Examination time is not every student’s favorite time of the school year. As it approaches there is so much dread and fear and panic that just saying “my exams are coming” becomes a chore.
Luckily having different ways to say it makes things easier. That’s why we have this article. Here are different ways to inform people about your examinations.
Some of them are hilarious, some are witty and others fall in between.
Here are 15 alternatives to say “my exams are coming”
- I will be writing my papers in a few weeks
- My exam timetable has been released
- My exams are on the way
- My finals are soon
- It’s that time of the school year
- I will have to confine myself to my study for the next few weeks
- The school is so silent now, it will be even quieter by next week
- Can you imagine I will be having exams in three days’ time
- As examinations draw closer, I feel more unsure of myself
- I’m preparing to sit for school assessment tests
- I’m halfway through my test preparation
- I just want to get these exams over with already and they haven’t even started
- I am going to spend the next week cramming all the teacher said for the past three months.
- I am pulling all-nighters now. That’s how crazy Dr. Owen’s tests will be
- My exams are around the corner
I will be writing my papers in a few weeks
If your exams are still a long way away, nothing within two weeks maybe, then you use this reply.
It’s informing them of your exams in advance because you might not have the chance to speak to them anymore during your exams. It’s as simple as it gets.
You can also use the actual date if you know when it’s starting. For example, I will be writing my papers in three weeks, or I will be writing my papers after Easter.
My exam timetable has been released
Unlike normal timetables, examination timetables are always released toward the end of the school term.
Letting them know that the timetable has been released is saying that soon you will be writing exams.
It’s a very smart way to put it. It says something that explains everything without saying much.
My exams are on the way
This reply is hilarious because examinations don’t move or transport themselves.
It gives life to the examination like they are people and if you say this while looking horrified or shocked, it will have much more impact and make people laugh or at least smile.
You don’t really have to be horrified or scared of them. It’s for show and it’s a nice way to drop a message.
My finals are soon
Pretty easy too. You can always replace finals with whatever exams you are having: midterms, assessments, reviews, whatever.
This reply focuses more on the exams so if you are informing a friend of so many things, placing emphasis on the type of exam will work well.
It’s that time of the school year
If it’s a close friend or someone who understands you and the school system, they will get what you are trying to say right away.
Now if you don’t want to have to explain what it means, you have to set the tone right. Say it in a resigned manner, like it’s something despicable that you have to go through.
You really make them laugh and have them sympathize with you and you would have passed the message across.
I will have to confine myself to my study for the next few weeks
This reply works if you are a good student, one who would take studying and acing papers seriously. It also works.
If you are not very keen on studying, if you say it sounds miserable, they will understand your predicament.
Either way, the examination period is a period for a lot of studies so you are not wrong to use this in whatever context you please.
The school is so silent now, it will be even quieter by next week
This is funny and sad but not many people enjoy being tested. Especially if they will fail. A real student will understand this and give a dry laugh.
Unless you sound happy, this reply will sound like you are part of the people who are silent because the examination period is not your favorite time. At all.
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Can you imagine I will be having exams in three days?
Finally a reply in a question format. This reply sounds like you can’t believe it. If you had your head wrapped in other things throughout the time, this will shock you.
Or maybe you feel the exams came earlier than they should. This question is also a great way to start a panic call.
If the other person is a student too then you can change the “I” to “we”. If you are in the mood for some fun then you can call someone who doesn’t expect this and listen to their panic.
As examinations draw closer, I feel more unsure of myself
Whether it’s being unprepared or anxious, this really is a good way to express how you feel while delivering the message about your upcoming exams.
Examination tension or examination fever becomes very common as the exam draws closer, especially if the exams will be papers that are really important like finals.
If you want to change the narrative, you can say: “as the examination draws closer, I am reading harder every day”, or “with exams just three days ago, my preparedness has really boosted my self-confidence”.
I’m preparing to sit for school assessment tests
To sit for an examination is a very popular idiom. If you are preparing to sit for an exam then the exams are close.
This is a good way to say my exams are coming because you are making use of a popular idiom.
If you want to make a joke on this, you can replace the word sit with something like cry.
If they don’t understand you can then respond with, because I don’t know what to write, or I feel I will fail.
I’m halfway through my test preparation
If you are talking to friends, you can use this. Especially people who like to hear about your progress and how you are doing.
This reply tells them just how great and serious a student you are. With this, there won’t be questions about how your preparation is going.
This reply is also a good way to start a conversation in that line.
I just want to get these exams over with and they haven’t even started
Exams can be very tasking, physically, mentally, and even emotionally. This is a good way to tell them that not only do you have exams coming, but they will also stress you a lot.
Anything you can’t wait to get over with is something you don’t enjoy. Also, this reply is trying to say that the exams are coming soon but with this reply it says, it’s close but not too close.
I am going to spend the next week cramming all the teacher said for the past three months
Some people say cramming works, others say it doesn’t but we can’t lie that it hasn’t helped us at least once.
If you are trying to cram all you have been taught then it’s time that all that information is needed.
It might not be clear to some people and you will have to explain but most should understand it immediately.
I am pulling all-nighters now. That’s how crazy Dr. Owen’s tests will be
No matter how lackadaisical one can be with their studies, there are just some exams you know you have to be serious with or there would be serious consequences.
Staying up throughout the night, reading tirelessly, there is no joke about the complexity of those exams so telling it to someone using this reply works well.
My exams are around the corner
This is a very popular one. I heard this a lot during college, and it makes a very wonderful reply. When something is around the corner, it’s close.
If you want to say something funny, you can say: “my exams are two blocks away. In three days they will be here”.
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And that is it, folks. I hope I covered every possible way you might want to talk about your upcoming exams. If you want to modify any of these replies to your taste, then go ahead.
Quickly note that if you are using formally, say examinations, not exams. If you have any more ideas for the different ways to say this, you can drop them in the comments below. I will be awaiting your reply.