How to Prepare for the IB Examination?

How to Prepare for the IB Examination?

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln 

The key to performing well in any task, exam or venture is the right preparation. The IB examination will test you in 6 subjects and 3 components that include Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and Extended Essay (EE). Plus, you will have an internal assessment and an external assessment. While you’re preparing for the IB examination, you need to know your syllabus in detail. Also, you need to know the competencies based on which you will be assessed.  

The internal and external assessments are designed to evaluate a student’s ability to analyse and present information, evaluate and construct arguments and find creative solutions to problems. Students will also be evaluated on their understanding of the key concepts and application of standard methods.  

It will be difficult if you are preparing for the exam and working on your CAS and 4000-word essay at the same time. So, you should plan to complete the activities earlier in the year. This way, you will be able to focus on studying for the exam towards the end of the academic year.  

We have a few tips for your IB exam preparation: 

Go off the grid

If you want to truly focus on your IB exam, switch off your mobile phone, log off all social media channels, and say goodbye to video gaming. These activities may sound like fun, but they eat into your study time, even without your knowledge. Eliminate all kinds of distractions so that you are not even tempted to spend a few minutes on them.

Prepare a Learning Plan

Chart a learning plan based on the subjects and concepts. Alternate easy subjects with difficult ones, so that you don’t feel overwhelmed by the difficult subjects. Your subject schedule should be detailed and time-bound. Try to divide your study time amongst all the subjects, so that you can revise the syllabus before the exam day.

Take up Practise Tests

Simply studying all the time will not help you evaluate your learning and understanding. So, take up previous year question papers or practise tests based on the concepts that you have completed preparation. You can also find online question papers to solve. 

Indus International is one of the top IB schools in Pune. Our teachers help students prepare for the IB exams. We also suggest students to stay in our hostels during the final year so that they can prepare well for the exam. You can check out details of Indus International Boarding School Pune fees if you want your child to get access to the best IB education.

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