One of the many problems faced by the students today is anxiety around tests. When students are afraid and feel that they will not perform and excel in their examination is test anxiety.

Test anxiety is one of the vital problems for students at the at levels. Students frequently undergo tension that blocks up their learning and test-taking abilities to the level that affects their academic performance. Students might have prepared well for the test; however, cognitive anxiety gives rise to fear of failure or a wish to do extraordinarily good leading to a poor performance.

Components of Test Anxiety


Sarson&Sarson, 1990has stated three main components:


Cognitive:  Students having test anxiety due to the absence of self-confidence. They are surrounded by negative emotions and feeling incapable of their ability to perform well in the exams

Affective: Test anxiety raises some physiological reactions like, fast heart beating, nausea, urination and raises perspiration, stretching of muscles, feeling thirsty, shivering, and cold hands.

Behavioral: Students take more time in assessing information or feel tired during a test because of their weak health or loss of appetite.


Here are some tips to be at ease with test anxiety

  • Focus on calm breathing and positive thoughts.
  • Watch motivational videos.
  • Maintain a healthy diet.
  • Listen to calming music
  • Think and speak positively about yourself.
  • Pray, and/or meditate to calm nerves


Just remember: breathe and control what you can control. Most importantly, remind yourself that no single test defines you as a student or a person. We at The IITians Hub guide and motivate our students preparing for many competitive exams – IIT-JEE, NEET, KPVY, Olympiad, and more to follow these tips to reduce text anxiety. To know more, visit our website or call us at +91 7738570333/ 7738573222