How to handle the stress during GATE Preparation

  • Post On: Thursday 13 December 2018 - 10:30.
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How to handle the stress during GATE Preparation

How to handle the stress during GATE Preparation


How to handle the pressure/stress during GATE Preparation?


More than 79% of the students preparing for the GATE exam feel under pressure. This pressure is enough to lower down your performance and may lead you to bad results. Some of you may think that having stress during the exam preparation is good but it’s not.

Our brain releases high levels of cortisol when we are in stress. This affects the way we think and what kind of thoughts come to our mind. Stress will also affect your performance on the day of actual exam.

Knowing how to deal with the stress will increase your productivity and you’ll be able to recall things faster. This will save your time and ultimately lower down your stress level. Here are some powerful tips to deal with stress:


Fix your study hours and be consistent

Don’t just wait for the last minute or last month to start preparing for the exam seriously, this will lead to exam stress. Try to study during the same time of the day as the actual time of the exam. When you will study regularly during the same time interval everyday then it will help you in building maximum focus for those hours of the day. Now, If your actual exam time is also during those hours it will be advantageous for you as you have build a great focus and concentration during those hours.



Get organised

Mark the dates of how many topics you need to cover. This will give you a fair idea about how much time you need to invest on a particular topic and when you need to get started for your revision. So, you won’t be getting surprises ūüôā



Making to-do

Writing a to-do list everyday will keep you super prepared and on track. You’ll be able to complete things on time. This will make you feel like everything’s under control and will lower your stress level.



Take Breaks

According to psychology, our brain can focus on one thing for continuously 45 minutes. Putting yourself under a lot of pressure is not going to help. It’s only going to make things worse. So, take a 5-7 minutes break after every 45-60 minutes.

Eat healthy

Eating oily/fried or bad food can have a negative impact on your mind. This can make you feel negative which can interfere your exam preparation. The foods that you must avoid are:

Try eating healthy meals like eggs, brown bread, fruits and green vegetables. Try to consume protein-rich food like peanut butter, kidney beans etc.


Studies have shown that doing exercise affects your mood in a good way. If you feel stressed or nervous, go hit the gym or go to the ground and do exercise. Exercise wakes you up from inside by increasing the blood flow and pumping your heart.

Give yourself a push to go out and hit the gym or go for a short walk. You can do exercise for 15-20 minutes regularly and see significant benefits. Exercise is a proven stress buster. It fills our brain with endorphins which are happy hormone.



Get enough sleep

Not getting enough sleep can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. If you’re having trouble, try to make your bedroom as black as possible during the night time and try to block the sounds by wearing earplugs or changing the environment.

I hope that some of these tips will come in handy for bringing your stress levels down so you will be able to focus more on your studies.



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