CBSE 12th Preparation Tips 2024: Know Complete Strategy & Guide

CBSE 12th 2024 ( CBSE 12th )

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Exam On: 15 Feb '24 - 2 Apr '24

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CBSE 12th Preparation 2024: All the students preparing for the 12th board examinations must cover the entire CBSE 12th syllabus 2024 well in time. At least a month should be kept reserved for the revision of all the important things. Here are a few CBSE Class 12 preparation tips 2024 that students can follow to secure good marks in the examinations.

The CBSE Class 12 exams 2024 began on February 15 and will conclude on April 2, 2024.


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    1. Make a schedule/time table
      Students must begin early with the preparations for the board examinations. They must chalk out a full schedule and follow it religiously. All the important topics should be revised after every few days. 
  1. Revise the formulae
    One of the most important things in exams is the formulae which we have in subjects like Mathematics, Science, etc. Students should make sure that they learn all the formulae by heart and revise them each day as to not forget them while attempting any question.
  2. Eat healthy
    Students must make sure to not skip meals in between studies. Meals are very important for the proper working of our body and mind.
  3. Practise previous years' question papers/ CBSE sample papers
    Attempting previous years' question papers/sample papers give the student an insight into the type of questions asked as well as the marking scheme. 

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Q:   Can I again give CBSE 12th exam in 2024 even after passing it in 2023?


Yes you can repeat CBSE 12th even you have passed. You have to fill improvement exam in 2024 you will count as private member and you have to fill the application form and submit to your school. The exam will be held around the same time as the regular board exams. This improvement exam will replace original marksheet if you score higher than previous one and these will be considered in undergraduate program.

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Q:   Will we get sufficient time to prepare for our CBSE 12th examinations once they begin?


Yes, the board provides sufficient preparation leaves for you to prepare for the exams. Students are advised to finish their syllabus and practice the sample papers well ahead in time so as to avoid any panic situation once exams begin. 


Q:   How can I prepare for CBSE 12th examination to get 80% above marks in annual board examinations?

You have to just revise your subjects daily. You can also buy some handbooks. The best way is to study daily. Just two months before exam buy a 10 years solved and study it.

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CBSE 12th English Preparation Tips 2024

Students who are all set to appear for the CBSE Board exams 2024 must know how to score good marks in CBSE class 12 English. They need to note that according to the Board, it is mandatory to pass in English subject. Students who are unable to pass in this subject will not clear the class. English is one of the underrated subjects when it comes to preparing for the same. Students often forget that this subject carries equal importance and it can help them to increase their percentage. Hence, they must allocate sufficient time to prepare for the subject.

  • Get acquainted with the CBSE 12th Syllabus 2024 - Knowing the syllabus will help students know the important topics and mark distribution of all the subjects.
  • Know the Exam Pattern - Knowing the exam pattern lets students know the important units and helps them prepare to score well.


CBSE English Exam Pattern 2024

The English question paper is divided into three sections-

Section A – 22 Marks Reading Skills

Section B – 18 Marks Creative Writing Skills

Section C – 40 Marks Literature Text Book and Supplementary Reading Text

To score well in English exam, students must follow the tips below:

  • Give at least one hour to English daily

Students often take English for granted and end up scoring low marks. They must understand that this subject will help them increase their overall percentage. It is strongly recommended that students give a minimum of one hour to English per day. Utilize this one hour in reading extensively. Remember that it will not only help to cover the chapters but also improve your reading skills. Not just this, but it will also enhance the student’s vocabulary and improve their writing skills.

  • Solve the CBSE 12th Previous years’ Question Papers

Students must solve the previous years’ CBSE Class 12 question papers to know the difficulty level of the question papers. Not just this, but by solving the previous years’ sample papers, they will be able to know which section carries the highest marks. 

  • Choose the Right Books

Students must use the right books for the preparation of exams. They must finish going through the NCERT textbooks for the subject. Some of the best books which students must refer to while taking the CBSE English exam are:

  • Flamingo
  • Vistas
  • Language Skills book - Class XII English Elective published by CBSE, Delhi.
  • Literature Reader - Class XII English Elective published by CBSE, Delhi.

Reference Books for CBSE Class 12 English Grammar

  1. Wren and Martin High School grammar
  2. A Practical Guide to English Grammar (Paperback) by K. P. Thakur
  3. Silas Marner Class-12 1st Edition (Paperback) by K. S. Paul
  • Learn the art of answering creatively!

While answering the questions in the literature section, students must try to give their bit to the answers. Answering the questions with the student’s perspective, ideas yet keeping the essence and context of the answer at the same will help in scoring well. This comes with voracious reading. Therefore, students are advised that apart from the course, they must read the novels and the literature pieces of their interest and enhance their vocabulary and writing skills.

  • Manage time effectively

Students need to note that the CBSE English paper is extremely lengthy. Therefore, managing time efficiently is of utmost importance. They are advised to quickly go through the question paper in the 15 minutes time provided for reading. Students must read the ‘Reading section’ in the question paper in the first 10 minutes and understand the passages and related questions well. In the rest five minutes, they are advised to go through the questions of the literature section. This will help in managing the time efficiently while appearing for the exams. 

CBSE 12th Mathematics Preparation 2024

Given below are the reference books students must go through to prepare for CBSE 12th Maths examinations.

Book Name


Mathematics Part I & II - Textbook for Class XII


Mathematics-Class XII (Set of 2 Volumes)

R.D. Sharma

Mathematics Exemplar Problem for Class XII


Senior Secondary School Mathematics for class 12

R. S. Aggarwal

Topic-wise CBSE Class 12th Maths Preparation Tips

  • Relations and Functions and Linear programming are the easiest units, both of these do not take much effort to understand and it carries 13 marks in total.
  • Algebra contains two topics namely matrices and determinants. Both the chapters are easy to understand and play an important role to score good marks. It carries 10 marks.
  • In the exam, five questions are asked from Vectors and Three -Dimensional Geometry, which carries a total of 14 marks. For better visualization, students should make appropriate diagrams as they study.
  • Probability is an easy unit that has a weightage of 8 marks. It requires strong basics, a logical approach, and a lot of practice to understand its formulas and applications.
  • It is required to focus on Calculus the most as it carries 35 marks in total. By using a logical approach and rigorous practice, one can easily complete this section.

Preparing well for CBSE 12th examinations will help students prepare for the upcoming competitive exams like NEET, JEE Mains etc. However, to know more about JEE Mains preparation and NEET preparation, students can click on the links provided.

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Q:   How can I score above 95% in 12th (CBSE)?

Hard work, self-study and practice should be your 3 mantras to score 95% or above in class 12th. Good luck!

Q:   Are NCERT books enough to score well in CBSE 12th medical board exams?

Hi Sharan, Yes, they are sufficient, if you study it thoroughly. But solving previous years problems is also equally important. Apart from this attempting TedT series of the same also plays important roles. Best of luck.

FAQs on CBSE Class 12 Preparation 2024

Students can check below the FAQs related to CBSE 12th preparation 2024 -

Q:   How many minimum marks do I need to score to clear the CBSE 12th exams 2024?


Students need to score at least 33 per cent in each subject in order to clear the CBSE 12th board exams 2024.


Q:   Can I finish all CBSE 12th preparation 2024 for the examinations starting now?


You must go through the CBSE 12th syllabus and exam pattern for all subjects. Segregate the chapter and plan your days ahead for covering each topic thoroughly. Get all your doubts cleared by your teachers and peers. Solve CBSE 12th sample papers 2024 to know the kind of questions that have a good chance to come.


Q:   Will adhering to the CBSE 12th preparation tips above ensure I score well?


Yes, following the pointers above religiously will help you score well in CBSE 12th exams 2024. Be consistent in your efforts and do not take much stress as it tires the body and mind and comes in the way of smooth learning.


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Yes you could into kirori Mal College with 70% in class 12th because The criteria for the admission is that the candidate should be 12th passed with 40% marks aggregate in a specific stream.


Yash Tale

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Answered 21 hours ago

Admissions criteria can vary from year to year, and it's also influenced by factors such as the number of applicants, the institution's policies, and the competitiveness of the program. Generally speaking, for highly competitive programs like B.Sc. in medical sciences at institutions like Amrita Ins



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Yes, you can get admission in B.Sc at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) Lucknow with 60% in Class 12th. The eligibility criteria for B.Sc programs at BBAU Lucknow typically require candidates to have completed class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with a minimum of 50% marks (45%



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To see if you can get into YMCA University with a 70% in 12th grade, you must first analyze the exact admission standards for the degree you are interested in. The key eligibility requirement for B.Tech programs at YMCA University is performance in the JEE Main entrance test rather than just a perce



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Yes, you can get into Ajeenkya DY Patil School of Engineering with a percentage of 60% in B.Tech. You should also have.

  • 45% or above in 10+2. ( 40% for reserved categories).
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The eligibility criteria for admission to the Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) programme at the GNIOT Institute of Professional Studies is 10+2 with 45% marks and 33% for SC/ST with Maths as a compulsory subject

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