Transitioning Back: Why Exams Will Be Offline Again and What to Expect
Exams will be offline!! This thought itself has troubled many youngsters. For the past 2 years, students have been tired, bored studying from home, and desperately waiting for schools/colleges to re-open.
Their wish was certainly granted but lasted only a while when they realized that exams would not be offline. Going to the school for a farewell party was certainly most awaited, but the board exam to follow the event was certainly not desired.
Most of the students, who are going to write their board exams this year, are facing this anxiety. Though the prelims have happened offline, where the students got a taste of the future reality, anxiety, stress, and fear are taking over.
More than ever, we see students losing confidence, going blank in the exam, and having cold feet. The regular fear of performing well in the exams is there, but this time the fact that they will be not at home, but in class, with other students has become somewhat overwhelming and adds to the anxiety.
The exams at home were relaxed, eased out, and also allowed them some scope to find answers or refer to answers. Though schools have taken the utmost precaution to reduce any kind of such activities, the comfort of being in one’s home environment took away the tension of the exam.
As the state board exams are nearing, here are some aspects to keep in mind – both for students and parents.
- Students will be in their own schools, which means they will be in a familiar environment and with known teachers and staff around. This should help in easing the tension of the place at least.
- While practicing at home as well, try to create a formal environment [with no disturbances] and stick to the time deadline.
- Follow discipline and be sincere while attempting practice papers.
- Practice writing as much as possible, this will help the student to complete the paper on time. Pay attention to your speed of writing.
- every day make a habit of sitting in one place and solving a paper at the same time as your exam paper time. This will train your body and mind to be aligned with the exam time.
- Do not get nervous about the fact that someone will be watching you, while you are writing the paper, the invigilators are just doing their job and you should focus on answering the paper with full focus.
- Instead, review all that you have learned so far and try to focus on how you could improve your performance.
- Parents should be able to identify the false alarm of ill health [stomach upset / dizziness] caused due to fear of facing the exam. Unless medically advised, do not allow your child to sit at home or make your child skip the paper.
- Most importantly, Students should remember, that it is just a change of location [home to school] and mode [online to offline], and not the syllabus. So, do not waste your time thinking and wishing for exams to be canceled or having them online.
Frequently Asked Questions For Exams will be offline
1. Why are exams going back to the offline format?
The decision to conduct exams offline may be influenced by improved COVID-19 conditions, the availability of physical exam centers, and a return to normalcy in educational institutions.
2. What safety measures will be in place for offline exams in the current environment?
Educational institutions and exam centers are likely to implement safety measures such as social distancing, mask requirements, sanitization, and temperature checks to ensure the well-being of students and staff.
3. Can I request accommodations for health or safety concerns during offline exams?
Many institutions have provisions for students with health concerns. Contact your school or exam authority to discuss accommodations and alternatives.
4. How should I prepare for offline exams after a period of online learning?
Preparing for offline exams may require adjustments in study habits and time management. Allow sufficient time for in-person practice, and seek help if needed.
5. What should I do if I feel anxious about taking offline exams again?
It’s normal to experience exam anxiety. Practice relaxation techniques, maintain a regular study schedule, and consider seeking support from a counselor or advisor.
6. Are there any changes in the format or content of offline exams compared to online ones?
The format and content of exams may remain consistent, but the mode of delivery may differ. Be sure to review any updates or guidelines provided by your institution.
7. Can I choose to take the exam online if I’m uncomfortable with the offline format?
Exam formats are typically determined by educational institutions or exam authorities. Consult with your school or the responsible body to inquire about alternative options.
8. What resources are available for students to adapt to offline exams?
Your school or institution may offer workshops, tutorials, or study materials to help students transition effectively to offline exams. Inquire about available resources.
9. How can I stay updated on any changes or developments related to offline exams?
Regularly check your school’s website, email notifications, or communication channels for updates and announcements regarding exam formats and schedules.
10. Are there any tips for success in offline exams that I should be aware of?
Effective time management, practicing with past papers, staying organized, and seeking clarification on any doubts can contribute to success in offline exams.