IPE stands for Intermediate Public Examination and it’s the school certificate examination covering the syllabi of Classes 11 and 12. The question papers contain 3 sections – very short answer, short answer and long answer-type questions. This model is common to both the years.

Every child needs a certain degree of personalised guidance, curated in accordance with the drive and potential he/she exhibits. There are a few children who readily go beyond textbooks, and to them we suggest additional reading material and resources. Then, some children have considerably better   comprehension skills and can grasp a concept just by listening to the lecture once. Such gifted children, with a little support, can perform exceptionally well in the final exams. Most of our previous years’ toppers have exhibited exceptional comprehension skills. Some of the children need additional support, coaching and motivation to do well. So, based on children’s potential and learning needs, we customise our approach.

Thanks to the guidance from Milind Sir and the Knowledge Management team, we have a tailor-made programme that seamlessly covers the IPE syllabus and helps children excel in the Boards. Before the pre-finals, the syllabi is divided to cover part-tests in all the subjects, which help children stay on track vis-a-vis the syllabus. It is analogous to this simple concept: when the food is cut into smaller parts, one can chew better! These tests contain the same 3 sections: very short answer, short answer and long answer-type questions. Children who need to cover the basics can focus primarily on 2 sections and score decently or a minimum of 50% marks. Children who can easily cover the 3 sections can attempt all the questions and score high. In addition to these, the weekly tests, mid-terms, and pre-finals help our children prepare better.

Teacher tips-

  •  Prepare for the exams based on your current academic performance: whether you are a top-scorer, average or potential performer, try and move one step ahead consistently, without overburdening yourself.
  • Approach your teachers for tips and tricks and mnemonics to learn and retain information better, practice numerical often and understand your own study patterns.
  • IPE performance carries 25% weightage in competitive exams – so diligently concentrate on your studies and don’t discount the importance of the Board Exam while focusing on the competitive exams.

More Yashaswini

Class 12 – Deeksha, ECIL, Hyderabad (2020-present)
IPE11 Telangana – 464/470 (MPC)

Aspiration: Since I am preparing for IPE and competitive exams in parallel, I will attempt JEE and decide the course to take up based on the rank I secure.

Experience at Deeksha: For IPE, the support received from our teachers was great. We had a lot of time to prepare for the exams during the last year. The teachers were always approachable and connected with us regularly. They cleared all our doubts on time.

As I came from SSLC background in Class 10, I initially found it difficult to learn in tandem with the children from ICSE and CBSE background. But thanks to the support of the teachers, I was soon able to adjust to the academic rigour and perform comparably well.

The best part about my time here was the connect with my dP. During the stressful and anxious moments, talking to my dP was very reassuring and motivational for me. Even in the offline mode, connecting with the dP and discussing my performance was effective.

Preparation Strategy: For the IPE studies, I usually set weekly targets for all the subjects. Also, daily, I try to study several very short answer-type questions based on the concepts taught on a given day and I solve questions from the eDUCATOR app frequently.

Phanikumar Bongarala V V
Deeksha, NAD, Visakhapatnam
Assistant Dean, JEE Adv – Physics