Tuesday, June 21, 2016

How to Pass Board Licensure Exam? Tips from PRC Passers and Examinees




How to pass the board or licensure exam? A question that is tricky as passing or failing the test.
Talking vaguely, if examinee comes prepared mentally, emotionally and spiritually, majority will say "nothing to worry about". Just wait for the announcement of results, with confidence that your name is included in the list of passers, or if you're much luckier, also in the list of topnotchers. But the main questions remain. How can you be prepared? What are the things you need to do to be called "Licensed Professional"? What is the formula for acing the board examinations?

Nobody knows the answers, except for those who already overcome the sleepless nights from preparation, to reviewing, up to waiting for exam results.

We ran a call from our Facebook Page members (mostly PRC board passers and once examinees) on their ideas, tips and suggestions on how to pass the board licensure examination and we're overwhelmed by their quick scholarly responses.
Hope the first timers will learn from their mixed experiences. [in no particular order]

SEE ALSO: How an Examinee Prepares for Board Exam?

MIND SETTING

"Set your mind that you are taking the exam. Review only when your mind is ready, do not push yourself too hard. I adhered to that while having my self-review and along the process, I learned to control pressure and master focus. Of course I prayed a lot. I didn't settle to trusting my self alone, I held onto Him and it gave me enough confidence to pass the exam." - Jek Rebancos

SELF DISCIPLINE

"Discipline yourself. As much as possible get rid of distractions like social media. Free yourself from negativism. Be optimistic. Humble yourself. Be open to new knowledge and don't act that you know everything. Don't be easily discouraged. Accept the fact that there are people better than you. Just be yourself. To God be the glory!" - Hannah Elizabeth Caintic 

RESOURCEFULNESS

"If you are in a tight budget and cannot afford to send yourself to a review center, I suggest to barrow a reviewer from your friends and set a time table when to review. Do it as your daily routine ,just keep on reading and practicing it. Surely you can pass, that's what I did." - Phil De Souza

PREPARE

"Preparing for a licensure examination is tough. To succeed, you need to be prepared not only by reviewing but by taking care of yourself holistically. Eat healthy and exercise. Physical activity is important not only to prevent sickness but to ensure that your body is well oxygenated. Our brain needs more oxygen to function properly. Aim for the top. Your goal should be to top the examination not only to pass it. If you aim higher, you will review even harder. Remember, it wouldn't hurt to want to be on top because if you fail, you're sure to pass. Take practice tests everyday. This will not only improve your test taking strategies but will also prepare you for the long hours of the actual examination. Don't forget to take a break. Always dedicate a day to pamper yourself. Read a book, go see a movie, play sports with your friends! Reward yourself for the hard work you do on your reviews. This can help you breathe and prevent a burn out. Lastly, and the most important thing to remember, Pray. Pray not only to pass the examination but pray for God to sustain you while reviewing and give you the strength and wisdom in taking the examination." - Raizelyn Guinto Nagallo

REVIEW

"Don't end the day without reading some of your notes. Keep on reading and reading... work for it. Do that as your daily routine.Work for it as if everything depends on work and pray harder as if everything depends on prayer. Remember 1% is your effort on reading and 99% is prayer." - Krys Tal 

"There's no exact routine that someone can give to another because we all have different ways to be efficient and effective but maybe the basic of it all would be, 1. If you're not confident enough with your foundation after graduation, go for a reputable review center because they could give you better handouts and lecturers. 2. Your focus on the review will come naturally and other pressures will fade away as you go on by so don't be afraid, just study. Exception is, you don't want to pass the board exam or you have too much distractions in your head. 3. Enjoy the review process. How? You do what makes you happy. Social media, eating, watching tv shows, etc. and simultaneously, study for the board exam. When you feel like studying, study and when you feel tired and you want to do your hobbies, then do them. Unless, you're that serious like you want to top the board. It's your call. 4. I am not for praying but to tell you, I did pray the evening before the exam date. So pray that you'll be given peace of mind and that nothing else would hinder you from answering the exams." - Lorence Dave De Castro 

"Your brain is your primary weapon in this battle. Be sure that it is well fed. Supply your brain with nutritious foods you eat and drink a lot of water to keep you hydrated. Don't forget to pray, it is very powerful indeed." - Vindell Singco

"We have 24 hours a day, divide it by 3, 8 hours for sleep, 8 hours for other things and another 8 hours for reviewing/studying/solving. Use your time wisely." - Louie Albert Galila

Exam Proper. "Reading without moving your lips is better than reading aloud because you read faster. This is important especially when you take speed test like LET and Civil Service Exam." - Abdulbasit Lain

CONFIDENCE

"If you have a dream, go for it, hold on to it. Keep trying and don't give up until you reach it. Always remember that there’s no limit to what you can do if you keep believing in yourself." - Khen De Ocampo 

"Just be yourself in taking the exam and do not be too much confident because, at the end if you fail, it's so embarrassing and its true! do whatever you can do, accept the outcome wether you pass or not, lastly, the most important thing is do not give up if you fail..Just try and try until you pass, God has its purpose for everything." - Charmain Pinote

HUMBLENESS

"How to attain success? Pray to God, never pull other people down, never think that life is a competition, help, coordinate and cooperate, put your feet on the ground, remember where you came from, give yourself a break, remember that there are a lot of people behind you, cheering for you. Believe that with God nothing is impossible and never give up." - Randolf Pad Re Quitevis 

LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING

"Not everything you studied in review center comes out in the actual board exams, that is why it is important that you have idea of everything.. Always go back to your foundations. Because the questions are purely basic, but too hard to comprehend.

In answering, eliminate first, the two obviously wrong choices so you can come up with 50% of chance of getting the correct answer. In choosing between the two remaining answers always choose the one that is completely related and closely related.. (This applies when you don;t know the topic) but the bottom line is. Always know the basic concept of the topic.

On the day of board exam, pray first. Be early in the testing site. Tone down your anxiety by smiling or praying on your seat. Avoid unnecessary talks with people who releases their anxiety because anxiety is contagious. Follow instructions. Be careful with your answer sheet. Read the question carefully as much as possible read it louder where you can hear it, so the comprehension is more better, but not loud that it may disturb others. As much as possible, rationalize your answer, if unsure. Don't change your first answer. (Especially if its a guess) Your first answer is an instinct, answer that your brain remembers. Trust your instincts. Answer that is closely related to the question. Encircle the clue words, and underline the main question in the question.

If nerves attack while answering pause for a minute take a deep breath and answer again. Focus is much needed. Avoid questioning the question. As much as possible to avoid sleepiness, don't lean on the back of the chair. Seat only leaning on the arm but not on your back. Have your watch facing you to be able to monitor the time. Lastly, pray before passing your sheet and in all circumstances. Because in the end, only God will determine if you will pass or not. Always answer within the concept and you can never go wrong." - Fam Fam

PRAYER

"Seek the Lord's guidance. Pray before, during and after the exam. Believe in God that you can do it, believe also in yourself. Stay fit. Eat healthy and rich in protein foods, stay out of junk food and soft drinks while reviewing and sleep early, wake up early.  Focus. Put your mind in the present situation and always remind yourself of your goal, to pass the board exam.  Laugh. Loosen up and give yourself sometime to recreate like watch a comedy show, listen to comforting music or play small games.Comprehend. Understand what you're reading don't just memorize but find creative ways to remember easily what you already studied. like mnemonics. As long as you put your mind into it, you can do it. What the mind conceive the body achieves."  - Keziah Galay

"First, pray before anything else. Discipline yourself to focus on the subjects that you are weak. Clear up your mind by not thinking stressful events in your life. Have a balanced diet. Make friends because laughter is the best medicine and most of all enjoy yourself reading a lot of books that can add knowledge to your brain." - Rachel Padron

"Ask it from our Savior. Don't let your plans, dreams and goals be the like instead make it happen, turn it into reality. Be optimistic and prayerful at all times. Keep the faith, positive attitude and tenacity burning. If u really want to pass or more than that, dont waste time. Prepare now! In the end, if it is yours, it will always be yours." - Qarlisle BlΓΌ

"Be physically, mentally, emotionally, and most especially spiritually ready. No challenges are big if you let God handle your fears. Train and discipline yourself to be devoted and motivated in passing the exam look for something or someone that inspires you the most to do what it takes to pass." - Arlene Grace Castro

"Never give up. Pray to God" - Alma Cailo Egot



You may agree or disagree to these ideas but if you have reactions or something to share, feel free to use the comment box below.

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  1. Thanks for inspiring me PRC for your messages. It helps and motivates me to take the LET..God bless us all and God speed! :)

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  2. Thank you. I know that God will help me. I will pass the board exam, Glory belongs to God!.Amen
    #092516

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  3. thank you for the tips that you've shared. it'll help us a lot. May God be with us always upon taking the exam this September.God bless us!

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  4. Glory to God! Thank you for the tips...

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  5. Thankyou !! To God be the Glory AMEN !!

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  6. .THANK YOU! I hope we can do it.. malapit na exam.. GOD BLESS US..

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  7. Thank you for the tips. I feel motivated while reading it. We can do it and PASSED the exam. Keep on praying to God. ��

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  8. Maraming salamat po sa tips. I believe that with our Savior, Everybody who trust their self will pass. Salamat Panginoon

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  9. Papasa ako/tayo! Godbless sa lahat ng mag eexam!
    Pray tayo kay God. :)

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  10. You dont know how big you did :-) Maraming salamat!

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing us more tips and inspiring with us,and most of all "We TRUST GOD and need HIM present right away the exams to be guided.God bless us all.





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  12. Thank you po! Sana makapasa ako sa preboards muna :) Pray pray pray ��

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  13. Someday soon I will be one of the topnatchers on March 2017 PRC Board Examination...God Bless!!!☺

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  14. Thank you for these. ^^ It will really help me. Goodluck March 2017 takers. ♥ Godspeed.

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  15. It really motivates me to spend my vacant time in the library reading review materials for the LET even if I'm just a 3rd year BEED. Indeed, prayer is powerful!

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  16. Pray harder and work harder. let be our action louder than our words.
    God will provide. thanks po sa mga ideas nn u God Bless :)

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  18. Thank you for the tips... God bless us all..

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  19. To God be the glory, thank you for the tips, i can do it for the second time,,, God bless us all takers,march 2017,LET

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  20. Thank you so much po sa tips. 😊
    #panatag πŸ˜‡πŸ™
    -KMG RMT Feb 2017

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  21. Thank you for the inspirational and motivational tips.

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  22. Papasa ako sa LET sa darating na March 26, 2017!

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  23. thank you so much sa tips po mga sir and maam! nakakatulong po ito.. be god be glory! pass the LET exam! :-)

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  24. CPA Exam is approaching,,Thank you PRC for a piece of advice that will guide us for facing without fear in mind..
    Godbless and aim to be CPA by May 2017

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  25. Thank forthis message PRC. And THANK YOU SO MUCH, LORD for everything. RMT by March 2017. Praying, hoping and believing. Amen. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ Have a good day!

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  26. Thank you for those given tips. Those are really helpful for me for this coming Teachers board exam 2017. To God be the glory. Just believe in Him and everything will be fine.

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  27. I/We will pass the NDLE2017 . To God be the Glory . Thank you for the tips .

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  28. A Great Amen....Thanks sa infos.To God be the Glory.

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  29. GOALS. RPT 2017. just PRAY and relax. thanks sa tips.

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  30. Thank you for the tips.. "Be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded" - 2 Chronicles 15:7
    God knows everything, at the right time I will pass LET exam
    March 2017 thank you Lord sa Victory!!! -Maridel -)

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  31. Amen and Amen,, God bless to all of us!

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  32. Such a motivating words from you guys. Thank you so much. To God be the Glory.

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  33. thankyou sa tips. i failed my board exam. pero di ako mag giveup. isa pang try. i know ibibigay din to ni lord sakin. :)

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  34. Salamat po....alam ko makakapasa tayung lahat god bless us...

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  35. THANK YOU so much po sa mga TIPS..Sa mga magti-take on MARCH 26 goodluck sa atin guys makakapasa din tayo..GODBLESS US ALL:)

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  36. Thank u very much for a heartshaking tips and am motivated...
    God Bless Us All....

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  37. thank you for the tips,,,i hope and i pray i will pass the let exam this march....i will do my best and will do the rest.so help me god.dinggin mu sana panalangin q..

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  38. thank you po sa tips :) soon i will be a TOPNOTCHER i claim it in the name of our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST :) :) :) Amen

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  39. THANK YOU PO.
    PAPASA TAYO.
    ENGR. BY MAY 2017
    IN JESUS' NAME AMEN.
    GODBLESS US.

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  40. TO ALL PASSERS THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE TIPS. I HOPE THIS COMING SEPTEMBER I'LL BE THE ONE TO PASS THIS EXAM. TO GOD BE THE GLORY....THANK YOU.....

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  41. maam gagawin ko po ang inyong mga tip thank you

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  42. thank you for the tip i will do it

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  43. Thank you for the advise and tips examination on LEA is october 27 2017 I will pass this board exam I will do it I read reviewers for the board exams I pray for God to pass the board exam.

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  44. THANK YOU BOARD PASSERS FOR THE TIPS. I HOPE THIS COMING NOVEMBER 2017 IΔΉL TOP/PASS THE BOARD EXAM FOR THE THIRD TIME.TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

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  45. Thank you so much. I'm empowered and inspired :)
    #Faith

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  46. Thank you so much for these inspiring messages. It's a big help, indeed. To God be all the glory πŸ‘†

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  47. Thank you so much power house for always inspiring us. Thank you for the tips.I do believe that In God nothing is Imposible. I will pass the board because God is in me.

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  48. Thanks to the contributers of this wonderful, very inspiring and yet useful message. I can do it, striving hard. I'm going to work for it to achieve success in my life. Self-discipline is always the key. God bless everyone!!!

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  49. thank you for the tips... i will think positively, PAPASA AKO, KAMI, TAYO... I really pray harder for His guidance.

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  50. Aim high! I'll do my best! Every time I will doubt myself I will pray to God and read more! Goodbye doubts. I will surely pass this with flying colors. To God be the glory.

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  51. Thankyou for the tips. I know God will help me pass next time i will and i can make it through Him. πŸ‘†πŸ»πŸ™

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  52. thank you for very wonderful motivation. God is always with us just TRUST Him .AMEN.

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