5 Tips to Overcome Exam Anxiety Before NEET PG 2022

Five tips to overcome anxiety before NEET PG exam 2022

Sweaty palms, pit in the stomach, and mind going blank….

Sound familiar? These are some of the primary signs of exam anxiety and can take a huge toll on a student’s performance during an exam.

Now that the NEET PG Exam 2022 is just around the corner, we know many of you out there must be overwhelmed.

It’s pretty natural!

And the stress only increases as the Big Day gets nearer.  

Fortunately, PrepLadder has your back in every way possible. Besides providing learning resources, expert guidance, and top-notch preparation tools, we also consider your mental health. 

So, here are some tried and tested ways to overcome the exam anxiety

Tips To Cool Your Exam Nerves

Be Prepared

While this sounds obvious, being prepared for the exam is still the best way to keep stress at bay. Simply because poor exam preparation or having a bad experience in a previous exam is one of the primary causes of exam anxiety. You’ll be better positioned to tackle any related stress if you are fully prepped and confident. 

If you need help revising any challenging topics? You can rely on PrepLadder’s Rapid Revision to clear your doubts efficiently in less time to feel calm and collected.

Practice Relaxation Techniques

Students often get caught up in negative thoughts and begin self-criticism. It causes them to feel overwhelmed and discourages any positive action. Practicing relaxation techniques can help immensely when you are stuck in a negative thought spiral. 

Remind yourself that having exam anxiety is natural, and you are not alone. 

Also, to ensure that you are calm and confident right before and during the exam, practice the following techniques – 

  • Deep breathing
  • Relaxing your muscles 
  • Close Your Eyes
  • Focus on your accomplishments
  • Imagining a positive outcome.

Don’t Forget to Fuel Up 

To take care of your mind, you must first take care of your mind. Remember, your brain needs fuel to function. If the brain doesn’t get proper nutrients, you won’t be able to focus properly. Plus, hunger can worsen your anxiety.  

Make sure you eat well on the exam day. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water and pack some nutritious snacks for on-the-go energy. 

Avoiding sugary drinks such as soda or caffeinated beverages is also highly recommended. It will spike your blood sugar levels, making you jittery and increasing your anxiety. 

Get Some Exercise 

Exercising on exam day can help you release tension and reduce anxiety. It will distract your mind from exam-related thoughts, giving your brain a chance to relax. 

You can try-

  • Hitting the gym.
  • Taking a walk
  • Riding your bike
  • Playing a sport.

Get Some Sleep

Nothing relaxes your mind like a solid sleep. Make sure your brain is adequately rested so that you appear for the exam with a fresh and calm mind. 

Make sure you take these tips to heart to ensure that your exam anxiety is at bay. For more exam-related study tips, guidance, and learning resources, download the app now.

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Kashika Walia

Kashika Walia is a Senior Content Writer at PrepLadder. She is devoted to give her readers easily digestible and high-value content that makes their journey towards their dream career incredibly easy.