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Tips for Answering Multiple Choice Questions on Officer Candidate Tests

By Jane R. Burstein, Carolyn C. Wheater, LTC Richard Dahoney

Part of Officer Candidate Tests For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The various officer candidate tests rely heavily on multiple-choice questions to test potential officers. In addition to just knowing the material, these tips can help as you face multiple-choice questions:

  • Carefully read the question and all answer choices.

  • Try to come up with your own answer before considering choices.

  • After identifying the correct answer choice, rule out the wrong answer choices to be sure.

  • Don’t spend too much time on one question.

  • If you don’t know the answer, try to eliminate as many obviously wrong answer choices, and then guess.