Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg is a regular contributor of Imphal Times, mostly related with Education. Vijay is a resident of Street Kour Chand MHR Malout-152107 Distt Sri Muktsar sahib Punjab. Vijay Garg, Ex.PES-1 is a retired Principal from Government Girls Sen Sec school Mandi Harji Ram Malout -152106 Punjab. He is also the author of Quantitative Aptitude, NTSE , NMMS, Mathematics of XII, ICSE numerical physics and chemistry many more books.

For all class X students, who are going to take their first board exams, be it under CBSE Board any other state board, this is the most crucial time to become ready for the challenge. However, there are a few common questions regarding the board exams, which keep boggling in students’ minds. These are; why does everyone emphasize on getting good marks in board exams? Why do we fear the board exams? Why are there board exams? Actually, the extreme hype has been created about the class 10th board exams due to which even a thought of taking it gives students nightmares. However, board exams are just the kind of other exams which students have been taking in their previous classes. The only difference is that for class 10th students, board exams are the first nationalized exams. A successful accomplishment of the exams may take a student to another level in his/her academic and career prospects. Also, a good result in board exams signifies the level of sincerity and sense of responsibility a student carries.
1. First most important step in deciding career path for future
Your result in CBSE class 10 acts as the foremost parameter in deciding whether you will be able to get your preferred stream in 11th class. Your marks in a particular subject somewhere reflect your interest or disinterest in that subject, helping you choose a stream; Science, Commerce or  Arts, accordingly. At this stage students become mature enough to explore their interests and take an appropriate decision. The stream you will be taking in class 11 will finally decide your career prospects in future. For example, if you want to build a career in medical field, then you will have to take biology in class 11th for which you need to earn a good score in class 10 science exam.
2. Signifies your academic achievements
Marks scored in class 10 board exams will act as a key factor for getting admission in higher secondary schools of your choice. Board exam results form an important part of your resume, indicating  your academic performance and achievements. In the current education scenario, many prestigious colleges and universities assign extra points to class 10th marks while granting admission to students. Hence, a good score in class 10 board exams can actually acts as a career shaper in the life of a student.
Moreover, for enrolling into any entrance exam or a scholarship programme which a student can take after class 10th, he/she must have secured a minimum required percentage/grades in 10th board exams.  
3. Prepares students to handle stress and anxieties
Class 10th board exams make you mentally strong and calm by conquering the exam stress and tension. Actually, once you have successfully faced and passed the class 10 board exams, you will find yourself to be able to face bigger and tougher exams fearlessly. You will learn how to manage time, stress and give your best under pressure situations.
For class 10 board exams, you are required to get out of your comfort zone by taking the exam at a different centre. The exam being made and evaluated by the teachers who are not from your school, gives you a chance to evaluate your performance better. Facing an unforseen situation and coming out successful gives you the confidence for future.
4. Pre-rehearsal for class 12 board exams
After class 10 the second most important exam will be the class 12 board exams. So, class 10 students can treat their board exams as a trial run for the class 12 board exams. The whole experience of going to another school, being seated with all new students and taking the exam under strict observance of the invigilators is enough to prepare you for the upcoming academic challenges. Once you get familarised with the whole process, you will feel more confident and prepared for the next time when you will encounter the same situation in class 12.
Though in comparison with class 10th the degree of complexity in class 12th will be higher, but the experience of class 10 board exams will make you familiar with the fuss and more confident to face your class 12 boards which will decide the course of your college life, eventually affecting your career prospects.
5. Helps you realise your level among others
The class 10 board exam is a perfect criteria to indicate a student’s learnings and abilities. It lets you know your stand as compared to not only your few classmates but all the class 10 students across the country. Since board exams are conducted at the national level, so a bad result in class 10 boards can be taken as a wake-up call to perform better next time .
An excellent performance in class 10 boards will give you motivational push to maintain the same level of success in future as well. The sense of achievement on scoring well in your board exams will overshadow your performance in school’s internal exams.
Knowing the importance of class 10 board exams, students must start preparing effectively for the upcoming exams. Don’t get tensed or panicked by what’s going all around. Just stay calm, focused and well prepared. All these will be enough to score well in your class 10 board exam 2021.

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 18:06

How to beat with stress at workplace

Workplace stress as you might know is facing stress in the workplace, it could be because of a lot of reasons, like I mentioned in my previous article. You could check it out to find out if you are facing stress at your work place.

But just by knowing you have stress, won’t be at any use. Stress is like a poisonous drug, the more you let it go and don’t take a step to remove or reduce it the more it will try to harm you. So something needs to be done to eliminate stress or reduce it in your workplace. Below are few tips you could use to have a happy and comfortable workplace:
Start by reaching out: Talk about your concerns and issues with another employee or the HR of your company, having conversations face to face can solve issues faster and will make you feel lighter.
Look for support at home: It is very important to have a strong support system especially out of the workplace to manage stress in all areas. If you are facing issues or problems in your workplace and cannot talk it out to anyone there, your family and friends will always be there. Share the issue with them, the main solution is to let it out.
Review your diet: Your food choice can have an impact on how you feel at work, as well as have an impact on our body. So if you do not eat healthy or skip meals when we are of to work, it might result in weakness and sick feeling. Eating small frequent and healthy meals can help your body maintain an even of blood sugar and also keeping your energy and focus level high.
Get active: One of the major reason for stress in the workplace is weakness or laziness which could step from lack of activity. So try to add sometime in your working day to exercise or some form of physical activity. Physical activity produces hormones which creates a chemical reaction in the brain that acts as a natural pain killer and also improves sleep ability.
Rest: You need to get the full amount of sleep to feel your best at work. When you happened to work extra over your limits you are less patient and become easily anxious which causes stress. So work according to your energy level and give your body the rest it needs.
Prioritize and organize: To reduce stress you need to de-clutter you work desk as well do your in an organized manner, so that you are less irritated. Also plan and prioritize what you have to do and how you are going to do it.
Apply positive thinking: If you focus on the downside of any situation you will be drained of energy and motivation. Positive thinking helps with stress management and also improves health. You need to practice positive self-talk and keep motivating yourself to do your best.

Monday, 01 March 2021 17:09

Tips for final Exam Success

As students, we are constantly tested for our knowledge. We are required to take many exams, from the minor ones such as quizzes and midterm exams to those major ones that determine our fate, like entrance exams and final exams. Failing exams is never a pleasant thing to encounter, and we all want to avoid that.

However, not everyone knows how to better prepare themselves for those exams. This article suggests some essential tips students can use to successfully get through exams.
First, it is important to start the revision process as early as possible in order to sufficiently prepare ourselves for upcoming exams. We should note down how many exams we will have and what lessons we need to revise, and then we can respectively start organizing our study schedule Early revision can be very beneficial for effective exam preparation.
We would have enough time to go through notes and other crucial study materials diligently without having to feel rushed, and the amount of stress we face is also less. Leaving everything until the last minute is never a promising approach for exam preparation as it would do more harm than good and make things even messier to manage (
Second, setting a clear and timely study routine for ourselves as well as organizing our study space can enhance our comprehension and absorption of knowledge needed for exams  It would be great to keep our study space tidy and spacious and stay away from anything that can distract or sidetrack our focus, such as phones and loud music Also, making ourselves comfortable in our study space can help us concentrate better on revising . Having good time management of our study schedule can contribute to productive study outcomes as well. successful study habits and strategies are attributed to sufficient time management. From my personal experience, sticking to scheduled study patterns with particular goals for each review session plus keeping myself motivited during the revision could help me learn more effectively.There are different ways t
Third, taking a regular break during the revision could help our brain to maintain the ability to focus  Studying for long hours without a break is not the way to go since our memory would deteriorate from trying to memorize and understand too much information at once. A study showed that short breaks from a task could drastically increase one’s ability to concentrate on that task for much longer. In the  study, participants were asked to perform a 50-minute task. As a result, for many of those who worked on the task nonstop, their performance dramatically dropped over time. On the other hand, those who were allowed to have two short breaks from the task showed no decline in their performance.
Fourth, organizing study groups can be useful in helping us prepare for exams  Group studies are great for exchanging knowledge and helping each other learn. According to 97% of students from a study acknowledged that working in groups promoted learning, either in collaborative abilities, academic knowledge, or both.
They also stated that they could learn various things when working in groups than working individually. Similarly, claimed that group studies could enhance students’ intellectual abilities when conducted efficiently as it could inspire interest and raise confidence.
For me, studying in groups was beneficial when I was preparing for exams in high school and at university. One of the benefits was that I could ask someone to explain the points I did not understand and share what I understood with others, which helped me remember better.
Lastly, it is a good idea to find and practice past exams if possible ( This method has been used by many teachers to prepare their students for major exams, especially grade 9 and 12 national examinations. Students are given exams from previous years to practice, which could help them understand the general format of the exams and figure out what to focus during the revision. From my own experiences, this method did help me in several ways.
I was able to familiarize myself with the exam format and learn how to divide time for each section based on the level of difficulty and scores given explained that many examiners do not usually come up with different question types every year, so once you have completed several past papers, there are possibilities that some questions appearing on the exam papers would seem familiar.
To sum up, the tips mentioned above could turn out to be useful for those who are preparing for upcoming exams. Nonetheless, it would be even better to figure out what methods and study patterns work best for each individual. Preparing for exams could be a time-consuming and exhausting process, but if we try our best to study with proper and effective methods, the outcome would be worth every effort. It is also necessary to take care of our health and ensure that it is in good condition so that we could perform to the fullest of our potential and abilities during the exams.

In India, February 28 is celebrated every year as ‘National Science Day’.  On the same day in 1928, the great scientist Chandrasekhar Venkataraman (CV Raman) discovered the unique ‘Raman effect’ in the field of physics.  Raman’s discovery was a clear demonstration of the Quantum Theory of Light.  The decision to celebrate National Science Day was taken by the Government of India in 1986.  Science Day is associated with a theme every year by the Government of India.  The role of women in the country’s prestigious space missions Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan has been crucial in the last few years.  The theme of National Science Day 2020 is ‘Women in Science’.  The main objective of this theme is to further promote the participation of women in the field of science dissemination, promotion, dissemination and research.
What is the theme of National Science Day 2021?
This year, the theme of National Science Day 2021 is “The Future of STI: Impact on Education, Skills and Applications”
What is the purpose of National Science Day?
The purpose of this day is to motivate students to try their hand at science.
CV Raman was the first Indian scientist to win the Nobel Prize in Science.  This great scientist was born on 7 November 1888 in the small town of Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu) in southern India.  Raman’s father was a professor of mathematics and physics at the college.  Was.  Also.  Raman passed the FA exam at the age of 11 with a tenth and at the age of 13 with a scholarship.  After completing his primary education, he joined AVN College, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).  At the age of fifteen, CV  Raman earned a BA degree and finished first in his class.  At the age of eighteen, he earned his M.A.  Received Honors degree.  During his student days, he conducted research on many scientific subjects at his own level and one of his research papers was published in 1906 in Philosophical Magazine, London.
Was.  Also.  Raman married Lokasundari Ammal (1892-1980) on 6 May 1907.  He had two sons, Chandrasekhar and Radio Astronomer Radhakrishnan.  CV Raman Subramanian was one of Chandrasekhar’s uncles who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983.  Of course the CV.  Raman showed his expertise in science but was not encouraged to choose science as a profession at that time and at the behest of his father, he appeared for the entrance examination in ‘Indian Financial Civil Services’.  After passing the examination, he got a job as Assistant Accountant General in the Revenue Department.  While working in the Calcutta office of the department, he met Amrit Lal Sirkar, Honorary Secretary, Indian Association for Cultivation of Science.  At the behest of the government, Raman started doing research in the association’s laboratory.  While working here, he wrote about 30 research papers.  His research was published in some of the best science journals such as Nature, Physics Reviews and Philosophical Magazine.  He was also transferred twice during this period but continued his research work.  When the great scientist Ashutosh Mukherjee became the Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University in 1917, he was.  Also.  Raman was offered a professorship, which he gladly accepted.  Although his salary was half of his first job, he did not take a minute to quit his job in the revenue department.  The Revenue Department did not want to let him leave because he was one of the best officers.  When he went to England in 1921 to work at the university, he was fascinated by the deep blue oceans there.  Looking at these oceans, CV Raman came up with the idea of doing research on the subject of light scattering.  In 1924 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.  Four years later, in 1928, at a joint meeting of the Institute of South Indian Sciences and the Science Club of Center College, Bangalore, he announced his discovery of the Raman effect.  For his research work in the field of science, he was awarded the title of ‘Sir’ in 1929 and the Nobel Prize in 1930.  In 1934, he became the Director of IISC, Bangalore where he remained till his retirement.  After his retirement, he established the Raman Institute in Bangalore and later the Indian Academy of Sciences.  He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954 by the Government of India for his scientific contribution.  He died on November 1, 1970.  According to his wishes, his activities were performed in the garden of Raman Institute.  He was a simple, passionate man.  He was of the view that the solution to India’s problems lay only with science and that we should not look to the West for solutions to our problems but should find solutions to them ourselves.  Was.  Also.  Raman was not only a great scientist but also a staunch patriot.  Was.  Also.  Throughout his life, Raman had amassed a collection of nuggets, minerals and other interesting items which are on display at the Raman Research Institute where he taught and worked.

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