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What is the best timetable? Tips for Class 10 students

Over the years, board exams have turned into a real-life nightmare for students. From the moment a student reaches tenth grade, it is treated as a threat, looming on the horizon. More than the syllabus and the exams themselves, it is the expectations and pressure to perform that create more anxiety for students.

This exam, in particular,  plays an integral part in deciding the path you will follow in the future, but it is not the nightmare that everyone makes it out to be. With the right planning and focus, one can approach and ace it like any other exam.  

One of the best ways to do that is through the creation and execution of a proper timetable. Here are a few things to keep in mind while preparing your daily timetable.

  • Make a list

List down the topics that might require more attention and time and allot extra time for those topics or subjects.

  • Allot enough time for meals

Skipping meals to study will only make you tired and weary. A healthy body is important for a sharp mind.

  • Rise early

The brain is more productive in the early hours of the day, so make it a habit to wake up early and make good use of the peaceful, quiet time. 

  • Sleep early

Along with regular meals, your body also needs proper sleep to function at its best. Make sure that you get 8 hours of sleep every day.

  • Take small breaks

Instead of studying for long hours at a stretch, take small breaks in between to refresh yourself.

  • Allocate time for each task

Plan how much time you will spend on studying, revising and practising separately. 

  • Avoid monotony

Instead of studying the same subject at a stretch, mix things up a bit so that it doesn’t get boring. If you have been studying maths for two hours, take a break and switch to a subject which requires a different approach like English for a while. 

  • Set realistic goals

Set a goal for the number of chapters or topics you will revise in a day and work towards achieving it.

  • Prepare notes

Prepare short and crisp notes for formulas, equations, etc. to help you revise them easily.

Here is a sample timetable that you can customise according to your individual needs. 

5:30 a.m.Wake up and perform your morning ablutions.
6:30 a.m.Begin the day with difficult topics since this is the time when brain function is at its best. 
8:30 a.m.Eat a healthy and wholesome breakfast and rest for a while. 
9:00 a.m.Do a quick revision of what you learnt earlier.
9:15 a.m.Start with another subject to prevent monotony.
11:45 a.m.Revise what you studied.
12:00 p.m.Take some rest. Have a healthy lunch.
1:00 p.m.It becomes difficult to concentrate in the afternoon, so make sure to choose a subject you are very interested in during this time.
4:00 p.m.Enjoy some tea/coffee and light snacks and rest for a while.
4:30 p.m.Study something you already have some knowledge about, which isn’t severely taxing on the brain.
6:00 p.m.Take some rest. Use this time to do some relaxing activities you enjoy.
7:00 p.m.Revise what you learnt so far. Spend a while practising writing to improve your speed for the exam.
8:30 p.m.Eat a light dinner.
9:30 p.m.Revise various formulas, equations, etc. Try quizzing yourself or writing them down.
10:00 p.m.Go to bed.
Devika S

Devika S is a copywriter at Next Education India Pvt Ltd. She has completed her Masters in English from the University of Hyderabad. Being a language enthusiast, Devika is well-versed in the Chinese language. She is a passionate reader and ardent listener of a wide variety of music.


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