Test Taking Strategies

It is not advisable to spend too much time on any one question.

Read the stimulus material for a unit several times before starting the questions.

Read through all the alternative answers to a question, even if you think the first one is correct, before marking your chosen response. See if there are any options you can discard immediately because they are obviously wrong.

If you think you know the answer to a question, mark it, even if you are not certain. Move on to the next question and return to this question later if you have time. This will prevent you from getting your answers out of sequence with the questions, and will give you some chance if you run out of time.

Points to note

  • Answers should be marked directly onto the answer sheet, not on the test booklet.
  • You may do draft work in the margins of your test book.  Scrap paper is not allowed.
  • All questions have the same value. It is recommended that you attempt as many questions as possible in order to maximise your score.
  • No marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • If you mark more than one answer to a question it will be considered wrong.
  • Use only grey lead pencil (HB, B or 2B) to mark your answers.