Final hacks to score higher in CBSE Chemistry Board Exam 2021

Final hacks to score higher in CBSE Chemistry Board Exam 2021

Dear Class 12 CBSE students, 

The long wait is over…! The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the tentative dates for your 12th board exams. So, what next? Here are the seven final hacks that can help you to score higher in your CBSE Chemistry Board Exam 2021.

Latest News: CBSE Board Exams 2021

As per trusted sources, the Class 12 CBSE board exams are about to commence between July 15 and Aug 26, 2021. However, the board is expected to get back with its final decision latest by June 1, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic prevailing throughout the country, the board recently had discussions with central/ state education ministers and secretaries. According to News18 Education-Career, glimpses of the discussion include:

  • Possibility for change in the exam patterns
  • Administer only a few subject exams
  • Exams conducted for 1.5 hours instead of 3 hours
  • Exam pattern with only MCQs or short-type questions & answers
  • Chances for students to appear in one language and three elective subject papers
  • Two phases of exams: Phase-1 (July 15 to August 1, 2021) and Phase-2 (August 8 to August 26, 2021)
  • Vaccination before appearing for the exams 

To know more about all the latest CBSE announcements, click here!  

What students have to do about CBSE Chemistry?

Students have to remember that exams have postponed and not cancelled. A lethargic or neglectful attitude may mislead the student and ultimately the student will score low in the CBSE board exams 2021. Especially subjects like Chemistry needs focus and a clear understanding of the basic concepts. 

Also, with the current uncertainty in conducting the CBSE board exam 2021, it is expected that MCQs will majorly contribute to the board exam questions. Answering MCQs requires thorough basic knowledge and concepts of the chemistry curriculum.  

The class 12 CBSE Chemistry curriculum includes:

  • Organic Chemistry: This portion accounts for 28 marks (40% weightage). The major topics include Haloalkanes and Haloarenes; Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers; Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids; Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen; Biomolecules; Polymers & Chemistry in Everyday Life. 
  • Physical Chemistry: This portion accounts for 23 marks (33% weightage). Some of the chapters are Chemical kinetics, Solutions, solid-state, Electrochemistry. 
  • Inorganic Chemistry: This portion accounts for 19 marks (27% weightage). The major topics include p-Block, d-Block, and f-Block elements. 

Here is how you must prepare Inorganic and Organic Chemistry in Class 12 CBSE Boards!  

Final hacks for CBSE Chemistry

If you are grappling with the preparation of the most deadening yet scoring subject Chemistry, here we are to help you get a good command of the subject.

These are some of the most helpful hacks that will help you master your CBSE board examination. Believe us, getting a 90+ is not tougher. With adequate preparation, plan, strategy, dedication, and smart work, you can perform excellently in your board exams. 

  • Allocate your time wisely

Analyze your strong areas or topics and start your preparation. This will increase your interest in learning the subject. Also, you get adequate time for portions that you have given enough attention already. Make sure you allow enough time for problem-solving. Review the course material regularly. Please touch upon some reference books for more numerical practice.


  • Devise a topic-wise strategy

If you’re strong at theory, inorganic chemistry might be the right choice. If you’re good at practical, then physical chemistry is right up your alley. On the contrary, if you’re a true chemistry lover, Organic chemistry might help you.


  • Go through your entire NCERT Book

Observing a few of last year’s patterns of CBSE chemistry, it is remarkable that most of the questions are sourced from the NCERT. Hence, an NCERT book will certainly serve as your most helpful instrument. You must ensure that adequate practice of all numerical, example, and exercise questions and problems.


  • Stay calm and focused

This will not only help you stay away from stress and pressure. But, provide you with a positive mindset amidst these hard times. Keep your mind relaxed to grasp maximum information. This will benefit you in finishing your syllabus in advance and as well as leaving enough room for revisions.

How to manage stress during board exams? 


  • Practice previous year CBSE chemistry question papers

Practicing previous year’s questions not only helps you recognize the question paper pattern. But, also, helps you ace time management. Past year questions are repeated a lot in the chemistry subject exams. Thus, having a fair scheme of all the past year’s papers will definitely boost your confidence. Get a solved question paper book for easy references. Without wasting time on learning new topics, start practicing the past papers thoroughly. 


  • Make your own exam tools

Preparing notes and mind maps can make you competent for the MCQs. Try not to leave any topic. Make sticky notes of formulas and paste them in front of your cupboard or table. This will help in revising them often. Do not go for grabbing all available sources. Try sticking to only CBSE recommended and NCERT textbooks.


  • Avoid rush during last hours

Avoid last-minute mugging ups. This makes you exhausted and leads you to confusion and nervousness. Chemistry is a subject that requires consistent concentration throughout each and every topic. Just stay relaxed and calm to avoid last-minute panics.


In case, if you’re battling with any particular topic in Chemistry, get in touch with our CBSE expert chemistry tutors!


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Best of Luck,
Team Chemistry Bench!