Indore: Geography is optional subject but most humanities students select it as a major subject. Besides, knowledge of geography helps students in preparing for competitive and civil service examinations. Geography tests students visualising skills through maps, writing through long answers and overall understanding through points.
Geography CBSE examination for class XII board
Subject expert Neetu Dixit shares following tips
In geography exam, question are not framed directly. In paper, they will give extract from the chapter and frame questions based on it. Thorough study of the topic will only help you. Make sure that you have prepared all the notes, maps, and collected information included in your lessons.
Compare notes with another student to make sure you haven’t missed anything. Go over the information you have studied, highlighting facts. Be sure that you thoroughly understand the notes. Avoid unnecessary elaboration and focus on important points.
Focus on map based questions to gain more marks. Geography has special terminology. A good way to learn and remember terms and words is by using flashcards. Studying maps can be truly difficult. You can take photo copies of maps you need to remember, paste those copies in your room and house, and look at them whenever you can to remember the map images.
You could also try outlining different portions of map in different colours to help visualise it for the exam. Practise map and assure 10 out of 70 marks. Make flow charts on important topics for quick revision. It is good to have a brief break after an hour to keep your mind fresh and concentration high. It’s good to have quiet and regular place to study to avoid distraction. Solve sample paper of geography as much as you can. Set stop watch and finish your paper in two and half hours so you can give time to check and correct your errors.