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Date: 12 Mar 2016   Posted By: Sumit Anand     Group: Education    Category: Exam Questions   

My friend is nervous about his result. He has scored 7.6 grade point (B2) in Maths and 9 grade point (A2) in Hindi and 10 in rest of the subjects. He fears that if he scores A1 in all subjects in term 2 he wont get a 10 CGPA. What should I say to him to increase his confidence?
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Author: Juana    14 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 10  (Rs 10)    Voting Score: 0

Tell your friends that what has happened has happened; he cannot change the past and his grades by worrying about them. He must instead focus on the present and concentrate on his studies so he fares well in the exams and gets good grades. Speculating about grades is no good. It is also valuable time wasted.

If despite all his efforts he fails to get the desired grades, it still is not the end of the world.

I heard an interesting account about the Australian Army which you can share with your friend. When the Australian Army builds an elite core team they check the track record of each candidate. The ones who have excelled throughout their career are rejected immediately. Mind you, this selection process is for a team that they are picking for highly skilled military manoeuvres. Yet, they do not consider the brilliant among the lot. They instead pick men and officers who failed and bounced back, because they are the ones with the most determination and drive. Since, they have fought back; they show more inner strength and know how to fight all odds.

Use this as an example to your friend and explain to him that bouncing back matters. It shows his grit and determination. Ask him to set his mind on what he wants to do and that he shouldn't let his past performance distract him from his present goal.

If you see signs of dejection please inform his parents or someone in your institution. If you are in a hostel make sure he is not alone at any given time. Try and cheer him and let the warden know of his mental state.

Author: Avi    14 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

This kind situation all the student goes through before their last semesters. First thing is to compare. Tell your friend to check overall performance in his university that how many students keeping average of 10. If there are not many then tell him he don't have to worry. Right now he has to focus on what is his hand i.e. term 2. Mostly all people remember what you scored in term 2 so please have discussion with him to be good in current semester.

Author: Seema Shah    14 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Well, to start with: Is marks the only thing in life?
Indian society including many parents, relatives, teachers etc... has been driven by marks, and the other important attributes of the child/ person are forgotten. Do people with low grades not do well or survive in their life? Ample examples are available in everyday life.
Marks are important, but should not be the only focus. Learn, use your brains and apply what you have learnt, be street smart.
So I feel take heed, be serious and concentrate on studies, and do well in academics. Excel in your tasks and put in your best! You will score as you deserve.
There is no need to worry about what will happen, get diverted, get stressed and forget the main goals. Learn from the past mistakes of how and when you studied and decide how to study now. But do not cling to the past. It is an utter waste of time.
Also do not compare with others and feel bad or sorry about yourself. If you get an inferiority complex, you are doomed. Set your own standards, and decide how to reach them. You are unique, find out your strengths, weaknesses and design your own study plan and your career path.
All the best!

Author: Adarsh kumar    23 Mar 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

First of all tell him the most common saying that his future is not decided by these one time grades.
Let me tell you one important fact that getting 10 cgpa depends more on your performance in board exam then your SA exams.
I had poor performance in my SA1 and SA2 exams but studied well with self confidence and relaxed mind which resulted in getting 10 cgpa. One should not study to get marks but to improve one's knowledge. Being a CBSE student one should never think about marks. One should have clear idea of all the fundamentals and study concepts instead of buttifying.
Once you are thorough with all the concepts even god cannot stop you from getting 10 cgpa. Overall I want you to stress him on studying concepts rather than getting worried about his cgpa. When I was in school I observed that those who always longed for 10 cgpa never got that grade and those who had a chilled and relaxed mind like me got 10 cgpa. Give him some tips on studying concepts.
CBSE students should also focus on extracurricular activities as grade points are awarded for these activities. The portion of class 10 is very easy so that one can have time to spend in sports and other activities. Just ask him to be a chilled cool guy.
All the best.

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