Be it your CBSE, UP board or any competitive exam, students are already suffering with the exam fever, and all of a sudden, their situation becomes worse if they fail in one or more subjects. Sometimes, even if you have prepared well for an exam, the results unexpectedly turns out to be bad. This is really depressing for any student and if not dealt sincerely, this may even affect their performance in future. Students need not stress over their bad results and keep in mind that there is always a way to reverse such results. Students should analyse the situation and prepare themselves effectively so that it does not to happen again and next attempt for exams should reflect success.
Here, we discuss top tips to deal with exam stress mentioning suggestions that can help students who failed in exams to get over the trauma and be more determined to pass their exams on their next attempt. Remember, even if you have failed a subject or an exam, one or two or three times, don't stop trying and keep attempting for clearing the exam/s.
Top 5 tips to deal with exam stress and prepare well for your next exam:
1. Change your approach - This is the first and the most important thing to do after experiencing a bad result day. Tell yourself that next time, you'll be prepared effectively and would not let this happen again. For this, study harder and learn as much as you can, leaving no stone unturned. Work on the mistakes you made in the previous exam other than the subject knowledge. The mistakes could be your poor time management, lack of prioritisation, wrong selection of concepts/questions, attempting the paper in nervousness, etc. So, identify your mistakes and change your approach towards your exams.
2. Be positive for your next attempt - This is what, can help you rise above the depressing condition. Do not just keep thinking about the failure instead think above it. Bring in the positivity inside you that can help you move ahead with a wide view to success. Just think that it was only a bad day that will not get repeated in future. But always remember, “ Being positive is not ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative.”
3. Stop fretting about your failure - You failed an exam, sure you are depressed and want to talk it out to someone. Do it, discuss your issues and thoughts about exam failure it will help you understand better so that you can begin your preparation again. But, don't stick to negative thoughts related to your exam as holding on to such thoughts is not going to help your in your next attempt for the exam. Instead, it will increase your anxiety. So, if your are still worried about the bad exam result, stop right now! and act to get success in your next exams.
4. Make short notes - When you have failed an exam, your are not able to understand at what concept you lacked clarity that you lost your marks. Just, don't be stressed and instead, take syllabus for the subject/ exam you failed and start your preparation topic by topic. Also, if you feel that some topic you know already and need not study, but you should not leave any topic from syllabus even if you know well. Cover all your syllabus, gain clarity on every topic, practice well and appear for your next exam to score well.
5. Give your best - Sometimes, even when you have prepared well enough for an exam, but because you were stressed about the exam result. The bare feeling of scoring low, makes us feel stressed and anxious. Instead of being depressed or worried about the exam, be prepared and confident to appear for the exam and wait for the result to reflect what you have performed.