Finally, the day you have been dreading has
arrived - the all important SPM exam. You have checked out the examination hall
and your assigned seat. After so many months of preparation and studies, it is
time to face the examination.
How do you face such an important day? Firstly,
prepare a test kit for the duration of your examination. In your bag, collect
all your supplies such as 2B pencils, several pens and other important
stationery, a calculator, your geometry set, the important identity card and
your examination slip. Put the bag and everything else that you might need,
including some notebooks, in one place. This will help to reduce your worries in
Many students find difficulty sleeping especially if they are facing their
first examination. Allow your body to get back to its normal cycle at least a
week before the examination if you have been staying up late. Listen to some
relaxing music or your favorite radio station before you sleep. Try to relax and
remember to set your alarm clock.
Be determined to arrive early at the examination hall. You have enough to
worry about in the morning of the big day. When you arrive at the hall, surround
yourself with friends who are supportive or just go through your notes quietly.
If you do not know the answer to any topic, do not go round asking
frantically for the answer. This will just
upset you and send you into panic mode.
When you are at the examination hall, follow these steps. Before the
examination starts, make sure your question paper is complete. Read the
instructions carefully. Do not worry if you cannot answer the very first
question or if your mind goes blank. Tell yourself that it will all come back.
Tackle the easy questions first. Divide your time carefully for each question
and move on to the next question even if you have not finished the first. Plan
your answer and try to be neat.
Finally, after each paper, go home and rest. Do not worry about what you
could have done or did not do. Try not to discuss the answers with your friends.
You should not allow anything to upset the rest of the examination.