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13 May 2019

How to prepare for exams during Ramadan

Your revision routine will adjust during Ramadan. A suggested timetable has been provided below:

3am-3:50am – Suhur (pre-fast meal)
4:30am-1pm – Sleep
1pm-8:30pm – Revision (with breaks!)
8:30pm-9:30pm – Iftar (evening meal)
9:30pm-10pm – Rest
10:15pm-11:15pm – Tarawih (extra nightly prayers performed in Ramadan)
11:15pm-3am – Revision

Please note times are approximate.

This is one way to do it – you might prefer to structure your day differently. For instance, you could work in the morning and sleep in the afternoon. The important thing is to have a routine that factors in enough revision and rest time.

Be sure to check when your exams are and set an alarm in advance to make sure you get there in time.

You might feel like you’re missing out on the spiritual benefits of Ramadan because you don’t have time for extra prayers, Quran recitation or charity work. Don’t forget that revising is spiritual too! Educating yourself is also an important part of religion.

There may be other things to take into account when you’re making your own timetable. Do you have lessons during the exam period? If so, you could nap after your classes and then start your revision. Do you have other responsibilities to consider? Work around them.

If you find your mind wandering or you’re feeling sleepy, you could try getting some fresh air.

Eat well, sleep well and know that support is available from Student Services. You can contact the Centre for Faith and Spirituality by calling 01509 223743 or emailing