Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is one of the toughest competitive examinations. The preparation period is quite stressful for the candidates and so is the examination time. Even those candidates who are well-prepared for the exam tend to feel anxious as they enter the examination hall. Here are a few tips to handle stress during the JEE Exam:
- Be Calm
Clear your mind of any negative thoughts as you enter the examination centre. Stay calm and positive. Practice deep breathing for a minute or two as you settle down and await the question paper. This will help in relieving stress and handling the paper better.
- Start with the Paper Right Away
Many students make the mistake of going through the entire paper as soon as they get it. There may be questions that you might not know the answers for. Looking at such questions will only make you anxious. You will begin to stress about them the moment you start with your paper and remain stressed all through the exam. It is best to just read the instructions carefully and start with the questions sequence wise without going through the entire paper. This way you will not only avoid unnecessary stress but will also save time. Invest time going through the entire paper at the end after you complete the paper just to double check the answers.
- Do Not Bother About the Murmurings
You may hear murmuring of the fellow candidates or your examiner during the exam. Many candidates get distracted by these voices. They try to figure out what is going on and end up wasting a lot of time. Not managing the time efficiently creates stress later. It is best not to bother about such murmurings and focus completely on your exam.
- Do Not Stay Stuck
There may be certain questions, mostly numerical, that may require a lot of time to solve. If you aren’t able to get to the correct answer even after mulling over it for quite some time then it is wise to leave that question for the time being and move on to the next one. Staying stuck will only waste time and cause stress. This way you wouldn’t even be able to work on the ones you know. You can always come back to such questions at the end after completing the rest of them.
As you begin the exam, you may feel stressed if you do not know the answers to certain questions. It is but natural for you to think that you wouldn’t be able to crack the exam and this may increase the stress level. This way you wouldn’t even be able to handle the rest of the questions properly. You need to relax and understand that this is not the end of the world. There are various other opportunities waiting ahead. All you need to do at this point is to do your best and do not stress.