CBSE Exam Secrets Straight from Exam Controller: Dr. Sanyam Bhardwaj Shares His Story of Board Exam
Talking about his own strategies to prepare for exams, Dr Bhardwaj recalled how he would finish his exam preparation at least 10-15 days prior to an exam day. “Initially, I focussed not only on the first examination but for the remaining ones. For the first exam, I used to start preparing about 10-15 days before the scheduled date. The cycle was like this: I would start remembering the second paper and third paper.”
Dr. Bhardwaj’s father played a very crucial role in his preparation for Board exams. “Back then, my father was posted at a distant location. Phones were also not very easily available in our times. So communication was very difficult. But whenever he would come, he would guide us and even our mom. My mother was literate but not as educated as today’s mothers,” he says. Apart from helping Dr. Bhardwaj with his exam preparations and creating an effective schedule, he also taught him how to stay tension-free during the exam. “My father would say, ‘You prepare well for the examination. Don’t think about what would happen. Everything will be fine.’ My teachers also supported me in case of any difficulty,” adds Dr. Bhardwaj.
Dr. Bhardwaj added that nowadays, the immense support from parents and the top-notch facilities provided by schools play an important role in the student’s preparation environment. Talking about how board exams are crucial stepping stones for building a student’s career, he says, “It is our journey, and we must appear in the examination. So we must make a plan, work hard. Remember that these are only a few of the most interesting days of your life. So you need to work a little hard, you need to be focused because these are only a few days which will change your entire life, which will fulfill your entire dream.”