Exam stress is an intense emotion encircling parents and students. People outside the circle sometimes wonder who is giving the exams. Parents’ conversations are sometimes centred around preparations and time-management more than the students themselves!
Can you feel the board exam stress creeping in? Does this take you back-in-time to their board exam days?
As a student appearing for board exams, have you ever thought of avoiding a few things to overcome this situation? Of course, the tension is going to exist but it can be reduced to an extent by following a few simple tips!
Put your mood for junk food aside
A sound mind in a sound body. Such sayings might bore you but keeping yourself mentally fit is one of the keys to staying focused and succeeding in the exams. Unfortunately, if you are a junk-foodie, you ought to give it up for a few months.
Junk food is said to have trans fat and high sugar content. Besides increasing the risk of depression, they also make your brain dormant, reducing your memory and problem-solving skills. Food rich in iron and zinc fuel your brain improving memory and concentration.
It’s really hard but the results are priceless. Say ‘bye-bye’ to junk food and embrace brain food during the exams.
The eleventh hour is your biggest enemy
It is going to be a board exam year for you. Books are your only best friends all through the year but not at the final moment. You shouldn’t stuff your brain with a new concept or topic during the last minute.
Stop your preparation a day before the exam. Just revise the already prepared concepts. Avoid discussing with your friends, half an hour before entering the exam hall. This exposes you to uninvited tension and stress making you forget what you have studied.
Shake hands with dedicated hours of deep learning and thorough revision. Chuck the eleventh-hour studies.
Too much of anything amounts to nothing
Cramming will not be your best friend during exams. Your teachers too will always insist you pay keen attention to a few topics. Make sure you master all of them. There are also questions that had appeared on the previous year papers. Exammate can help you with practice papers. Don’t stuff anything extra. Keep revising the already studied concepts and topics. It helps you reproduce the answers in the exams well.
Once you are done with your exams, don’t think about it. You might have given a wrong answer. Thinking too much and worrying about it might increase your stress. It will stop you from preparing well for the next exam.
Anything overdone ends up being shabby. Let that not happen with your exams and results.
‘Copying’ - give it up for your good!
Copying, the so-called teamwork on a humorous note, is always not encouraged in the exams. Therefore, prepare well, avoid copying and write what you know.
An honest zero is better than a dishonest hundred. Choose yours!
Don’t write till the warning bell rings
Time management during exams is an art to be practised. All the factors mentioned above, food, last minute preparation, cramming and copying collectively contribute to managing time either directly or indirectly. If all of them are followed right, time favours you.
Once you receive the question paper, follow the below tips to manage time.
- Plan for five minutes to complete the exam on time
- Start with the familiar answers
- Don’t waste time thinking of answers you don’t know
- On completing the questions paper, check the answers again
- Arrange the answer sheets and tie them properly
- Don’t keep writing until the warning bell goes!
Take it easy, prepare in advance and you can come out with flying colours. Since time is a critical factor in exams, one should solve as many practice papers as possible. Exammate has helped several students to score more with solved papers. Grab yours today to excel in your Board Exams 2018