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Delhi, December 19, 2016: Freaking out or panicking before an exam is quite normal. It is a universal fact that exam pressure is something which either makes a student work hard and brush up the details and score good or breaks a student, breaking his already less confidence and makes him feel dizzy and throw up or faint before the exam! So, how exactly should a student handle the exam pressure? What exactly should be done to handle pressure before an exam? Here are 10 things that should be the pointers of any student, to handle pressure before an exam:

  1. Plan A : Make a Plan

If you are one of those students who have spent the entire semester frolicking around or, even if you are a student who studied and attended all the lectures throughout the semester, you need a plan. First things first, make a plan of how you are going to complete the revision or even the “first vision” of your syllabus a day before the exam. Divide the topics and allot them specific days and time periods.


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  1. Stick to the Plan/schedule

Making a plan or schedule is very easy. Sticking to it is a whole another story. So, try and stick to your plan or schedule. If you have planned on completing a specific topic on a certain day, do it.

  1. Be hydrated and caffeinated

In the jinxed up pre-exam atmosphere, don’t forget to keep your body well hydrated, to ease out on the pressure it’s building up from within. Drink lots of water. Also, keep yourself wide awake and concentrated while you are studying, by drinking coffee. You don’t want to get up and start reading the notes/textbook instantly, because you will still be in a drowsy state, hence not able to concentrate on anything. So, a cup of coffee to lift you up from drowsiness!

  1. Decide, and then stick to it

Don’t randomly start reading a topic or a book. Decide on what you are going to read/ work on and then stick to that topic. Don’t stray away from that topic in some time just because it’s very tough.

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  1. Know your SOS

For any student, it is very important to know his/her SOS i.e. Style of Studying. Decide how do you want to study and what is convenient to you. Do you want to make elaborate notes of everything? Do you want to make shorthand notes on stick ons? Do you want to write and learn? Do you want to make abbreviations and formulas for everything? Find out how do you want to study and what is convenient to your style of studying.

  1. Don’t copy others

You should not copy others when it comes to studying, not at least immediately before the exams. How are they studying, what material are they using, when are they studying, when are they taking a break, all of this is not your concern. Think about what and how are you going to do things, instead of copying others. Simply because, what may suit them, may not quite suit you.

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  1. A big NO to Social Media

Social Media is our that friend who is always willing to distract us from studying. Once you take a 15 min break for whatsapp and facebook, there’s no coming back. You will end up spending a long stretch of time on social media, thus disrupting your entire study cycle and schedule.

  1. Eat well

You cannot risk eating the spicy, junk food or snacks that you are really craving for, 10 days before the exam and then falling sick, can you? Nope, you most definitely cannot. Eat light and healthy food which won’t make you feel sleepy and lazy because of its greasiness. Also, don’t go long stretches without eating anything. Keep munching dry fruits, nutrition bars, quinoa bars etc.

  1. All study and no play make one a dull person!

Yes, you have to study most of the times but, do not be neck deep in books 24×7. Go for a walk, read a book, or do something to refresh and recharge your brain which is dulled out after hours of cramming and reading. Again, no social media included here because then it will just take over your time of studying too because it is addictive like that.

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  1. It’s not the end

Yes, scoring good is important. Yes, this particular exam is important. But no, you cannot think of a piece of paper as the end of the world. It won’t decide your worth and it is not the end. So give your 100% and sit back relaxed because you have already given your 100% and there is nothing more that you could have done.

All the best to everyone with their exams approaching!

prepared by Shambhavi Sinha of NewsGram. Twitter: @shambhavispeaks


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