Examination Time- time for performance!- March 2012

Written by Rita Aggarwal
Monday, 05 March 2012 11:26

Examination Time- time for performance!

There is too much of hullabaloo about examinations. For students who are regular and enjoy studies it is a time to express themselves and perform.  For students who are otherwise irregular and lazy around the year it is a time to sweat it out literally. It is not easy to fail, I always tell my young students. You have attended class for a whole year and you have studied the subjects for the whole year around and you have also appeared for small little class tests and unit tests, then where is the cause for anxiety of failure. The idea is to relax and to appear happily for the exams. The causes for worry could be two- one, is if you have a learning problem and do not understand a specific subject, like I had a fear for mathematics. People can have specific phobia’s –fear of snakes or spiders or heights or subjects! In such a case one has to work hard to overcome that fear factor and take it as a challenge. The second reason for exam fear could be the need to achieve marks more than your capability. The pressure to stand first or score 90% and above, could be self imposed or externally imposed pressure by parents, and if you do not have the capacity to do so, you will land up with exam fear.

Performance anxiety is a universal natural emotion- even the mighty like Lata Mangeshkar or Sachin Tendulkar will experience it. The idea is to use the anxiety to focus on the task on hand and motivate oneself for the challenge. People who succumb to it are the sufferers. So friends, use the anxiety to inspire yourself to work hard, set your eyes on a clear achievable goal and go and achieve it. Relax the anxiety, think positive and keep optimistic about the results. You will achieve your targets.


+1 #1 Kalyani C 2015-01-31 05:52
Ma'am, I am studying in class 12th and my exams are just a month apart. Mam I have done very well and even scored well in class 10th. But I always develop stress in couple of months before examinations. I keep procrastinating studies for no reason. Concentration has become a grave problem for me , anything and everything distracts me. I feel like I am going to lose . I have always been quite sincere and studious. I could study 15 hrs a day 1yr back but now I am not able to concentrate even for an hour. Mam I dont want to take a drop. I just need to concentrate. I don't say that I haven't studies definitely I have but now I feel like I have forgotten everything. I need a brief revision of few subjects and I can manage to complete it but only when I will focus. Every morning I decide to concentrate like I used to do in 10th but everyday I end up doing very little work. I am feeling very stressed and I think that's the reason that I feel sleepy throughout the day. Mam please guide me.
-2 #2 rohit. c 2015-08-08 09:02
maam I am now in final year of B. E branch mechanical.. my problem is that i get frustrated when exam is going on... i prepare well but than also I het afraid of paper that i will fail....
means directly to say my confidence had gone.... i get frustrated in a sec and that's why I can't solve correctly. .. .. .
till 2nd year there was not problem like that. .... when I failed in 3rd sem in one subject... 1st time in life....from that day the problem started. .. i totally lose my confidence. ... .. then i clear it... then also problem is there... .......
so i think yoy will help me to get out of this problem.........