If you get a failing grade, don't blame the exam or badly worded questions. Forget about the old: They're just trying to trick me. They're really not out to confuse you. Relax . . . each MCQ has been carefully thought out and rigidly tested. All the information that you need is provided in the question. But, be careful, there may be more details than required. They sometimes mess with your mind to see if you know what's relevant and what's not. Take your time. Remember the old saying: Haste makes waste—translation: rushing means lost marks. Test anxiety might be the real culprit. Relaxed students typically score higher than those in a panicked rush.  Get to the exam well in advance, pace yourself when answering questions, don't get all agitated when you don't know the answer to a question and, above all, read all questions very carefully.