Earlier nobody would believe it if someone told you that you can score full marks in an English examination but as the competition increased and time passed, scoring a proper 100 in literature seemed possible. You must have come across many interviews of toppers scoring a perfect 100 in board exams. Although in class 9th, you will not be given any boards, class 9 is a significantly important class to hone your concepts and skills for class 10. One can say that there is a drastic change in subjects and their difficulty level when compared to class 8th curriculum, but students have mastered the art of learning during a pressure situation. 

The mantra to score a good perfect 100 in literature remains the same, be it class 8, 9 or 10th. Literature and Social studies are the two subjects in which a student can also score good marks but they often ignore these subjects and consider them boring. English Literature comes as fresh air when a student is busy preparing for mathematics and science. So, here are a few ways you can score a perfect 100 in your English examination

1) Develop a reading habit

Particularly this generation consumes visual content more than reading content. The best way to ace your English exam is to develop a healthy reading habit. When your parents ask you to read the newspaper, they have a solid reason behind it. Developing a reading habit not only helps you concentrate and memorise but it also helps to have an eye for details. This habit comes in handy while finding answers after reading a paragraph. In the first section, while appearing for an English exam, the students are asked to read two to three passages and based on that you have to answer the question. Since mostly the questions are multiple-choice, the chances of scoring a full mark and losing a mark increases. If you develop an eye for detail, answering these questions becomes easy.

2) Improve your vocabulary

Reading not only helps you develop an eye for the details but it also helps your vocabulary. While reading new things a student learns about new words that can be used in a particular context. While solving the first section, the students are asked to write synonyms and antonyms of some words, a student with good reading skills can answer these questions easily. These types of one-word answer questions increase the chances of scoring full marks in the examination.

3) Improve your writing skills

While you focus on your reading skills, simultaneously prepare for the writing skills as well. Letter writing, summary writing, report writing, notice, article writing, CV writing are a few of many things that a student is asked to do during their English examination. Try to practice and hone your writing skills. Students often think that using fancy words gives them an edge but it's not true. Nobody loves reading something when they have to look out for words in the dictionary. When you don't enjoy doing that, the examiner would not enjoy too. Keep an eye on the word count. Don't try to exceed the word limits. Exceeding word limits doesn't leave a good impression on the examiner's mind. Exceeding word limits will also waste your time. While writing, the most important thing is to maintain speed. If you waste too much time in writing just one article then the probability of answering the other questions decreases. 

4) Focus on your handwriting

It doesn't matter how well you write if the teacher or the examiner can't read it. Your handwriting doesn't have to be extremely beautiful, but at the same time, it has to be readable. A student may not be awarded an extra mark for good handwriting like it used to be in lower classes but it saves your marks from getting deducted. An examiner often deducts marks when they're not able to read it. Try to keep your answer sheet clean. Avoid unnecessary cuttings. In case you have made a mistake, just put one small line horizontally on the word you want to omit or edit. This makes your answer sheet look beautiful and readable.

5) Read books from your syllabus

Read all the poems and the prose from the syllabus. The common mistake a student does is they get excited just by looking at the question and they don't read the questions properly. Our human brain looks for keywords and just by looking at the keywords, a student starts answering while the question is something else. Focus on the poems, poems often hold deeper meanings. Try to catch the emotions the poet wants to convey. If you catch the emotions, understanding a poem seems simple. While reading stories focus on the character sketch of the protagonist and antagonist of the story, also keep an eye on the character building of the supporting characters. Once you try reading the story from their point of view, it becomes more interesting and easy.

6) Practice Previous year question papers

Once you're done with your chapter wise preparations, practice all the previous year question papers and CBSE Class 9 English Language & Literature Sample Paper 1. Try solving every section without looking at the answer key. The previous year question paper will give you a rough idea of the question pattern. Keep an eye on the examination pattern too, it keeps changing every year. Once you have studied all the poems and stories from the book, try answering the questions from previous years. This will give you solid preparation before the actual exam. Grab your hands on sample papers too and try to appear for mock exams. Solving 10 sample papers with the previous year question paper will increase your chances of scoring a perfect mark.

If you follow the above-mentioned tips, you can easily score full marks not only in class 9th but also in board exams too. Don't panic or be nervous in the examination hall, trust yourself, keep calm and you will be able to score full marks.