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Exam Failure

Exam failure may be due to poor studying habits, revising techniques, or a weak understanding of the subject. Exam failure can also be associated with learning disorders like dyslexia. These individuals may have a short span of attention and are often distracted.

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How can I attend exams confidently without anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old and I have my final exams in two months but I cannot focus. I have lost my confidence. I used to get really good marks but now I have started failing my exams. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. If your mind gets disturbed, you will lose confidence. Note down important points which you tend to forget. You would have completed studying all the portions by now and what you need is just a final touch-up. I su...  Read Full »

How to cope with the stress and anxiety due to underperformance?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is 25 years old. He suffers from severe anxiety as he failed his competitive exams for getting a government job. He prepared for this exam for a year. But he failed now. He is not happy and hates eating food. He is also not speaking to anyone in his family. Does he suffer fro...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your friend may have acute stress. You need to tell him to follow the lifestyle mentioned below to deal with his stress. 1. He must learn to move on from his failure. He must learn from it, but it is not the end. 2. ...  Read Full »

I have had headaches and frequent sleepiness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I scored less in my medical entrance exam. Since then, I have had headaches all the time. I feel dizzy and use the phone all time. I am a bit nervous if I could get university admission. So, I keep myself lonely and always use my phone to make me happy. I also sleep for a long time and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You are under stress due to self-over-expectations. So, I suggest the following. Find out your strength and weakness. Find reasons or places where you lose your marks. Work on your failure and make improvements. Take...  Read Full »

How can I overcome my fear of failing exams?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a medical aspirant and I have my medical entrance exam after three days. I want you to tell me how I can fall ill because I am scared and want to avoid this exam. I do not want to disappoint my parents. I aim to be a doctor, but I need one more year. I will try my best this year a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think you should stop getting worried. Just give your exam and learn from your failure. If you score less or fail, ask your parents to give you one more year or the last chance for exam preparation. Finally, face your situation with courage. To be a doctor, you need ...  Read Full »

I feel social anxiety after a failed admission. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female currently studying in an institute. I have basically given up on everything. I do not feel like doing anything at all. I feel like hiding somewhere and just not having to do anything. I was determined to get into IIT and I had the potential to get through. I drop...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand you did not get what you wanted. It is hard to accept the fact and compromise with something when you know you were capable of getting better. But I want to tell you that everything is equally important in life and only one thing cannot define your whole li...  Read Full »

I am depressed as I failed my exams. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. I am depressed as I failed my exams. How to manage my depression and learn from failures? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand your situation. You may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You should do exercis...  Read Full »

I am scared of exam failure. How to tackle it?

Query: Hello doctor, I failed around five times in CA final exam. My next exam is in a month time. I have not studied yet because I am so much depressed and demotivated. I am scared of failing this time also. My future is dark. Mentally, I am very much stressed which leads to the symptoms of high blood pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Success and failure are part of life, but we should keep trying. When we are down only way is up. I know it is easier said than done but you have to keep trying, and persistence is the only key to success. Here are a few steps that can help you. Do meditation daily f...  Read Full »

How to bounce back from failing an exam?

Query: Hi doctor,I failed in my exams and really depressed. Please help me come out of this.  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Success and failure are the two sides of the same coin. You can never predict what will happen. Life is never a smooth sailing boat. It is full of ups and downs. Life does not end when you fail once. Life is much more than your exams. You gain experience when you go throu...  Read Full »

My father's yell after exam failure makes me feeling bad. How to deal with it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. Last year, I failed in maths exam and now I am trying to pass it. My exam is in April. My mind is telling me not to study because I already know what is going to happen. My father keeps asking me when do I have an exam or do you study. My nerves can not handle thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Failure can make you feel nervous and a little less of ourselves, but understand that your self worth does not depend on exam results. Everyone has their own strength and weaknesses. You too are good at something and bad at others. Clearly you are under a lot of stres...  Read Full »

I am depressed due to failure in my exams and I feel lonely always. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have failed twice in my exams. I am feeling pushed out of my own home because there is a lack of peace. I weep secretly and daily whenever I think of my future, and it all looks bleak. I am a lonely person, and my enemies are many around me, including my own younger brother. Every ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Competitive exams are tough, and the situation in which you are is not helping you cope up. To excel in such exams, you need to concentrate and not be distracted. Maybe you can shift to a hostel for preparing if you cannot start with maintaining some distance. Try it...  Read Full »

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