At last! The CBSE results for Class X and XII are out and a sigh of relief escapes the lips of parents, teachers, and students.

A total of 31,14,831 candidates had registered for both 10th and 12th CBSE Board Exam out of which 12,87,359 had appeared for CBSE XII Board Exam and 18,27,472 candidates for the Class X Board Exam.

On a whole, CBSE X results have shown a marked improvement of 4.4% over the last year, with the overall pass percentage being 91%. On the all India level, 13 students of CBSE class X have scored 499/500. Trivandrum hosted the highest pass percentage of 99.85% followed by Chennai with 99%.

Parents POV

Parents were surprised when the exam results for Class XII came out early on May 2, 2019, and claim to have spent sleepless nights for 3 days since then, as you can see in this video. Their long wait was over when the class X results were declared on May 6th at 2:15 pm by the CBSE.

Parents felt that children with potential can easily be recognized early as performers usually scored more than 80% in the school exams, thereby demonstrating their caliber. Such students should be motivated to strive harder and parent should goad them gently in a positive manner without applying too much pressure on them.

As for CBSE XII, 83.4% of the candidates who appeared for the exam cleared it successfully. Toppers gave full credit to the parents and teachers for supporting them fully and motivating them throughout their journey to the top.

The Secret of Success for Students

Almost all toppers attributed their success to meticulous planning, diligent hard work, and continuous practice. Working out practice papers from various online practice websites and portals helped them in the long run.

As Chennai topper Karthik Balaji puts it, “During the run-up to the exams, I was preparing for a few entrance examinations as well and this helped me keep in touch with all the subjects thoroughly. Before tackling any lesson, I made sure I was strong in the basic concepts required.” He also said that “If you pay attention in class, most of the work is done.”

Class X topper Gautham Raghuvanshi from Uttar Pradesh stated emphatically that “avoiding distractions from social media and gaming was the key to success”. His magic mantra was “Hard work, continuous practice, and talent“.

Success in CBSE exam comes with regular practice, dedication and hard work. It requires more perseverance and perspiration than intellect or intelligence. This has been constantly proved by the top performers who have excelled in these exams with consistent practice.

As the saying goes, “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. Students must work with determination and practice regularly to scale the summit of success in CBSE X and XII exams.

Hurdles Faced

The CBSE Class XII Physics and Accountancy paper had been reportedly difficult and lengthy and some parents had taken it up with the Board. Despite this, many students who worked hard got amazing grades in both subjects.

While we talk of the success stories, we should also take a look at the other side of the coin. Poor performers in Math and Science subjects are often filtered out in Class IX and asked to repeat the class or leave the school in order to ensure that the school gets a centum pass percentage.

According to Mr. Vasudevan, Principal of Prince Matriculation school, Chennai, these marching orders are given as “weak students find it very difficult to perform in Class IX if they do not score well in Class IX in important subjects.”  

So, in order to avoid such unpleasant situations, parents and teachers must start training students on core subjects like Maths and Science from class 6 onward with regular tests, practice questions, revisions, etc.

Utilize Performance Enhancing Sites

Online practice sites are one of the best ways to identify and improve weak areas and test your knowledge. The earlier these are recognized, the better.

Here at LetsPractise, we offer lesson worksheets, revision papers, past question papers and modular tests to help students to gauge and strengthen their academic skills. One advantage of using our practice portal is that we have a huge reservoir of study material and questions collected from various sources and a  variety of subjects, including Maths, Science, History, and Languages.

We have a great many practice papers that are all available to the students at any time which enables them to practice the tests at their leisure. Students can work according to the convenience and pace that suits them.

We also provide the students with the opportunity to judge their skills on random tests which possess many questions that are not found in their books. Students can also fortify their weak areas using the concept and revision worksheets shared on these portals. Listen to the advice of parents, students, and teachers of this Board Exam and prepare students to perform well when their time comes. Contact us right away.

The Board Exam of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is over. Now people are eagerly (or fearfully) awaiting the results, depending on how they performed.

It is time to see how much marks were earned for the labor.

Class XII Results

The wait is over for students who took the Board Exam for 12th standard. The results for the Class XII CBSE Board Exam were announced on Thursday, 2nd May 2019. This was within just 28 days of the exam.

If you were caught by surprise at this news, you aren’t the only one. Instead of notifying people a few days in advance, the Board only announced the release just an hour before it actually happened.

Click on this link to access the 2019 Class XII results on the official CBSE site:

http://cbseresults.nic.in/class12/class12th19.htm

Candidates who appeared for the exam need to fill out the form on the site and enter the following details:

  • Roll number
  • School number
  • Centre number
  • Admit card ID

There are four boxes. Type in the information in the respective box and click ‘submit’. Your result should be displayed on the screen.

One reason results for 12th standard students have been announced quicker than those for the 10th standard is because of college applications and necessity to submit the 12th marks for admission into the university. 

Class X Results

Next up is the results for Class X students. The results of the 2019 CBSE Board Exam are yet to be released as of writing. However, according to speculation and reports, the results for Class X will be announced on Sunday, May 5th, 2019.

Keep checking the official CBSE results page on a regular basis and stay tuned for updates!

You can access the site here:

http://cbseresults.nic.in/cbseresults_cms/Public/Home.aspx

CBSE has not yet officially announced the exact date of the result, so it may take a while longer. According to official information from CBSE, the results for Class X will be revealed about 2 or 3 days from the Class XII results.

Steps for checking results for Class X are the same as those for Class XII.

Aftermath of the Board Exam

The results are already out for Class XII and it looks like the Class X results will be released soon.

We hope your child has passed with flying colors. Congratulations to all the graduates. The overall pass percentage in 2018 was 86.07%.

On the other hand, there are those who did not pass or do as well as they hoped. One note to people reading this, especially parents, do not scold them. This will only make them feel bad and get even more disheartened. Failure is a stepping stone to success. Offer words of encouragement Hopefully, your child will learn from their mistakes and do better on the Class XII Board Exam.

The dust has settled. Now, it is time we focus on the students that are going to take the Board this school year or the next.

LetsPractise is dedicated to helping your child focus and learn better during the crucial Board Exam time. Check out our plans. We have a multitude of practice papers on a variety of subjects to help prepare for the Board Exam. They are sure to boost your knowledge and get you ready for this important moment in your life.

That was everything you need to know about the CBSE Board Exam 2019 results. Contact the LetsPractise team if you have any more questions or clarifications.

March and April are tough months for all students in India. Firstly, the pleasant spring weather gives in to blazing heat in April. April showers do not bring May flowers. Secondly, it is the time of the school, Board, or other competitive exams. children are buy poring over their books and cramming the lessons, practicing sample test papers, or studying revision notes.

These days, children have abundant and surplus material to study- class notes, tuition notes, study guides, exemplars, question banks, past test papers, revision notes, etc. The list is endless. Children are confused as to what to study and when.

Test Papers and Revision Notes – The Difference

Here is an analysis that clearly differentiates between test papers and revision notes. This will help students to understand when to use each of the two.

1. Summary vs. Q&A

Revision notes help you to summarize the lesson briefly and give a snapshot view of the lesson in condensed form. It takes the entire lesson and concisely presents it. One look at the revision notes and the child is prepared as they have a high overview of the lesson.

On the other hand, a practice test paper or mock test cannot present the lesson in a brief and capsulated form. They only give a set of questions and answers pertaining to the lesson. They can be either general or specific questions, and there is no guarantee that the entire lesson will be covered. However, it might cover specific details that would have been glossed over in the summary.

2. Important Points

Both revision notes and test papers cover the important points of the lesson, each in their own way.

Revision notes give a list of all the important points of the lesson while test papers pose questions from important portions. By reading the revision notes, the child can be fully prepared with the concept of the lesson. With test papers, they have a fair idea of how the questions regarding these important points will be asked.

3. Coverage

Revision notes give the entire lesson in a capsule form at least mention the main information. This cannot be said about test papers as each test paper may have questions from selected areas.

This can be fixed by working out several test papers, almost all portion of the lesson are covered fully. This is why several batches of sample test papers must be worked out.

4. Tough Portions

Can the tough portions that need extra work be identified? With sample test papers, yes. With revision notes, no!

With sample test papers, there is an understanding of which areas of the lessons are difficult from the question posed. There is a realization of having to work really hard on these areas. With revision notes, there is only an overall picture of the lesson and the difficult areas cannot be earmarked.

5. In Depth

The lesson may or may not be covered in depth by the revision notes. Usually, revision notes are for last minute brushing-up of the lesson for revision purpose and not to introduce the lesson and teach it to someone new. So, they just give the important points as a bulleted list.

The entire lesson cannot be covered in depth by practicing only just one test paper. If students make a habit of practicing test papers regularly, they can cover the lesson in depth. Students must make use of productive online practice learning sites like let practise and download sample test papers from them.

How and When to use Test Papers and Revision Notes?

Both test papers and revision notes must be used during exam time. The student must first prepare for the exam and revise using revision notes. Then they must practise and test herself/himself using the test papers to gauge their proficiency in the lesson.

Parents and teachers can download these sample test papers from online practice learning sites like LetsPractise. LetsPractise has an abundant resource-pool of question papers pertaining to all syllabi- State Board, IGCSE, CBSE, ICSE, etc. and for students from 1st standard to 10th standard. Take a look at our subscription plans. See anything you like? Contact us for more.

Online practice learning sites like LetsPractise are a boon to students as they offer both  test papers and revision notes to help them gain excellence in academics.

Make full use of LetsPractise to help your child excel in studies!

Everything in life has a dual nature- day and night, good and bad, rich and poor, health and illness. All things in the universe can be a boon (good) or a bane (bad) or in other words, a blessing or a curse. So it is with mobile phones.

Mobile phone usage is growing at a rapid rate. With smartphones, people have access to a variety of information at their fingertips. Today, the world is unimaginable without the omnipresent mobile phones. From the children aged 9 to the elderly aged 90, everyone has a smartphone now.

Before we continue, here are some cold hard facts regarding mobile phones:

  • 56% of the children in the age group of 8-12 have a mobile phone
  • 21% of children aged 8 years use a smartphone
  • The average age of a child when he/she receive his first mobile phone is 12.
  • 51% of the high school students carry their mobile phone to school every day.
  • Children under 9 years spent at least 2 hours every day staring at mobile screens.

Are all the above facts for good or is mobile usage going to harm your child in a huge way? It depends on how the smartphone is used.

Mobile Phones: Boon or Bane?

Let’s start with the negatives first.

Mobile Phones: Bane

Everyone knows how harmful mobile phones can be, especially for children.

  • Mobile phones emit bright blue light which harms the eye of children on prolonged exposure.
  • Children get addicted to online gaming due to the use of mobile phones
  • Addiction to social media is the aftermath of mobile phones usage
  • Children become couch potatoes as they cling on to their mobile phones and lose the opportunity to exercise and remain fit.
  • Children might be exposed to undesirable content online and it is difficult to monitor what they are doing every second.

Everything is best when used in moderation and this is the case with mobile phones.  Parents and teachers must not ban, but regulate the use of mobile phones at home and at school.

At home, parents must supervise the use of mobile phones and monitor the content of the websites and apps their children are using.  They should also restrict the excessive use of mobile phones by clearly defining at what times they can be used.

During examination time, children must limit time sinks like mobile phones and switch them off or hand them to the parents. At school, the use of mobile phones should be forbidden during class hours so students don’t get distracted. This is already being followed and implemented across many institutions.  

Mobile Phones: Boon

Enough has been said about how mobile phones make children addicted and ruin their lives. Let us look at some positive things about mobile phone usage by children.

Here are some statistics on how parents and teachers feel about the usage of mobile phones for children.

  • 62% of parents feel that mobile phones promote children’s education.
  • 45% of parents bought or plan to buy mobile phones to aid in their children’s education.
  • 68% of parents feel that mobile phones can teach children how to read.
  • 57% of parents feel that mobile phones help children in doing maths.
  • 32% of parents feel that mobile phones should be used in the classroom.
  • 62% of parents feel that mobile phones promote children’s education
  • 86% of school principals feel that it is important for students to use mobile phones for their school work.
  • 71% of teachers use online educational apps for teaching.
  • 64% of teachers use educational websites for teaching.

Apart from this, mobile phones help parents and teachers to access children at all times with a call. Students can also call their parents in case of an emergency, thus ensuring their safety.

All the above just proves that most parents and teachers feel that mobile phones can be a blessing. However, they have to be used in a productive manner by children to enhance their knowledge.

Should Children Use Mobile Phones or Not?

There’s no right answer to this question as it depends on how the phones are used. Instead of wasting time playing online games or posting on social media, children must optimise their use of mobile phones by amassing knowledge and enriching their talent. This will make mobile phones a boon for all children.

What are the ways in which mobile phones can be used productively by children?

Academically, children can use mobile phones to:

  • Expand their knowledge
  • Improve their English skills as a majority of language online is in English
  • Improve their vocabulary
  • Strengthen their mathematical ability
  • Understand science concepts
  • Improve their creativity
  • Download educational apps
  • Improve their dexterity and reflexes

If you’re deciding whether you should get your child a smartphone, remember that mobile phones are not all bad. Of course, kids will have fun with them, but they can still be used for educational purposes. Students can use mobile phones to practice their academic lessons and test themselves using online practice learning sites such as LetsPractise.

LetsPractise has an extensive knowledge base comprising of practice questions, worksheets, test papers and revision papers for classes from Class I to X for all boards like IGCSE, ICSE, CBSE, State Board, etc. Check out our interactive learning plans to see what we have to offer and contact us for more.

Here at LetsPractise, the education and welfare of children is our top priority. We aim to enrich the lives of children by enhancing their scholastic skills and also guide them on the path to success.

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Making mobile phones a boon or a bane is in our hands. You can make the merits outweigh the demerits. Let us teach children to use mobile phones consciously for the right purpose to upgrade their lives.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!”

Dr. Seuss, Author

Reading is the window to worldwide knowledge and the beacon light that help you travel through the tunnel of life. Reading opens up the mind of children to new ideas, concepts and experiences. A book is every child’s trusted friend, philosopher, and guide.

We are living in a world where we consume news, entertainment, and information through media such as mobile phones, video games, computer, TV, and cinema. Unfortunately, books have been long forgotten and left to gather dust in bookshelves and libraries.

Children hesitate to pick up a book and shudder to read it. They do not realize the importance, benefits, or rewards of reading. It is the duty of parents, teachers, and elders to enlighten children on the necessity of reading and inculcate the reading habit in them.

Why Should Children Read?

Here is a list of benefits of reading that parents and teachers can put forth to children to convince them to read.

1. Reading gives children a head start

Right from a young age, toddlers must be taught to read. Joining letters and forming words, reading from left to right, pronunciation – all three requires some practice and this comes from reading.

Reading from the age of infancy gives children a head start from preschool itself and prepares them for school. Children know what is expected of them in class when they learn to read and hence quickly adapt to the classroom routine.

2. Reading enhance language skills and expands vocabulary

Children only learn new words when they read. Reading help children to build their vocabulary and become fluent in the language. Children learn new words, understand their meaning, and learn to use them effectively in sentences. This helps improve their language skills very early in life.

This practice helps students later on as well. In interviews, language skills are sought after and counted foremost. Proper communication is vital for any business. By reading, children can master language easily.

3. Reading improves concentration

Reading stimulates brain development and cognitive skill in children. Reading a book requires effort and concentration. Children have to focus on the words, understand their meaning, register the gist of the chapter, and so on. Children learn to focus their attention and concentrate without allowing their mind to wander or digress. It improves concentration and focus. It also taps into certain specific areas of the brain and stimulates them.

4. Reading instills discipline and patience

Children who are avid readers are more patient and self-disciplined. Reading a book continuously takes time and patience.  Reading enables children to pay attention to the book for a certain period of time in a disciplined manner. It also takes patience and dedication to finish reading a book. Reading help children to develop patience and also instills the discipline to finish the task on hand.

5. Reading incites the thirst for knowledge

To excel in their life and career, children should be knowledgeable. This knowledge can come only when they have a curiosity to learn new things. Reading introduces children to a new world of ideas, discoveries, and adventure from many different perspectives. Children develop a longing to explore new avenues, experiment with new ideas, and express new emotions. All this helps them to mature as competent individuals who are constantly innovating and improving.

6. Reading kindles imagination

Many things might seem improbable in real life, but everything is possible in a book. So, children can unleash their imagination and venture into new areas of adventure while reading a  book. It helps with their creativity. They could be flying in outer space, going deep sea diving, or exploring dinosaurs thanks to books.

Plus, children must imagine the scenarios themselves rather than a game or a movie where it is spoon-fed to them. Reading opens up new possibilities and urges children to expand their ideas and innovate.

7. Reading reforms children

Great changes have been wrought by reading. Reading teaches children the difference between right and wrong. Reading has the power to engage the reader, establish a connection with him/her, and even alter their perspective on certain issues. There are many good morals and lessons to be learned. Reading is a great reformer and helps children to realize their mistakes and mend their ways.

8. Reading relaxes children

When children have a hard day in school, they look for ways to relax and unwind. Parents must suggest storybook-reading for this relaxation. A lot of electronic media is uncontrolled and there’s no way to prevent children from stumbling upon something inappropriate on the internet while flipping through channels.

Instead of watching TV or playing games late into the night, children can instead pick up a good storybook and read. Reading is the best and safest form of entertainment for children.

9. Reading helps in good parenting

Parenting is a challenge for most adults these days. Children have gained much exposure to all sort of things, both good and bad. Parents have a tough time getting children to listen to them. This is where reading comes to the rescue.

When a parent reads a book to/with a child, the bond of affection is strengthened. Parents can even cite examples from books to convince and persuade children. Self-motivational books are a boon for parents to educate children and make them understand the way of life.

10. Reading develops personality

Reading enhance the personality of the child in a holistic manner. Children gain knowledge, academic, and language skills and life-experiences from books. Virtues like empathy, charity, sympathy, honesty etc. are also advocated by reading.

There is no replacement for reading to build the character and personality of children. What children learn when they’re young shapes their personality later on in life. Parents must set an example for children by reading books themselves and also instills the habit of reading in children by introducing them to quality books.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

George R. R. Martin, Author

Reading is a healthy alternative to spending hours playing games on the computer or watching television (also derided as the ‘Idiot Box’). Newspapers are one of the best things to read because they offer a lot of information about what’s going on around the world.

Now, imagine a newspaper made just for your child. This is what News Shuttle offers. They offer high-quality informative print media for kids at affordable rates.

News Shuttle curates information and activities, exclusively for kids in the age group 6 to 14 years. It is published fortnightly and is full of interesting news from across the world, attractive activities for kids, eye-catching news for their age and much more. Their pages are not only about up to date information but also full of relevant images to grab the attention of the young readers. They aim to facilitate logical thinking, develop critical analytical skills and nurture their creativity. You can take a look at their subscription plans here.

Similarly, at LetsPractise, we help children develop the habit of reading, studying, and solving questions by themselves. We are an online practice learning site with a cornucopia of worksheets and practice questions from 1st to 10th standard pertaining to all boards like IGCSE, ICSE, CBSE, State Board, etc. Browse our learning plans and be sure to contact our team for more.

Reading helps children to be more responsible, result-oriented and resourceful and reward them with the best benefits in life.