on exam

  • Try to think positive and maintain positive attitude while giving the test.
  • Once you are in the hall, take time to settle down and set your table.
  • Ignore symptoms of anxiety and focus on your task.
  • Do not hurry into reading the question paper.
  • Read the directions slowly and carefully. If there are any doubts clarify with the instructor, teacher or invigilator.
  • Feel comfortable before you start your answers.
  • Budget the time and plan the answers. Allocate time for each question.
  • Do the simple questions first to help you build up your confidence for the harder questions.
  • Choose the best known questions if choices are available.
  • If you do not know a question, move on to the next after leaving some space; try it later. If not sure of an answer, do not spend long time thinking and recalling answers. Go to the next question. Handle the less known questions later.
  • Leave space after each answer so that you can add later if you need to.
  • Do not worry about supplementary sheets that others are taking.
  • Try and revise your answers finally. Try to finish a little earlier. Then go through the paper to correct mistakes/ underline important points etc. Highlight important points – underline, write in capital etc.
  • If you are feeling stressed during a test, try relaxation techniques, such as:
  1. Take in a deep breath, and then take it out. Try to release the tension with each breath you exhale.
  2. Tighten up your hand or feet muscles for 5 seconds and then release the tension to keep you relaxed. Repeat this couple of times.
  3. Visualize a peaceful and relaxing setting to feel light and relaxed.
  • If you experience extreme test anxiety even after following these tips, seek help from your school counsellor.

Published by rkdskool

I am working in the field of education for more than 15 years. I teach Math. Presently I'm Working as the vice principal in reputed School.

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