Here are 7 ways to prepare for exams with confidence and regain motivation

The cancellation or postponement of several exams relieved many students of stress and anxiety.


Most of the students want to finish their exams and go to college for competitive coaching. Overthinking leads to confusion and forgetfulness, which leaves many students feeling under pressure. Although it is important not to remain nervous and discouraged, it is equally important to regain interest and concentration during the exam and give the best result.

Here are some tips to improve your concentration, attention span, study goals and plan your schedule on your exam preparation journey.

Belief

Many competitions were postponed after several months of continuous work and preparations that required day and night, due to which the students lost and motivated to continue their preparations. It’s easy to lose the confidence you’ve built up over months and forget what you’ve learned. Don’t let all your hard work go to waste. At such times it is best to review and learn concepts that make you anxious or insecure. You will reinforce what you have learned and maintain your balance during this process.

Ambition

With uncertain dreams of joining IITs and famous institutes, it’s easy to go off on a tangent and daydream about which college you’ll get to. You should not lose focus and escape into the future; instead, you should focus on how to improve the concepts and what can help you achieve that dream. Stay in the present, keep your ambition high, intact and work hard towards your goal to get those grades along with precision to end up in your dream college.

Willpower

With a lot of time comes a lot of responsibility. Yes, you read that right. Extending the break between exams is like going on summer school holidays with holiday homework. Inspiration for studying fuses and interference galore! In these cases, sit down and talk with your family or yourself and figure out a way to get your interest back. Sometimes it can be something as simple as making a schedule and getting enough rest while studying. Take some time for yourself, relax, unwind and find a way to re-energize. Remember that you have goals to achieve and that you will quickly get back to studying.

Victim

Studying all day makes Jack bored. With this in mind, Jack watches videos and takes a few breaks to entertain himself, but his desire to learn slowly fades. When there is no set exam date, it can be challenging to motivate yourself to study all the chapters in your schedule, but if you have a goal to achieve, you will succeed during that extra break you may have given yourself after lunch. Studying instead of treating yourself to a treat is a step towards success. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take some time for yourself every day. You just need to cut down on excess time and get back to studying.

Hard work

Another element of achieving success is hard work. Reviewing the chapters learned daily and taking the time to understand and focus on those time-consuming challenging concepts is key. Work as hard as you can and don’t stress too much about not achieving your goals for today because tomorrow is always there and if you keep at it, you will achieve your goals and your success will become more meaningful.

Consistency

Consistency and hard work go hand in hand. To achieve your goals and secure a place in your dream college, you need to practice mock tests routinely. This helps you build momentum, and if it’s a new practice you’re building, taking the first step is essential, and it will soon become a habit. Little things like taking time to review your mistakes or go through important previous year questions will make you more confident over time and keep you consistent.

Patience

As you pursue your goals, you may be making all the right preparations, but sometimes you may find yourself frustrated with yourself, and you don’t necessarily know why. Give yourself time to adjust and slow down. Adapting to what you have learned today will allow you to learn the subject better. Don’t fall under the pressure and feel down because you didn’t meet the set goal. Be a little patient and kind to yourself, share concepts and study for more accessible memory power.

During these challenging times it is easy to lose focus. You will positively change your outlook when you increase your productivity and work towards your goals. By building your interest, motivation and confidence, you will be able to sort through your studies more effectively and prepare for exams with maximum confidence.

about the author

Author: Pulkit Jain

Pulkit Jain is the Co-Founder and Product Manager at Vedant – India’s leading online tutoring company, enabling students to learn LIVE, with some of India’s best handpicked tutors. Pulkit along with his friends Vamsi Krishna & Anand Prakash started his first education venture called Lakshya in 2006. Lakshya later acquired MTEducare in 2012. After the acquisition these three friends founded Vedanta which has now emerged as India’s leading interactive online EdTech player. Pulkit, Anand and Vamsi are the perfect combination of teachers and educators who have personally taught and mentored more than 10,000 students. He also enjoys mentoring and guiding young entrepreneurs through their own entrepreneurial journey. Pulkit is an alumnus of IIT-Roorkee and has been teaching for over 10 years.

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