Test anxiety is actually a type of performance anxiety- a feeling someone might have in a situation where performance really counts or when the pressure is on to do well. Everyone experiences some anxiety before a test. The key is that test anxiety should be at a level high enough to act as a motivator but not so high as to interfere with test performance.
Test anxiety can be identified with some symptoms. Perspiration, rapid heartbeat, clammy hands and shortness of breath are the main symptoms. During the test, one�s mind is on the consequences of failure. As a result, the mind freezes and the person forgot things that she/he actually knows. After the test the person feels depressed or physically sick such as an upset stomach. Test anxiety mostly occurs in people who worry a lot or who are perfectionists. People with these traits sometimes find it hard to accept mistakes they might make or to get anything less than a perfect score. In this way, even without meaning, they pressure themselves, for some students, test anxiety is so disturbing that they require professional assistance. Hence, psychologists have become increasingly concerned with understanding the intense emotional reactions that many student experience during examinations.
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