Everyone experiences anxiety. It is characterised most commonly as a diffuse, unpleasant vague sense of apprehension, often accompanied by symptoms like headache, perspiration, palpitations, tightness in the chest, stomach discomfort and restlessness.
Whether an event is perceived as stressful depends on the nature of the event and on the person's resources, psychological defences and coping mechanisms. This involves the process by which a person perceives, thinks and reacts.
People very often feel anxious about a lot of things, though the intensity and the frequency may vary. One such very common kind of anxiety is Exam Anxiety.
Most students experience some level of anxiety during an exam. This is a type of performance anxiety, where most pressure is on how well they will do. All students are anxious at some point or the other. Some are more so than the others. They all deal with it differently. Anxiety can be facilitative or disruptive, i.e. it can work both positively as well as negatively.
It is positive when it works as a motivator, it gives you the ability to understand the situation better and makes you more aware of yourself and helps in self-growth. However, when anxiety affects exam performance it becomes a problem. It affects the functioning cognitively as well as behaviourally.
This anxiety can be dealt with effectively.
KEEP CALM it's JUST AN EXAM!!!