After you’ve finished your pre-license education and all of the courses, you need to start preparing for the Texas insurance licensing exam. The exam is timed and proctored. You have limited time to fill out all 125 or more questions, and someone will be watching you take the exam at one of the test centers. It’s safe to say that taking the exam is a high-pressure situation. Here at 2021 Training, we understand that not everyone tests well. However, with our study tips, the exam doesn’t have to be stressful at all!
Tips to Implement Before the Exam
To get the Texas claims adjuster license and become an independent adjuster, you must complete the claim adjuster training. After that, comes the scheduling of your exam, studying for it, and passing it.
To get a lines adjuster license, you have to take and pass one test on each line of insurance. In Texas, Life & Health lines are combined into one exam, as are the Property & Casualty lines.
Set a Goal
Sometimes, setting an end date or a goal can help you study quicker and more effectively. That’s why we recommend scheduling your exam before you finish your online courses. That way, you’ll have an end date and something to work towards.
Pick a Technique
Not everyone learns in the same way, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, if you pick the wrong technique, you’ll struggle with the material and potentially fail the exam. Therefore, figure out what type of learner you are and adjust to that. Do you study better by listening, or are you more of a visual learner? Visual learners might benefit from making study maps, while those who learn by listening might want to record the material and (actively) listen to it while studying.
Make a Study Plan
A good study plan is realistic and rewarding. Don’t try to cram everything into a few days. And don’t procrastinate. If you make a plan for each study day, stick to it. If you don’t, you’ll probably have trouble catching up.
Checking your knowledge is sometimes more important than moving forward in the study plan. Revising things you already went over is crucial to success. Test yourself to evaluate the level of knowledge you achieved during your study time.
Manage Your Stress and Anxiety
Being an insurance claims adjuster can be stressful. That’s something you need to prepare yourself for. So, start working on your anxiety and stress management right away.
If you’re anxious about the actual exam, here are a few tips:
- Don’t let your anxiety make you hasty. That’s when you make mistakes. Even while you’re taking a practice test, read all questions thoroughly, several times, until you’re sure you actually understand them. Do the same with the answers.
- You’re testing your knowledge, not your speed. Therefore, take your time. However, if you’re ruminating about one particular question for too long, move on. Wasting time will only make you more anxious.
Tips That Will Help You During the Exam
Whether you’re taking the Texas adjuster license renewal test or this is your first time getting your license, you’re going to be stressed during the exam. That’s normal. However, you shouldn’t let it sabotage you. Here are a few tips on how to ace the exam.
If you skim through the questions, you’re more likely to make a mistake. Don’t rely on keywords and make impulse decisions just because they sound familiar. You should only rely on keywords when they are definitive (always, must, except, all, etc.)
Tricky Questions or Tricky Answers?
Don’t waste time thinking that the question is trying to trick you. It isn’t. Most questions are straightforward. However, the answers can be trickier. That’s why you must read and consider all of them. If two answers, for example, mean the same thing, you can eliminate them both, given that there’s only one correct answer for each question.
Trust Your Gut
First thoughts are usually correct, so don’t be scared to trust your gut. You’ve studied, revised, and practiced. So trust yourself.
Studying for the Texas insurance licensing exam is no piece of cake. However, with proper pre-licensing training that you’ll get here at 2021 Training and a great study plan, there’s really no reason for you not to ace it on the very first try. If you haven’t already, contact us now to start your online courses!