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  • Written by Rahul Khatake
  • Last Modified on 24-01-2023
  • Written by Rahul Khatake
  • Last Modified on 24-01-2023

About Exam

About Exam

Exam Brief

Sikkim Board will release the exam dates for Class 8 exam 2022 soon. It follows the National Educational Policy in order to provide a solid academic foundation for young children. The school education system in Sikkim is divided into four distinct stages, these are 

  • Primary Education from Class 1 to 5, 
  • Upper Primary (Junior High School) from class 6-8, 
  • Secondary School: Class 8 and 10, and 
  • Class 11 and 12 as Senior Secondary School. 

The Ministry of Human Resource Development Department (HRDD) of the Government of Sikkim is in charge of administration in the state of Sikkim. The Ministry of Education is supported by the Education Secretariat, which is assisted by the Directorate of School Education. The Director of School Education is in charge of elementary education.

Class 8 Sikkim State Board Examination

Class 8 students of the Sikkim board are assessed through Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). In the CCE system, along with the scholastic area, co-scholastic areas are also evaluated. This helps in the overall development of the students. It shifts the exam pattern from a rote learning system to the ability to think critically and application-oriented and problem-solving problems.

Sikkim Board Class 8 follows the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) curriculum, syllabus, and textbooks as per the recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework 2005.

Name of the Organisation Human Resource Development Department
Headquarters address Human Resource Development Department Tashiling Secretariat Gangtok, East Sikkim.
Fax No. (03592) 202218/203050
Level of the exam School-level
Mode of exam Offline
Language subjects English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, regional Languages
Academic subjects Mathematics, Science, and Social Science
Exam Pattern Semester
Medium of exam English
Official website http://sikkimhrdd.org/

Also, Check – Exam Board in Sikkim

Exam Summary

According to the guidelines of the education board, the school conducts semester exams. Each semester is evaluated through CCE. In the CCE system, scholastic and co-scholastic areas are evaluated based on the following subjects and criteria.

Scholastic Areas Co-scholastic Areas
English Attitude and Values
Hindi/Sanskrit/Urdu Aesthetic Skills
Mathematics Health and Physical Education
Science Participation in Literary and Creative Skills
Social Science Achievements in Literary and Creative Skills
Scouts and Guides  
NSS  


Scholastic Areas

Scholastic areas are evaluated through Formative Assessments (FA) and Summative Assessments (SA).

Formative Assessment (FA): Formative assessment is done through the following:

  • Pen-paper test
  • Quizzes 
  • Interviews
  • Visual testing
  • Assignment
  • Practicals 
  • Oral test
  • Projects
  • Puzzles
  • Group activities
  • Field trip
  • Seminars


Summative Assessment (SA)

It is conducted half-yearly as decided by the school authority, strictly following the guidelines of the Sikkim Education Board. Evaluation is based on three core subjects, i.e., Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and two languages, one is English, and the other is Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, or other regional languages.

Evaluation Pattern for class 8
Term Marks for Formative Assessment Marks for Summative Assessments Total percentage
Term I 10% 40% 50%
Term II 10% 40% 50%
Total 20% 80% 100%
  • Scholastic areas awarded Grades on a 9-Point Scale as follows.
Overall Grades (Term I + Term II)
Marks Grade Grade Point
91-100 A1 10
81-90 A2 9
71-80 B1 8
61-70 B2 7
51-60 C1 6
41-50 C2 5
33-40 D 4
21-32 E1
20 & below E2

 

  • The co-scholastic areas will be graded on a 5-Point Scale as follows.
Excellent A
Very Good B
Good C
Satisfactory D
Needs Improvement E

Official Website Link

http://sikkimhrdd.org/

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

The Sikkim Board follows the SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) Sikkim syllabus and texts. SCERT developed its curriculum in accordance with NCF 2005, with a focus on the best quality education. The curriculum is designed to promote economic growth and the long-term development of the state and nation through education.

 Textbooks for Sikkim Board Class 8

Textbooks for Sikkim Board Class 8
Subject Name of the Textbook Link of Textbook
Mathematics MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOK FOR CLASS VIII Mathematics Class 8
Science SCIENCE TEXTBOOK FOR CLASS VIII Science Class 8
Social Science Social Science Resource and Development (Geography) Social Science- Geography Class 8
Our Pasts-III TEXTBOOK IN HISTORY FOR CLASS VIII Social Science- History Class 8
Social Science Social and Political Life-III Political Science Class 8
English Honeycomb TEXTBOOK IN ENGLISH FOR CLASS VIII Honeycomb English Class 8
= Supplementary Reader In English for Class VII It So Happened English Class 8
Hindi Vasanth Part-3 Vasanth Part-3 Hindi Class 8
  Durva Part-3 Druva Part-3 Hindi Class 8
  Bharath Ki Koj (Supplementary Reader) Bharath KI Koj Part-3 Hindi Class 8
Sanshipth Buddh Charith (Supplementary Reader) Sanshipth Buddh Charith Hindi Class 8

Sikkim Board Class 8 Syllabus 2022

Here is the syllabus of five subjects:

  • Sikkim Board Class 8 Mathematics
  • Sikkim Board Class 8 Science
  • Sikkim Board Class 8 Social Science
  • Sikkim Board Class 8 English
  • Sikkim Board Class 8 Hindi


Mathematics Syllabus for Class 8 Sikkim Board

Mathematics Syllabus for Class 8
Chapter No. Name of the Chapter Topics
1 Rational Numbers Introduction, Properties of Rational Numbers, Representation of Rational Numbers on the Number Line, Rational Numbers between Two Rational Numbers
2 Linear Equations in One Variable Introduction, Solving Equations which have Linear Expressions on one Side and Numbers on the Other Side, Some Applications, Solving Equations having the Variable on Both Sides, Some More Applications, Reducing Equations to Simpler Form, Equations Reducible to the Linear Form
3 Understanding Quadrilaterals Introduction, Polygons, Sum of the Measures of the Exterior Angles of a Polygon, Kinds of Quadrilaterals, Some Special Parallelograms
4 Practical Geometry Introduction, Constructing a Quadrilateral, Some Special Cases
5 Data Handling Looking for Information, Organising Data, Grouping Data, Circle Graph or Pie Chart, Chance and Probability
6 Squares and Square Roots Introduction, Properties of Square Numbers, Some More Interesting Patterns Finding the Square of a Number Square Roots, Square Roots of Decimals, Estimating Square Root
7 Cubes and Cube Root Introduction, Cubes, Cube Roots
8 Comparing Quantities Recalling Ratios and Percentages Finding the Increase or Decrease Per cent, Finding Discounts, Prices Related to Buying and Selling (Profit and Loss)Sales Tax/Value Added Tax Compound Interest, Deducing a Formula for Compound Interest, Rate Compounded Annually or Half Yearly (Semi-Annually)Applications of Compound Interest Formula
9 Algebraic Expressions and Identities What are Expressions?, Terms, Factors and Coefficients, Monomials, Binomials and Polynomials, Like and Unlike Terms, Addition and Subtraction of Algebraic Expressions, Multiplication of Algebraic Expressions, Introduction, Multiplying a Monomial by a Monomial, Multiplying a Monomial by a Polynomial, Multiplying a Polynomial by a Polynomial, What is an Identity? Standard Identities, Applying Identities
10 Visualizing Solid Shapes Introduction, Views of 3D-ShapesMapping Space Around Us, Faces, Edges and Vertices
11 Mensuration Introduction, Let us Recall, Area of Trapezium, Area of a General Quadrilateral, Area of a Polygon, Solid Shapes, Surface Area of Cube, Cuboid and Cylinder, Volume of Cube, Cuboid and Cylinder, Volume and Capacity
12 Exponents and Powers Introduction, Powers with Negative Exponents, Laws of Exponents, Use of Exponents to Express Small Numbers in Standard Form
13 Direct and Inverse Proportions Introduction, Direct Proportion, Inverse Proportion
14 Factorization Introduction, What is Factorisation?, Division of Algebraic Expressions, Polynomial, Can you Find the Error?
15 Introduction to Graphs Introduction, Linear Graphs, Some Applications
16 Playing with Numbers Introduction, Numbers in General Form, Game with Numbers, Letters for Digits, Test of Divisibility


Science Syllabus for Class 8 Sikkim Board

Science Syllabus for Class 8
Chapter No. Name of the Chapter Topics
1 Crop Production and Management Agricultural Practices, Basic Practices of Crop Production, Preparation of Soil, Sowing, Adding Manure and Fertilizers, Irrigation, Protection from Weeds, Harvesting Storage, Food from Animals
2 Microorganisms: Friend and Foe Microorganisms, Where do Microorganisms Live?, Microorganisms and Us, Harmful Microorganisms, Food Preservation, Nitrogen Fixation, Nitrogen cycle
3 Synthetic Fibres and Plastics What are Synthetic Fibres?, Types of Synthetic Fibres, Characteristics of Synthetic Fibres, Plastics, Plastics as Materials of Choice, Plastics and the Environment
4 Materials: Metals and Non-Metals Physical Properties of Metals and Non-metals, Chemical Properties of Metals and Non-metals, Uses of Metals and Non-metals
5 Coal and Petroleum Coal, Petroleum, Natural Gas, Some Natural Resources are Limited
6 Combustion and Flame What is Combustion?, How Do We Control Fire?, Types of Combustion, Flame, Structure of a Flame, What is a Fuel?, Fuel Efficiency
7 Conservation of Plants and Animals Deforestation and Its Causes, Consequences of Deforestation, Conservation of Forest and Wildlife, Biosphere Reserve, Flora and Fauna, Endemic Species, Wildlife Sanctuary, National Park, Red Data Book, Migration, Recycling of Paper, Reforestation
8 Cell — Structure and Functions Discovery of the Cell, The Cell, Organisms show Variety in Cell Number, Shape and Size, Cell Structure and Function, Parts of the Cell, Comparison of Plants and Animals Cells
9 Reproduction in Animals Modes of Reproduction, Sexual Reproduction, Asexual Reproduction
10 Reaching the Age of Adolescence Adolescence and Puberty, Changes at Puberty, Secondary Sexual Characters, Role of Hormones in Initiating Reproductive Function, Reproductive Phase of Life in Humans, How is the Sex of the Baby Determined?, Hormones other than Sex Hormones, Role of Hormones in Completing the Life History of Insects and Frogs, Reproductive Health
11 Force and Pressure Force: A push or a Pull, Forces are due to an Interaction, Exploring Forces, A Force can Change the State of Motion, Force can Change the Shape of an object, Contact Forces, Non-contact Forces, Pressure, Pressure Exerted by Liquids and Gases, Atmospheric Pressure
12 Friction Force of Friction, Factors affecting Friction, Friction: A Necessary Evil, Increasing and Reducing Friction, Wheels Reduce Friction, Fluid Friction
13 Sound Sound is Produced by Vibrating Bodies, Sound Produced by Humans, Sounds Needs a Medium for Propagation, We Hear Sound through Our Ears, Aptitude, Time Period and Frequency of a vibration, Audible and Inaudible Sounds, Noise and Music, Noise Pollution
14 Chemical Effects of Electric Current Do Liquids Conduct Electricity?, Chemical Effects Of Electric Current, Electroplating
15 Some Natural Phenomena Lightning, Charging by Rubbing, Types of Charges and Their Interaction, Transfer of Charge, The Story of Lightning, Lightning Safety, Earthquakes
16 Light What makes Things Visible, Laws of Reflection, Regular and Diffused Reflection, Reflected Light Can be Reflected Again, Multiple Images, Sunlight – White or Coloured, What is inside Our Eyes?, Care of the Eyes, Visually Impaired Persons Can Read and Write, What is the Braille System?
17 Stars and The Solar System The Moon, The Stars, Constellations, The Solar System, Some Other Members of the Solar System
18 Pollution of Air and Water Air Pollution, How Does Air Get Polluted?, Case Study- The Taj Mahal, Greenhouse Effect, What can be done? Water Pollution, How Does Water Get Polluted?, What is Potable Water, and How is Water Purified?, What Can be Done?


Social Science Syllabus for Class 8 Sikkim Board

Social Science Syllabus for Class 8
Chapter No. Name of the Chapter
HISTORY  
1 How, When and Where
2 From Trade to Territory: The Company Establishes Power
3 Ruling the Countryside
4 Tribals, Dikus and the Vision of a Golden Age
5 When People Rebel
6 Colonialism and the City
7 Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners
8 Civilising the “Native”, Educating the Nation
9 Women, Caste and Reform
10 The Changing World of Visual Arts
11 The Making of the National Movement: 1870s – 1947
12 India after Independence
GEOGRAPHY  
1 Resources
2 Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources
3 Mineral and Power Resources
4 Agriculture
5 Industries
6 Human Resources
CIVICS  
Unit I: The Indian Constitution and Secularism  
1 The Indian Constitution
2 Understanding Secularism
Unit II: Parliament and the Making of Laws  
3 Why do we need a Parliament?
4 Understanding Laws
Unit III: The Judiciary  
5 Judiciary
6 Understanding Our Criminal Justice System
Unit IV: Social Justice and the Marginalised  
7 Understanding Marginalisation
8 Confronting Marginalisation
Unit V: Economic Presence of the Government  
9 Public Facilities
10 Law and Social Justice


Hindi Syllabus for Class 8 Sikkim Board 

Hindi Syllabus consists of three textbooks: Literatures, Vasant and Durva and supplementary textbook, Bharath Ki Khoj. Along with these, Grammar is also an important part of the syllabus.

Literature Vasant

Hindi Syllabus for Class 8

Chapter No. Name of the Chapter
1 ध्वनि (कविता)
2 लाख की चूड़िया (कहानी)
3 बस की यात्रा
4 दीवानों की हस्ती (कविता)
5 चिट्ठियों की अनूठी दुनिया (निबंध)
6 भगवान के डाकिए (कविता)
7 क्या निराश हुआ जाए (निबंध)
8 यह सब से कठिन समय नहीं (कविता)
9 कबीर की साखियाँ
10 कामचोर (कहानी)
11 जब सिनेमा ने बोलना सीखा
12 सुदामा चरित (कविता)
13 जहाँ पहिया है
14 अकबरी लोटा (कहानी)
15 सूर के पद (कविता)
16 पानी की कहानी (निबंध)
17 बाज और साँप (कहानी)
18 टोपी (कहानी)
Literature Durva  
1 गुड़िया
2 दो गोरैया
3 चिट्ठियों में यूरोप
4 ओस
5 नाटक में नाटक
6 सागार यात्रा
7 उठ किसान ओ
8 सस्ते का चक्कर
9 एक खिलाडी की कुछ यादें
10 बस की सैर
11 हिंदी ने जिनकी जिंदगी बदल दी
12 आषाढ़ का पहला दिन
13 अन्याय के खिलाफ
14 बच्चो के प्रिय श्री केशव शंकर पिल्लई
15 फर्श पर
16 बड़ी अम्मा की बात
17 वह सुबह कभी तो आएगी
18 आओ पत्रिका निकालें
19 आहवान
Literature Bharat Ki Khoj(Supplementary Reader)  
1 अहमदनगर का किला
2 तलाश
3 सिंधु घाटी सभ्यता
4 युगों का दौर
5 नयी समस्याएँ
6 अंतिम दौर -एक
7 अंतिम दौर -दो
8 तनाव
9 दो पृष्ठभूमियाँ – भारतीय और अंग्रेज़ी
Grammar and Composition  
1 पुनरुक्ति शब्द
2 वाक्यनिर्माण
3 संज्ञा
4 विशेषण
5 कारक
6 अनेकार्थीशब्द
7 विभक्ति
8 प्रत्यय
9 शब्द परिवार
10 संधि
11 समास
12 द्वंद्व
13 उपसर्ग
14 अनेक शब्दों के लिए एक शब्द
15 मुहावरे
16 समानार्थी
composition  
1 Essay (निबंध)
2 Letter Writing (पत्र लेखन)

The English syllabus comprises two textbooks, i.e., Honeydew and It so Happened (Supplementary Reader). Along with these grammar is also an important part of the English curriculum.
English syllabus for Class 8 Sikkim Board

English syllabus for Class 8 Sikkim Board

 

English Syllabus: It So Happened (Supplementary Reader)
Chapter No. Chapter (Prose)
1 How the Camel got his Hump
2 Children at work
3 The Selfish Giant
4 The Treasure within
5 Princess September
6 The Fight
7 The Open Window
8 Jalebis
9 The Comet- I
10 The Comet- II
Grammar  
Grammar Composition
Order of Words and Clauses Notice
Direct and Indirect Speech Story
Active and Passive Voice Formal and Informal Letters
Tenses Diary Entry
Noun Essay
Pronoun  
Verb  
Adverb  
Prepositions  
Conjunction  
Phrases and Idioms  
Vocabulary  
Comprehension Reading  

Exam Blueprint

Mathematics Class 8 Blueprint

Chapter No. Chapters Marks Weightage
1 Rational Numbers 8
2 Linear Equations in one variable 6
3 Practical Geometry 4
4 Data handling 2
5 Square and Square roots 5
6 Algebraic Expressions and Identities 6
7 Visualising solid shapes 6
8 Mensuration 8
9 Exponent and powers 8
10 Direct and Inverse proportions 8
11 Factorisation 6
12 Introduction to graphs 9
13 Playing with Numbers 4
Total 80  


Science Class 8 Blueprint

Chapter No Chapter Marks Weightage
1. Crop Production and Management 3
2. Microorganisms: Friend and Foe 4
3. Materials: Metals and Non-Metals 5
4. Coal and Petroleum 3
5. Cell-Structure and Function 6
6. Force and Pressure 3
7. Reproduction in Animals 7
8. Reaching the Age of Adolescence 6
9. Sound 7
10. Chemical Effects of Electric Current 7
11. Some Natural Phenomena 8
12. Light 7
13.. Stars and the Solar System 6
14. Pollution of Air and Water 8
TOTAL 80  


Social Science Class 8 Blueprint

Section Marks Weightage
History 27
Geography 26
Political Science 27
Total 80


English Class 8 Blueprint

Section Section Name Marks Weightage
A Reading 20
B Writing and grammar 30
C Literature 30
Total 80  

Practical/Experiments list & Model writeup

Class 8 Science Practicals

Topic Experiments/Activities
Food Preparing herbarium specimens of some crop plants; a collection of some seeds etc; preparing a table/chart on different irrigation practices and sources of water in different parts of India; looking at roots of any legume crop for nodules, hand section of nodules. Making a lens with a bulb; Observing drop of water, curd, other sources, bread mould, orange mould under the microscope; experiment showing fermentation of dough – increase in volume (using yeast) – collect gas in a balloon, test in lime water.
Materials Survey on the use of synthetic materials and discussion. Testing various materials – for the action of water, reaction on heating, the effect of flame, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, tensile strength. Simple observations relating to physical properties of metals and non-metals, displacement reactions, experiments involving reactions with acids and bases.Experiments with candles.
The World of the Living Discussion on whether we find as many diverse plants/ animals in a ‘well-kept area’ like a park or cultivated land compared to any area left alone. Discussion on depletion of wildlife.Use of a microscope, preparation of a slide, observation of onion peel and cheek cells, other cells from plants, e.g. Hydrilla leaf, permanent slides showing different cells, tissues, blood smear; observation of T.S. stem to see tissues; observing diverse types of cells from plants and animals (some permanent slides).Discussion with counselors on secondary sexual characters, on how the sex of the child is determined, safe sex, reproductive health; observation on eggs, young ones, life cycles. Discussion on Gender issues and social taboos.
Moving things, People and Ideas Observing and analyzing the relation between force and motion in a variety of daily-life situations. Demonstrating change in speed of a moving object, its direction of motion, and shape by applying force. Measuring the weight of an object, as a force (pull) by the earth using a spring balance
Friction Demonstrating friction between rough/smooth surfaces of moving objects in contact, and wear and tear of moving objects by rubbing (eraser on paper, cardboard, sandpaper). Activities on static, sliding, and rolling friction. Studying ball bearings. Discussion on other methods of reducing friction and ways of increasing friction
Pressure Observing the dependence of pressure exerted by force on the surface area of an object. Demonstrating that air exerts pressure in a variety of situations. Demonstrating that liquids exert pressure. Designing an improvised manometer and measuring pressure exerted by liquids. Designing improvised pressure detectors and demonstrating an increase in pressure exerted by a liquid at greater depths.
Sound Demonstrating and distinguishing different sounds (loud and feeble, pleasant/ musical and unpleasant / noise, audible and inaudible). Producing different types of sounds using the same source. Making a ‘Jal Tarang’. Demonstrating that vibration is the cause of the sound. Designing a toy telephone. Identifying various sources of noise. (unpleasant and unwanted sound) in the locality and thinking of measures to minimize noise and its hazards (noise-pollution).
Electric current and circuits Activity to study whether current flows through various liquid samples (tap water, salt solution, lemon juice, kerosene, distilled water if available). Emission of gases from the salt solution. Deposition of Cu from copper sulphate solution. Electric pen using KI and starch solution. A simple experiment to show electroplating
Rain, thunder, and lightning Discussion on sparks. Experiments with comb and paper to show positive and negative charges. Discussion on lightning conductors.
Light Exploring laws of reflection using ray source and another mirror. Locating the reflected image using a glass sheet and candles. Discussion with various examples. The activity of observing an object through a straight and bent tube; and discussion. Observing multiple images formed by mirrors placed at angles to each other. Making a kaleidoscope. Observing spectrum obtained on a white sheet of paper/wall using a plane mirror inclined on a water surface at an angle of 45°. Observing the reaction of pupils to a shining torch. Demonstration of blind spots. Activities with Braille sheets.
Night sky Observing and identifying the objects moving in the sky during the day and at night. Observing and identifying some prominent stars and constellations. Observing and identifying some prominent planets, visible to the naked eye (Venus, Mars, Jupiter ) in the night sky and their movement. Design and prepare models and charts of the solar system, constellations, etc. Roleplay and games for understanding the movement of planets, stars, etc.
Earthquakes Looking at structures/ large objects and guessing what will happen to them in the event of an earthquake; activities to explore stable and unstable structures. Project- Recycling of paper.
Pollution of air and water Purification of water by physical and chemical methods, including using sunlight. Discussion on other methods of water purification

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Preparation Tips

  1. Curriculum: Know the exact syllabus marking breakup for Term I and Term II. Have a comprehensive knowledge of Formative Assessment (FA) activities, and involve completely in FA Activities.
  2. Timetable: Prepare a well-planned timetable for systematic study and follow it strictly. Also, 10 to 15 days before the Summative Assessment (SA), prepare an exam revision strategy.
  3. Have a positive attitude: Actively engage in scholastic and co-scholastics activities in the school. Be well aware of your strengths and weaknesses in each subject. Focus on your strengths rather than on weaknesses. Have a positive attitude towards school, syllabus, teacher, studies, parents, etc.
  4. Practice test: Take frequent practice tests and answer the previous question papers.


Method of learning:

  • Give equal importance to scholastic and co-scholastic activities. 
  • Actively participate in Formative assessment (FA) such as projects, assignments, debate, quiz, drama, etc. 
  • Complete the homework on a regular basis. 
  • Study by practising on paper, and avoid just reading. 
  • Make study points for quick revision. 
  • Make a note of important dates, names of scientists, equations, etc. on a sheet of paper or chart. Revise it on a regular basis.
  • Revise topics frequently.
  • Take a five-minute break after an hour of study.
  • Don’t mug up the content. It is necessary to understand the concept to attempt all application type, problem-solving type questions.
  • Study a minimum of three subjects in a day. Plan in such a way that you will study two core subjects and one language.
  • Clear all the doubts on a daily basis.

Exam Taking Strategy

Points to be remembered before the exam:

  1. Know the syllabus bifurcation of Term I, and Term II.
  2. Since students in class 8 are evaluated by CCE from the beginning, students should actively participate in all FA activities.
  3. Grades are also awarded for Co-scholastic activities. Therefore, students should involve themselves in all activities in the school.
  4. Know the syllabus of each pen-paper test, which is added for FA activities.
  5. Don’t leave any chapter; a few concepts continue in the next term or higher classes.


Before the exam, revise all the concepts you have studied.

  1. Points to be remembered on the day of the exam:
  2. Reach the exam venue 15 minutes before the commencement of the exam. This helps students get relaxed and recall all the studied concepts. 
  3. Take all the necessary stationery items and student ID cards to the exam hall.
  4. Be positive and attempt the examination with all confidence.


Points to be remembered during the exam:

  1. Follow the invigilators’ instructions and instructions given in the question paper and answer sheet.
  2. In the first 15 minutes, fill the student details without any error and read the question paper carefully. 
  3. Present the answer with legible handwriting, with a proper section name and question number.
  4. Highlight the important point with an underline and use a pencil for labelled diagrams.
  5. Don’t waste time in writing the answers. Write only the answer as per the question count. 
  6. Attempt the questions with thorough answers first, followed by the other, unsure answers. Attempt extra questions only after completion of the mandatory questions.
  7. Don’t forget to answer all of your questions. If you are totally unaware of answers, then at least mention the question number.

Detailed Study plan

How efficiently you have studied, understood the concept becomes more important than the number of hours you have studied. Here are some subject-wise tips for efficient study.

Study strategy for Mathematics: 

The following are some ways for improving your mathematical understanding.

  • After understanding the basic concept, solve simple problems followed by difficult ones.
  • Note down the important formulas and rules on a sheet of paper or write it on a flashcard or chart. Revise it regularly.
  • Solve exercise questions and solve problems in the textbook regularly.
  • Don’t forget to write the answer and underline it.
  • Read the word problem twice before solving the question.
  • Substitute the correct values in the equations and be careful and vigilant in transposing the numbers.
  • Have a clear idea of question patterns, marks weightage, and important topics.
  • Practice previous year question papers and evaluate on your own. If there are any errors, learn the concepts again for perfection.


Study strategy for Science:

  1. In science, most of the questions are of application type. Therefore, be thorough with activities and experiments.
  2. Make a list of important formulas, chemistry equations and reactions, laws, diagrams, Scientist, and their inventions for quick recall.
  3. Learn the labeled diagrams properly. 
  4. Attempt all the questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology part.
  5. Give more importance to the numerical in Physics.
  6. Take frequent practice tests on mock papers and previous year question papers.


Study strategy for Social Science

  1. Read the textbook thoroughly, and while reading, make a list of important dates, places, etc.
  2. Learn the maps thoroughly and tight to the main answer sheets for the exam.
  3. Have an idea of the state’s and county’s current political situations.
  4. For long answer-type questions, write the answer in the points with subheadings.
  5. Give preference to previous years’ question papers.
  6.  Take frequent mock tests to check the understanding of the concept and time management.


Study strategy for English

The English question paper mainly evaluates writing skills and knowledge of the language.

  1. Give more importance to grammar, passage, and letter writing.
  2. Read the textbook with a clear understanding.
  3. Avoid spelling errors in the answers. 
  4. Reading newspapers, storybooks, science fiction, article writing, story writing will help to increase English knowledge.

Recommended Chapters

It is mandatory to understand all the concepts to master each subject. Here are a few recommended chapters from an exam point of view.

Mathematics Science Social Science
Rational Numbers Crop Production and Management From Trade to Territory: The Company Establishes Power
Linear Equations in One Variable Microorganisms: Friend and Foe Tribals, Dikus and the Vision of a Golden Age
Understanding Quadrilaterals Synthetic Fibres and Plastics Colonialism and the City
Practical Geometry Materials: Metals and Non-Metals Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners
Squares and Square Roots Cell — Structure and Functions Civilising the “Native”, Educating the Nation
Cubes and Cube Root Reproduction in Animals Women, Caste and Reform
Algebraic Expressions and Identities Reaching the Age of Adolescence The Making of the National Movement: 1870s – 1947
Mensuration Force and Pressure India after Independence
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Exam Counselling

Exam counselling

Student Counselling

Basic education is not just about marks, it is moulding the characters of a child along with building self-confidence, having a thorough knowledge of the subject along with knowledge of daily life events in and around us, etc. To fulfil all these, students should keep the following points in their mind.

  • Believe in yourself and do your work sincerely.
  • Be regular to the school, concentrate on studies, and participate in all the activities and competitions of the school.
  • If there is any problem in understanding concepts, exam stress, peer pressure, etc., speak to your mentor immediately.
  • Study regularly, submit all assignments, projects, records, homework, etc., on time.
  • Practice yoga, meditation, sports, etc., to improve memory power, concentration and positive attitude.
  • Exams are one important aspect of the education system, so prepare well in advance.
  • Along with studies, follow your interest and gain more information on different exams and career opportunities.

Parent/Gaurdian counselling

Parents are the best persons to guide the child since they know the child’s behaviour, strong points and weak points better than anybody else. But due to the busy lifestyle, work pressure, the interaction between parents and child is affected. This is affecting the physical and mental health of some children. Here are a few points which parents must follow for their child’s good upbringing.

  • Have good daily conversation and sharing of thoughts and opinions.
  • Support him/her in studies, activities, competitions, etc.,
  • If a child is upset or got less marks in exams or may be phasing out any issues, guide your child in the right direction at the right time.
  • In the adolescent age, children need more attention, love, and care. Have friendly relationships with your child.
  • Provide different learning aids, books, DIY activities to keep joyful learning.
  • Have good communication with the school authority and teacher about the child’s behaviour, academic performance, achievements, etc.
  • Give the compliments for child achievements.

FAQs

Freaquently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Which is the official website Sikkim Board?
A. Sikkim HRDD is the official website of the Meghalaya Board of School Education.

Q2. Is there any board exam for Sikkim Board grade 8?
A. No, students are evaluated on the basis of performance in school level exams and CCE (Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation).

Q3. Sikkim Board provides education in how many Languages (medium)?
A. Sikkim Board provides education in English medium.

Q4. What are the marks required to get an A1 grade in Sikkim Board class 8?
A. Students should score 91-100 out of 100 or 45-50 out of 50 to get an A1 grade in the Sikkim Board class 8 exam.

Q5. Is the Sikkim board class 8 syllabus the same as that of the NCERT syllabus?
A. Yes, the Sikkim Board and NCERT syllabus are the same.

Dos and Donts

Q1. Which is the official website Sikkim Board?
A. Sikkim HRDD is the official website of the Meghalaya Board of School Education.

Q2. Is there any board exam for Sikkim Board grade 8?
A. No, students are evaluated on the basis of performance in school level exams and CCE (Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation).

Q3. Sikkim Board provides education in how many Languages (medium)?
A. Sikkim Board provides education in English medium.

Q4. What are the marks required to get an A1 grade in Sikkim Board class 8?
A. Students should score 91-100 out of 100 or 45-50 out of 50 to get an A1 grade in the Sikkim Board class 8 exam.

Q5. Is the Sikkim board class 8 syllabus the same as that of the NCERT syllabus?
A. Yes, the Sikkim Board and NCERT syllabus are the same.

List of Educational Institutions

About Exam

List of Schools/Colleges

Sikkim is the second smallest state of India has around 1300 schools. List of Schools gives the details of all primary, secondary, and higher secondary schools in Sikkim. The table mentioned below will give the details about the number of Government schools in Sikkim.

District Wise Number of State Government School  
East District Govt. Schools in East District Sikkim
West District Govt. Schools in West District Sikkim
North District Govt. Schools in North District Sikkim
South District Govt. Schools in South District Sikkim

Parent Counselling

About Exam

Parent Counselling

Parents are the best persons to guide the child since they know the child’s behavior, strong points, and weak points better than anybody else. But due to the busy lifestyle, work pressure, the interaction between parents and child is affected. This is affecting the physical and mental health of some children. Here are a few points which parents must follow for their child’s good upbringing.

  • Have good daily conversation and sharing of thoughts and opinions.
  • Support them in studies, activities, competitions, etc.,
  • If a child is upset or got fewer marks in exams or maybe phasing out any issues, guide your child in the right direction at the right time.
  • In the adolescent age, children need more attention, love, and care. Have friendly relationships with your child.
  • Provide different learning aids, books, DIY activities to keep joyful learning.
  • Have good communication with the school authority and teacher about the child’s behavior, academic performance, achievements, etc.
  • Give the compliments for child achievements.

Future Exams

Similar

List of Future Exam

Students are promoted from class 8 to class 9 based on their performance in the school-based exam and Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). 

Some of the competitive Olympiad exams in which students from class 8 can appear are:

Competitive Exams Official Link
International Science Olympiad (ISO) ISO
International Maths Olympiad (IMO) IMO
English International Olympiad (EIO) EIO
General Knowledge International Olympiad (GKIO) GKIO
International Computer Olympiad (ICO) ICO
International Drawing Olympiad (IDO) IDO
National Essay Olympiad (NESO) NESO
National Social Studies Olympiad (NSSO) NSSO


Some of the competitive exams to which class 8 students can appear are:

  • National Talent Search Examination (NTSE): Science, Maths, Social Science, Mental Ability, and General Knowledge are tested through this exam. Qualified students are awarded cash prizes and scholarships for the next academic year.
  • National Level Science Talent Search Exam (NLSTSE): The subjects included are Maths, Science, and other general Awareness questions.
  • Indian National Olympiad (INO): The syllabus includes Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, and Junior Science. This exam has a five-stage procedure. The initial stage is the written exam conducted by NSE (National Standard Examination).
  • GeoGenius: In this exam, students are asked to mark the various locations of India on a blank map to create interest in geography. 
  • National Interactive Maths Olympiad (NIMO): This exam tests and analyses the mental ability and mathematical skills of the students. It aims to reduce the fear of mathematics and make it an easy and loving subject.

Practical Knowledge/Career Goals

Prediction

Future Skills

Coding:
Coding is an interesting computer language activity where students can put up their creative ideas through different programmes. Along with it, it improves students’ thinking capacity, concentration, joyful learning, active participation in the learning process, etc. It has a great application in Artificial intelligence (AI), Data sciences, Research, etc.

Do It Yourself (DIY):
Here, students learn the concepts through various concepts by themselves by performing various activities. A few of them can be drama, group projects, field trips, performing various activities and experiments, etc. Make the best use of the Embibe App. It provides DIY for different concepts of class 8 to make learning joyful.

Career Skills

Career selection will be in later stages of education, but it is important to inbuilt the various career skills right from schooling. Listening skills, working in diverse environments, communication skills, planning, effective presentation of work, leadership qualities, being emotionally balanced, exploring the knowledge, language skill, computer skills, self-analysis should be taught in school with curricular and co-curricular activities. Various competitions, sports activities, cultural activities, seminars, group discussions help in building these characters. 

Career Prospects/Which stream to choose

Knowledge is power. Therefore at the primary education level, students should focus more on gaining knowledge in different fields. It will help the child to select the right career in the future as there is no direct career selection in class 8. After class 10, students can choose different fields like Science, Arts, Commerce, fine arts, sports, etc., as per his/her interest.

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