How to prepare for an online test.

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963)

Hi there,

Hope you are on track with your test preps.

IBSAT, that you have registered for, is a computer based test (CBT) – so are many other tests.

As with any form of test, you need to practice well.

Here is how to do it,

1. Use scratch paper: As the MCQs (multiple choice questions) are going to be presented on a screen, you may not be able to see all the information onscreen at one time. Having a scratch paper will allow you to jot down details, formulas, etc. while you look at other areas of the screen. This is going to save you a lot of up and down scrolling.

2. Take mock test: Mock tests help you become familiar with the test interface. Take as many mock tests as you can before the actual test. By doing it – you will learn to focus on questions/test instead of the format of the test.

3. Practice with an alarm clock: Some MCQ tests have an actual clock on screen that counts down. This can cause some serious anxiety if you’ve never taken a test with a clock in your face all the time. Try a few practice runs using a clock or watch.

4. Know the Rules Up: Don’t be complacent about the format. Take the few minutes to find out the scoring system and any details you can about the multiple choice question format, and how the computer handles it. It’s one less thing to worry about on test day.

Good luck, IBS Admissions Team

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