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Shaken by the failure in exams? Learn to overcome the stress and move on

Jun 7, 2017 17:09 IST

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You talk about the CBSE, UP board or any other state board exam, almost all the boards have announced the results for their secondary classes and senior secondary classes. The results have witnessed many toppers scoring about to 100% along with many students who scored less than the expected marks and some others who couldn't even manage to meet the passing criteria. For the low scorers or the failures, the world should not end at this point but they must face the situation with courage and try to overcome the stress and move on. Whether you be in secondary school or even the university, sometimes it is very difficult to predict the outcome of your exams. This is probably because, exams are arguably one of the most feared things in the academic life of a student. Whether a student is confident in his abilities, in the chosen subject(s) or not, exams can often both predictably and unpredictably bring out the best, and more than often, the worst, in a student irrespective of his perspective of the exam. Things come out to be more depressing and devastating, in case the worst does happen and a student fails an exam which he didn’t expect to lose at all. Every year, the number of students committing suicide due to an exam failure, is increasing disastrously, costing the nation to lose many brilliant minds.

One thing you must remember is that failing an exam, be it the CBSE board, UP board or any other competitive exam, is not the end of the world. It just comes as one of the many hurdles you will have to surpass in your life. Remember, failures if taken seriously and sensibly can come out to be the pillars of success as reflected by the life stories of a number of great people. There are always possibilities to learn and rise above failure. It should be taken as a lesson to teach you how to proceed to and achieve success.
To help the students come over a failure and pave a way to success, we have collected a few tips and suggestions which must be followed to make the life smooth and pleasant by transforming failures into success.  

Find below the top tips to deal with the exam failure and move ahead with various option to succeed.

  • Assess the priorities, assets and difficulties you faced in exam and alter your preparation strategies accordingly.
  • Take action on a plan right away after you’ve drawn it up.
  • Do not imagine the extreme consequences of this one failure. This can have a drastic effect on working potential of your brain.
  • Be constructive and learn from the situation.
  • Contact your teachers or counselors on feeling low or depressed to find out a solution for the same.
  • Find inspiration and support from the world around you.
  • Develop alternative coping strategies to de-focus from the pain.
  • Learn to be positive and calm.
  • Develop a broader view towards life.
  • Don’t weigh your exam results by your intelligence. Failure is just an event not the life.

Remember, education is a blessing, and so is your life. Life has many more opportunities to offer you in future. Failure should only be taken as an experience to take out the best of these opportunities. Result is not the ultimate decisive factor. It’s better to choose the next option.

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