The G1 written test is sure to put fear into any driving wishing to continue on to get their G1 Exit test and eventually move on to their G2.
As with any exam, it brings with it the fear of failure which leads to nerves, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
However, like many things in life, preparation can make all the difference.
You’ll have plenty of time to get ready for the test, and there are lots of resources available to help you, so, follow the steps below and you’ll breeze through the test first time!
1) Start preparing straight away
It’s never too early to prepare for your written test, so start now!
The best thing to do is to get hold of the Drivers’ Handbook, which is available here online: https://www.ontario.ca/document/official-mto-drivers-handbook
Read it, re-read it and then read it some more. It will give you all the information you need to pass the test.
2) Take some sample tests
There are lots of sites who have sample tests you can take, one of the best is here: https://www.g1.ca/g1-practice-test/
Search for others, though. You might pass one test with flying colours, but you might have been lucky with the questions, so keep revising and keep taking tests.
3) Revise your incorrect answers
If you take some tests and you keep getting the same bits wrong, then check in the manual (see: 1).
Even with all the sample questions and the manual, you need to prepare your mind to take in all of that information, so here are some tried and tested tips.
1) Have plenty of rest
You can’t revise when tired. So, if you’ve come back from work/school and you’re exhausted, it’s best to get some rest before attempting to absorb all that knowledge.
2) You won’t learn well when stressed
Likewise, if work has caused you a lot of stress – get it out of your system first.
Take a walk, do some exercise, play some sport. Do something to take your mind off the issues of the day and then start your revision relaxed.
Before the test
Finally, when you’re due to take the test, you need to prepare yourself.
1) Don’t cram
If you’ve not revised by now, it’s too late! Don’t try to cram everything in the night before. In fact, relax as much as possible the day before the test.
2) Try to get a good nights’ sleep.
Keep away from the things that would normally keep you up. Don’t watch TV until late, don’t go out and have a lot to drink, stay off the coffee.
3) Get to the test early.
You have all day to do the test, there’s no limit other than when the test centre closes, but you’re fooling nobody by turning up 30 minutes before closing time!