How Matric & Intermediate Students Can Avoid Stress During Exams

June 28th, 2021

If you are a student in Pakistan preparing for your Matric (class 9 and 10) or Intermediate (class 11 and 12) then surely you must be feeling the pressure, with the schedule starting to get hectic and anxiety hitting the roof. It has already been a  very tough year, not only for students but for the authorities as well. Repeated rescheduling of the BISE exams has also added additional pressure on the students.

“Dua for success in exams’ ‘ is one of the most searched things in Pakistan these days, which proves that students really are stressed. Also the most recent events by the education ministry has resulted in the Matric and Intermediate exam date sheet 2021 being changed several times due to the COVID situation. In such circumstances it is important for students to remain calm and avoid stress in order to make sure their performance in the exam is not affected.

Well to make sure you succeed like a champ, we’ve compiled a list of tips that might help take the pressure off and ease you a bit for the upcoming Matric and Intermediate exams 2021.

Have a well-planned study schedule:

First it is important to realize that a good result in the 2021 board exams are the outcome of a well balanced study schedule in the weeks following up to the exam days. It is not a good idea to resort to cramming the entire syllabus set by BISE within a couple of days. Instead one should work on spacing out their learning time to avoid getting overworked. FSc students are especially known for their tendency to adopt highly stressful routines due to the highly competitive environment. As a silver lining BISE recognizes that recent events may have left matric and intermediate students extremely frustrated which is why they have decided to reduce the syllabus for the elective subjects for the exam session 2021. This should not be a sign that you can relax, instead take it as a reason to try even harder given that board exams 2021 are going to be as competitive as ever.

Nutrition matters

Your body is a biological machine, what you put inside it will ultimately determine the quality of output produced. This output can be in the form of physical activity and mental exertion. Believe it or not, your brain requires a huge amount of energy to function, especially during the exam season when it’s processing information like clockwork. Eating carbs is recommended as it presents a quick solution to a depleting energy source in contrast to eating food rich in fats. Secondly, spacing out your meals over the course of the day is also important rather than eating 3 massive meals which often results in a sudden crash which leads you to take a ‘short’ nap.

The Power of Prayer

Lastly it is important to realize that something more than worldly effort is needed to reach the desired ending you value so much. The power of dua is underestimated but maybe exactly what helps you get over the line. A dua for success in exam and to reduce stress commonly made is :


اللّهُمَّ لا سَهْلَ إلا ما جَعَلْتَهُ سَهْلا وَأنتَ تَجْعَلُ الحَزْنَ إذا شِئْتَ سَهْلا

“O Allah! There is no ease except that which You make easy, and indeed You, when You want, make grief and difficulties easy.” (Sahih Ibn Hibban #970)


Recite this whenever you feel overburdened or feel hopeless about what stands in your way. This dua for success is useful not only in the context of an exam but also for everyday life obstacles.

Keep your study material at hand

Having each and every book/quiz/notes with you during the study sessions is important as it helps maintain your optimum state of performance while staying stress free. While tons of academies and authors are offering resources that allow you to prepare for your exam, they lack the element of understanding that you may need to excel. For this Edkasa app has tons of lectures from the most recognized teachers within Pakistan in subjects you may be finding difficult. Knowledge that isn’t tested won’t be retained which is why the app also features hundreds of MCQ’s allowing you to test your level of understanding and see how you fare against thousands of other users on the app.

We here at Edkasa wish you best of luck for your upcoming Matric and Intermediate board exams 2021 🙂

June 28th, 2021