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Exam Tips: How To Get the Right Mindset To Ace Your Paper

Team StoryWeavers|May 24, 2022, 08:12 IST| 27

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When the exam day arrives, do you feel you’re under heaps of pressure to score good marks? As you’re waiting outside the exam hall, the stress might trick you into thinking you’re unprepared — even though you might have spent hours studying, and even followed all of the exam tips you know. Unfortunately, because of this academic anxiety, many students end up underperforming in their crucial exams.

Facing your paper is certainly an intimidating situation and you need to learn how to overcome exam fear. But, do not worry. The key to performing well under pressure is to march forward with the right mindset for exams. We’ll tell you about everything you need to keep in mind before you step into that exam hall. Read on and gear up to do your best.

Believe in Your Abilities

The tipping point towards success is believing in yourself and in your abilities. Although you may feel underconfident, think of the effort you have put into covering your syllabus for an entire year. Instead of focusing on the things you do not know, think of what you do know. There is ample knowledge inside you, enough to ace that exam, but it often gets buried under self-doubt. 

So, the next time you question your abilities, recall the nights spent learning a concept, the early mornings spent revising, and the sense of success you felt when you were finally able to solve that tough problem. Remember it all, and carry that feeling into your exam hall.

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Do Not Compare Yourself to Others

When you compare yourself to your peers, you are letting other people control your confidence. Comparison increases your fear of failure and you find yourself in unnecessary competition for all the wrong reasons. You also tend to attach too much value to your score, rather than focusing on your growth.

You could instead focus on doing your best by trusting in your own unique abilities. Everyone has their flaws and strengths, and also possesses special qualities. Since all of your peers are on the same challenging journey as you, it is nicer to be supportive of them. There is always enough room for everybody to succeed, so you do not have to compare yourself to them.

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Remind Yourself of Your Prep

Thinking about your past experiences where you have fared well can give you the confidence boost you need. If you have performed your best in your mock tests, then you will most likely succeed in the upcoming final exam as well. If you’ve faced failure before, think about how you overcame it, despite all of the odds. It is important to remind yourself of your preparation and hard work so that you know you have done everything you can to get the best possible result you need.

Consider a New Challenge

The final exam is only a stepping stone for you to move on to the next phase of your life. Rather than viewing it as a threat, consider it a new challenge that you need to overcome. Athletes often think of milestones as challenges to up their performance and reduce their fear of failure. Instead of focusing on ‘what if I go wrong’, you could figure out ‘what can I do right’. So, why not think of your next paper as the one challenge you must cross to get to the next level of your life?

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Choose To Relax, Not Revise

You might believe that cramming your syllabus during the last few hours before your exam will help you learn more. But, this is not necessarily true. Drawing a line to stop studying at a reasonable time, and choosing to get a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and some quality downtime will actually help you perform better. Rather than forming a jumbled mess in your head by studying at the last minute, keeping yourself relaxed can give your brain enough time to process and retain information.

Trying to ace your exam can be daunting, but you can achieve your full potential with ample practice and the right mindset. Here are a few more articles on exam tips that will help you get to your goals this month:

Do you find these exam tips helpful? Tell us in the comments below what methods you follow during your exam. We wish you all the best!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to face exams?


Begin with building the right mindset to study daily. Stay motivated, study smart. Your notes, learning sessions and mindset will give you the gear to face exams right.

2. How to study for exams?


Study for exams by following mindful habits such as following a routine, testing what you learn and give yourself some time to rest. This way you are prepared and confident enough to write your exams.

3. How to study for exams from home?


Study from home efficiently by dedicating yourself to a learning space. Learn from your space, connect with your learning community and get learning. Build a time table while you study from home for dedicated study time.

4. What is the mindset of a topper?


Toppers prepare to achieve. Their mindset is to follow the best habits, build confidence towards becoming a topper. Toppers are determined, strong-headed individuals who work hard to achieve their goals.

5. What can motivate you to study?


You can feel motivated to study by being curious about things. Or, you might be motivated to study to achieve rewards such as good grades, or great job opportunities.

About the Author

Vandya is a copywriter by the day and an amateur illustrator by the night. She's a cat mom 24/7. As a certified organisation freak, she lives and breathes in Notion. With a head full of ideas, she is passionate about crafting interesting concepts - for work or play. To kick back at the end of the day, she likes binge-watching shows with an inclination for all things spooky.

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July 8, 2022

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June 5, 2022

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May 25, 2022

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May 21, 2022

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May 20, 2022

Nice , I think every student should know these tips


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May 19, 2022

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May 17, 2022

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May 17, 2022

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May 17, 2022

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May 16, 2022

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May 16, 2022

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May 15, 2022

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May 15, 2022

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May 15, 2022

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May 14, 2022

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May 14, 2022

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May 14, 2022

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May 14, 2022

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May 14, 2022


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May 14, 2022

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May 13, 2022

Sir I am Charitha,its really good to reading exam tips it will motivate us day by day. If you give these exam tips month to month we will ace the exam and get good results. This is very good idea sir.It is more useful to us to write any competitive exams. Thank you so much sir………

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May 13, 2022


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May 13, 2022

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