How to gear up for exam day
Stressing out about it even after having prepared this well will do you no good! After all, you’ve spent your study holidays judiciously and planned your study meticulously. However, the battle is yet to be won and your performance on the day of exams is the only thing that will matter.
The early, the better
All we mean to say is rise early don’t waste the day by sleeping and snoozing your alarm clock. Eat well, get ready, review your checklist and relax!
Learn the venue and exam time in advance
Check the venue details, exam time and other details pertaining to the exam beforehand and don’t look them up at the last minute. This will only add to your stress!
Eat and sleep well
The day before exams sleep well and on the morning have a hearty and nourishing breakfast. Don’t skip breakfast and end up falling weak during your exams.
Prepare a last minute checklist and review it
Make a list of things you would need for your exams and review it before your leave home to ensure that there is nothing left behind and you have all the important things such as Hall ticket, stationary, etc. with you.
Start early and reach the center well before time
Ensure that you reach the venue early to make up for any changes or contingency. For this, you would require starting early from home.
Don’t hang around stressed out folks
If there are a few people in your gang or vicinity who are stressing out, it is better to stay away from them as they would most likely stress you out too! This is recommended even when you are studying. Because same stress is carried on Exam hall & consequences are known.
Use rest rooms before exams
Visiting the wash rooms before exams is a good idea. It will help you feel relaxed and since exams are pretty long, it is better to be prepared in every respect.
Skim the question paper as soon as you receive it
Go through the question paper quickly and carefully. Plan as to how much time you should spend on each section/question and then proceed to answer.
Answer questions you know first
There will those questions that you are very confident about and those that you aren’t that well acquainted with. Begin with the ones that you know well for this will give you confidence and make a good impression on the person evaluating your paper too!
Plough through even when your brain freezes
If there comes a moment when you feel clueless and frozen, simply write something and you are sure to start remembering the details.
Watch time spent on questions
If you had planned to spend 10 minutes on a question and you’ve spent 15 on it, don’t let it strangle you for time. Leave it for the time being and proceed with the next. Every question carries 4 marks and you end up spending the time required for 3 problems on it, you are probably losing 12 marks in your quest for scoring 4!
Speak up when in doubt
If you aren’t clear about some question, ask the examiner and don’t be afraid of speaking up.
Use your time wisely
Review your answers and don’t waste a single minute in your exam. This will help you score those extra marks and catch mistakes.