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—“Giving up sleep and food in the run-up to the exam is a recipe for disaster

Ashis Sinha I Bokaro: ‘Twelve hours relaxation’ with ‘adequate sleep’ is the success mantra to overcome the exam blue.

Board exams of Class 10 started on Monday, Punam Sinha a teacher of Goddard Public School appealed students to take the exam with a cool mind. “Answer every question only after reading it well. Also, get plenty of sleep a day before the exam,” she added.

Tension arises among students along with their parents, especially with mothers each and every year starting with the board examinations. Students who suffer from exam fear or exam anxiety or exam phobia can see their marks suffer as a result of this stress. A balanced diet with adequate sleep is the success mantra to overcome the exam blue, she said.

Given a success clue to the student, Sri Kant a professor of Chas College Chas urged the students to do not take the exam as a burden. “Preparing for exams is basically an exercise in repetition. The more we read, the more we absorb, the more we write, the stronger our memory.”

Reading, writing, and memorising over and over again is the only means to perform better in exams, he said.

It’s found that starting with the examination pressure arises among students along with their parents, each and every year. First, make a habit to be relaxed during the examination, Professor said. “Most of the students cut down on their sleep and food, and get into a desperate mode of study. These are likely to be dangerous. The human brain functions best when the mind is calm and the body is healthy,” he said.

A well-planned schedule and a steady routine, aided by a peaceful mind, provide the best backdrop for effective preparation for exams, he said. “During the exam time, students need a frame of mind to study well. The effective study calls for absolute concentration. This requires a thorough cleaning up of your mind. Do steer clear of all those unwanted, unhelpful thoughts, which take away your attention while trying to study, advised Deepak Kumar a teacher at St Paul School.

Stress, up to a certain level acts as a motivation to study but undue stress can bog you down. There are cases of students who become too nervous during exams, said Dr Randhir a Bokaro based specialist and Physician. They cut down on their sleep and food, and get into a desperate mode of study. These are likely to be dangerous. The human brain functions best when the mind is calm and the body is healthy.

“Giving up sleep and food in the run-up to the exam is a recipe for disaster,” he added.

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