How to Succeed in HSC Physics : 5 Techniques To Score More Marks

PHYSICS is the most dreaded subject among teenagers, be it a 9th grade kid or a 12th grade student, the term ‘physics’ is itself enough to get him/her some serious nervousness.

Let us play with an example, I guess that would give you a better idea of how to start and play with the rhythm of PHYSICS.

I guess all of you know about RAHUL (naam to suna hi hoga) I guess every group of friends has at least 1 Rahul with them, let’s assume Rahul is currently scoring 50% marks in physics and he needs to score a minimum of 80% marks to get admission into the finest college of the town with a hyperfine stream of learning. Rahul then decides to make some changes in his mode of study and he goes by the following method…

1. Strategic Planning

What does strategic planning mean, it’s not about making a schedule for the day and not being able to complete any of the tasks planned. Instead try and plan something feasible

For example: in our case, Rahul decides to create a schedule wherein he covers IMPORTANT yet SIMPLE chapters in size on priority, whereas DIFFICULT and NOT SO IMPORTANT chapters later in the queue.

2. Solve Numerical Questions

All of us understand that we lose a major portion of our marks on the numerical questions in physics and trust me they are not difficult, all you need is some attention to them. Rahul also had great difficulties in solving problems in numerical, so he decides to make a separate schedule apart from all his reading for only numerical questions, he planned the last 90 minutes of his everyday schedule and used to solve only 10 questions a day and within a week he was able to see improvements.

3. Never Skip Chapters, Skip Topics

Never skip an entire chapter, you may skip a topic, the chances of you losing marks over a topic is far less than an entire chapter.

RAHUL always used to skip chapters and used to lose all the marks from the chapter, this time he stopped skipping chapters, he marked questions he wasn’t able to understand and learnt the remaining chapter, once he was done with the chapter , he used to go to his teachers and get his doubts cleared and then complete his study.

4. Learn The Mindset Of The Paper Setter

A lot of time it’s very easy to predict the type of question the examiner would ask, go through previous papers, observe them, you will surely find a sequence in the paper pattern like our friend RAHUL, he observed that the examiner always asks a law in physics and there are hardly some laws printed in the textbook, he also observed that 5 mark question in physics had a theory question for 3 marks and a numerical question for 2 marks based on the theory question asked.

5. Stop  Panicking, Start Working

Like all I see, students panic a lot and all they do is keep negativity around them, instead you can sit back home with your work sheets, solve a few questions learn a few answers, rest a bit and create that boost of self-confidence, and surely that’s going to help you.

To make things much similar here’s some tips for HSC 2019.

– Start with chapters with a high weightage, like oscillation and stationary waves; they are the only chapters that give you a weightage of 5 marks.

– Once you are done with these 2 chapters, go for chapters that give you 4 marks but are neither too difficult nor too large like , rotational motion and circular motion, there are other chapters like interference and diffraction, atoms, molecules and nuclei, electromagnetic induction, keep these chapters for the end, cos they are large and yet have a small weightage.

– Now go for some simpler chapters like magnetism, electrons and photons, communication, wave theory of light, elasticity, surface tension, wave motion, current electricity, gravitation. One done with these only then go for the remaining chapters.

oscillations 5 1
Stationary waves 5 2
Circular motion 4 3
Rotational motion 4 4
Wave theory of light 3 5
Current electricity 3 6
Magnetism 3 7
Electrons and photons 3 8
Communication 3 9
Elasticity 3 10
Surface tension 3 11
Wave motion 3 12
Gravitation 3 13
Magnetic effect of electric current 3 14
Interference and diffraction 3 15
Atoms , molecules and Nuclei 4 16
Semi conductors 3 17
Kinetic theory of gases and radiation 4 18
Electromagnetic induction 4 19
electrostatics 3 20


– Numerical questions must be expected from every chapter, but the most important chapters from which numerical questions are simple and are often asked are electromagnetic induction, circular motion and magnetic effect of electric current.



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Teaching physics to students of grade 9-12 since the last 8 years. He's been doing free lancing and also has been affiliated to a few reputed coaching institutes in Mumbai.

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