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Dream meaning of Exams as seen in scripture

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Dream meaning of exams as seen in scripture

Exams in dreams is a common dream that people have, in this article I will be showing you various exam dreams and their meaning as seen from a biblical perspective, it is important for you to know that dreams are given by God and interpretation belongs to him alone, the bible and the holy spirit should be your guide to get interpretation of your dreams.

Below are some dream meaning of exams as seen in scripture, with prayer guide on how to address them when you see them.

Examination in real life is a kind of test to ascertain your knowledge of something you have been thought or exposed to, examination in dreams also means test, temptations, trials etc depending on how you see the exam dream you know whether it is a bad signal or a good signal, generally exam dreams are God's way of preparing you for trials and temptations coming your way (Psalms 26:2)" Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind."

Scriptural references: (Psalms 26:2), (2 Cor 13:5), (Gal 6:4), (1 thess 5:21)

*Dream meaning of studying for an exam: ( 2 Tim 2:15) "15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

Signal: varies

Reason: when you dream seeing yourself studying for an exam it may vary because you want to ask yourself the question, are you having an exam in real life anytime soon? If you are you may just be getting the dream showing you that you have to prepare and study hard, but if you don't have an exam and you see yourself studying for one then it means you are preparing to take up new challenges, you are preparing for another phase of your life

Gender: male/female

Real life examples from experience and meaning

1. I see myself these days in my dream studying hard for my upcoming nursing exams? Meaning> what this means is that you need to prepare very hard the exams will be difficult but with prayer and hardwork God will see you through

2. Man of God, I saw myself being taught by a man of God, it was like I had an exam coming my way but I was not so sure which exam? meaning> God is preparing you for ministry work or a certain task ahead, you will face trials and issues, men of God in dreams often time represents messengers of God i.e angels, so for the angel to teach you, it means God is with you

3. I always see myself reading in the dream, what does this mean? meaning> if you always see yourself reading in the dream it depends on the content of what you are reading, if it is academic related, God is endowing you with wisdom, if it is the word of God, God is giving you power, inspiration, anointing and wisdom, if it is some strange books or is giving to you by a strange person depending on whether you were threatened or afraid it is not a good dream, it means initiation into a particular occult group you need to go for deliverance.

Prayer guide

Do a three days vigil by 12:00 am and tell God to help you overcome every challenge you might be encountering in your next chapter of life

If the dream is negative and it has to do with occultic activities, look for a bible believing church that believes in deliverance for your deliverance

* Dream meaning of sitting for an exam (matt 19:3) "3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”

Signal: warning

Reason: This is a dream warning you that there is a test or temptation coming your way, Sitting for an exam means test, in the scripture giving above Jesus was tested, a trap to lure him into giving answers that would later be used against him, when you dream that you sit for an exam, God is showing you that you should be careful so that you will not go back to your sinful ways or that something would happen that might cause problems for you, be careful not to fight people, quarrel, respond to insults etc because one of it would come in a great measure

Gender: both male/female

Real life examples from experience and meaning

1. I saw myself waiting to be called in for an exam, we were on a single file and lined up to go and take an exam? meaning > you should be vigilant, watch and pray because a serious temptation is coming your way

2. I had a strange dream where I was sitting for an exam, I was feeling pressure afraid whether I would pass? Meaning> you need to pray, there is something you have stopped doing but you are afraid you might still go back, it is what God is showing you, you need to put your trust in God, the temptation will come but you will surely overcome

3. I was writing an exam in a dream I had but others were not writing, like they were playing, I was confused like can't you see we are writing an exam but they seemed never to care? Meaning> you are going to go through certain challenges by that time everyone will forsake you, they will not care about you, those you love the most will disappoint you, pray that God will see you through

Prayer guide

Do a seven days prayer and fasting, pray for grace to overcome every test, trial, tribulation above all watch, be careful, be guided even as you pray

* Dream meaning of failed exam: ( Deut 28:13) "13 And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them"

Signal: bad

Reason: The reason why this dream is bad is because it has to do with failure, God does not want failure for his children, in the scripture seen above the Lord says we will be the head and not the tail, we will be above only and not beneath, this dream shows God's warning on an impending failure especially as regards trials, temptations and tribulations, if you have an exam in real life you need to pray as well so that you will not fail it, dreams of exam failure means something is not right, as christians Jesus said we should not be afraid he has overcome the world, and because he has overcome we also should be living in victory.

Gender: both male/female

Real life examples from experience and meaning

1. Man of God I had a revelation where I did not pass I was weeping? meaning> If you have an exam in reality you need to pray, God is showing you that you might fail that exam if you don't study and pray, but if you do not have an exam, there is a situation, trial or temptation that would overpower you if you do not pray very well

2. I had a dream where my exam questions was torn by my invigilator, I am confused? meaning> this means the devil is fighting to ensure that you will make a mistake somewhere whereby you will not be given a second chance, it could be in your place of work, there is a test to make you fall into an error that will make it difficult for you to make amends

3a.I had a dream where I was doing an exam, but wind came and blew my exam questions away

3b I had a dream where I was writing an exam through the computer but the computer triggered off and I could not complete the exam? meaning> this two dreams in 3a and 3b are the same in meaning, if you have an exam in reality there is a plot of darkness to ensure that you fail it, even if you read and you don't pray very well chances are you might fail it because there is a demonic manipulation involved, however if you do not have an exam there are powers that are fighting your career success, there is a trial you need to overcome before you are promoted to the next level but there are powers that want you to remain in the same position

Prayer guide

Do a three days prayer and fasting, pray with Psalms 50 and Psalms 37 pray that God should break that yoke of failure from your life

* Dream of cheating in an exam (Heb 3:8-9) " do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness"

Signal: bad

Reason: Exam dreams are test and trials coming your way in which if you pass you are going to the next level, if you see yourself cheating in an exam God is showing you that you are someone who always like to take shortcut, you want to take the easy route, or you still have one leg in Christ and one leg in the world in summary you are unstable, you need to be careful of doing the wrong things and making the wrong choices and decisions in the scripture above God said the children of Israel rebelled during the time of testing, what was their rebellion? They worshipped idols, they were looking for shortcut they felt God was not enough to bring them out of their situation, so when you do not trust in God totally, you go to idols for prayers and still come to God, or you have an idol in your heart (i.e anything you esteem above God) then you tend to see this kind of dreams

Real life situations with examples

1. Man of God I saw myself writing an exam but I was cheating during this exam period, but I was not caught? Meaning> there are certain things you esteem above God, you need to watch it, it could be something you love, maybe money, someone, fame etc.

Prayer guide

Turn your hearts to God, ask him for forgiveness of sin, pray with Psalms 50 and 51

* Dream of not understanding an exam question (matt 13:13) "Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand."

Signal: bad

Reason: when you dream of not understanding an exam question it shows there is a particular storm you are in and you do not know how to come out of it, there are problems you are going through, you find it difficult to understand how to come out of it, you need to turn to Jesus for help, he will break the yoke of confusion from your life, the scripture above says that people do not understand Jesus because he spoke in parables, Jesus is the custodian of all wisdom he will teach you how to come out of that confusion if you depend on him totally

Real life examples from experience and meaning

1. I had a dream where I was having an exam but could not figure out the answers to the question, what could this mean? meaning> this means you are going through certain challenges that you are looking for answers to, you need help with a difficult situation you are in

2. I had this dream were I was writing an exam but people who we were writing this exam together had submitted but I was the only one remaining because the questions seem so difficult? meaning> you will experience certain difficulties, things that are easy for others will be difficult for you, it is a trying time and it is a test but keep upholding the truth

Prayer guide

Do a seven days prayer with Isaiah 47, pray for one hour first thing when you wake up in the morning and tell God to deliver you from every challenge you are facing

*Dream of exams in past schools/institution (Deut 28:68) "68 And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you."

Signal: bad

Reason: When you dream of past schools, events or places you have lived in God is making you know that there are certain things that need to be addressed in your past and if not addressed will continue to make you suffer, dream of doing an exam in your past school/institution means there were certain things that there are certain trials, sufferings etc. that you will encounter or you are encountering because of foundational powers, you have to break the yoke of Foundational powers

Real life examples from experience and meaning:

1. I often see myself in dreams where I am writing an exam in my former school? meaning> you need to pray against backwardness, there are certain challenges you are facing because of inherited foundational powers

Prayer guide

If you can go on a three days dry, pray with Psalms 1-7 everyday for the three days

*Dream of passing an exam (1John 5:4-5) "4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."

Signal: good

Reason: when you dream of passing an exam it means there is something that you have overcome or you are about to overcome, Jesus said he has overcome the world, it is through him that you have overcome, so it is important that you pray it to pass, if you are having an exam in reality you will likely pass but don't be relaxed

Real life examples from experience and meaning

1. I saw that I passed a certain exam and people were congratulating me? meaning> if you are having an exam in reality you may likely pass but you still need to pray, however if you do not have an exam in real life then it means you are overcoming a trial, temptation, challenge etc and in account of that you will be promoted

* Dream of teaching others in an exam (1 Cor 10:12) "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall."

Signal: bad

Reason: Teaching someone in an exam hall violates the rule of examination council in real life, when you teach somebody in an exam God is warning you to be careful of pride or overconfidence, you need to be careful of such, a temptation is coming your way but you will be so sure of yourself that you won't regard it but if you are not careful it will consume you, the scripture above says let him that thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.

Real life examples from experience and meaning

1. I saw myself finished my exams but Instead of me going out I was teaching those who were remaining and seem not to know the answer? meaning> you need to be careful of pride and overconfidence, don't be full of yourself God is warning you by showing you the picture of your person

Prayer guide

Do a three days prayer and fasting praying against the Spirit of pride

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Ednah Gwaro
Ednah Gwaro
Jun 02

I always dream of being in an exam room,being unprepared. Then the rest hand over their papers buy I remain with nothing to write. I completed school like 13yrs ago


Chukwemeka Nweke
Chukwemeka Nweke
May 18

I dream of writing a subject that I hate which is biology I can't finished it, am also with biology text book that is full of the answer but could not finished the exam. My email


Sep 11, 2023

Hello Pastor, Praise the Lord for the great you are doing to teach us. My name is Caroline from Uganda. Recently I had this dream twice that I was going to do an exam but couldn't get where to sit. Tables were there but i didn't have a chair to sit on to do the exams.

The third time I had an exam dream, i sat for the exam but actually didn't know what to write and i kept asking my neighbour. it seemed to be a mathematics exams, eventually people handed in but i hadn't finished. when i went to the teacher to hand in, section B was very big but we were supposed to answer 6 questions but…


Akao Jackline
Akao Jackline
Oct 10, 2022

What of dreaming of going for an exam but scared, not sure


Sep 29, 2021

This is awesome

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