Students appearing for their 9th class board exams tend to be extra nervous as it is their first time appearing for any board exam (e.g. federal board, Gujranwala board, Lahore board, etc…), so they do not have an idea of the basic rules, norms and expectations of these papers. Luckily we have compiled a list of the basic rules for writing board exams so that you can be well-prepared when you enter the examination hall.
- Read the question paper carefully
Before you begin attempting the questions, spend a few minutes to thoroughly read the question paper. This will avoid any confusion so you won’t attempt any question incorrectly. Practicing past paper questions of the local board will give you a good idea on the types of questions that are usually asked, but it is still always a good idea to spend time reading the question paper to avoid any mistakes.
- Keep the answer sheet neat and attractive
Have all of your materials ready when you enter the examination hall, including black and blue pens, rulers, and other stationary that is required. Remember to draw margins on your answer sheet and write clear headings. Avoid cutting or overwriting answers. An attractive answer sheet will surely impress the examiner and help you score good marks. Moreover, in 9th class, you are expected to present answers neatly and clearly, especially on the board exam.
- Clean and legible handwriting
Make sure that your handwriting is legible and easy to read and understand. If the examiner has difficulty in reading your handwriting, they will not be able to understand your answer and will deduct marks. This is especially important for 9th class board exams as marks are deducted for messy or unclear handwriting. Write headings in large, clear letters so it is easily visible. Then explain these headings with equally neat handwriting.
- Keep answers concise
When attempting the examination questions, keep your answers concise and to the point. Consult solved past paper solutions in order to better understand how to attempt the questions. For example, if you are appearing for Gujranwala board exams, then you should obtain the old papers of Gujranwala board exams (past 5 years for example) solutions. This way you can easily see the correct way to answer each question.
- Avoid adding unnecessary information
Do not add unnecessary and irrelevant information to your answers. Write only what is asked in the question, and do not go overboard with extra details. Once again, it is a good idea to refer to old papers solutions of your local board in order to understand how much information you should include in each answer.
Remember these basic rules when you enter the examination hall as it will help you attempt the 9th class board exam to the best of your ability. Good luck!