I will start.
I was doing my level I test in December. I was studying like crazy in the study area in my apartment complex and I think I got a flu from someone there. Anyways worse experience ever.
Couldn’t fall asleep until 6 am and I had to wake up at 7:30 to get ready to go to the exam. I felt like a total zombie. I just chugged down 2 coffee and then headed out.
During the morning exam I was feeling decent. I finish the exam in 1:30 and I counted that I wasn’t sure on 18 questions, so I was pretty sure I would get 85% for the morning part. After the morning exam they told everyone, you HAVE to use PB 2 Pencil… No mechanical pencil, if you used one we have to write it down in our report. I was like so pist off since no where on the website did it say no mechanical pencil.
So I was having lunch feeling like crap, since I might get marks deducted and also coffee was wearing off. I went back in for the afternoon exam and asked a neighbour to borrow her pencil. Right before we start the exam they told us, forget what we just said, mechancial pencils are fine… That was one of the most unprofessional things I have ever seen.
Anyways brain dying, I wasn’t even thinking during the afternoon exam. I was just reading the word and just putting in answer. Pretty much just circle whatever came to my mind first. Took me like 10 mins to solve a question with calculation. The good thing was, since I was on *automatic* I still finished within 2 hours, but this time I think I only got like 60%. I was feeling really upset afterwards, since I was like even if I pass, it’s going to be pretty close.
Well I passed the exam, so I don’t have much to complain, but this is one of mine all time worse exam experiences.
So everyone even if you aren’t at your peak form during exam period, don’t worry too much and just do your exam. Focus focus focus. Just try your best and everything will turn out for the best.