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10 Ways to Deal With Stress During Exam

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

Planning and perseverance are the keys to dealing with stress during an examination. That bubbling jitters you feel in your stomach during exams, and pressure from peers and parents to perform well add to the constant stress and anxiety. Hence, this blog has been curated keeping in mind the generic feedback we have received from our students and expert tutors and helping students deal with stress during examinations whether it is a school examination, entrance examination, etc.

  • Utilize time and prioritize your work:

Prepare a study plan that works for you. Prioritize your subjects accordingly to your requirements. Create daily, weekly, and monthly plans according to the chapters and topics that hold a high weightage of marks.

  • Set realistic goals:

Don’t try to mug up all topics continuously for hours or set high unattainable standards rather set realistic goals by reading one chapter a day, and practicing exercises related to it to check your understanding of the concepts. Practicing more and more will make you gain confidence and as a result, you’ll feel less stressed out on exam day.

  • Get enough sleep:

Sometimes students are more fatigued than they’re stressed. So, try to get at least 6-7 hours of sound sleep to wake up with a fresh mind and feel energetic to perform better.

It is a proven fact that plenty of sleep helps students improve concentration, and productivity, and leads to academic excellence.

  • Take systematic study breaks:

Do not study for several hours continuously. Take systematic study breaks in between. After studying for 2 hours; you must take a 20-minute break. Study for 3-4 hours in total regularly. Manage this time frame according to your school hours, coaching time, etc. Students should understand that self-study will benefit them more and solidify their skills and knowledge.

  • Get expert counsel or talk to teachers/parents:

In case the exam pressure is taking a toll on you too much; get expert counsel from a professional or talk to your parents/teachers to seek advice and gain some encouragement.

  • Organize your surroundings:

Studying on a messy desk or room will only clutter your mind like your surroundings. So, make sure you clean your surroundings and keep your desk organized. Have all your stationery intact and in one place. Keep your backpacks and books neatly stacked within your reach.

  • Eat healthy food:

Students should curate a healthy diet for themselves. You need to eat a balanced diet that includes nuts, juice, dry fruits, and green vegetables. This will help them build stamina and immunity that will eventually help them defend against any mental and physical illness.

  • Stay consistent:

Make a proper timetable and stick to it no matter what. Maintain consistency in your efforts and don’t procrastinate because that will only delay your goals. Visualize your goals and hold yourself accountable when you find yourself distracted by those goals.

  • Self-motivated:

Nothing is better than self-motivation. People who can self-motivate themselves to act are winners because they act quickly to achieve their goals.

  • Exercise:

We can not stress this point enough. Like it is important to eat healthy food. It is always important to exercise or meditate regularly to maintain an active mind and body to have a relaxed mindset.

So, this concludes our blog on 10 ways to deal with stress during exams. These points are not something like rocket science that you already didn’t know or haven’t heard of before. But it’s the actions that make all the difference. So, we hope you’ll follow these tips and not forget them after some time. And even if you do, remember you can always come back on this page or talk to our experts to help you prepare for the exam.

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