Tips For Multiple Choice Tests
- Formulate an answer in your head before you look at the answer choices. This can help make options less confusing.
- Read all of the options and eliminate obviously incorrect answers to narrow your choices.
- Try each answer with the original question and decide whether it makes a true or false statement.
- When "all of the above" is an option, double-check to see whether there is more than one correct response.
- Watch for negative words, such as "except" or "not".
- Information to answer one question may appear in other questions on the test.
- As soon as you get your test, write down any information you might forget during the test (e.g. formulas, equations, key points).
- Mark questions you are not sure of and come back to them later.
- Guess instead of leaving a question blank, unless you are penalized for wrong answers; you have a better chance of getting points.