The causes of anxiety during exam may be due to a fear of failure, insufficient time to prepare, or earlier unpleasant experiences.
But remember, you’re not alone!
Here’s are few steps that you can follow to stay in the pre-exam days and during your exams.
1. Prepare yourself
This seems obvious, but it worth repeating.
When you know you are well prepared, you feel confident in walking into the exam room.
2. Get a good night’s sleep
Forcing is never beneficial, and studying all night can worsen your nerves.
Have 7-8 hours of sleep before the test day. It will be is more helpful than rereading a text until dawn.
3. Reach early
Have a nutritious breakfast before leaving for the exam, and reach the exam hall earlier than the given time.
Rushing to a test always multiplies anxiety and tension.
4. Concentrate and keep track of time
Don’t look at what others are doing. Concentrate on your paper, read the questions carefully and start answering with your own pace.
Writing answers in the last few minutes can make you nervous, leading to many incorrectness. To avoid this always keep looking at the watch when necessary so that you can finish the paper in time.
5. Think positively
- Deep breathing slows down a beating heart or a racing mind. Practice these techniques at home.
- And sometimes just thinking positively can boost your energy and help you keep calm and focused.