Test-taking strategy

Section I and III

Questions in Section I and III of the GAMSAT test are in multiple choice format. It is advantageous for candidates to develop their own strategies for answering this type of question. It is recommended to work steadily through the test. It is not advisable to spend too much time on any one question. Candidates should mark the answer to a question if they think it is correct, even if they are not certain, and come back to that question later if they have time.

No credit is given if more than one answer is marked. No marks are deducted for a wrong answer. All questions have the same value, therefore by attempting as many questions as possible candidates stand the best chance of maximising their score.

Answers should be marked directly to the GAMSAT answer sheet and not in the test book. GAMSAT answer sheets are optically scanned and scored by machine. It is very important that candidates record their answers carefully by completely filling in the oval with pencil. If candidates decide to change an answer, they should erase their mark completely and mark the oval corresponding to their new choice. Answers marked in the test book will not be scored. Any rough work may be done in the margins of the test book. Scrap paper is not allowed and not provided.

Section II

For Section II it is very important that the handwriting is clear and distinct. Candidates will disadvantage themselves if their writing is illegible. Please click on the link to see examples of illegible handwriting.