How to prepare for MCQs for CBSE 10 board exams in 2020

MCQ questions for class 10 and 12

As per the new pattern of examination, CBSE 10 and 12 board exams will have multiple choice questions in all the subjects. If you want to score high in exams, you must practice MCQs as much as possible. It is one of the most crucial part of the examination. Especially, in class 10, the main three subjects (Maths, Science and Social) are going to be very crucial with the inclusion of MCQs.

The same case is in class 12. The main subjects other than language will have MCQ type questions. It is confirmed that CBSE will ask MCQs in all the subjects. But most of the students are still neglecting these objective type questions in class 10 and 12.

How to Answer MCQs in Board Exam

Many students are not clear about the way MCQs are answered. Most of them have the idea that they will have to solve these questions step by step and derive the correct option. They are confused whether to write a complete solution for the MCQs or just to tick/write down the correct option only.

Here are a few points that all students and parents must know about MCQs:

  • Step by step solution is not required in MCQ type questions.
  • The student should tick/write down the correct option only.
  • Writing a complete solution is nothing but wastage of time.
  • Students will not get extra marks for writing a complete solution.
  • For board examiner, writing a complete solution is part of the rough work only.

After that its clear that you don’t need to write a complete solution for the MCQ type questions, here some advice and tips regarding how to excel at such questions.

  1. What you need to keep in mind is that though MCQs may be direct questions you should not rule out the practice of reading between the lines. As sometimes the question may seem to be direct but you may have to dig a little deeper to get the correct answer.
  2. In science, practical related questions will also be asked, if you have done the practical all by yourselves you will be able to solve most of the questions. You can revise from the questions given in the lab manual at the end of each questions.
  3. Study between the chapters. Be thorough of what all information and content is given in not just the headings but inside the paragraphs.
  4. Students are being recommended rely more on NCERT text books then on reference books to crack the MCQ questions better.

How to get correct option without solving MCQ

Most of the time, you need not to solved the MCQ completely to get the correct option. You can start thinking in reverse order and choose the best fit option. For example, let us take one question from Maths:

Which of the following are the angles of a right-angled triangle?

  1. 60, 60, 60
  2. 90, 90, 90
  3. 90, 45, 55
  4. 35, 55, 90

We know, the right-angled triangle must have one side of 90 degrees. So, option 1 is incorrect. Another fact is that the sum of all three angles must be 180 degrees. So, only option 4 will correct in this case. The simplest trick is, observe the options first and take out the least possible one and repeat the process until you reach the correct option. Even, you can put the values given in the options and try to find if it works.

How to get more MCQs for Regular Practice?

However, there are some smart tricks to tackle MCQs but definitely there is no shortcut to hard-work. There are a lot of questions available as the MCQ questions are being asked for some years now. The more you practice, the better you understand. So, the only way to get command over it, is to practice more and more. Speedlabs is one of the platforms where you will find a lot of questions from of online tests and practice questions. So log on to speedlabs and start your preparation today.


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