Board exams are deemed as one of the most crucial events in a student’s life. With a lot of notions parents, students, and teachers have in their mind, the concept of board exams is getting terrifying these days. Most students take these as the end of their world because even a point less difference can deny admission to a reputed university or choice of college.
So what it is like facing the board exams? Here are 11 things every student faces before board exams:
- The Stress
Regardless of the amount and level of preparation one has, stress is the number one problem every student faces right before the exams. The stress has its own share of psychological and physical side effects such as headaches, giddiness, nausea, and a lot more.
- Lack of Confidence
The fear of facing failure becomes more when the board exams finally appear. Even a lot of bright students doing immensely well, face this problem.
- Complete Blackout
Sometimes, students are so worried about results and standing up to the expectations of teachers and parents that they go completely blank once inside the examination hall.
- Health Conditions
Most students face severe health conditions such as anaemia, headaches, backaches, irregular bowel movements, etc. This is owing to additional stress taken by students which keeps them from showing more interest in healthy food, occasional recreation, and exercises.
- Severe Depression
This arises from the constant presence from parents and teachers. A lot of students suffer from depression due to high expectations coming from elders around.
Excess belief in superstition, so called magical mantras, amulets, etc. becomes an integral part of a student’s life. It is a situation where students want to get desired marks by hook or crook.
- The Urge to Cheat
Although it is clear from day one that probability to cheat gets extremely low during board exams, a lot of students face an incredible urge to cheat. This usually spoils everything owing to the pressure to perform well.
- Inferiority Complex
The comparison comes from everywhere. Right from parents comparing their child to the neighbour’s and teachers comparing students in class, everyone seems to be better. This creates a huge sense of inferiority complex in students.
- Lack of Concentration
Regardless of level of intelligence, students face problems while concentrating. This makes the condition worse during exams.
Burning the midnight oil for passing the exams with flying colours is not a new tradition among students. However, the excess pressure on students these days, results in serious problems such as insomnia and dark circles around eyes.
- Suicidal Thoughts
This is the most dangerous feeling of all. Research has revealed that huge number of young girls and boys commit suicide for the fear of failure. Others attempt suicide after declaration of results.
Handling stress during exams should be a combined effort of students, teachers, and parents. Active participation in recreational activities, yoga, and professional counselling helps.