The questions are designed to simulate the real exam. Each question contains three main parts, one of which asks you to draw an arrow from a series of charts to a chart showing you the relationship between one or more factors.
It’s quite difficult to answer this question without having some knowledge of graphs, so you may be tempted to skip some questions and try to get to those that look the most important. You should do this, but you may not have fully grasped the first two sections. In the end, it’s best to just complete the first half of the exam and leave the second half for another day. It doesn’t need too many attempts to reach a satisfactory level.
The reason this exam is so popular is because it’s quite different from most exams in that it gives multiple choices (or multiple answers) rather than long passages of questions. This means you can spend your time on any part of the exam you want. You don’t have to read through a long essay or toil through a whole test to get the answers you need.
If you’re nervous about taking a test, it’s worth pointing out that you won’t be tested on your answers. The quizzes that are included in the exam are short and answer straightforward questions, designed to make it as easy as possible to understand what’s being said in the charts. For example, if you want to find out how people react to changes in government spending, the questions will ask you to show you how spending trends changed over a specific period of time.
When you get to the question on how spending changed, you’ll only need to draw a line to a graph showing how much each government spent in real terms, or in inflation-adjusted terms. It’s this amount, not the figure itself, that will give you an answer to the ‘correlation question’.
So what questions are likely to appear in these quizzes? Well, you could end up doing a little bit of history, because the first few sections cover the history and development of economics and political thought in Western civilization, as well as some history and development of statistical methodology.
In the later stages of the exam, you’ll need to do a test on statistical reasoning – that’s where the last five free quiz on this subject comes in. A lot of research has gone into answering this question, and it’s very hard to give general advice. However, I can offer a few simple tips that will help. If you use these techniques, you should be able to pass your examination easily.
First of all, don’t think about the questions that you might have to answer. Focus on what you need to learn. For example, if you want to learn how different governments affect economic growth, the quiz may look at how different governments helped their economies grow and what happened to them afterwards. If you want to learn about political change and economic history, you might look at what happened when different governments changed their policies, and what happened to those countries afterwards.
Don’t forget to do your free quiz on the Internet. There are many websites that offer such tests on a regular basis, and most of them offer the questions and answers you need to do as well as you can on the exam.
One tip I can give you, though, is that there is some good news. The correlation exam has been created by the British Council, and as such you can take it online, so if you’re nervous about the exam, don’t worry too much about missing the opportunities to gain valuable information.
As with any exam, though, you need to practise your practical skills, just like any other, to prepare for the exam. This is one way to help yourself become confident and successful.