Assessment Tips

To help yourself perform at your best, we recommend the following:

 

Read all the instructions very carefully – even if you’ve got past experience of completing similar tests, you don’t want to be caught out if something is different or new. Make sure you know exactly what you’re being asked to do.

Take any practice tests and example questions seriously – this will help you to prepare you for the real thing. 

Make sure you will not be interrupted or disturbed – this may sound obvious, but this is crucial so that you can concentrate fully on what you’re asked to do.

Don’t rush, but work quickly – if you’re being timed, it’s likely that the time limit will be challenging. You can skip questions you’re unsure of, answer those you’re more confident with and return to the difficult ones at the end of the test if you have time remaining.

Give yourself plenty of time to complete your assessments before the deadline in case any last-minute problems stop you submitting your responses in time. 

Ensure that your web browser is up to date and compatible with the online platform.

Ensure that you have everything you need before starting the assessment (e.g., calculators, note pad and pen/pencil etc.).