Paper Solving Techniques

  • Attempting the paper properly in board examinations is the key to score high marks.
  • Many students don't realize the fact that paper presentation is very important and you have to attempt the paper in a way that not only impresses the checker but also makes him read your paper easily.
  • The easier you make it for the checker, the more marks you are likely to attain.
  • And the same is true for all boards, let it be Federal Board, Punjab Boards, or KPK and Sindh Boards.
How to Attempt your Paper?
First of all, you need to be cautious of your overall paper presentations. Here are the few things you need to consider:
  1. Draw a line on the right and left of the page with a cut marker
  2. Keep your paper neat and clean
  3. Giver Proper important headings
  4. Fill all the page don't leave any space
  5. Stay on the topic while answering the question
  6. After finishing the question draw a line at the end of the answer
  7. Don't leave extra space at the end of the page.
  8. Answer only the number of the question asked don't attempt extra
    question. But if do attempt extra questions, then do not write the
    word "EXTRA QUESTION" with it.
All high achievers and board toppers follow the rules. So, if you want to get higher marks, follow the rules.
Required Material for Effective Paper Presentation
Putting first things first, you need the following to attempt your paper effectively.
  • A large transparent scale.
  • A blue cut marker
  • A small scale
  • A good blue pen
  • A pencil, an eraser, and a sharpener.
Using large transparent scale and a small scale
  • To draw a line, on both sides of the papers, so that your margins are clear and all of your page gives a better look as your writings will be well margined.
  • Small scale is very effective for drawing small lines after each answer so that checker knows that you have completed the answer.
Use of cut marker
The use of a cut marker effectively is the most important step, as it's the key to get more marks. There are following uses of the cut marker in the exam.
  • Use the cut marker for headings, question numbers, and parts.
  • Main heading on the first two lines should be "Subjective type" at the center of the page.
  • Then give Subheading as Short Questions at the center of the page
  • The third heading should be Question number, and it should also be written in the center of the page
  • Underline the subheading if you are not writing it with cut marker
  • Always write question number and part number in the middle of the line.
Use Cut Marker it to write important points, such as dates, names, important words , so that even if the checker doesn't check your paper with full attention, he knows on the first glimpse that you have written everything and all points necessary to get full marks.
Also write important sentences or Phrases with the cut marker , in all subjects, normally there is one sentence in the question that is most important, and that the checker wants to check. For example, in physics, a very important short question is related to the momentum is why gun recoils when a bullet is fired. You can write the answer normally with a ballpoint, but the To conserve Momentum is the most important phrase in the answer, so write it with the cut marker. Because it's the phrase the checker wants to check whereas the rest of it is not that important.
Draw a short line after writing each answer
And also leave one line after each answer, so that you may have the space available even if you missed anything, and you may write it once you remember. But do not leaver two or more empty lines, as leaving too many empty spaces is considered to be a bad thing in board examinations.
Good Pen / Ball point
It is better to purchase pen/ball points at least a week before the examinations, as the new pens are harder to write, so use the pens for a two to three days so that they can get smoother.
Use a pencil, an eraser, and a sharpener
You can draw diagram with a pencil, but if you are good at drawing with a ball point then it's preferable in order to get more marks. However, it is very important to label the diagrams preferably with a cut marker.
Order of the Questions
  • First attempt the question in which you are good at, as at the start of the paper the checker will know that you are good student. You need to keep that impression for at least three questions,
  • So your best answer should be the second question.
  • Then attempt the question in which you are perfect at , as the checker knows that your 2nd and 3rd questions are even better than the first one. So the impression gets better.
  • Hence he will feel comfortable to give you better marks. It is also important not to attempt the least good question at the end, but mix it in between the good questions, may be at number 7 or 8 
  • Your last attempted question should also be good one, as most of the checker know that the last questions are normally the ones that you don't know the answers. So use these tricks cleverly. 
  • And then attempt the question in which you are least good at.
  • Practice attempting the paper by Giving test at colleges and academies.
  • Make a habit of reading the paper after solving it.
  • Before going for exam ready all the stuff required.
  • Practice the designing of the paper before the final exam.
Model Paper