Tips for All Types of Tests:
Manage your time. It is important to spend time figuring out the correct answer, but DO NOT fixate on one problem or second guess your answer. Answer and move on.
Practice, practice, practice. Practicing and preparation are vital components to being a successful test taker. If you know that a test will contain more or a variation of a type of question, practice answering those types of questions. This is also a great way to get used to the testing environment and be aware of a time limit, which can be intimidating. With enough practice, your mind will be aware and trained on how much time is appropriate for each question.
Get to bed on time and eat breakfast. Although this should be every day, it is especially critical before a test. In doing both, you can focus on the test at hand instead of being tired or hungry.
Be positive. It’s important to have a positive attitude when taking tests, negativity breeds distractions and mistakes. Visualize how you will be rewarded after the test, whether it is a celebratory meal or extra sleep.