Difference between board exams and competitive exams

This article discusses about the difference in between the board exams and the competitive exams.

Competitive exams are very much different than the board exams. As a result success in competitive exams requires a different approach .In fact there are many toppers of different boards who fail to perform well in competitive exams. Let us analyze that how the competitive exams are different from board exams.

1. In board exams knowing the facts, concepts is sufficient but in the competitive exams application of the concepts is also required. Thus in order to succeed in competitive exams a student has to practice questions and apply logic and concepts for solving a problem.

2. The answers in board exams is subjective while in most of the competitive exams objective type questions are asked. Therefore handwriting and presentation skills are not important in competitive exams.

3. Board exams remove below average students while in competitive exams even average students are eliminated. Only top 5-10 % students are selected in competitive exams.

4. In board exams absolute marks are given importance but in competitive exams relative marks are important.

5. In competitive exams one or two marks are also very important and can result in selection or rejection. That is not so in the case of board exams.

Therefore students should prepare with a different approach for competitive exams in order to crack them.

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Author: Partha K.08 Sep 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 5

This article discusses the difference between Board (conventional) examination and competitive examination. In this connection, I would like to state that competitive examination is totally different from conventional examination. In conventional examination i.e., in board/university examination, there is a pass mark in every subject and the candidate is required to get the pass mark in each subject and in aggregate to qualify the examination. There is also the concept of Division/Class. If a student gets more than 60% marks in conventional examination, it is stated that he/she has secured first class marks. On the other hand, there is no concept of passing the examination in case of competitive examinations. Generally, competitive examination is held where the numbers of seats are limited. If there are one hundred seats/vacancies, only the top one hundred candidates would be considered to be qualified the competitive examination.

In view of above, the strategy of preparation is totally different for competitive examination than the strategy for board/university examination. The students who become successful in competitive examinations have some different qualities. This issue has been discussed in greater details in the following article:-

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