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Tips and tricks to ace your antonyms test
Tips and tricks to ace your antonyms test

This article provides you with tips and tricks about taking a antonyms test.

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Written by Ingmar
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Doing some research about the tests that you need to take is the most important step in preparation for any aptitude test. If you know what to expect you will increase your chances of performing well due to the fact that you’re familiar with the formats. Also, by practicing aptitude tests you will reveal your own strengths and weaknesses that you can work on in preparation for the actual assessment. 

Therefore, we advise you to find out the test publisher and exact name of the tests that your are about to take, and then search or contact us to get more details about this test. 

These effective test-taking strategy tips and ticks are well worth remembering before you take the actual antonyms tests:

  • Practice, practice and practice some more to ace your assessment and aptitude tests!

  • Read the question and instructions properly. Even though this seems logical, often candidates miss out very important information. Multiple-choice tests use so called ‘distractors’ as answer possibilities. These distractors are answers options which are deliberately similar to the right answer; in other words, the answer possibilities are designed to test if you read the question and provided information property. 

  • Therefore, take your time to carefully read the information provided.

  • Be prepared with a pen and a piece of paper when doing the online test.

  • Don’t cheat. This is an important one. Many employers use verification tests to validate your previous results, to see if you have collaborated on your test. Large test publishers often use software that compares your response patterns and performance between the online test and the follow-up supervised test.

Possessing a good vocabulary can help you identify antonyms of words given. The following list includes approaches and strategies used to find the right answer in antonym tests:

  • Think of a context for the stem word (the word given); try to use the stem word in an example sentence in this context.

  • Before you have a look at the answer possibilities, try to think of antonyms for the given stem word. Also, consider secondary meanings of the stem word.

  • Read all the answer options before you decide the word farthest in meaning to the stem word.

  • Break down unfamiliar words into recognizable parts - prefix, suffix and root word.

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