Before taking the test, there is one important thing for you to be aware of. Note that both practice tests are simulated exams.
They are designed merely as an exercise to familiarize you with the style of the certification examination, they in no way guarantee a passing score on the actual examination, nor that you will achieve certification.
Although similar, none of the questions on the practice exam are taken from, nor will be appear on the actual medical assistant certification exam.
The time available for solving each test is limited to max 2 hours
Each test consist of 200 multiple choice questions: RMA has four and CMA five answer choices
One right answer
There is only one single best answer for each question and all test questions are randomized.
Like in a real test, the questions purposefully contain what are called decoys that are answers that look and sound similar to the correct answer and are intended to confuse you
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Tips for solving multiple choice questions
You can divide the entire test into two cycles. The first pass is really fast, it may help with questions later on. Sometimes, earlier questions, and answers, give clues to those further on in the exam.
- Answer questions quickly. Do not spend more than 45 seconds on each question. If you need more time to answer it, flag it and come back to it later.
- Flag all the questions you want to re-visit or where you feel uncertain. Read the question first in your head, before looking at the answer. Answer as many questions as possible this way to minimize second-guessing.
The second cycle is where you take a deeper dive. Most of your “first instinct” answers are typically left as is, but after re-reading them, you may gain a better sense of confidence about your answers.
- Go back to those questions that were the most difficult. Use process of elimination to narrow down your answer and give yourself a better chance of the right one.
Hint: You can also try working the question in reverse, this may give you a new perspective.
- If still no idea, the only option left is to make a guess
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