Exam Preparation Tips

Please follow these proven strategies and you’ll succeed for sure.

Study tips

  1. Start as soon as you can.
  2. Do your homework and practice.
  3. Don’t miss classes.
  4. Find your study partner or group.
  5. Analyze your mistakes.
  6. Ask your questions.
  7. Find a quiet place.
  8. Create your math dictionary.
  9. Master your calculation skills.
  10. Practice using your calculator efficiently.


Exam day – preparation


  1. Good sleep and a healthy breakfast.
  2. Check where your exam is and when it starts
  3. List what you need: your calculator (check batteries), your I/C, pens, ruler, protractor etc.
  4. Arrive early.
  5. Don’t talk to other students before the test.


Exam day – working


  1. Read all the questions carefully.
  2. Take three deep breaths and start from the beginning.
  3. Read the question twice.
  4. When you think you answered the question reread it. Don’t forget to answer all parts of the question.
  5. Show your working and always work with one step on every line.
  6. Make estimates for your answers and check if your answer is reasonable.
  7. Do easy questions first. Then question with highest marks.
  8. Using your calculator, don’t round the numbers during the calculation, do it in the end only.
  9. If you are running out of time go through the remaining problems and write down the key formulas you would have used.
  10. If you have time, check your answers. First, check the answers to the questions with higher marks.


When the exam is over relax, you’ve done your best!