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The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Time Table Schedule for Study

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Time Table Schedule for Study

Planning to create a time table schedule for study but not sure how to go about it?


You are not the only one, as India has a massive student population, and a huge number of pupils appear for public examinations every year.

<3.85 crore enrollments in classes 9 and 10 and 2.86 crore in classes 11 and 12 in 2021-22.>

*Source- UDISE+ 2021-22 Report.

Number of students in 2023-22

Across all levels of schooling, our Indian students have too much on their plates nowadays. So it’s better to plan the best study time table, especially during these crucial exam months.

Let’s dive in.

What is a Time Table?

A students timetable helps in organizing everyday tasks/activities to make the most of a day. It also builds necessary skills like planning, time management, and discipline. Today, it is also right to believe that a perfect time table for students is a stepping stone to academic success.

Do you know that a good planner/schedule minimizes stress and reduces the chances of missing (forgetting) important dates/deadlines?


But again, does that mean that a single timetable format is fit for everyone?

Not Really!

There is no magic wand that can create a good study time table that works for all students at all times. But it is certainly possible to fit in all the requirements of a student with a planned approach. Let’s begin with some important points for parents before we share an example.

How to Create the Best Study Time Table?

List down individual requirements

To many of us, a study timetable is merely a planner. But do you know that creating a planner can also give you valuable insights into a student’s strengths and weaknesses?


Planning a timetable requires a thorough understanding of the individual learning needs. And naturally, the time allocation in a planner is done as per these findings.

When you plan a time table schedule for study, jot down the priorities subject-wise. And allocate the time slots as per the need to master topics within subjects.

A golden rule here.

Do ensure that each subject is covered on all days. However, you can also allocate more or less time as per the child/student’s prior preparation and individual requirements.   

Use mindful hacks

I am sure you agree that nothing can replace mindful strategies like eliminating distractions, breaking down complex topics into smaller parts, time management tricks, spacing techniques, etc. while planning a child’s academic journey.

Remember, a perfect time table for students is a combination of the right strategies.

You can read our related articles to know about planning these strategies.

Identify high-energy time

Experts believe that our short-term memory is better in the mornings. Because our minds are fresh at this time of the day. However, exceptions are always there, and this might not be the case with all students at times. Many students prefer to study at late hours. Understand the student’s preferences to sleep, and plan the study schedule accordingly.

Before we take up the next point, here’s a brilliant fact for you about sleep!

Only 90 minutes of sleep can give the same benefits as 8 hours long sleep. Yes! The power of naps is beyond our imagination. So do not ignore your student/child’s sleep patterns (including afternoon nap) while creating a time table schedule for study.

Power nap is equal to 8 hour sleep | Guide to creating a time table

Split into morning and afternoon routine

When you create a good study time table always ensure enough time for a nap, relaxing (unwinding), and leisure, etc. Allocate some time as per the student/child’s preferences to avoid monotony or cognitive overload.

Create an effective plan around other tasks

The next aspect that holds importance while creating a time table schedule for study is that you must consider all extracurricular activities/hobbies/tasks. etc. and do not rule out any of these completely. For instance, if your child has a set schedule for swimming classes in the summer, do not stop these completely during exams. Try to make a judicious use of time. And do accommodate the child’s favorite activities at least once or twice a week. Remember this will keep boredom at bay. After all, a day with all studies and no fun can never culminate into a fulfilling one.

It’s now time to discover some exclusive tips purely for online students.

Tips for Creating a Good Study Time Table for Online Students

  • For online school students, it is essential to segregate academic tasks and other priorities well before finalizing the study timetable.
  • Choose small study blocks (like 30 minutes each) to maximize productivity.
  • Other than the students timetable, online students must also make use of online calendars/planners.
  • Study space and habits matter, so never complicate home-based learning with a cluttered study table, and habits of procrastination.
  • Plan enough breaks to learn better.
  • Never overdo anything, always limit the time for a particular topic to a maximum of 45 minutes.
  • If possible, try to utilize odd hours at times (later evening or night) to check if these hours can be more productive for you.

From the Academicians of K8 School

At K8 School, we are fortunate to have a great parent community that interacts closely with us. To give you a fair idea of a perfect time table for students we procured a timetable used by a parent.

Here’s what our 7th grader student Ayaan’s mother Tanisha shared with us:

Tanisha – “K8 School’s counselors suggested creating a students timetable for Ayaan. It’s been almost months now that I have been following this one diligently with my son. Trust me, it has made my life easier, and I have no more school blues. We are completely sorted as a family. Moreover, as committed by K8 School, Tushar is developing as an independent child.”

Ms. Tanisha was kind enough to share this study timetable with us which boosted her son’s productivity.

Here’s a synopsis of this timetable.

Time Table for Online Schooler

Time SlotPlan
8:00 AMMorning Chores
8:30 AMOnline Classes (attending school with lunch break as per school timings)
3:00 PM
3:30 PMFruits and afternoon nap
4:00 PMNap
4:30 PMSelf-study (1 lesson+ assignment)
5:30 PMRevision of the topics covered during online sessions
6:00 PMEvening snack + milk
6:30 PMSelf-study (1 lesson+ 1 assignment)
7:00 PMGuitar classes
8:00 PMTV/Gaming time
9:00 PMTV/Gaming time
9:30 PMBedtime reading 15 minutes and sleep

Final Words

We hope these details about the best study time table helped you to prioritize your child’s academic goals better. Now choose a worry-free schooling experience with K8 School, the most promising institution to craft your child’s future without adding any burden on you!

Thanks for Reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Best Time to Study?
    The time table schedule for study depends on a student’s lifestyle and sleep patterns. In addition, these schedules are subject to a student’s and parent’s priorities.
  • How Many Hours a Day Should You Study?
    All study sessions in a day must be spaced well after a stretch of 30 or 45 minutes. Rest the number of hours depend on the need to cover the syllabus and the quality of a student’s school classes.
  • Is It OK to Study at Night?
    You must check your child’s total number and quality of sleep. If all this can be managed well studying at night should not be a problem. 

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