Start studying seriously, at least one week before the exam.
Use like terms to remember the answers.
Study to the beat of your favorite song.
Use flash cards.
Have someone ask you questions based on your notes, and answer them, and have them tell you the answer from your notes, if you get the answer wrong. Also have them tell you how they think you should study to remember that answer. Have them give you hints as to how to remember the answer.
Study for 15 minutes, take a 15 minute break, study for another 15 minutes, take another 15 minute break, and keep repeating the process over and over again for most of the day. If you have two or more subjects to study, study one subject in the same manner (15 minutes of studying & 15 minutes of break time), and do that for two hours, then switch subjects, and do the same thing, and go to the last subject, and do the same thing. When you finish the last sjubect, go back to the first subject, and see what you remember without notes. Whatever you don't remember, study that with the same 15 minute thing. Do that for each subject, in the same order you originally studied it when the day began. After you finish the last subject, start the process all over again, but skim all of your notes, to make sure you will remember everything. The next day, start the entire process all over again, from the very beginning of the process. Two days after beginning that process, you should remember most of the notes.
Pray that you remember everything.
Study durinng the time that you are available to study, throughout the day, everyday, for at least one week. Especially take the weekend to study. Study when your stomach is not growling, and when you are not tired. Study when you are alone, and it's quiet in the room, so that you can consentrate.
The best way to relax is to block out most distractions. Also, get enough sleep. Also, eat enough food. Also, sit at a comfortable table while studying, and make sure you have enough space to move around, and lay your notes down.
Good food is anything that's healthy. Fruit and vegetables. Also, whatever meat you want to eat, if you eat meat. No energy drinks, no snacks (chips and candy bars), no coffee.
Source(s): Good luck.
this might not be applicable to all .. but this is how i do it.
i don't see exams as a 'big deal'' .. and i don't meant to come off as an arrogant nerd by saying that.. prior preparation all along will lead you to the exam, so if you're trying last minute revision, it's probably not a good idea, although it may work for some.
best time to study are in the mornings, particularly around 6am -8am .. no distractions, peaceful. and effective after a good night sleep (i'm NOT a night owl.. oh no, i need my sleep) ..
relax by listening to music and doing all your usual stuff. watch tv. you don't have to make any sacrifices.. and as for foods. just the usual .. if your preparation and efforts are top and you put in the hours, the rest doesn't need to change. everything will be perfect. good luck :)