The big day finally arrived. I had spent a week and a half studying. I practiced on every practice test I could find to get comfortable with the feel of taking the actual test. I learned that I had to slow down and really consider what the question was asking for. I also had to trust my gut and not change any answers once a decision was made.
I passed the test!!! When I went in to take the test, my driver’s license and social security card were taken. I had my picture taken in case I passed (they hand you an I.D. card with your picture on it to carry with you). I wasn’t allowed to have my purse in the room. I did take a calculator and was given a scrap piece of paper and a pencil.
The entire test was done on a computer. 120 questions, all multiple choice and timed. You were given 180 minutes. I was done in 63 minutes. The moment you hit end, a word pops up on the screen with the word pass or fail. I passed the test and was given my I.D. card.
I have to say that I’m glad I studied the way I did. I wasn’t nervous because the whole situation was so familiar. I do think I could have taken less time to study the material. The test was much easier than the test I took at the school. I kept hearing that there were trick questions, law questions, environmental questions, and I had none of these. It is true that there are 6 different tests that get handed out, and I guess it’s the roll of the dice what you will get. All I can say was it wasn’t hard, but straight to the point.
Oh yeah, quick pointer, you can bring a calculator, but it has to be the type with only the basic functions. I had to go out and buy one. Word to the wise, try it out before you use it. I bought it on the way to the exam. When I got in the room and needed to use it, I found out that half the buttons weren’t working. I was stuck taking the exam with no calculator. Trust me, you will want a working calculator.
In the end, I passed and will be starting work as soon as I hear back from my Broker. I’m so excited. It’s official, I’m ready to be a Realtor now.