Exam Blues Vs Men In Blue

World Cup Craze Vs Exam Stress

It is time for students to windup their academic year by writing exams. Appearing for board exam is considered as utmost important as students are looking ahead to come out with the best performance.

With building exam fear, the cricket world cup, which started in the last month, has drawn the complete attention of students by throwing surprises and put them in dilemma as to watch the cricket or to concentrate on their studies.

Exam Blues Vs Men In Blue


The cricket craze increasing among students parents have mixed reaction on watching cricket.

Parents belong to one group do not have any qualms about children watching cricket in between their reading. They are of the opinion that watching cricket serves as break from monotonous reading and refresh their minds.

Mixed reaction of parents

Whereas parents from the other category are not interested to encourage cricket inclination as it is snatching away students reading time.

They do not have any excuses as their children are appearing for board exams. "I am not intend to dishearten the child by not letting him watch cricket. My concern is all about the time management. It is difficult for him to balance the reading time, watching cricket and time to rest himself," says one of the parents.

This being the opinion students have to independently take the initiative of balancing studies with recreation, the parents should also understand that cricket might not be a precarious distraction.

Strike a balance

  • Spending luxurious time on cricket is not the need of the hour. But instead plan yourself

  • Opt the matches that you must watch

  • Schedule time on how much time has to be spent on whose batting /bowling

  • Record the matches that you have missed out so that you can watch after your exams

  • Zeroing on selective matches can do students a world of good. In that case, time management becomes less challenging

  • Despite of the exam stress, the students have found a way out to stay tuned to World Cup without getting criticises from parents. While some of the students have made it point to monitor their smart phones to get the regular updates of the match

  • It is better for parents to put in the shoes of children and realise that it could be an outlet for the young ones who are facing exam blues
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