How to Score Good Marks: 51+ Proven Tips

All the students, whenever they take any exam wish to score very good marks. It doesn’t matter to them whether they have prepared hard or not, all they want is to secure marks that they can flaunt.

Many students make prior strategies and many do not, and this causes the difference. Here are 100 tips following which can lead you to score good marks.

tips for scoring good marks

1) Start the preparation for the exam from the first day of the beginning of the course. Doing so will give you plenty of time to cover the syllabus properly. You will be able to study everything with full clarity.

Start preparing for your exam

2) Practice whatever the teacher teaches in the class on that very day. The teachers may ask questions in the examination keeping in mind what has been done in the class.

3) Do not keep anything pending to prepare later. You need to rush before the examination if you prepare the topics steadily from the beginning. You will also be tension-free.

4) Write everything that you read for a better understanding. This will improve your answer writing skills. Your writing habit will also improve.

5) Try to improve your handwriting as much as you can. A neat answer script is always desired by the teachers. Good handwriting makes it easy for the teachers to read your answers in no time.

6) Make a habit to write fast so that you do not run out of time. This will enable you to finish your paper fast and allow you to revise your answers. You will also get more time to think about the next answer.

7) Make sure your answer script is looking neat. A neat and clean answer script always creates a good impression about you. Examiners always prefer neat and clean answer scripts.

8) If you are drawing a diagram, make it schematic. Schematic diagrams are always easier to understand. You will be able to label your diagram more clearly if you draw a schematic diagram.

9) Keep on revising old topics so that you do not forget them before the exam. If you forget the topics taught at the beginning of the course, you will not be able to attempt all the questions in your exam.

10) Choose the questions properly before you start answering. Always try to answer those questions about which you are the most confident. Select those questions where you can present the answer better than the rest of the alternatives.

Right way to write answers

11) Always be attentive inside the examination hall. Being distracted may deteriorate the quality of your answers. The presentation might not be very good.

12) Never set goals that are not feasible. Do not try to increase your score from 40% last semester to 95% in the next. Try to improve gradually.

13) Try to improve your marks eventually and not all at once. This will enable you to develop at a good pace. You will be able to achieve the target that you set.

14) Try to defeat yourself with every exam by smaller margins. Trying to perform better than what you have done in your last exam.

15) Make sure you are very well aware of the syllabus. Ensure that you did not leave any topic. Also, do not prepare thoroughly the topics which are not required.

16) Try not to leave anything that is in the syllabus. The more you leave, the higher is your chance of not being able to attend to all the questions. You will have fewer alternatives available to you from which you can choose.

17) Try to refer to all the materials suggested by your teachers. The materials that the teachers provide are the ones from where they expect the answers to be. Stick to your teachers’ suggestions.

18) Always get your doubts cleared from your teacher. Attempting questions will become easier. You will be able to solve tricky questions without confusion when you have a clear concept.

19) Never be shy to ask questions to your teachers if you do not understand anything. Being shy will only affect your understandings. You will face problems solving convoluted questions if do not understand the topic properly.

20) Before reading reference books, study the books suggested by your teacher thoroughly. References are always good, but teachers prefer answers from the materials that they suggested.

21) Try to find out the topics where you are relatively weaker. You will get more time to emphasize on these topics so that you do not miss any questions from these topics.

22) Emphasise more on the areas where you are weak. You will be able to build your confidence when you know where your problem is. 

23) Always solve the problems from your weak areas multiple times. You can then think of the different questions that can also be asked from these topics. You will be able to face difficult questions from these topics as well.

24) Do not ignore even minute mistakes if you commit some and try to rectify them. Small mistakes may cost you a good number of points. Try to rectify them the very moment you realize your mistake.

25) Try to improve your time management skills as much as you can. In case of lengthy questions, you can then use this skill to complete writing the answers on time.

Recipe behind scoring good marks

26) Solve all the problems given to you by your teacher for practicing before exams. They may ask questions similar to them. These questions will also help in clearing your concept more.

27) Solve all the questions from the previous years for better understanding. This will enable to you identify the type of questions you will face in the examination hall.

28) Solve as many types of questions as available to you a few weeks before the exam. Doing so will prepare you for the worst scenarios possible.

29) Get very well accustomed to the difficulty level of the questions. Being mentally prepared to face difficult questions will not create panicky situations. You will be able to think better when you already know that you will face tough questions.

30) Do not waste time on your cell phone before your exams. They secretly kill a lot of your precious time. You will not be able to complete your revision if you waste a lot of time on your phone.

31) Always be attentive in your classes so that you do not miss any details. The teachers may discuss many minute concepts from where they can ask questions in the exam.

32) Make proper notes in your class so that you do not miss minute details. Proper notes will save a lot of time practicing. You will not be needed to cross-check from the books.

33) Solve all the assignments given to you so that you get accustomed to the questions. This will give you an idea about the type of questions that your teacher may ask you in the examination.

34) Try to take as many mock examinations as possible. This will strengthen your nerves. You will get the experience of how the actual exam is going to be.

Take mock tests before exams

35) Keep all the essential items such as pens, pencils, and calculators ready a week before the exam.

36) While writing the exam, first attempt the questions with which you are the most confident. The teacher should never read an answer that does not have an excellent presentation.

37) Emphasise your presentation of answers. When your answers are concise and precise and cover all the required points, you will score well.

38) Never write additional points in your answers because this will waste time. You will not get more marks for adding extra.

39) Do not complicate things just to impress the examiner. Writing simple answers that covers the necessary details is the mantra to score well in exams.

Set exam goals

40) Never write lengthy answers and do not give unnecessary explanations. This will create a shortage of time for writing the other answers. You may not be able to complete writing all the answers.

41) Always read the question multiple times before you start writing its answer. Before writing the answer, you should be able to understand what your teacher has asked for.

42) Write an answer only after understanding what the question is asking for. If you do not write precise answers, marks will be deducted. 

43) Try to add diagrammatic explanations if possible. This will enable you to present your answer more precisely. You will also not be required to write a lot to explain.

44) Prepare all the topics to be on the safer side. Do this so that you can write the easier one out of all the available alternatives.

45) Remember that you cannot increase the marks all at once from 50% to 90%. These goals are unrealistic. Try to improve eventually and not altogether.

46) Maintain a healthy diet before the examination for good health. Do this so that you do not fall sick and worsen your performance.

47) Do not stay awake for a very long time at night. Your brain requires an adequate amount of rest for functioning to its fullest.

48) Refrain from computer games and video games to increase your study time. Just like a cell phone, they also lead you to waste a lot of your time.

49) Always remain optimistic regarding your performance in the examination. You will be able to perform well only when you believe that you can.

50) Give proper rest to yourself for maintaining good health. Give rest to your body and your mind.

51) Do not panic in the examination hall if you find it difficult. Panicking will disable you to think properly on the right path. Try to remain as calm as possible.

Avoid panic in the exam hall

52) Try to concentrate on the questions and try to understand them properly. Once you have understood it, you will know better what to write.

53) Clear your mind completely before you start studying for the examination. If you don’t do this, you will be distracted frequently.

54) Try to work hard and not smart because there is no alternative to hard work. Hard work never goes in vain.

55) Some exams need very strong preparation and thus start preparing for it from the first day. To perform well even in tough exams, strong preparation is mandatory.

56) Make a proper timetable that you need to strictly follow before the exam. Once you are disciplined, you will be able to manage yourself better.

57) Always write full sentences in the answer script. Incomplete sentences are very disturbing and do not lead to proper conclusions.

58) Write answers thinking that your answers will be evaluated by someone who is unaware of the topic but is not a fool. This will improve your answers’ quality.. 

59) Do not use any unfair means in the examination hall to secure good marks. Remember, examinations are for making you realize your knowledge.

60) Do not try to help others in the examination hall unless you finish writing your answers! This will only waste your time and push you to write in a hurry.

61) Do not try to present a wrong answer correctly. Try to attempt the questions whose answers are known to you. Do write anything based on your gut feelings.

62) Start revising the old topics a few weeks before the examination so that you can recollect everything in due time. This will take you a step forward towards attempting all the questions properly.

63) Do not rely on others for answers because your friends can be wrong. Try to be independent inside the examination hall.

64) Try to write answers as if you are explaining the concept to someone. Remember, lucidly written answers are always the best ones.

65) Make your answers as lucid as possible and do not convolute them. Unnecessary complications will certainly not improve the quality of your answers.

66) If you do not know the exact answer to a question, do not leave the question completely. Try to write something logically so that the examiner understands that you know the concept.

Avoid mistakes in examination

67) Attempt all the questions if there is no penalty for wrong answers. Your guesswork may prove to be helpful for you.

68) Be steady while writing the answers in the exam hall so that you do not rush later.

69) Never skip your sleep the night before the examination. Your brain will work to the fullest when it has received its part of rest.

70) Stay calm in the examination hall and stay focused on writing the answers all the time. If you get distracted, the quality of your answers will fall.

71) After you finish writing the answers, check them as many times as possible. You may come across the mistakes that you have committed and get the chance to rectify them.

72) Try to underline the crucial points of your answers. Once the examiner sees the underlined part, he or she will understand if you have hit the bull’s eyes!

73) Make sure that there are no grammatical errors in your answers. Keep this in mind especially when you are writing the test of any language. Grammatical errors send a very bad impression.

74) Try to define the technical terms very briefly when you are writing it for the first time in your script. This is one of the best ways to simplify your answer. This also ameliorates your presentation.

75) Do not make any spelling mistakes while writing any complicated words. Try to avoid using words with complicated spellings.

76) Use any complex term only if you know its meaning. If you are not confident enough then using complicated terms can make your answer the polar opposite of what you truly wanted to explain.

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