In the Indian scenario, board exams are given a lot of weightage. Considering the important role these exams play in determining our career choices, it will be fair to say that the weightage that they are given is not all that inappropriate.
However, at this point, a lot of people actually go through a lot of stress and tension that is uncalled for. Moreover, since for most students the preparation begins months in advance, as the days advance, things only get more and more difficult. This reaches its peak on the night before the morning you are supposed to write your board exams.
Considering that most people who will be writing their board exams are too young to come up with ways and means to deal with this type of stress, here is a list of tips that will help them sail through their examinations with ease.
Pack Your Bag
The best way to reduce the stresses on the morning of the board exam is to have your bag packed well in advance. Make sure that you have your admit card in place. Your pencils should be sharpened and the pens that you carry should have refills. Make sure that you carry ample stationery so that even in the worst case scenario you do not run out of supplies in the middle of the board exams.
The Calculator Issue
In case you have to carry the calculator for an exam, make sure that you erase its memory the night before the exam. If this is not checked the night before the exam and if you are caught in the exam, this will lead to serious disciplinary actions being taken against you.
Do Not Text Or Chat With Your Friends
No matter what your mental state is, discussing the same with your friends when all of you are stressed will only worsen matters, as your fears will mingle with those of your friends. Talk to your elder siblings or school seniors if need be.
Chalk Out How You Will Travel To The Venue
For many board exams, the venue of the exam will not be the same as your school. In fact it may well be in a far-flung area or an area of the city you are unfamiliar with. Make sure you chalk out how to reach the place before you go to bed. Also figure out when you should leave for the exam centre by keeping the daytime traffic in mind. Remember it is always better to reach the exam centre early rather than late.
As evident as it sounds, it is important that you have at least 8 hours of solid sleep for your brain to function normally. Hence, on the night before your board exams remember to give that late-night study a miss, avoid copious amounts of fluids, listen to soothing music and hit the bed early.
This will result in you waking up much fresher on the day of this major exam and your performance will be much better in the exam itself.
Have Realistic Expectations For The Morning
When you go to bed, do not expect to be able to complete revising the entire syllabus the next morning. This type of absurd expectations will make you want to chalk out how to be able to do so which in turn will make you give up on your sleep again. Instead have realistic expectations.
Cut Yourself Some Slack
If you are unable to follow some (or all) of the aforementioned rules, do not panic. Cut yourself some slack. Remember that it is okay to deal with problems in your own way. Have faith in your abilities and in all that hard work that you had invested for months together and you will be amazed to see the returns they yeild.