Written By: Ayesha Tahir

Every year students all around Pakistan compete for the Matric exam after months of struggle and preparation. It’s every student’s dream to top in the matric exams because Matric is considered the foundation of one’s future study ventures, but only a few lucky ones become toppers. One always wonders how toppers get such high marks, what must be their criteria of studies. So here are the few secrets shared by the previous toppers of board examination.

Mental and Physical Health

People always tend to think that board toppers are book worms and their daily routine revolves only around studies. But it’s not always true. Board toppers shared that indeed for getting a position hardwork is important but at the same time your mental and physical health means the most. Most students indulge themselves in books and keep on neglecting their physical health, this behavior is highly alarming and can cause adverse effects on a student’s preparation and exam. So toppers always emphasize on the importance of mental health.


If we look into Board Topper’s paper we will witness some brilliant paper presentation. Board toppers always spend great deal of attention to correct their paper handwriting and they put pressure on its importance too. Handwriting puts a great impact on a checker. So always try to write exquisitely, mention proper headings and subheadings, put a line after the completion of every questions . All these small details can help you bag bonus marks.

Time Management

Board toppers mentioned that time is the most important factor while attempting your paper or even during the preparation period. Students should pay special heed to time management during their papers. They shared that one should keep their speed moderate from the start, students always start their paper with relatively slow writing speed which cost them a good amount of time and when the ending time approaches they write fastly resulting in bad hand writing, this creates a negative impact and can cause stress to students. 

Preparation Scheme

Board toppers believe that for higher success rate a proper scheme for preparation is highly significant. Firstly, they should start their final preparation months prior to the board exam, this way they will have considerable time in their hands to easily cover every topic. They also shared that past papers  are of great significance too. After one has completed their preparation, he/she should start going through paper papers, this will give them a slight idea of important and not so important material.

Be Attentive during Lecture

One of the best habit of board toppers is that they listen to their teachers very attentively. They suggest that if students pay heed to the lectures in class it can provide them great ease during preparation, not listening to the teachers attentively can create great many doubts regarding the syllabus and this situation can harm their preparation. Secondly, students should always make notes of the lecture, then at the end if they don’t understand a topic from book they can easily clear their confusions by reading the lecture notes.

Concept Development

One of the most amazing secret behind their success is that they do not  mug up their syllabus. They say to achieve good marks in exam a conceptual approach regarding the preparation in preferable. Cramming you syllabus can cause stress, the more fast you learn something higher are the chances of forgetting it quickly. 


Consistency is a topper’s trait. Develop a consistent study routine helps to maintain your grades throughout your classes.  In this regard one should always remember the goals and standards they have set for themselves so whenever you feel you are slacking remember your aims, this will help you be consistent.

Do not Procrastinate

Toppers suggest students to get rid of this bad habit. One usually procrastinate because either they are not interested in their work, or maybe because they think the assignment is too hard. This should not be the behavior of a student who aspire to be a topper. Students should always be punctual regarding their routine work.


These are the few tips the toppers shared, adopting these tricks and making them a part of your study routine can also help you achieve your dreams.

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