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How to Overcome the Anxiety of NEET UG Exam?

Updated on 19 February 2021
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Updated on 19 February 2021

NEET 2021 is just around the corner and it is expected that the National testing agency (NTA) must be releasing the NEET 2021 exam date in January. But like every year we can expect that it is likely to be conducted in May. The last few months are the most crucial phase as preparation is in full swing and everyone tries to give their best in these last months to be successful in the exam. The revision session of every student is at its peak during these days. The level of competition and the expectation of your parents must be adding to the already created stress of the exam.

Some of you might be thinking about what will happen if I do not get through the exam?. How will I get admissions in graduation? and a lot of other things might be crossing your mind. All of these negative thoughts are enough to push you into the deep well of anxiety. Anxiety further causes many health complications which further degrades your performance. However, when you are preparing for such an entrance exam it is natural to get anxious every now and then. But at the individual level, we can follow some tips and tricks to overcome the anxiety which we will discuss below-

How to overcome depression during NEET preparation?

Always Maintain a Positive Attitude- Usually aspirants get depressed when they come to know their fellow students are doing better than them in terms of completing the syllabus and attempting the mock test. However, you need to understand that not everyone has the same capabilities.

So, do not get demotivated by the fact that your friends are doing better and always give your best to your preparation. If you keep on focusing on what your friends are doing you will not be able to concentrate well and give justice to your studies. Thus maintain a positive attitude throughout your journey and believe in yourself to avoid NEET anxiety.

Persistently Word Hard- Always remember students feel anxious only when they are not prepared well, the ones who have prepared well will never feel depressed as they are confident that they will pass the exam. To build the same confidence in you it is important to work hard and this is only possible when you accept that there is no substitute for hard work.

NEET exam is one of the toughest entrance exams for which you need to do hard work from the very beginning as waiting for the last months will not solve any purpose for you. Thus to overcome the anxiety it is important to practice more and attempt more and more mock tests so that you will be confident enough for your exam.

Set a timetable and follow it- One of the best ways to overcome the stress of the NEET exam is by framing the timetable for each subject and follow it by heart. By making a timetable you will be able to distinguish how much time you need to study. Do not make a rigid timetable, make space for breaks in the timetable. This will help you with keeping your mind well-rested.

Maintain a Healthy lifestyle- Preparing for crucial exams means paying special attention to a good diet and exercise routine. You should exercise daily- it could be gym sessions, running sessions, or yoga as it will help your body to release more endorphins level in your brain. Do not consume junk foods or fast foods as this will increase your stress hormones thus you should eat healthily and drink more fluids. Do not load yourself by having caffeinated drinks just to stay awake, because they will make you feel anxious later and cause many harmful effects on the body.

Spend some time with your loved ones- It is important to know that NEET anxiety increases when you do not share your feelings with your close ones. We understand that NEET preparation requires hard work and dedication but this doesn't mean you cannot take small breaks. So, to overcome the stress it is the best option to share your feelings regarding your preparation, your life, and other things with your family members and friends.

Avoid distractions and social media- Nowadays social media is becoming toxic and is the root cause of spreading negativity in society. So, to keep yourself positive we advise you to avoid distractions caused by social media. Although you can use it for a few minutes a day but do not spend too much time on social media.

Get enough sleep- If you think that compromising on sleep can help to score well in the exam then you are in the wrong lane. You should know that the human body needs at least 7 hours of sleep every day to remain active. Getting enough sleep will also help you to reduce the stress level as your mind feels refreshed.



Candidates must note that NEET 2021 is now just a few months away and we know you must be feeling anxious about it. So, to reduce the stress of the NEET exam from your life we have come up with the best tips you can follow to reduce stress. 

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