# How to score full marks in a mathematics paper?

Category : EDUCATION Author : Heena Shah Date : Wed Nov 08 2017 Views : 94

Maths has mostly been a scary subject for most of the students. It is nothing less than a nightmare. But students, please understand that it is a blessing in disguise. Maths is the subject wherein you stand chance of scoring high and improving your aggregate.

Before proceeding any further, the most important thing a child should understand is that the examiner checking the paper is a human himself and has to check numerous copies in a day which is actually tiring. So, the first and foremost thing a child needs to take care of the neatness and cleanliness of the paper. A shabby and a paper full of cut marks will immediately put off the examiner and his negative part of the brain will be alert to find out more and more mistakes to cut marks rather than the other way round.

So, first step is to draw neat margins after every problem solution. And please use neat a pen that does not blot or leave impressions behind.

After these general cautions that you take, we move further to the next step.

During the reading time allotted before commencing the paper, please make a wise choice of questions to answer in case you are allowed to make choices.

The following step is to start with the solution. Every problem has five parts:

*1. The data given in the problem as the question *- Please note down all the data that is provided to you in the problem. One must always remember that all the numbers given in the problem need to be used in your method to arrive at the final solution. So, if you have a list of all that is provided to you, you will never miss out any quantity.

*2. Identifying the (quantity or) unknown you need to solve for -* After reading the question, first identify what is the quantity that is being solved for in the problem. Many a times, students do not identify the unknown quantity and therefore proceed to make mistakes in the method.

*3. The method or procedure to solve the problem -* Following the above step is to solve for the answer. Once we are aware of what we need to find, we will be able to proceed steadily towards our answer. Please make a point here that the steps also carry marks. So, even if you are unable to reach the correct answer, you can get a few marks for your method. Though, this can vary for each case. Some examiners (institutes) do not allow any marking for method.

*4. The Final answer -* Once you reach the answer, you can write the answer clearly. Make sure your answer has all the required units. For example, *Rs 5000, 1.5 kg, 17 seconds, 49 km 500 m*, etc. You should try and highlight your answer by maybe putting a box around it. This will make it easy for the examiner to see the answer and make their work slightly easier. Generally, the examiners look at the final answer and if the answer is correct, the student is given full marks for that particular sum. In case of incorrect answer, they look back at the method and provide partial marks for it.

**5. Verification - **If it is possible, you must always verify your answer. But, this can be done only if time permits.

After completing your paper, if you have spare time, please go back and check the paper from the beginning. Firstly you must check if you have attempted all the questions or not. Simultaneously, keep checking the question numbers that you have written.

Secondly, check every sum whether it solved correctly or not.

All this has to be done with proper time management. An undone sum cannot provide you any marks whereas attempted questions can at least gain you partial marks. So go for it and solve your papers with full ease and gain maximum marks.

**All the best! **

Maths has mostly been a scary subject for most of the students. It is nothing less than a nightmare. But students, please understand that it is a blessing in disguise. Maths is the subject wherein you stand chance of scoring high and improving your aggregate.

Before proceeding any further, the most important thing a child should understand is that the examiner checking the paper is a human himself and has to check numerous copies in a day which is actually tiring. So, the first and foremost thing a child needs to take care of the neatness and cleanliness of the paper. A shabby and a paper full of cut marks will immediately put off the examiner and his negative part of the brain will be alert to find out more and more mistakes to cut marks rather than the other way round.

So, first step is to draw neat margins after every problem solution. And please use neat a pen that does not blot or leave impressions behind.

After these general cautions that you take, we move further to the next step.

During the reading time allotted before commencing the paper, please make a wise choice of questions to answer in case you are allowed to make choices.

The following step is to start with the solution. Every problem has five parts:

*1. The data given in the problem as the question *- Please note down all the data that is provided to you in the problem. One must always remember that all the numbers given in the problem need to be used in your method to arrive at the final solution. So, if you have a list of all that is provided to you, you will never miss out any quantity.

*2. Identifying the (quantity or) unknown you need to solve for -* After reading the question, first identify what is the quantity that is being solved for in the problem. Many a times, students do not identify the unknown quantity and therefore proceed to make mistakes in the method.

*3. The method or procedure to solve the problem -* Following the above step is to solve for the answer. Once we are aware of what we need to find, we will be able to proceed steadily towards our answer. Please make a point here that the steps also carry marks. So, even if you are unable to reach the correct answer, you can get a few marks for your method. Though, this can vary for each case. Some examiners (institutes) do not allow any marking for method.

*4. The Final answer -* Once you reach the answer, you can write the answer clearly. Make sure your answer has all the required units. For example, *Rs 5000, 1.5 kg, 17 seconds, 49 km 500 m*, etc. You should try and highlight your answer by maybe putting a box around it. This will make it easy for the examiner to see the answer and make their work slightly easier. Generally, the examiners look at the final answer and if the answer is correct, the student is given full marks for that particular sum. In case of incorrect answer, they look back at the method and provide partial marks for it.

**5. Verification - **If it is possible, you must always verify your answer. But, this can be done only if time permits.

After completing your paper, if you have spare time, please go back and check the paper from the beginning. Firstly you must check if you have attempted all the questions or not. Simultaneously, keep checking the question numbers that you have written.

Secondly, check every sum whether it solved correctly or not.

All this has to be done with proper time management. An undone sum cannot provide you any marks whereas attempted questions can at least gain you partial marks. So go for it and solve your papers with full ease and gain maximum marks.

**All the best! **

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