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How to create a revision timetable? Here are 8 tips to follow!

Any project cannot directly go for a pilot if there is no steady blueprint. Likewise, it is imperative to make a solid plan for a constructive revision session when you have an exam to ace. A thorough revision schedule not only guarantees the completion of the syllabus but also streamlines the process by breaking down broad topics into small, manageable chunks. Thus one must have a proper revision routine to emerge victorious in an exam!

Points to be noted before creating a revision timetable

  • While designing a timetable, students tend to be overambitious and imagine themselves studying for 16 to 18 hours at a stretch, with no breaks to relax. This tendency should be curbed when designing a feasible timetable. 
  • A timetable needs to be made with a realistic approach, which includes study hours and adequate breaks.
  • It is important to consider the time period before the examination and chalk out a routine accordingly.
  • Allotting time to topics according to the level of competency in each is important because the topics which were not prepared well earlier need more attention during the time of revision.  

To-dos of the revision period

Adopt different approaches: We cannot revise all the subjects in the same way. For example, while Maths needs more practice, subjects like Political Science and History require more of reading and retention of information. So, it is imperative to adopt varied approaches for different subjects.

Do not drown yourself in one subject: I had seen many of my classmates used to make this mistake. Pouring their heart out over one subject and focusing only on one subject while ignoring the others. This approach towards revision hampers quality preparation. Thus, invest your time smartly and allocate time for every subject.

Refer to previous years’ question papers: While preparing for an examination, refer to the previous years’ question papers and lay stress on topics accordingly. If possible, solve those papers within the time allotted in the paper. This will not only reduce the fear of the examination but will also enhance the level of confidence among students.

Stress less and retain more: Under pressure, students generally fail to recall concepts and information in the examination despite preparing them well. Thus it is important to avoid being stressed during the exam season and retain as much information as possible. 

Take breaks and stay healthy: Most of us ignore food, sleep and regular breaks while preparing for exams and try to invest most of our time in studies. This is an unhealthy habit. Avoiding food or water because of an exam can only damage your health and lead to more distraction.

Follow the timetable: Following the timetable religiously is more important than making it. So take a printout of your timetable and place it in an appropriate spot so that you can follow it easily and regularly. 

Use revision timetable maker: If you are not able to make a timetable on your own, you can refer to the different applications available on the Internet. With the help of revision timetable maker application, one can easily get a smart revision timetable. 

Sleep well: Along with regular meals, it is important to get adequate sleep. It is difficult to get 8 hours of sleep while preparing for an exam. But try sleeping for at least 6–7 hours to make your body function at its best. 

Here is a revision timetable which you can customise. 

R E V I S I O N  T I M E T A B L E

8 AM – 10 AM(Subject 1)8 AM – 10 AM(Subject 6)8 AM – 10 AM(Subject 3)8 AM – 10 AM(Subject 8)8 AM – 10 AM(Subject 4)8 AM – 10 AM(Subject 1)BREAK!(Sleep a little more)
10.30 AM – 12.30 PM(Subject 2)10.30 AM – 12.30 PM(Subject 7)10.30 AM – 12.30 PM(Subject 4)10.30 AM – 12.30 PM(Subject 7)10.30 AM – 12.30 PM(Subject 5)10.30 AM – 12.30 PM(Subject 2)10.30 AM – 12.30 PM(Subject 6)
2 PM – 4 PM(Subject 3)2 PM – 4 PM(Subject 8)2 PM – 4 PM(Subject 5)2 PM – 4 PM(Subject 1)2 PM – 4 PM(Subject 6)2 PM – 4 PM(Subject 3)2 PM – 4 PM(Subject 7)
4.30 PM – 6.30 PM(Subject 4)4.30 PM – 6.30 PM(Subject 1)4.30 PM – 6.30 PM(Subject 6)4.30 PM – 6.30 PM(Subject 2)4.30 PM – 6.30 PM(Subject 7)4.30 PM – 6.30 PM(Subject 4)PLAY BREAK!
7.30 PM- 9.30 PM(Subject 5)7.30 PM- 9.30 PM(Subject 2)7.30 PM- 9.30 PM(Subject 7)7.30 PM- 9.30 PM(Subject 3)7.30 PM- 9.30 PM(Subject 8)7.30 PM- 9.30 PM(Subject 5)7.30 PM- 9.30 PM(Subject 8)
Urmi Khasnobish

Urmi Khasnobish is an experienced copywriter at Next Education India Pvt.Ltd. She is an avid reader and a voracious writer with a strong background in journalism. As an enthusiastic blogger, she often indulges in writing on topics of relevance to the Indian youth.


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