Before the test
When the day comes, try to stay relaxed and just focus on remembering what you have been told by your Instructor. You should get the opportunity for a warm-up drive before the test. If you make any mistakes at this point, it can be very unsettling. However, think of it like this: would you rather make the mistake just before the tests starts, or just after? Learn from any errors and move on. Likewise, if you have a perfect drive just before the test, don’t allow yourself to become complacent and too relaxed.
Almost everyone feels nervous immediately before the test, so try not worry about things that might go wrong. Remember that Driving Examiners deal with anxious drivers every day, and are very good at spotting the difference between a bad driver and a nervous driver.
To get yourself prepared for the test, we recommend the following steps:
‣ Get a good sleep the night before the test. Try to avoid consuming caffeine in the afternoon, it will help you sleep.
‣ Eat a good, healthy breakfast – skipping breakfast can make it hard to concentrate.
‣ Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water. Dehydration is known to cause difficulty concentrating.
‣ Think positive – remember that the worst part is waiting for the test to start. Once it begins, your nervous energy will have something to focus on.