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Online exams have become increasingly popular in the past few years with many now even preferring to take them digitally. What tips can examinees take before taking one?

A new trial has recently been announced for students to sit digital mock exams. This could be a new age for exams upcoming so here are five tips before taking an online examination.

1. Ensure you have the correct technology

Before taking your exam, you need to ensure that you are using technology that is compatible with the provider’s guidelines. This can include using a certain device and making sure that your internet connection is good enough so it doesn’t interfere with your exam.

2. Make sure your workspace is clear

Make sure that your desk space, or wherever you are taking your online exam, is clear from any paper or clutter that may surround you.

Not only is this to prevent malpractice, but it can also ensure you are in the right frame of mind when taking your exam and you aren’t cluttered with anything around you that may distract you.

3. Complete practice online exams

‘Practice makes perfect’. This is very true and if you continue to take practice exams you will become accustomed to taking exams online. This will enable you to become familiar with what to expect when you take your real exam.

4. Ensure you are secure

Online exams can come with some dangers, such as potential hacking or cyber-attacks. So, it is imperative that whatever provider you are taking your online exam with has effective measures in place to prevent anything from happening.

Also, you need to ensure that you have good firewalls in place as a safety precaution on your internet so you can protect your identity and financial records.

5. Do your research before taking an exam

It is also important to undertake as much research as possible before taking an online exam. Complete due diligence and research the company. Ring them up and ask for assistance so that everything on the day runs as smoothly as possible.

Also, make sure that you do your research on the particular topic that you are taking your exam on so that you are well-prepared before taking it.

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