CBSE and UP Board exams 2018: How to deal with stress over exam results

In this article, we have provided some useful tips with which both the student and parents can deal with the increased levels of stress they experience before the announcement of board exam results.

Created On: Apr 16, 2018 10:50 IST
Modified On: Apr 17, 2018 10:50 IST
Help your child beat exam stress
Help your child beat exam stress

Lakhs of young students across India are about to receive their CBSE Class 10th and Class 12th board exam results in a few days. Naturally, it is a time that often brings with it anxiety, stress and other negative thoughts for youngsters and their parents. If you're under stress then don't worry, we are here to help you. Let’s have a look at how to deal with exam results stress. Here are some ways in which both the student and parents can deal with the increased levels of stress they experience before the announcement of board exam results.

For students

Talk to someone

Avoid keeping your fears to yourself. Try to discuss it with your best friends or close family members. You will feel relax after discussion. In case you don’t find anybody you can seek help from numerous online resources. You’ll love to know that you aren’t alone in feeling like this

Keep yourself busy

Play video games, learn swimming, acquire any new skill there are a number of this with which you can keep yourself busy. As we all know the idle mind devil's workshop. So never sit idle. Keep doing something so that your mind remains occupied. 

Write it down

Write down your fears on a piece of paper. You can also write queries like, “what if I will score 90%?” or “what if I will score 70%?” Now try to answer each and every query after discussing with your friends or family members. You can also take the help of internet. This activity will reduce your stress level.

Watch some motivational videos

Watch some motivational videos whenever you feel down. There are a number of motivational videos available on the internet. These videos will help you infuse optimism and you will feel energetic. 


For parents

Avoid unnecessary discussions related to the results

Discussions about the results or marks you expect from your child to score can increase your stress level. By saying you have really high expectations can further increase stress and anxiety in your child. So, it’s better to avoid such discussions.

However, one can use phrases like, “I'm 100% sure that you have tried your best and now, whatever happens, happens for the good.”

Avoid having unrealistic expectations

Your child may be exceptionally good in studies but every child can't be a topper. It is okay if a child secures good marks. Students experience a tremendous amount of stress while waiting for results and high expectation can make the situation worse.

Stop worrying about social norms

Your social status is not defined by the board exam’s result of your child. Life is a long journey filled with a number of ups and downs.

Some students with a low score in board exams performed exceptionally well in competitive exams and opposite cases are also observed. So stop worrying about social norms.

Stop comparing

Don’t compare your child with his peers. A fish can swim but can’t climb in a tree. Subjecting your child to comparisons damages their self-esteem and makes them feel inadequate. The student starts believing that others are better than him or her and that he or she is incapable of performing well or living to the expectations of the parents.

To sum up:

Neither you can be a perfect father and nor can your child be a perfect son encompassing excellence in all fields of academics. Everyone has to face different challenges. As students, there is constant stress to perform. It might be from parents, peers or relatives. Never mind what neighbour scores in the board exams, at the end of everything skill matters the most.

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