Board Aspirants Face Highest Difficulty In Maths, Followed By Physics: Study

Insights by Filo put the spotlight on how students are gearing up for the upcoming board exams, managing studies, and coping with exam-related stress

Filo, an instant live tutoring app, releases insights on how the students are going about their preparation for CBSE and ICSE board examinations for classes 10 and 12. The insights have been arrived at on the basis of the analysis of usage patterns and queries being asked by 5 lakh+ class 10 and 12 students on the Filo app over the last 15 days. Filo is the world’s first live tutoring platform that connects students with top tutors from across the country in less than 60 seconds 24/7 for one-on-one live personalized video learning sessions. Students can use the sessions to understand particular concepts, seek help on solving numerical and even understand the whole chapter if they wish to.

The insights provide a perspective on how students are managing their studies, coping with difficult subjects, and focusing on critical topics to score their best in exams. They also underline the need for counselling sessions for students during this time to manage exam preparation-related stress and performance pressure. 

Insights include:

Students spend 4 to 5 hours per week on query resolution

With the exams just a few days away, a large number of students are in revision mode, trying to tie any loose ends in their preparation. As per the data, on average, they are spending 4 to 5 hours per week resolving their queries on the Filo app. The app is recording 10 to 15 sessions daily per student for solving their problems. Interestingly, students from Tier 2 cities are spending 20 per cent more time on the app for exam preparation compared to their counterparts from Tier 1 cities. Over 70 per cent of students on the app come from Tier 2 and 3 cities and towns across India like Patna, Lucknow, Kanpur, Bareilly, Kota, Srinagar, and Bhopal while 25 per cent of students are from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. This difference could be because of better access to high-quality teachers and tutors in the metros.

Most doubts in Mathematics; followed by Physics

Out of all the subjects, students come up with the most number of doubts in Mathematics, with the subject accounting for more than 35 per cent of the queries on the Filo app. The top five topics in mathematics that confound the students the most are Permutation & Combination, Integration, Complex number, and Probability. Math is followed by Physics, which accounts for 30 per cent of all queries on the app. Core topics of Physics like Rotational Mechanics, Electromagnetic Induction, Semiconductors, Projectile Motion, and Center of mass are areas where students are faltering and want hand-holding and foundational clarity. Chemistry accounts for 20 per cent of the total queries. Topics that result in most queries are Organic Chemistry, Ionic equilibrium, and Electrochemistry. Students are more confident in their Biology preparation with just 5 per cent of queries around topics lie on Human Physiology, Plant physiology, and Cell structure & Function. The rest 10 per cent are around topics on Social Science, English, other languages, and computers.

Growing exam stress

Interestingly, Filo’s analysis records that 80 per cent of students are dealing with exam pressure and are seeking tips on strategies to prepare at the last minute, time management, and preparation anxiety. 30 per cent of students who are preparing for Class 12 board examinations are concerned about career choices with usual queries on colleges, possibilities of jobs beyond engineering & medical, and software courses. They are increasingly seeking support from tutors and mentors, with the numbers growing as exam dates come close.

Mondays witness maximum motivation to study

While students try to manage their study hours throughout the week, the motivation to study amongst students, especially those who are appearing for the board examination, is at its highest on Mondays. 10 per cent are spending up to 1 hour a day to self-study via Filo. On the other hand, Sundays are when students like to relax and give studies a break. When it comes to peak learning time, evenings between 5:30 PM to 9:30  PM are the most favorable. That said, students who are active at night usually study between 11 PM  to 2 AM.

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