12th class is a very significant year for FSc students, as it is the year in which the marks obtained on your final board exams will ultimately determine the university and undergraduate program that you can apply for.

Thus, topping 12th class board exams is a common goal for most students. It is very possible to achieve this goal, as long as you are dedicated and willing to consistently follow an effective exam preparation strategy.

Here are some tips to help you become a topper in your 12th class BISE board exams.

Adopt Healthy Habits

In order to be successful in any goal, you must first be physically and mentally healthy. This means adopting healthy habits that you continue with even beyond your exam season. Here are some healthy habits that you should consider implementing into your lifestyle, in order to be a well-rounded 12th class student.

  1. Balanced Diet
    Nourish your body with balanced meals that include all food groups. Also, focus on consuming super foods such as fish, nuts, seeds, berries, leafy green vegetables, etc… which are well-known for their brain-boosting properties. Also, avoid processed junk foods that will make you feel sluggish and hinder your exam preparation performance.
  2. Stay Hydrated
    Make it a habit to drink plenty of water throughout the day, between 6 to 8 glasses. This will keep your mind and body active and refreshed, which is imperative for learning and exam preparation.
  3. Adequate Sleep
    Allowing yourself at least 6 hours of sleep each night will maintain your energy and keep you fresh. Moreover, sleep plays an important role in your learning, as your mind converts the information you learn into long-term memories while you sleep.
  4. Don’t Procrastinate
    Procrastination throughout the entire school year will cause you to stress in the last month that you give yourself for exam preparation. So, save yourself from this mental burden, and start studying to top your 12th class exams well ahead of time. Ideally, begin your exam preparation strategy within the first month of the school year.

In The Classroom

If you want to become a topper in 12th class, then you must begin your exam preparation in the classroom. This means attending every class and paying attention to the lectures. Here are some tips for making the most effective exam preparation in the classroom.

  1. Front Seat
    Choose a seat in the front of the classroom where you can comfortably see the teacher. Preferably sit on your own, or with a classmate who will not distract you during the lecture. Avoid the non-serious students during class timings at all costs.
  2. Make Notes
    Do not just sit passively while the teacher speaks. Instead, keep a notebook and pen in front of you, and jot down any main points, key phrases, and terms. Drawing diagrams or mind maps of the lecture can also be useful. Active learning is proven to be much more effective in retaining information than passive learning.
  3. Revise Each Day
    Make it a habit to go home and revise every lecture from class on the same day. This way, you will be able to steadily prepare for your BISE board exams without having to cram the entire syllabus in one month.
  4. Topic-Wise Past Papers
    After revising each topic after the lecture, then try to attempt past paper questions of that particular topic, of your relevant educational board. This will help clear your concepts and understand how to attempt such questions on the final BISE board exam.


You will find it much easier to self-study for your 12th class BISE board exams, as long as you follow the above steps throughout the school year. Now, when it comes to self-studying, here are some tips to help you.

  1. Use The Textbook
    Do not neglect to use the textbook recommended according to your particular educational board’s syllabus! Reading each chapter thoroughly will greatly clear your concepts. Moreover, most textbooks have helpful summaries or discussion points that can be useful to you as well.
  2. Past Papers
    Obtain the previous 5 years past papers for your particular educational board, e.g. Federal Board 12th class past papers from 2014 to 2018. This will be one of the greatest assets you have during your 12th class exam preparation, as it will help you understand the paper pattern, marks allocation, types of questions that are asked, and important topics. Moreover, it will give you a boost of confidence when you enter the examination hall.
  3. Solved Past Papers
    Along with practicing Federal Board 12th class past papers on your own, you should also obtain all of the solved Federal Board 12th class past papers from 2014 to 2018. This way, you will be able to compare your own answers with the solutions made by subject professionals according to the recent syllabus. Moreover, it can help you understand how to structure and write your own exam solutions.

Follow all of these steps to become a well-rounded 12th class student and enjoy a stress-free, effective exam preparation experience. This way, you will be able to easily prepare and score well on the 12th class BISE board exams.