What is exam fear?

How do we deal with exam anxiety?

How do I stop getting panic in exams?

All these questions are breathtaking for children today.


Exam fear is a very common phenomenon among many students and it has a disastrous effect, no doubt. But, have we ever tried to think about the causes of the fear, to remove the fear and make exams an enjoyable task rather than a scary one, to focus upon the students in order to make them capable of overcoming their fear especially on weak students to make them stronger.

Let us understand this with a few tips and learn how to overcome this problem:


What does exam stress look like?

Some signs of stress include:

  • Feeling confused
  • Losing touch with friends
  • Feeling moody and low
  • Having trouble making decisions
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Lack of motivation to do anything
  • Trouble sleeping or getting out of bed
  • Tense muscles or headaches
  • Having an upset stomach or feeling sick
  • Fidgeting, nail-biting, teeth grinding



Let us understand a few tips for the same and learn how to overcome this problem:

  • Try to relax, keep your stress level to a minimum.
  • Prepare a revision timetable and set out what topics, subjects you want to cover each day.
  • The best way to study is usually in short periods and build your timetable in such a manner that you keep some time for relaxation.
  • Think positively
  • Visualize success
  • Eat before the exam
  • Form a study group
  • Exercise is a great stress buster

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