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Vital Tips For Multiple Choice Exams

What is a Multi-Choice Test?

A multiple choice exam is a list of questions from which students are asked to pick out the correct answer. The set of options will usually include 3 or 4 wrong answers. Sometimes you will be asked to choose "true or false".

Levels 1 and 2 exams consist entirely of these sorts of questions. This may seem easier ( being given the answer) but it does mean there is a much broader coverage of the subject.

Here are our 10 tips to help you succeed

  • Make sure you read the question carefully before you look at the answer
  • Try to think of an answer before you look at the choices
  • Read every choice before you choose
  • Reject any answer you know is wrong
  • Mark your answer carefully and clearly. These tests are often machine marked
  • Answer each question. Do not leave any unanswered there is no penalty
  • If you don't know the answer, take a guess
  • Don't change your mind. Trust your first intincts. Research shows this is best
  • Research also shows a positive choice is more likely to be true than a negative one
  • Usually the choice with the most information is correct

Key Point

These tips will help but the best way to do well in the exam is to study carefully. Begin your revision early and take practice tests.
Good luck-but if you follow this advice you shouldn't need it!