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Research Article

Test Anxiety Levels of Board Exam Going Students in Tamil Nadu, India

Table 6

Percentage of each of the 10 items selected by male and female students from 10th and 12th grades.

QuestionsNeverSlightlySometimesUsuallyAlways
10th12th10th12th10th12th10th12th10th12th
MFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMF

Q12.42.41.719.534.218.737.319.519.530.56.82.45.1
Q24.914.617.15.127.122.026.835.618.67.37.313.6
Q31.72.414.65.110.217.129.332.218.624.412.217.015.3
Q42.44.911.912.222.05.16.819.517.137.327.19.812.211.9
Q54.912.213.624.419.510.223.714.617.135.65.17.38.53.4
Q67.33.44.912.228.88.539.031.722.032.24.93.41.7
Q74.926.813.620.334.122.037.323.74.97.33.41.7
Q84.922.026.85.18.522.024.428.835.620.31.7
Q91.79.817.117.032.231.734.230.55.12.44.96.86.8
Q109.814.615.324.434.228.827.19.87.325.43.4

Q1: the closer I am to a major exam, the harder it is for me to concentrate on the material, Q2: when I study for my exams, I worry that I will not remember the material on the exam, Q3: during important exams, I think that I am doing awful or that I may fail, Q4: I lose focus on important exams, and I cannot remember material that I knew before the exam, Q5: I finally remember the answer to exam questions after the exam is already over, Q6: I worry so much before a major exam that I am too worn out to do my best on the exams, Q7: I feel out of sorts or not really myself when I take important exams, Q8: I find that my mind sometimes wanders when I am taking important exams, Q9: after an exam, I worry about whether I did well enough, Q10: I struggle with written assignments, or avoid doing them, because I feel that whatever I do will not be good enough. I want it to be perfect; 10th grade: 18 male and 23 female students; 12th grade: 32 male and 27 female students; F: female students; M: male students.