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Do not worry about future, just focus on task at hand

With exams just around the corner, experts say it is best to chalk out a time table for judicious use of time.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2012 01:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

With the CBSE Board exams just three days away, experts try to resolve students' mounting queries to the best of their abilities.

I am a student of Class 12. I am very tense as there is a lot of pressure to crack the MBBS entrances. I have been told very categorically that I have to clear the exams. I don't know how to divide time between my Boards and MBBS studies. Time is running out...
It is understandable that the pressure on you is mounting, since you have to study for the Board exams as well as the MBBS entrances. But you must focus — either you can spend all your time worrying about the future or you can use whatever time you have to work systematically for both sets of exams. We are social conditioned to worry about the future. But as of now, do your Board exams well. Focus on the Medical entrances after that.

Even though there are only a few days to go for the Board exams, our school principal has refused to give us the admit cards. She said that they will be provided only on the morning of the exam. How can we handle this situation, since it is impossible to go to the school and collect the admit card on the exam morning?

Your concern is genuine and this is being done just to harass a few students. I will suggest that you ask your parents and those of other students to contact the CBSE and Directorate of Education. They will surely help you out. At this juncture, your sole priority should be your studies. Let your parents and others take up this issue with various authority bodies.

I am a Class 12 Science student. As my exams are drawing closer, I have become very irritable. Any advice or suggestion from my parents angers me. I feel totally blank on the academic front, even though my pre-board exams went well. I wish to do BTech after which I want to take the Civil Services exam. How can I pursue my dreams if I do not perform well in the boards? I feel extremely frustrated.
Take one step at a time. It is futile to spend time thinking about long term goals at this stage. That is what is wasting your premium time. Instead focus your attention on the Board exams only. Relax yourself by some exercises, yoga and outdoor sports. Draw out a time table for judicious use of time and try to stick to it. Let your family and friends support you.

I have finished my entire syllabus, but I am very tense. For the last one week, I have been having recurring headaches if I study for more than 45 minutes at a stretch. Since there are just a few days left, I also need to revise my syllabus. I am very worried as to whether I will be able to attempt the paper for all three hours or not.
In many cases, headaches occur because the student has been studying continuously. This also tends to affect the eyesight adversely. Get your eyes checked, as medicines will not work, if your headaches are induced by poor eyesight. Seek early consultation from a doctor.

My family keeps nagging me to study continuously. But it is physically impossible for me to study throughout the day. Also, they constantly compare me to my cousin, who is an engineer. I have been securing 90% throughout, but my parents are not satisfied...
It is understandable that the constant comparison to your cousin is frustrating. But now that you have only a few days to go for the exams, you should try and shift to your grandparents house, so that you are away from the daily haranguing. There you will be able to concentrate on your studies and focus on what is to come.

First Published: Feb 26, 2012 23:48 IST