People who have taken the PTE test and taken it successfully say that PTE is not a test, it is an experience. Can it get any truer than that?
The popular PTE exam is more about the performance than it is about the preparation. Even if you have had the best preparations with the right test materials and loads and loads of revision and practice, if you get nervous at the last moment, you have lost it all! So we give you a couple of last moment tips to get it all right.
Tips for high scoring in PTE-A Exam
Take the test in the earlier slots than the later ones
We all are aware of the fact that humans are the most active and agile during the wee hours of the day and as the day moves towards the afternoon; both the body and the mind tend to get less productive as well as less responsive. Take advantage of your brain activity when it is at its peak in the morning before it declines in the afternoon.
This small trick will help you stay active even by the time you make it to the listening section of the test (and that is also where you need it the most!). So, taking your PTE test in the morning slot around 9 AM is a better idea any day than taking it around 12 PM in the afternoon.
Expect a noisy and a chaotic test room
It would not be wrong to say that surviving the test environment is half the battle won when it comes to PTE test. If you are planning to take the much-hyped test, be prepared to take it in a test room that is noisy, loud and chaotic. Yes, you got us right.
The PTE exam centers are nothing like the usual ones you must have experienced—quiet, organized and peaceful. Instead, they are just the contrary with the candidates speaking loudly in their microphones in an attempt to sound clear and concise during the speaking module, the other major distraction is the sound of tapping keyboards that can get really distracting and frustrating when all you are trying to do is to focus hard on your test.
Do not get carried away by all the noise and chaos, focus on your test and speak out loudly and clearly on your microphone so it gets registered easily without an error.
Practice and prepare in a noisy place
As crazy as it may sound, try and practice a few sessions in a noisy place to get used to the environment that is expected in the PTE test room. Even though it might sound funny at first but you will definitely observe the difference when you finally make it to the test room. Such practice will help your brain to focus only on the relevant information and cut out on all the irrelevant noise and chaos around.
Do not just jump start with the speaking session
As tempting as it may look, do not just immediately start the speaking session or to be precise, try and not be the first one to start the speaking session. When you are the first one to begin the speaking module in a quiet test room, you will feel completely distracted when others start the test and there’s noise around you. Just on the contrary, if you wait for others to speak first and then start with your module, your brain will have got habituated to the environment and you will not be distracted by the noise around.