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How to Pass the College Entrance Tests and Get a High Score

Updated on September 26, 2012

Graduating from high school can be considered a great feat but the battle to acquire education is still far from over yet, since the real acid test begins as one begins to study in college. Studying in college pursuing the course of your dreams and liking can be difficult and if you desire to carve out good grades you need to burn the midnight oil and pull out all the tricks in your hat. If ever you manage to graduate in college, though, the chances of getting employed and the likelihood of realizing all of your dreams are relatively higher. Since getting into college is so significant and crucial one must not take the college entrance test lightly.

Here are some effective tips and pointers to pass the college entrance or admission examination or test and possibly get high scores:

Know what to expect. Reviewing typical questions given in the college entrance tests (reviewers that are available in your local bookstore can be very valuable) will help you get acquainted with all the questions that will appear in the actual tests (in the Philippines the college entrance test given here is the NSAT).  The trends tend not to change as years goes by. It is wise to get familiar with the directions in the reviewers can be very helpful whilst you are still reviewing. Use your time answering the questions and spend less time reading the directions. Scan the directions to verify what you already know.

Master the tips and cues for each subtest. A review booklet may contain some means to hurdle each subtest. These pointers were curtailed specifically to boost the stock knowledge of the students and help you analyze the questions well.

Answer questions smoothly.  If a question is giving you a very tough time, come up with an educated guess and go on the next one. Circle or mark the question so that you can easily find it if you have time to come back to it if you have still some time to spare at the end.

Don’t be on a rush. Keep in mind that your score will rely on how many correct answers you can have for a given time. Hence speed and accuracy can play a vital role in helping you get a high score or at least a passing score. Read all the choices on each of the questions given, not just some. See to it that you are answering the questions being asked and not the one which could’ve reminded you of or the ones you thought was going to be asked. Put an underline in the words such as “not” and “except” to ensure that you will not end up giving the opposite answers to the questions.

Eliminate the wrong choices as many as you possibly can. It is better to decide when there are only two choices than choosing an answer from five. Even if you are merely making an educated guess the process of eliminating some of the choices will give you better chances of getting the right answers.

Change answers if you have reasons. It is not customarily good to modify your answers based on a gut feeling or by impulse. The right answers are often the ones which you have made first, especially when your mind is not yet overcrowded by perplexing facts. If you persist on changing your answer, get rid of the shaded area without leaving any dark spots. Then shade your new answer.

I hope these tips and pointers will help you in a way. There are more tips in the coming days. Bye for now folks.

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      Peter Paul 2 years ago

      MARAMING SALAMAT PO TALAGA SA TIPS NYO PO.

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      elizabeth 2 years ago

      Thanks for this. This will help a lot to me.

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      gleece 2 years ago

      thank you for the tips

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      jolimar 2 years ago

      sana makapasa ako

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      kaye ann cabanela 2 years ago

      thank you for the tips.

      i hope that i will pass the entrance exam.

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      Marvin Bulaquiña 2 years ago

      thank you for that very wonderful tips .. I hope this will help me for taking my entrance exam . Thank you :)

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      MARIE MAR 2 years ago

      thank for the tips

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      Mary Liegh 2 years ago

      thank You so much for this tips. I HOPE THAT I WILL PASS THE ENTRANCE EXAM.

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      joshuamidel 2 years ago

      thanks for this tips, I already know what i will right to do i hope that i will pass the entrance exam because of it.

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      KarlJason 2 years ago

      Salamat po sa tips.. sana maka pasa talaga ako para makapag aral !! Im so nervous ..

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      Acienash Sumo 2 years ago

      Lumalakas loob ko pag Binabasa ko ito :D

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      Gilda 2 years ago

      Tnx sa tips..i hope makapasa ako sa daratinag na entrance examination...goodluck to me...!!;)

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      LUCII MICH.CULPA 2 years ago

      Salamat sa tips :'D

      Sana mapasa ko yung test namin sa feb . 22 2015 EARIST MANILA ' gusto ko talaga makapag aral doon promise gusto ko matulungan yun magulang ko gusto ko talaga mag TOURISM. Salamat sa tips ' godbless

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      Jill M. 2 years ago

      Hope to pass the entrance exam by simply following this guidelines..:)

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      irish 3 years ago

      thank u nakakawala ng kaba

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      Zed 3 years ago

      Thanks for those tips, hope i will pass the entrance exam

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      Jun 3 years ago

      Medyo nabawasan yung kaba ko nung nabasa ko 'to . Sana makapasa ako ! XD . Tnx sa tips

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      paula 3 years ago

      Hope to pass the entrance exam .. kinakabahan ako ng sobra..

      BTW. thank you sa tips .. :*

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      marie201333 3 years ago

      Hope to pass the entrance exam .. kinakabahan ako ng sobra..

      BTW. thank you sa tips .. :*

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      nathalyn 3 years ago

      I hope na sana makapasa ako I will do my best para makapasa at I will use this tips Whoooo!!!!! I'm so nervous

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      alrazc 3 years ago

      hope i will pass all the entrance exam by God's grace ;)) ♥

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      jackielyn 4 years ago

      tnx poh sa some tips ninyo,,,,. i will do my best pra mkapsa sa ntrance exam

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      Sallie Smith 5 years ago from Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

      Fine HUB. Online is the great resource of any type of information that you require while preparing for competitive exams........:)

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      asad aman 5 years ago

      sir i loved ur tips but the problem is that there is negative marking in our examination "entry test" . could u tell me the best possible way of how to study i-e. a good time table , the right books etc plz i request u that i have my "entry test" next year and seriously i need help this is my e-mail adress plz help ME...... asadaman0007@gmail.com

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      Larissa Salomon 5 years ago

      hope i can pass the SASE..

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      John Paul 5 years ago

      Sana makapasa ako, salamat sa tips and advise

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      Vince 5 years ago

      Thanks for the tips . they've been helpful

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      bon voyage 5 years ago

      galing po...... po salamat sa tips

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      kately last month 5 years ago

      I like the tips and it also made me pass all my entrance examinations,thanks for tips.

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      jhunaimz 5 years ago

      salmt sa mga tips

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      Camille Montes 5 years ago

      ang cool! salamat

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      anneth 6 years ago

      thanks for the tips !