When doing the real estate exam, there are a number of things that you can do in order to fully maximize your performance and ensure that you pass it at the very first time of asking. Some of these are listed below in detail for your own benefit.
Answer the easy questions first
If there is a question or questions that you do not know the answer to, then you should skip it / them and move onto the ones that you do know the answer(s) to. Once you have come to the end of the exam and answered all of the questions that you know, then go back to the harder questions that you had previously missed out. By answering the questions that you do know, you are guaranteeing yourself the points for those questions. If you do not have time to answer the harder questions at the very end, then it is less to worry about as you may have not answered them correctly anyway.
Seek out clues to the correct answer
You will find that more often than not, the correct answer to the question being asked is actually hinted at in the question itself. For example, if the wording of the question is long winded and complex, it is likely that the answer too is going to be equally sophisticated and not be a single word answer.
Try and anticipate the answer
It is quite easy to get caught up by wrongly interpreting the answer choices that are available for a particular question due to its complicated wording. With deceptive language, double negatives, and other red herrings are used in the real estate exam so this is definitely something to look out for. To combat against this, try and anticipate what the answer may be before actually looking at the options available. By doing this, you can compare against the actual options that you are presented with and see if there is a match – this is the answer that you should then select.
Remember that only one question is correct
When doing a multiple choice test, such as the real estate exam you know that at least one of the answer choices is correct so even if you make a guess, there is still a small chance that you get the answer correct. Similarly, it means that most of the choices are incorrect so try flipping this on its head and begin to rule out some of the answer choices that you are presented with. So even if the correct answer is not immediately visible, you may know which answers are incorrect.
By doing a practice real estate exam (or several of them) prior to sitting the real exam you will be really helping yourself to improve the likelihood of you getting a high score on the real exam and doing enough to pass it. Do that alongside using these hacks and you are pretty much guaranteeing that you will pass it at the first time of asking.