The College Board has released their latest official CLEP study guide which includes several sample exams for all of the CLEP exams available to students. There are over 56 sample exam questions in the 2020 CLEP study guide. As with any exam, you need to review the questions carefully before answering them. In most cases, the questions will be similar but may include a few new ones to give you an idea as to what to expect when taking the exam.
If you feel uncomfortable doing some of the questions you are unfamiliar with, consider a friend or counselor to take the CLEP exam with you. Although you should do your best, it is impossible to know for sure which questions you will have to answer on the exam. Be sure to review the practice questions you have selected and make notes about how the answers apply to your career goals. You will be able to prepare for this exam better this way.
When taking the exam, be prepared to prepare yourself for the test, not the instructor. It is not unusual for students to make incorrect assumptions about the exam, leading to mistakes on the test. Before you begin preparing for the CLEP exam, talk to your advisor or a professor at your university about what kind of preparation you will need to ensure your success. They can assist you with specific study materials to help you prepare for the exam, including practice exams.
During the exam itself, it is important to remember that most of the questions do not have specific, correct answers, so you do not need to know everything you can about the subject. Instead, focus on making sure you get an understanding of the concepts behind the topics being discussed and then make your own conclusions based on your research.
Many people fail the CLEP exam because they spend so much time studying for the exam and then forget everything about the course material. The best approach to preparing for the exam is to learn as much as possible about the material prior to taking the exam and then do your best to apply the information learned.
Before the exam, review the material and make notes, but do not spend time going back and forth on the same material over. This can be very frustrating and will lead to procrastination. Instead, plan your learning so that you focus on a specific area of the material during the exam and then spend the rest of your time reviewing and practicing what you have learned.
There is no set time frame as to how long it will take to complete the CLEP exam. It will depend on how you prepare for it and what your goals are for your career. However, a reasonable goal is to take the exam every two years and get your CLEP certification by the end of your second year of school.
If you are having trouble scoring well on the exam, there are some tips you can use to improve your scores. Some people will have better results when taking more practice tests than others, so if you are having problems this may be why.
One of the biggest mistakes that students make when taking the exam is not making sure that they understand the information covered in the material covered. They simply memorize the facts that are discussed, rather than knowing exactly what they are doing. By breaking down the material into small chunks, you will be able to understand what is being discussed and this will make it easier to answer the questions.
Taking the CLEP exam should be enjoyable and not feel like a chore. Taking the exam should be fun and challenging, which mean that you will be able to learn new concepts.