5 tips to help students study for board examinations without feeling stressed

We frequently use subpar exam preparation strategies since many of us are ignorant of the best study techniques. In order

Updated on Dec 14, 2022 07:09 PM IST 8 Photos

We are surely more anxious than ever as we get ready for the board certification or maintenance of certification examination since we have spent our entire lives taking tests with a lot on the line. Unfortunately, students at all levels have erroneous beliefs about how to learn. We frequently use subpar exam preparation strategies since many of us are ignorant of the best study techniques. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Raj Rani Goel, Managing Director at Satluj Public School in Ellenabad, shared with Zarafshan Shiraz five time-saving strategies that can help students make the most of their limited study time for the boards: (Photo by Firmbee.com on Unsplash)

1. Develop strong time management skills - Students with good time management skills may do more in less time, leaving more time for intellectual time. Students should stick to the study schedule, fulfil the objectives, and avoid procrastination in order to acquire strong time management skills. Make every effort to spread out your study time over a longer period of time prior to taking the exam. Due to time constraints, you need to make sure that every subject gets an equivalent amount of preparation time. You can prepare more evenly if you divide your time. (File Photo)

2. Make crucial chapters and subjects your top priorities - The students' primary focus should be on the chapters that are really crucial and filled with information. Knowing these chapters will help students do better on exams. They should engage their professors ahead of time with any questions they may have to ensure that they are adequately addressed. Students can divide their study time more efficiently by categorising chapters as challenging, moderate, or easy. Give yourself additional time to work on and revise the chapters that require it. (Shutterstock/ Representative)


3. Conduct a self-evaluation - Mock tests are often beneficial to students since they help them recognise their own strengths and flaws. Simulating an exam environment has been demonstrated to significantly reduce students' test-related anxieties. It can also assist to mitigate the detrimental effects of stress on memory by making your brain work harder to recall the correct answers. The test should be taken at the same time as the exam to help one's biological clock sync with the timing of the test. They will gain confidence as they practise in a real-world test scenario. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

4. Keep yourself in good physical and mental health - The last thing you need is to become stressed out as a result of your studies. Taking a break from your studies might be quite useful. To relieve stress, practice balanced eating, enough sleep, music, early walks or mild workouts, being in a cheerful setting, and meditation. If you don't get enough sleep, your health may suffer. Relaxing  the day before the exam has been shown in studies to be more effective than staying up all night studying.   In reality, a nutrient-rich diet aids in your physical and mental development. These are critical for ensuring your physical and mental preparation for testing. When studying for board exams, the most vital necessity is a clear mind. (HT FILE PHOTO)