Each and every student wants to score high in exams. Students work hard and wake up in the nights to prepare for exams. The competition these days is very tough and that makes it all the more difficult for the students to remain composed. Many students cannot tolerate the stress and sometimes even face mental breakdown. In order to stay calm and positive at the time of exams, one should change his/her study habits. Here are some tips that can help students in appearing for the exam and stand tall with flying colors:

Study with keeping all your things such as pencils, pens, colors, scale etc. neatly on the table. Clean and neat environment enables you to concentrate on your studies. A tidy study room automatically prepares the atmosphere for learning. The most essential part of the exams is to prepare notes well before the exams. Go through the notes several times so that not a single point is missed.

Instead of becoming nervous, one should maintain a positive attitude towards exams. It may appear tough but positive thinking can make it easier for you to learn and stay calm when the testing time comes.

Planned study is another key to success. Get the information what is going to be covered in the exam. Start preparing at least one week before the test. Share your thoughts with your friends and find out if any chapter is missing from the syllabus that you have prepared. Underline those lines that you think are important and need to revise more than once. Keep some extra time aside for the hard topics.

Sleep well at night before the exam. If you have followed your study time table thoroughly, be confident and don’t worry thinking what will happen there in the exam. Do not go for the test with an empty stomach. Skipping breakfast would not do any good for you. On the other hand you will feel more nervous with an empty stomach.

Be positive even after reaching the examination hall. Make sure that you are carrying all the necessary things that are required for the test. As soon as you get the question paper, read it thoroughly. Start writing easy questions first so that no time is wasted for thinking about those answers you are not confident about. If there is a problem with any of the questions, leave it and attempt it in the last.

Papers that are written neatly are likely to get few more marks than those that are difficult even to read for the examiner. They have to check so many papers and a bad handwriting can spoil the mood of the teacher. Too many mistakes and crosses in the paper also are considered as bad signs. Don’t forget that only good answers are not enough to write a paper, neatness also counts.

You have to write the paper fast so that you can save some time to re-check your paper before giving it to the examiner. Actually, many students, who score good marks, practice all these points before the exam by writing a few question papers at home.