Dreams about exams – what do they mean? (dream interpretation exam, test, trial)
Dream interpretation exam, test, trial. Dreaming that you are going to take an exam or actually taking an exam (and maybe even failing?) is a very common theme in dream interpretation. Actually, this theme is one of the ten most remembered in dreams. But what does it mean?
Exams in dreams as a symbol of a real trial in life. Yes, it really is quite simple. Often the dream is about an upcoming – or a finished – test or exam in life. This can be a real school exam or another type of trial or test (job, relationship etc.). It has been proven that people who work in performance-related jobs (for example giving talks and lectures, teaching or management roles) often dream about being at exams – or quite simply dream about the situation in which they feel they are at an exam (their job situation which they see as a trial or test, that is).
Dreams about exams (or tests) might symbolize an upcoming decision that needs to be made about you rather than by you. It can also symbolize a new phase in your life (maybe becoming a parent), and the question is then if you’ll pass or fail.
When trying to understand your dreams it is important to know that your dreams are… your dreams. As such, you are the best person to figure out the true meaning of your dreams.
However, it is important to learn how to generally approach your dreams. Dream dictionaries like this one are only a supplement, and if you want to fully utilize the potential of your dreams, you should start at a different place.
My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” gives you a great foundation for understanding (and recalling) your dreams.
Dreaming about exams as a symbol of low self-esteem/self-confidence. Naturally, the dream might also mean that the dreamer (you?) is living with a sense of low self-esteem; that you don’t think you are living up to the trials in your life, but it might also mean that you perhaps have an unacknowledged performance anxiety or anxiety towards authority.
If the low self-esteem or the performance anxiety is dealt with, well, then you might dream that you are passing your exam, and you may realize that the exam you are taking in your dream – and that you are exposing yourself to in real life – may not even be necessary!
Dream dictionaries are a very helpful tool when interpreting dreams. However, generally learning how to approach your dreams, will give you a better foundation for understanding them. My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” teaches you how to much better utilize – recall and understand – your dreams.
Also read: Why I no longer interpret dreams for free
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NOTE: Dream interpretation is not always an easy skill, and when you dream about taking exams, it is almost certainly about something different for you than it is for someone else dreaming about exams. It is crucial that you feel the interpretation fits you, and it might be the case that the above interpretations do not suit you and your situation.
Have you had a difficult dream about taking an exam that you can’t really understand or that you’d just like to share? Feel free to comment below.
I dreamt last night about writing exams and I didn’t read before the exams so I didn’t know what to write as answers but one of my friends was showing me the answers to copy from him and even with that I couldn’t write all the answers because someone I know was the supervisor and was standing behind me and stopping me from copying or communicating. I’m actually going through a lot now in my life and I cried bitterly to bed before I had this dream. I feel not loved enough, I am being neglected and I can’t even do anything. I dunno if anything will ever make me happy.
My heart is heavy and I pray God takes away this pains🙏
I had a dream where I was writing exams but i only knew No 1 question the rest I couldn’t write and everyone was almost finishing. So I had to pass it to a coursemate to write for me.while he was writing the supervisor ask us to submit but yet he wasn’t done then I went to plead that m not done and the woman gave me extra 30mins..so I went back to the guy to finish it up then I woke up..what does it mean please
I dreamt about writing test, although I was writing what I knew which is no 1, but still waiting for my friend ti pass me the answer, immediately they did
I was unable to write it
Having the fear of seeing me copy, I ciundnt finish the rest till I woke up. What does that mean.But sometimes I dreamt about not writing anything at all
I had a dream when I was being given some papers by a coloured female teacher while in the exam room and was told to use those papers to write on them
I saw my self writing exams but people were seriously asking me question to help them in the exam hall.
I had a dream about writing an exam in which I was not fully prepared, moreover I was climbing down from a big tree (tall) and I was kinda scared
I often dream at night that i am in exam hall forgotten to take my Admit card or too late. Sometimes forget to wear pant. Sometimes i can’t complete my answer due to late. All the dreams are of class X or XII. But I actually completed MA .four years ago. Then why i see dreaming like that?
I saw myself walk into a class naked and sit to write exams in the dream.
I had a dream last night that I was writing a exams. It was very difficult exams (something like mathematics English and other subjects.) and the I remember for the mathematics I had 50% and the other subjects, the results came and it B.C and D. I think I passed almost all the subjects and I don’t understand. Why I keep having this kinds of dreams.
Am about to write exam but on the process i was distracted with something else so am on able to write the exams
I had a dream whereby I was in class and we were writing an exam which I was not prepared of and when the teacher told us the time is up I realised that I submitted my script without writing my name on it. I’m really am concern about the dream now cause dreaming being at school it’s a dream that repeated itself
I dreamt that am writing exams and my invigilator said I am talking and he didn’t let me write .note. I don’t have any exams to write.
I dreamt that I couldn’t make it to the exam Or I entered the examination hall late Maybe I was unwell or I had some sort of ache maybe backache
What does it mean?
I saw myself at the exam hall but I forgot that we were writing exam until when other candidates started submitting their papers and I realized I’d not done anything.