Academic Performance: Text Anxiety during examinations of Freshmen Engineering students MLRIT, Hyderabad

  • P. Bhaskara Reddy Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering MLR Institute of Technology, Dundigal, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Kantha Reddy M Department of Computer Science Engineering IUCEE, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Praveen Reddy R Department of Master of Business Administration, MLR Institute of Technology Dundigal, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Keywords: Potential, Emotional, Performance, Worry, Inventory


The main aim of this research was to find the relationship between test anxiety and academic performance of students at the under graduate level. A sample of 414 students was randomly selected from five different departments of Freshman Engineering at MLR Institute of Technology in Hyderabad, TS, India. Data was gathered by utilizing the Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI) developed and improved by Spielberger. Pearson correlation, multivariate English and regression analysis was run for data. It was found that a major negative relationship observed between test anxiety scores and students performance scores. Results proved that a cognitive factor contributes more in test anxiety than effective factors.  Therefore, it is examined that test anxiety is one of the key factors that results the students’ underachievement and poor performance but it can be handled by rigorous training of individual students in linked with factors resulting test anxiety.

Author Biographies

Kantha Reddy M, Department of Computer Science Engineering IUCEE, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Mr. Kantha Reddy has been with IUCEE (Indo US Collaboration for Engineering Education) for over 5 years. He is currently working as a Director, Operation-India.  He has been actively involving in Interacting with different groups of Indian & USA Engineering Institutions, Universities & other Professional Societies in the world.  .

 He is one of the key Initiator of planning & monitoring different programs like Webinar, FLI’s, Virtual Academy course and Industry workshops under the leadership of Prof. Krishna Vedula at IUCEE. He keeps travelling across the globe for several innovative initiatives including, Faculty Exchange, Student Exchange, Joint Research Collaborations, Faculty Sabbaticals, Twinning programs etc. Apart from IUCEE operations, Kantha is also serving as a Secretary for IUCEE – ASEE India Chapter.


Kantha Reddy did his MCA from Bharathidasn University and M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad. Kantha Reddy is also certified by Oracle, Linux and holds certifications like OCA, OCP & RHCE. Kantha has published several papers in the domains of Computer Science and Engineering Education, which are published in renowned digital libraries including, IEEEXplore, ACM and Elsevier.

 He has over 14 years of experience both in Academia & Industry.

Praveen Reddy R, Department of Master of Business Administration, MLR Institute of Technology Dundigal, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Mr.R.Praveen Reddy, Asst. Professor in MBA, Research area in Cognitive Science


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How to Cite
Reddy, P. B., M, K. R., & R, P. R. (2017). Academic Performance: Text Anxiety during examinations of Freshmen Engineering students MLRIT, Hyderabad. Transactions on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, 5(6), 61.