Every student, who is serious about NTSE, will certainly experience exam stress. This stress will decrease brain function and adversely affects the overall efficiency of the aspirant. It is therefore, important to get rid of this exam stress so as to eliminate the risk of burnout. Outlined below are some ways suggested by the NTSE Scholars themselves, so that, you can put those negative feelings to one side and concentrate on your preparation efficiently.
Look here best ways for how to avoid stress during NTSE preparation.
Take Frequent Breaks
Too much load will certainly break you. Many exam experts and psychologists agree with the fact that the brain of an average student can focus effectively on one task for around 45 minutes. With all this hard work happening, don’t forget to take frequent breaks. These breaks will not only reduce your stress but will also help you to maintain top performance. But make sure that you don’t waste your break-time in scrolling down the news feed of facebook. Instead of that, you can go for a walk, meditate, listen to classical music and get engaged in other activities to re-energize your brain.
Avoid Distractions… Avoid Social Media
This will be quite tough for the majority of the students but checking your social media accounts during exam preparation is the worst type of procrastination. But once you will conquer this hurdle, it will do wonders with your NTSE Preparation. Referred to as the ‘Miracle Man of NTSE’, Prof. Vipin Joshi himself has never opened FB or Whatsapp account, even for a day, just to set an example for his students.
Reward Yourself for Achievements, Even if they are small
Self Motivation is a must for any exam aspirant. This activity will act as a motivational carrot to keep your moral high, even at the worst time. For example, you can reward yourself with a 10-minute TV-break, once you complete a given topic before the prescribed deadline. Moreover, you can also reward yourself with a game at your PS3, once you beat your last highest score at NTSE Mock Test.
This is certainly not a new point for you but what is shocking is that a huge amount of time will be saved with this initial effort. Prioritizing your work, time and subjects will not only reduce your stress but will also increase your productivity. If you are using our online platform-NTSE Guru then, features like ‘Plan your Preparation’ will help you to design your study plan, according to your current level of preparation, time left for the exam and the subject mix.
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
Believe or not an unhealthy diet, unhygienic lifestyle, extremely tight schedules, etc. will affect your NTSE preparation dreadfully. During your preparation, take a diet which is rich in proteins & vitamins, do regular exercise, take adequate sleep and most importantly, keep your body hydrated enough. Prof. Vipin Joshi, also stresses in his video that remaining dehydrated will certainly make you sluggish and stressed during your NTSE exam preparation.
No matter, how much preparation one has done for NTSE, he or she will certainly undergo the stress of the exam. But it is important for a student to pause and choose an appropriate path that will help them to overcome this hurdle.