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When it comes to the US Postal Service battery test 473e, good study habits are essential if you want to get a top-ranking score. Cramming will not get you anywhere. Of course, you might ask the question: But the postal exam 473e is an aptitude test, right? Why do I need to study for it?

It is true that the postal battery test 473 is an exam that determines if you have what it takes to do the job of a postal service worker successfully. More specifically, it’s a test that determines your aptitude for checking addresses, completing forms, coding, and memorizing codes, skills that mail handlers, letter carriers, postal clerks, and sales/services/distribution associates need to do their job well. It’s also true that you can’t study for this test the way you would prepare for your SAT or some other college entrance test. You don’t need to memorize facts or remember your history lessons. You don’t need to go back to your math textbooks and unearth formulas and statistics because the test does not involve any of these.

The three parts of the 473 involve Address Checking, Forms Completion, and Coding and Memory. These are quite simple and can be done by almost anyone. However, you still need to cultivate good study habits if you want to pass the test since it is the speed with which you are required to answer the questions accurately that you must develop. If you can’t hack the time limitations then there’s a very big chance that you will fail.

So what are these good study habits? First of all, use a good postal exam study guide. Online study guides and even electronic practice exams are available from various websites. In these guides, you will find practice drills that simulate the real test. By using these aids, you become familiar with the format of the test and will know what to expect when actual testing day comes. Knowing what the test instructions are and how the test questions will be framed plays a very big role in your own comfort level when taking the actual test. The more comfortable you are, the more confident you will be, the greater your chances of passing the exam.

Do the practice tests in a quiet environment free from distractions. You can expect the supervised testing center to be so quiet that you can hear a pin drop. The silence can be unnerving if you are not used to it. If you don’t have a specific study area in your room, the bedroom will suffice. However, avoid the temptation to lie in bed while reading. That will only put you to sleep.

Finally, get enough rest. The night before test day is especially important. Clock in 6 to 8 hours of sleep so you can wake up refreshed and ready to take the test.


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