Exam Strategies

Review of the Nine Principles of Multiple Choice Test-Taking

  1. Choose the answer which the test marker intended
  2. Anticipate the answer, then look for it
  3. Consider all the alternatives
  4. Relate the options to the question
  5. Balance options against each other
  6. Use logical reasoning
  7. Look for special cue words
  8. Specific, detailed answers tend to be correct
  9. Use information obtained from other questions and options