Of all the subjects, students come up with the most doubts in math, with the subject representing more than 35 percent of questions, according to a survey conducted by the Filo app. The top five topics in math that confuse students the most are permutation and combination, integration, complex numbers, and probability.
Mathematics is followed by physics, which accounts for 30 percent of all questions on the app. Core topics of physics such as rotational mechanics, electromagnetic induction, semiconductors, projectile motion, and center of gravity are areas where students falter.
Chemistry accounts for 20 percent of total searches. Topics that result in the most questions are organic chemistry, ionic equilibrium and electrochemistry. Students are more confident in their biology preparation with only 5 percent of questions on topics such as human physiology, plant physiology, and cell structure and function. The other 10 percent are on topics in the social sciences, English, other languages and computers.
The survey offers a perspective on how students manage their studies, deal with difficult topics and focus on critical topics to do their best on exams. They also underline the need for student counseling sessions during this time to manage the stress and performance pressure associated with exam preparation.
It added that students spend an average of 4 to 5 hours a week solving their questions. Students from tier 2 cities spend 20 percent more time on the exam preparation app compared to their tier 1 city counterparts. This difference could be due to better access to quality teachers and tutors in the subways.
About 80 percent of students deal with exam pressure and seek tips on last-minute preparation strategies, time management, and preparation anxiety. 30 percent of students preparing for class 12 exams worry about career choices with questions about colleges, job opportunities beyond engineering and medical, and software courses. They are increasingly seeking support from teachers and mentors, and the number is growing as exam dates approach.
While students try to manage their study hours during the week, motivation to study among students, especially those who appear for the board exam, is highest on Mondays. 10 percent spend up to 1 hour a day on self-study and on Sundays, students like to relax and take a study break. When it comes to peak learning time, evenings between 5.30pm and 9.30pm are the most favorable. Students who are active at night usually study between 11pm and 2am.
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