can be seen burning the midnight oil trying to memorize all the important formulas and concepts as well as they can. However, Maths isn’t as difficult a subject as students make it out to be. If the correct steps are followed and the student prepares the subject with sheer willpower, hard work and dedication, it becomes a high scoring subject.

Here are some tips on how to study Maths for class 10^{th} board exams –

· **Have an apt knowledge of the syllabus –**

Before beginning to prepare for the class 10^{th} board exam for Maths, it is important to know what the syllabus for the subject is and then to come up with a study plan accordingly. It is essential that students understand what the unit-wise and chapter-wise weightage is in the exam so that they know which chapters are more important relative to others and can therefore divide the remaining time accordingly.

· **Don’t overlook the NCERT –**

Many students don’t understand the importance of NCERT and decide to overlook it and focus directly on the reference books instead. However, it is a practice that is not recommended. Students must dive deeply into the NCERT before moving on to different sources of study material because if you want to score high marks in Maths in class 10^{th} board exams, it is imperative that you are well versed with NCERT books first. Nearly all the questions asked in the board exams are based directly or indirectly on the NCERT content. Therefore, students must solve all the questions given in NCERT Book Class 10th Maths PDF to score good marks.

· **Practice questions consistently –**

** **Practice of questions and consistency, these are probably the most important tips which can enable a student to master this seemingly difficult subject of Maths. As you solve more and more questions, you will be able to apply logic to a wider spectrum of questions which will improve your understanding of the concepts of the given chapter and topic. Consistency is key when it comes to practice. Practicing for a sufficient amount of time one day and then not touching your Maths book for a week is not consistent. Devote a fixed amount of time each day to practice questions from NCERT or reference books or worksheets.

· **Make a habit to glance at the solved examples –**

The solved examples that are given in NCERT are very important as some of these examples can be directly asked in the board exam, as has happened before also. While going through the chapter, students should not ignore these solved examples and should be thorough and clear with the concepts that are taught via them.

· **Take out some time to practice graphs –**

Graphs are an integral part of Maths. While they are important for the exam, they are also quite useful later on in life when you work for a company. They are really effective tools in Maths which makes it easier to understand complex data distribution in an easier manner just by studying graphs. It is important to pay attention to detail while making graphs in order to make accurate graphs.

· **Refer additional books in the market –**

Along with NCERT, there are also various reference books that the students can refer to while preparing for Maths such as RD Sharma and RS Aggarwal. These reference books have detailed theory explained in easy to understand language along with a wide variety of questions to practice from. Students must practice as much as they can from these reference books so that they get the confidence to solve questions in exam time as well.

· **Learn to solve questions in steps –**

In Maths, there is step marking for each question. So, students must bring it into their habit to solve each question in detailed steps building up to the final solution instead of solving the question in a short way without explaining why they have written what they have written. Students should also write the formula that they are going to use beforehand so that the checker can understand which formula is being used to solve the question. ** **

· **Pay special attention to important chapters –**

In class 10^{th} Maths, there are various important chapters that carry high weightage in exams such as – Algebra, Trigonometry and Geometry. Students must pay extra attention to these chapters and if possible, they should allot extra time in their study schedule to perfect these topics as they carry more marks than other chapters. These chapters are also highly important in 11^{th} and 12^{th} classes for high-level Maths which makes it all the more important to have good knowledge of these chapters.

· ** Revise formulas daily at a fixed time –**

In Maths, there are a lot of formulas and it can be a bit cumbersome to remember all of them. An easy method to be able to memorize these formulas is to write them on a piece of paper or sticky notes and stick it at a place in your house where you can revise it whenever you get the time to do so.

· **Try to keep your answer sheet neat & clean –**

Lastly, presentation and how your answer sheet looks also matter a lot to the checker in addition to solving the questions correctly. If your answer sheet looks clean and tidy, it would be easier for the checker to read your answers and increases the probability that you will get more marks than someone who has a messy answer sheet with lots of strikethroughs.

GOOD LUCK!