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Tips for exam preparation

Updated: Oct 28, 2021

Tips for pilot exam preparation.

So you’ve come all the way (with the help of QuizAero!) and tomorrow is finally the moment of truth, the day of your pilot exam. At this stage you have studied almost all that you can study to be 100% ready for it. You have been planning, revising and studying and so there is little more you can do, right?

However hard you studied in the run up to exams, the most important work is yet to be done. Regardless of how much you have studied, it is possible that your exam performance may not reflect your hard work studying for hours on end. That is why we want to give you a few tips to maximise your performance on the day of the exam.

Exam Tip 1 Wake up early so that you do not need to rush through having breakfast and getting ready. Exam Tip 2 Check the time of the exam to make sure that you have it right. Exam Tip 3 Go to the toilet before the exam starts. The pilot tests can be quite long and there is no time to waste.

Exam Tip 4 Before leaving home, check that you have everything that you will need – stationery, pilot navigation equipment etc, etc. Exam Tip 5 Head to the PPL exam with plenty of time. A lot of unexpected events can happen on your way there and you do not want to be late! Exam Tip 6

Create a checklist ! Exam Tip 7 Have a balanced breakfast and eat nothing risky (probably not the best day to have a super-hot curry!). Bananas are always a good option.

Bananas are brain food
Brain Food! Studies have shown that bananas improve exam scores.

Exam Tip 8 Remember to write your name on the exam paper. You would not believe how many people have forgotten to do it!

Exam Tip 9

Read all the questions carefully before starting and quickly plan how much time to allocate to each - particularly on the Navigation test.

Exam Tip 10 Start answering the questions that you feel most confident about. There is no need to answer the questions in order. Exam Tip 11 Ask for scrap paper. Exam Tip 12 Don’t spend more time than you planned on a particular section/question or you might run out of time to answer other questions and gain those extra marks! Also, leave any questions that you are unsure about for the end. Exam Tip 13 Don’t be afraid to ask the CFI if you are not clear on the meaning of a question. Of course they can't give you the answer to a question, but they can help you to understand what it is asking.

Exam Tip 14 Use every minute of the exam and if you have time left, review your answers before handing back the paper. Exam Tip 15 Stay calm, you have done your homework and have nothing to fear!

Exam Tip 16

Study online with our theoretical knowledge course. QuizAero Bitesize is available for the NPPL Microlights and the PPL/LAPL. It covers the theory aspects in detail to ensure that you have all of the knowledge you need to go into the exams full prepared.

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