Why Using Question Banks is the Best Tool to Pass AAT & ICB Courses

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Why Using Question Banks is the Best Tool to Pass AAT & ICB Courses

As a training provider, we know how complicated and intimidating an exam can be, especially when you don’t know what to expect.

This is where the least talked about, yet greatest tool comes in.

Question banks!

Well, what is a question bank?

A question bank is a printed book containing a collection of questions written by our expert writers and tutors. You can use them to assess your preparation level and familiarise yourself with the exam format. They appear similar to mock exams, and are focused on specific topics – as opposed to testing your overall knowledge. This gives you the opportunity to sharpen your sword on any chosen topic.

One of the benefits of using a question bank is that it works in tandem with mock exams in helping you to identify the areas in which you need support. You can then focus your revision on improving in those areas. A question bank that focuses solely on a particular topic, could be key to your improvement.

In addition to covering all the exam topics, a question bank has a variety of questions similar to those that you will encounter during your exam. As such, you familiarise yourself with the exam format and question types. You may feel comfortable with ‘Principles of Bookkeeping Controls’ when studying; however, under exam conditions, this topic may appear tricky. Knowing a topic inside out is half the battle, as often the way questions are structured can catch you out. Understanding what the examiner is genuinely asking, will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge to the highest possible degree. This is how question banks help build confidence and eliminate surprises during the exam.

⏰👀 Ever looked at the clock during an exam and felt the pressure? 

Even though question banks aren’t to be confused with mock exams, they will help you practice exam time management. As we all know, time management is key to success in exams. By practising with a question bank, you learn how to allocate time to each type of question. Practising a question across different variations will give you the experience needed in an exam. In addition, being able to avoid spending too much time on a single question is something that is beneficial for us all.

In conclusion, a question bank is clearly one of the best tools for passing AAT and ICB courses. Often overlooked, and underrated, this tool can be the difference maker in your exams. Question banks help you familiarise yourself with the exam format, learn time management, identify your weak points and strengths, and increase your odds of exam success. We think all accounting and bookkeeping students should invest in a question bank as part of their exam preparation strategy.

Find our collection of question banks here.

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