The word exams brings fear into some students. It can be final exams in school, board exams, or entrance tests like JEE Main and JEE Advanced. There is a negative environment where if you are a student about to take exams you must be struggling, sleep-deprived, anxious and depressed.
Relax. Exams are just a test to measure your knowledge and understanding of the subjects. Students continue to ineffectively approach and develop fear for exams which limits and reduces their chances of success.
Tips to Overcome the Fear of IIT JEE and Board Exams
1. Change your mindset
JEE and Board exams is an opportunity to not just show your teachers and parents, but yourself, how well you understand the topics and effort you put in during the preparation. Instead of asking – “what will come in the exam?”, try asking “how deep is my understanding of the topics in the syllabus?”
By focusing on a positive goal, you are more inclined to remain focused, giving you a better chance at preparing without fear as compare to stressing out and getting worried for the exam.
2. Commit to a schedule
You should have defined study sessions to ensure you are building your knowledge of the subjects instead of cramming it all in last minute. It will avoid unnecessary fear when JEE and Board exams are approaching.
3. Don’t give up in the middle
If you know you are behind in the preparation (having backlogs), don’t use this as an excuse to not do any preparation for the exam. If you know you have struggled and are nervous, take a moment to honestly reflect on your performance in the tests to determine the most likely outcome and what you can do now to perform to the best of your abilities.
4. Focus on the present, Do something now
Instead of worrying about the future, focus on what you can do right now to improve your odds. Regardless of your performance in the class or batch, up until now, focus on making better decisions now. Go take out your coaching modules, books and notes so you have them ready for your next study session.
“Do something in this moment — the greater action you can take without deliberating over it the more you are likely to accomplish.”
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