How To Overcome The Fear Of Board Exams And Other Competitive Exams

Basically overcoming your exam fear is essential if you want to score in your board exam 2022 tips from SchoolOkay to overcome your exam fear

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How To Overcome The Fear Of Board Exams
How To Overcome The Fear Of Board Exams And Other Competitive Exams

Do you know why intelligent students fail to score well in board exams? It doesn't matter from which board they are; it happens to all. Whether they are from CBSE, ICSE, or any other state board, there are many reasons why this happens with students, but one of the main reasons is fear of board exams or just fear of exams.

Most students fear the class 10th and class 12 board exams, even though they are the brightest students in their schools.

It doesn't count how intelligent you are. If you fail to perform well in the exam that you've been preparing for years, everything goes to waste.

So, don't worry, "SchoolOkay" has got your back covered. In this post, I will be sharing tips that can help you overcome your exam fear.


  1. Fear of forgetting topics in the exam.
  2. Fear of not being able to memories things on time.
  3. Fear of lacking behind.
  4. Fear of not being able to finish the syllabus on time.
  5. Fear of scoring less.

These are some common fears that almost every student faces during school exams, board exams, and competitive exams.

What are the reasons behind all these fears?

  1. Lack of management.
  2. A habit of destroying time.
  3. Preparing in the wrong way.
  4. Studying too much.

I know that it's impossible to explain because everyone has their own reasons and fear

Fear only comes when we lack something, even we have bad dreams because we lack courage and are afraid of things that we have not yet seen and experienced.

Most of the time, fear is just mere imagination, nothing else because we imagine a situation more sophisticated in our minds than it actually is.

The same is happening with you're imaging too much. Instead of focusing on preparation, you are focusing on results and what sort of exams you're going to get?

I am correct or not? Let me know in the comments. Before moving to the solution of this problem, we must discuss the ways to detect these fears. Do you have them or not?

How can you detect these you have exam fear or not?

This is very simple and very practically possible, you just have to watch your thoughts and habits.

  1. Always having thoughts about exams.
  2. Are you oversleeping or sleeping very little.
  3. Overeating.
  4. Overthinking.
  5. The concentration level is getting low.
  6. Not able to read correctly.
  7. Getting depressed by small things.

These are some common symptoms that purely indicates exam fear.

Once you confirm these symptoms, then I think you need to take certain precautions.

Because you know this precaution is better than cure.

Precautions I'll discuss at the end of the post.

Now, you need to see, how can you overcome these exam fears?

Just underline this, any kind of fear can only be mastered by knowing the fear properly.

You can relate to this, you can only solve the problem when you grasp that problem. Because if you don't comprehend the problem then how'll you resolve that problem?

So, the most important thing is knowing the problem in detail.

Once you know the problem you can solve it.

Knowing the problem is the only solution to the problem. The same goes for exam fear.

I hope you are getting this point.

According to schoolokay stats, most of the students study in tension due to which they are unable to focus properly, and lack of focus results in lousy memory power.


Following are the precautions to overcome exam fears.

  1. Starting preparation at the right time.
  2. Do not compare your preparation with others.
  3. Do not overthink just study.
  4. Neglect all the possibilities suggested by the mind.
  5. Chart out a plan.
  6. Eat healthily and sleep well.
  7. Start revision early.
  8. Do not worry too much.
  9. And stop guessing the results.

These are some precautions that you have to take to avoid exam fears.
Today I am feeling like a doctor, lol. But I think most students fear exams too much due to lack of preparation and wrong assumptions.

1. Starting preparation at the right time.

Most students wait for the last moment to prepare for board exams and other competitive exams because of that they just end up a failure.

For some students, this last moment preparation tricks works, but not for all.
So, you must start your preparation early, only then you'll have enough time for your revisions, practising mocks and test series.

Suppose you have an exam next year then you must start preparing today.

The earlier you start the higher you'll score.

2. Do not compare your preparation with others.

This one is prevalent, most students fear others preparation, I don't know why, but if you are doing that too then, you must stop it now.

You don't have to take someone else seat or give some else exam, you are studying for yourself, not for others.

So, just study without thinking about other preparation.

3. Do not overthink, just study.

This simply means you don't have to assume too much, about what you'll be going to get in the exam or in the question paper.

So, stop guessing the questions, just focus on your preparation.

I think you are getting this because a lot of time of preparation goes into this only. And also stop guessing the result and stop building air castles.

4. Neglect all the possibilities suggested by the mind.

I think your mind is suggesting you too much, just stop it because it's just a pure waste of time.

If you really want to crack the exam, just neglect all the possibilities and study. There are no shortcuts, your preparation will only provide you results.

5. Chart out a plan.

This is the most important, according to the examination point of view. If you have a good plan, then your chances of scoring well increase.

A plan is essential to handle the syllabus and finish it on time. Because sometimes you don't have to complete the whole program only a few things you have to finish.

So, you must possess proper study skills to decide what is essential for the exam.

Reading too many books and solving too many questions not always works? You have to choose the right books for you.

Must have a plan for finishing your course on time and start revision early.
Are you familiar with this quote of "Barren buffet"?

An idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan.” -Warren Buffett

This quote is purely applicable to every student's life.

Rest other precautions are common ones, I think there is no need to explain them.


  1. Proper time management.
  2. Note making.
  3. Solving previous year question papers.
  4. Test series.
  5. Sprit of never giving up.

If you'll follow the above five sure, you bit not have exam fear and competitive exam fear in any way.

1. Proper time management.

Need not to be explained too much, it depends on you how you manage your time, for preparation and other essential things regarding that exam.

The one who can manage the time right can manage everything right.

How to manage time for your exams?

I'll create the next post on this topic.

Till then, you must learn to do your things properly. When you start a topic, and when to end, it must be fixed because you don't have an entire life to finish a single item. I think you got my point.

2. Note making helps in avoiding exam fear.
Note making is an essential part of your preparation. It ensures the accuracy of your learning and how much you can memorize during the time of examination.
Note making makes topics easier for you and understandable too.

If you are not making self notes, then you are making a mistake. Some students don't need notes because of their photographic memory.

If you don't have a photographic memory, then you must prepare notes for yourself.

Note making increases the chances of getting better scores in exams and competitive exams.

3. Solving previous year question papers.

Solving previous year question papers build up your confidence, and you know that spirit automatically beats fear.

This is also essential for comprehending exam patterns and grasping the full details of the exam. According to this you can prepare your strategy.

4. Test series.

You must join the test series of accessible coaching, which provides the exact idea of your preparation.

How much you have learned and how much you need to work on yourself.

The test series also gives a fair idea about the exam pattern and how you need to attempt the exams. How much time do you need to lend to each question during the exam?

5. Spirit of never giving up.

I think it's the most important thing because you know that life is full of failures. If you start fearing because of the failures then I think you will never going to make it happen.

Your dreams will never become a reality if you fear things too much, just take a stand for yourself forget about all your fear and crack the exams.

Never give up until you have finished the task.

All the best for your preparations and joining school okay on social platforms all links are on the about page.

If you have any specific questions, you can comment below.

Also, read.

Best reference books for class 12th.

How to stay focused on studies.

5 reasons why students should meditate during exams.