“BOARDS”- a word which attracts the attention of all and is a big source of stress to the children. The examination which is considered as the most important in Indian education system. But ask yourself a question- is it really that hard or different?
I gave my boards for the first time in 2020. I was damn tensed since my preboard 1. The hype around that time was real. People’s expectations, teacher’s doubt sessions, peer pressure- uff! Who would’ve been relaxed at that point? No one at all. The only question which pondered in our heads was whether we will be able to do it or not!
I have been a person who never took stress of exams (the last day before exam was an exception though :p) and therefore Xth boards were a big deal for me. My head used to pain immensely when I read books all the time. And then I realised that I need to see the eye specialist after 5 years of struggle with my vision! And voila! I got specs with -4 a power!!
25th March 2020 was the final day of preparation for my first board which was English. I was so stressed that I literally fainted after dinner! And then I encouraged myself to calm down and give my board with a fresh mind! And yea I got 95/100 in English 😅
So that is what.. I need to tell you all.. Do not burden yourself with the so called “board pressure”. They are just like any other exams! The only difference is going to another school and writing your exam. You need to normalise this trend because it’s not worth it! They’re rather easier than all of your other school examinations because they’re set according to all the children around the country! Do not compare yourself with others because they’re not like you and you’re not like them. Everyone cannot score a 100/100. Everyone who scores 100/100 is not always successful! What matters is -how much you improve yourself rather than burdening yourself! Be motivated to make yourself a better version of you not a version of someone else!
Enjoy your studies rather than treating them like a hindrance in your daily life and mental peace!
I realised this when I got into XIth and chose my favourite subjects by pursuing Humanities. Ah! I started enjoying studies.. I loved studying human behaviour in psychology, about Cold War in political science and finally about government budget in economics! I am simply grateful for my stream! Not only because it’s easy for me but because it made me realise how much fun it is to do something which you like!
Always pursue your passion! Follow your interests!
Marks don’t matter! Examinations teach you discipline, help you to handle burden and make you rough&tough! They tell you how much can you absorb! How much can you concentrate! And at the end of the day.. they embed values which help you become a more valuable person! So start taking examinations as a technique to improve yourself and not to deteriorate your mental state.
Currently I’m giving my XIIth boards and trust me when I say this that- I AM LOVING IT!
YOU CAN DO IT BECAUSE EVEN I DID IT. I was never a topper or a studious kid. I just did the needful and today I’m satisfied because I chose my interest!
Let’s break this bubble which is full of myths about board exams or maybe any other exams!
Wish all of you who are appearing for boards this year or next year the bestest of luck!🥰