You can increase your chances of passing the next professional or academic test by just avoiding the common pitfalls. It is common sense, but not that common. An alarming 75%* of the students that fail their tests cite one of these factors being a reason for the failure. If you had a chance to talk to each student that walks out of the test room, wouldn’t you ask them for tips to succeed in the test or mistakes to avoid?


Reason# #1: Failing to take a timed test. Online resources for sample questions galore for almost any topic nowadays. But not all of them test you on timing. Unless the real exam questions repeat verbatim, the time taken during actual test will be lot higher and this can add up. As you near the test completion timeline, it only gets worse because the anxiety levels rise every minute! Practice matters!


Reason #2: Studying just for the test, and not studying the test. Most professional and academic tests have governing rules that call for a specific number of questions for each subcategory within the subject. Perhaps, the subcategory with highest number of questions ought to receive the maximum focus. Without this information, you are entering the game without a playbook. For example, the new version of SAT examinations carry almost 38% weight for math questions, higher than reading or writing.


Reason #3: Not knowing what you don’t know.  What you don’t know can hurt you. But how do you know what it is?! That’s why  our mock tests help you. As you complete a (timed) mock test, make a note of all the answers you get wrong. Build a database just for that and revisit those areas during the last few hours. This works especially well in a group setting, because the memory cells get another trait to associate the mistakes with, when someone within the group points out the mistake and the correct answer to it.


*Based on industry research


If you are preparing for an academic or professional examination or if you are in charge of training your employees, we are excited to let you know that we are working on a platform that incorporates these critical factors and much more! We are testing our beta version and will be releasing it to the public very soon. Sign up to our newsletter and be among the first to test the prototype and be grand-fathered to our future releases!