Manage Stress for Government Job Examinations

 Sarkari Naukri Competition Examination - How to Manage Stress

You are aiming to crack the competition examination of your desired Government Jobs  being conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) or State Public Service (PSCs) commissions or any Public Sector Unit (PSU), and you are studying hard to achieve your goal.  But, there is enormous pressure on you job seeker to perform well in examination, to meet self and parental  expectations and to get good desired Government Job.

Steer Clear of Stress while preparing for Sarkari Naukri Competitive Examination
Manage Stress while preparing for Government Job Competition Examination

There are Lakhs of candidates appearing for the good Sarkari Naukri Exams in India and this examination system has become more of rejection than selection of the candidates. While higher number of candidates competing for limited number of vacancies in a particular orgnisation, those who are unable to cope, or not done well in the examination feel the pressure of competition.

As the level of government job competition level gets more fierce, stress level rises for the candidates. This pressure is felt by  most intelligent and hard working as well as less intelligent candidates both. But stress is harmful and a candidates should handle the pressure and should aim to get selected for his/her desired government job. There are certain tried and tested methods employing which you can become less stressful and become more productive.

Steps to Manage Stress  for Government Job Examinations

Positive Thinking

Be positive and always think that you will succeed in cracking the examination. Start with a positive mind and be confident of your goals. If you are regular in studies, you need not worry too much.  Sometimes examinations put opportunities to judge your preparedness and make you realistic about your capabilities and expectations. Not everyone can be selected for a particular examination and the examination  can help you clear understanding of your capabilities.  With  this realisation you can fix target to achieve the attainable goals.

Solving Sample Papers

As the date of  Naukri examination comes near, the last days should be spent in revising the syllabus and testing the preparedness by answering sample papers. After revising the complete syllabus, try to solve as many as sample papers. You must treat the sample papers as the real final papers and complete them in the prescribed time only without any stoppages and distractions.

Time Management

Time management is of the prime importance. After you apply for a particular government job and after go through the entire syllabus for the competitive examination for this particular job, prepare a time table covering all the required study materials. Find out the difficult chapters or the the chapters which trouble you most and try to find out the solutions through any expert teacher. Spend some extra time on these topics. Your time table should also include meal time, relaxation periods, friends time, exercise time and sleep. Don't try to do too much, it will make you frustrated and more anxious. You can relax in between your study with a favourite book, movie and TV programmes and news papers / magazines.  Make sure you also maintain and exercise schedule as physical exercise is known to enhance study performance.

Don't hesitate to get help

Don't hesitate to get help if required. The examination is a serious matter of your life. Take help of every body who can provide solutions to your problems. Teachers are the best  guides for help. The teachers have so many other candidates through the difficult problems and know the solutions.  Also take help of your friends and coaching if required. It is always better to know your weakness and try to get solutions for this.

Take help from Parents

Parents play supportive and positive role the candidates during the period of competition preparation. Parents can create supportive environment for study.  A separate part of the home where candidate can have peace and quiet should be arranged.  Parents should be tolerant and sensitive towards candidates needs and try to help the child manage his/her emotions through talking it.  Candidates should take all the help from their parents and relieve the anxieties.

Take care of your Health

During the preparation time, take care of your health. It needs a sound health to sit for 3 hour examination to get sound concentration and stamina. Eat health and maintain a proper diet. Take Vitamins like B12 and A. Also take dry foods at regular intervals during the study time.  Learn to do regular deep breathing as this will take care of the sudden panic in the examination hall.  If you are preparing the examination during the night time, it is essential to come back to day time schedule. The examination will be help in the morning hours only.  If you sleep regularly in day time, it will be difficult to adjust at the exam time and you will be sleepy. so for the last month before exams, study during the day and get 7-8 hour of sleep at the same time every night. This way, you can reset your body clock. So it is important have a good health while preparing for competition examination for government job.

Be ready for Examination

As the day of examination finally arrived, check all the materials required for the examination ready with you, Check all the thing properly specially examination admission hall.  Make yourself strong and confident to crack the exam.

Arrive well before the examination

Make sure that you arrive the examination hall well before the examination starts. If your examination centre is in another city, go there one day before. If the examination centre is in Big city like Delhi, Mumbai or Kolkata then start early to reach the destination as there may be traffic jam in these cities.

Eat something

Do have something to eat before the examination. You may be anxious at this moment and to overcome it, eat something healthy and tasty. It may not be huge amount, but you will function better with fuel inside.

Don't panic inside Examination Hall

Don't panic at the examination hall seeing others. Be confident there. There are hundreds of candidates, but you should be confidence on yourself and your preparation. Don't panic seeing the huge gathering of candidates.  After the paper is distributed, read the exam paper carefully and understand each question carefully before attempting the answer. While attempting the answer, keep in mind the tips your teachers, coaching and friends have given you.  Answer confidently.


Finally, relax. Take deep breath and to release any anxiety developing inside you. Taking deep breath will make you calm down and rejuvenated. Examination do not need to be as stressful as they have become. Competition has become the part of the life and don't let the stress of exam overcome you. There will always be some candidates who will do better and some will do worse than you. So start with positive thinking and focus on your strengths which will lead you to a successful career of Sarkari Naukri. 

All the best wishes for competitive examinations.

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