Essential Tips and Strategies for the test day
- Get a Good Night’s Sleep.
Managing your sleep is one of the important and useful things to do when your exam is near and also the night before the examination date. Being tired and sleepless can be a hurdle for you as due to lack of sleep you might not be able to focus and concentrate on your test as it can cost you a lot of marks.
Having a good sleep before at the night before the examination and waking up on time and appearing for the examination with a fresh and healthy mind is very important for each and every candidate. Have proper and healthy food on the day of examination as having a good and sufficient amount of food is very useful for your mind and body.
- Watch the Clock
Managing Time is an essential and key element of your test as time becomes an important factor while attempting your examination. One needs to make sure that he is on par with time or before time. Having an eye on your watch/clock is of utmost importance when the time is such a crucial element as candidates get panic and stressed if they are not able to complete the required questions on time. Having a clear understanding of how much time you have taken gives you a clear picture of your standing and how much you are on par with time.
- Be aware of your weaknesses and play to your strengths
While attempting your question don’t get panic or nervous if you missed any question or were confused to answer a particular question. Focusing too much on such questions will deviate your attention and focus from the questions which can be easy and scoring for you.
- Check your Microphone
Make sure all the external factors do not disrupt you and cost you from scoring high. This can be seen in many cases where students complain about the working of microphones. Candidates need to make sure that everything is working properly so that they don’t get panic or tensed during the time of examination.
- Being a little over cautious can be a boon
Some candidates are excited while few are little nervous or become too cautious. It is usually advised by trainers to be calm and composed during the examination but being little cautious can help you avoid mistakes which can prove to be costly and hence obviating such hurdles can help one enhance his/her overall marks
- Making the utmost use of the examination pattern
The PTE is a fully computer-based examination, unlike other examinations where humans examine and correct your answers.
- Considering all the external factors
While you are in the middle of the examination and attempting your Speaking section, there will be other candidates who are as determined as you are for achieving the maximum scores. One should focus on his own speaking and should make up his mind that he/she is not getting disturbed by the environment as such distractions can cost a lot of marks without the actual mistake of the candidate.
It is advised that you should practice speaking by creating an environment where there is a moderate to high amount of noise in the background so that you can practice in a way through you don’t get disturbed or distracted during the main examination. All such factors are very crucial for each and every candidate and can play a major role in his or her overall marks. So one needs to take into consideration all such factors while preparing for the examination.