Exams create a different environment altogether. Every student who is going to attend the exam feels a lot of pressure. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test commonly known as NEET is considered to be a tough exam due to super high competition. The students preparing for the NEET exam are often seen stressed and worried about their results.
Plus, the pressure from the family makes them feel less confident, nervous and stressed out. To deal with the stress and achieve cut-off marks in the NEET exam, many students plan night-outs for study and this affects their overall efficiency. In this article, we have discussed a few tips that help you overcome exam fear and reduce anxiety.
Start revising early
Often students schedule their revision for the 17th hour and as the time is low they may miss some topics. This creates more pressure on students and even a single question from those topics will highly affect the student’s mind in the exam hall. So, it is always better to schedule revision 2-3 months before the exam, and the one before the exam should be kept for relaxation.
Follow learn-practice-test pedagogy
The Learn-practice-test is the best method of preparing for NEET. Many students skip one of these steps and feel pressure. Speed and accuracy are important factors while practicing. So, always consider speed and accuracy in your learning process.
Make your own timetable
Every individual thinks differently and studies differently. Then how a common standard timetable suits everyone. Instead of following the standard timetable, analyze the syllabus, your strengths and weak subjects and accordingly create your own timetable.
Many students often focus only on one subject or create a schedule for revising one subject after the other. While doing so, there may be some instances where the other subjects are left out at the end and you may miss out revising those. So, it is advisable to dedicate some hours to each subject daily to create a balance.
Take notes, short notes and also make mistake journal
Along with your classroom notes, make short notes of the important points such as formulae, names, events, incidents, etc., while studying a chapter. While practicing and attempting tests, note down your mistakes in a journal. These notes will help you revise the topic/ chapter during your final revision before going to the exam hall or a day before the exam.
As per the doctors, a minimum of 6-7 hours of sleep is necessary to relax the body and mind. If you fail to dedicate a certain time for sleep, you may face many health issues. So, you should include relaxation time and sleep hours in your timetable so that you don’t miss them. It is also important to take at least a 10 minutes break after 1-2 hours of study to relax your body. During the breaks, try to stretch your hands and legs, and drink sufficient amounts of water to rejuvenate your body. According to health experts, stretching helps in improving the circulation of the body.
The Bottom Line
Preparing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam is fraught with challenges and distractions, and self-doubts. The tips mentioned above help you overcome the stress and anxiety that you may face while taking more pressure for the NEET exam. Always remember that no one can achieve success overnight, even if they take more pressure and stress. A lot of dedication and commitment is required to achieve a good score in the NEET exam and admission to the best medical institutions.