Updated: October 20, 2021
Be prepared on the day of your Life in the UK test
To prepare you brain for optimum performance, do the following:
✔ Make sure that you have had a good night’s sleep the day before your test.
✔ Eat a healthy breakfast, avoid consuming sugar, caffeine or chocolate. These foods are stimulants and mess with your blood sugar, making it very difficult to think clearly.
✔ Go for a walk in the morning before the test to help calm your nerves, and clear your mind.
✔ Also, avoid interacting with negative or nervous people. Anxiety is highly contagious. It is important to be as calm as possible to help you think clearly and feel relaxed and confident when you take your test.
→ This will help you achieve the best results possible.
Strategies to follow during the Life in the UK Test
It is very important to manage your time well while you are taking the test. This will make you feel less pressured and stressed.
You need to give yourself as much time as possible in order to answer the more difficult questions.
In order to do this, we suggest that you go through the entire test and only answer the easier questions first.
Even on the easy questions, make sure you read through all the possible answers before selecting your answer. Don’t rush. In this multiple-choice test the answers can all be quite similar which can be tricky and confusing. Once you have read through all the possible answers, you can then select your answer with absolute confidence.
After answering all the easy questions, take a moment to pause. Assess how you are feeling. If you still feel nervous and stressed, then take a small break. Take a deep breath and do a little stretch in your chair. Remember you have already answered most of the questions on the test, assuming you have studied enough before your test. You only need to answer 75% of the questions correctly, so now any difficult question you answer correctly will be a bonus.
Now it is time to tackle the most difficult questions. Read over all the possible answers first and eliminate any of the answers that you know are incorrect. Out of the remaining possible answers, which answer seems like the right one? Think back to which answer you initially thought to be the correct one, and select that answer. If you never had a first instinct on an answer then just make just make a guess.
👍 Chances are, if you use this strategy, you will pass your test.
We wish you success on your Life in the UK test!