blank during exams

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Malaysia
May 27, 2009 12:24am CST
I just finished my exam this morning. I have to do perform some procedure..i have practice it many times the night before and suddenly in front of the examiner my mind just go blank as if i never read or perform the procedure..how FRUSTRATING!! have ur mind ever go blank during the examination?
10 responses
@med889 (5958)
27 May 09
I remember I had an exam, it was the law of trust, we have to answer four questions and I had prepared 6 questions very well for the exam, we even discuss several issues before enterring the examination hall with friends, I was confident to get very good marks with my preparation, When the paper came to me, three papers. I was reading the questions which we are allow to do, I was as if I had a black out, the questions I prepared were not in the paper, I was damn sure to fail the paper, I wanted to cry profusely, and I kept on looking to the clock and the paper and the others who were writing too fast, I wanted to go outside the hall but I could not, I did 4 question each one and a half page as I did not know what to write, when it was over I came outside and cried a lot with friends, they said they were surprised too. When we got our results, we found that we all failed, well I know it is not a happy endding but it is the truth, we had to do the same paper two months later, and this time I had to prepare all 8 questions to be able to have scope for answers.
• Malaysia
27 May 09
I had already discuss the topics and it came out in the exam, but i don't know what went wrong..i can't answer the questions properly..huhu...
@med889 (5958)
27 May 09
Ah okay now I understand, so maybe in your case it was just something inexplicable as it happens for students for us, we can be very good in class or in discussions but then suddenly we are just black out infront of a paper which we were so sure to to very well in.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
29 May 09
mental block!That is how you call it and it happens to me many times
• Malaysia
29 May 09
Pure u..it happened for me for the 1st time , that's why i'm a bit upset
@pepinho (117)
• Slovak Republic
28 May 09
I think it happend to everybody just once i had the same problem during my literature test and ive tried to call to mind but it doesnt work finally i had luck because it was literature and i made up something what should be related with the questions which teacher gave us. But i was really sweating.D:
• Malaysia
29 May 09
i guess so...anyhow..my exam is already finished...hahaha..(^__^)
• Malaysia
27 May 09
it happend to me whem i was answering in sbject technology electric last sem.. to get the full mark student should answer about 7 steps..but i got stuck at earlier step even i know how to solve d other..and d answer of each step was related..so the result of mine was quite not ok.. ps.byk nye post ko..
• Malaysia
27 May 09
aduh..kita senasib... ak nak cukup 200 supaya ak ble guna emoticon..hahahah...
@arkasen (748)
• India
27 May 09
Yes this has happened to me once or twice. I think most of the people face this problem at least once in their life. The reason is you are too stressed out regarding the exam. What happens is that you have practiced the procedure well but due to tension and stress of the exam the thing does not comes into your mind. Then you feel like the thing is in your stomach and does not coming out from your mouth. And then you feel frustrated. I think if you had relaxed a bit in the exam hall and tried other questions keeping that particular question apart then after sometime you would have surely remember that answer. I have followed this way and it really works.
• Malaysia
27 May 09
Hmm..i guess so..may b its the stress..anyway..thx 4 the tips =D
• India
27 May 09
I just finished my engineering degree and I know how it feels like. But studying is an art. Prepare a to-do list and read a chapter everyday. Make sure you understand the concepts by creating a mind map or something similar. Draw flowcharts, underline keywords and make a list of the points that you consider are important. Don't study at the last hour. Make sure you revise those points you wrote. If you follow all these efficiently, you'll definitely succeed!
• Malaysia
27 May 09
Thx 4 d advice..btw i don't really study at the last minute..huhu...it just that i didn't expect that question would come out
@wendywhy (64)
• United States
27 May 09
OMG, I am so sorry to hear about your bad experience! I have done that same thing. What did you do? Did your instructor understand? Will you be able to retake it? Its so sad that when you really need to remember something that is the time your mind goes blank.
• Malaysia
27 May 09
I don't know what did i do!!!huhuhu... i was blank, the examiner ask me question and i can't answer it..but when i came out of the exam hall all the answer just starts to pop out of my mind...erghhh... If i fail the exam i must re-seat the exam or they'll bar me from taking the pro exam..:(
@queenlove (495)
• United States
27 May 09
That happend to me this morning as well. I had to take a test in business math. I studied all night and thought I had it all good, and when I went to take the test, I totally blanked out and bombed it. I got a 30% yikes! I hate taking tests.
• Malaysia
27 May 09
we're in the same boat..huhuhu.. why this has to happened to me?? :(
• Philippines
25 Apr 10
Thank God, not ever that happened to me! i always try to keep myself prepared before going into something!
• Philippines
27 May 09
That doesn't usually happen to me. Yeah, there are somethings that I forgot but my mind doesn't get blanked. There has to be something in there that will come up.