How to Stay Calm under Stressful Exam Situations?

  • It is advisable to visit the exam venue a day in advance to avoid unnecessary tension created on the day of exam by searching for the exam venue.
  • Write with a convenient free flowing smooth ball point pen. Don’t make use of pens with sharp edges as they may damage the answer paper in the process of writing and may also significantly reduce the write speed.
  • If your photograph is missing or does not appear clearly in your exam hall ticket, then carry 2 copies of your recent passport size photographs to the examination hall.
  • It is essential to get 8 hours of sound sleep on the previous night of the examination. So finish your dinner soon and go to sleep on time.
  • Make sure that you take all your stationeries and exam hall ticket before heading towards the exam venue on the day of the exam.
  • Be at the exam venue half an hour before the commencement of exam to maintain a peaceful mind.
  • Once you get the answer sheet write your name, register number, name of exam and put your signature slowly and carefully without any mistake as you will not be provided another answer sheet.
  • After receiving the question paper make sure that no pages are missing and question numbers are printed correctly. If there is any discrepancy inform it to the hall supervisor and get another question paper. Also do not forget to write the question paper code on the first page of your answer sheet.
  • Slowly read the question paper and start answering from the topics that you know well to answer effectively and create a good first impression on the minds of teachers who correct your paper.
  • For objective questions, at first read the question carefully and attentively and select the desired option only after reading all the available options.
  • Before answering a question, ensure that the question number that you mention on your answer sheet matches with that on the question paper.
  • If you are unclear about answering a particular question then skip that question and try to answer it at last. This will provide you sufficient time to recall the concepts to answer the question efficiently.
  • Once you read a question, write its answer on the answer sheet if you know it by heart. Don’t postpone it as you may not have enough time to answer it during the end of the exam.
  • If your question paper comes in 2 languages (one in native language and other English) and if you come across any incorrect question in native language try reading the English version of the question as it will only be taken as final in case of any discrepancy.
  • If there is any problem oriented question that requires a substantial amount of time to solve, then skip the question for time being and answer the remaining questions.


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