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Taking an examination

Last month I took the Civil Service Examination, to make the story short, I failed. But I made tirelessly effort and preparation for that exam though it was only self-study. Some of my friends who already passed said they spent their time longer on Maths and Vocabularies. So I took their advice, researching on the best of best reviewers on internet.

I spent 2-5 hours per day studying. It was 2 weeks of preparation, then I said to my self that I'm very prepared. Then the examination day has come, I took paper-pencil test, because its the only available in our region. Some of the first questions seems 'all about yourself' but as it goes page by page its getting harder and harder. There are some vocabularies that I didn't hear or read or encountered in my whole life. lol. And some of the maths are very tricky. And there are questions that all the 'answer options' are correct. Wow! this kind of test, very challenging. But again, unfortunately I failed. Maybe I should double my effort preparing for this kind of examination. Try and try again and again. :)

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allen0187 wrote on July 6, 2015, 9:49 PM

I did pass my civil service exam the first time I took it. I actually took the exam right out of college. That worked for me. Don't fret though, you still get to take it the second time and hopefully, you pass it already.

cheri wrote on July 6, 2015, 10:05 PM

You can take again. I also took that and I passed the first time even without review. You can also do it.

Paulie wrote on July 6, 2015, 10:46 PM

I think that maybe you need to take a practice test which has the answers. Is that possible? Good luck!

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 7, 2015, 11:30 AM

The good news is now you know what the test is really like and what areas of study you need to concentrate on. Best of luck on your next attempt.

kyntoxicity wrote on July 8, 2015, 9:52 PM

Wow, that's good for you. I think you're working in a government office now? Because most of us here is the goal is to have a job in line with the government.

kyntoxicity wrote on July 8, 2015, 9:53 PM

Yes, I will. Thanks

kyntoxicity wrote on July 8, 2015, 9:59 PM

Thanks. Yes, I also did that.

kyntoxicity wrote on July 8, 2015, 10:00 PM

Yes you're right. Maybe the pressure as first timer made me unfocused.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 17, 2015, 3:47 PM

I hope you end up passing the examination sometime soon. I hope you come back to write here.