Practical Tips on Taking the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET)

Here are some practical tips to help you succeed:

  1. Understand the Test Format

Familiarize yourself with the test format, including the sections, number of questions, and time limits. The ACET typically includes sections on English (including General Information), Mathematics, and Abstract Reasoning.

  1. Gather Study Materials

Your reviewer books:  Review Buddy, CETR, and Solutions Manual are specifically designed to help you prepare for the ACET as well as utilizing our Online Review Platform (ORP).

  1. Create a Study Schedule

Develop a study schedule that covers all the topics you need to review. Allocate more time to areas you find challenging. Consistency in your study schedule is the key.

  1. Practice Regularly

Practice is crucial. Work through sample questions, in the reviewer books given to you, on the LSC Online Review Portal (ORP), and other relevant study materials. This helps you become familiar with the test format and types of questions asked.

  1. Focus on Weak Areas

Identify your weaknesses and prioritize studying those areas. If you need assistance don’t hesitate to post your questions on your Google Classroom.

  1. Time Management

Time management is essential during the ACET. Practice answering questions within the time limits to ensure you can complete the entire test.

  1. Improve English Skills

Since the English section is a significant part of the ACET, work on improving your vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension skills. Reading books, newspapers, and magazines can help.

  1. Mathematics Review

Brush up on your math skills, especially algebra, geometry, and basic calculus. Practice solving math problems regularly. Adequate excises are in your CETR books and the LSC Online Review Portal.

  1. Abstract Reasoning Practice

The abstract reasoning section can be challenging. Practice with different types of abstract reasoning questions to improve your skills in pattern recognition and logical thinking. Again, you can find abstract reasoning exercises in your LSC books and ORP.

  1. Stay Healthy

Don’t forget to take care of your physical and mental health. A well-rested and healthy mind performs better. Get enough sleep, eat well, and manage stress.

  1. Simulate Test Conditions

As you get closer to the exam date, take practice tests under exam conditions. Exercises in the CETR book come with time limits. This will help you become accustomed to the time constraints and environment.

  1. Review and Learn from Mistakes

After taking practice tests, review your answers and understand why you made mistakes. Make use of the CETR Solutions Manual. Learning from your errors is a crucial part of the preparation process.

  1. Stay Informed

Keep up to date with any announcements or changes related to the ACET, such as the test date (normally due to weather conditions), venue, and requirements. This information is usually available on the Ateneo website.

  1. Stay Positive

Maintain a positive attitude. Confidence in your abilities can help you perform better on the test day.

  1. Arrive Early on Test Day

On the day of the ACET, arrive at the testing center early to avoid any last-minute stress. Bring all necessary documents and materials.

  1. Follow Instructions

Pay close attention to the instructions provided during the exam. Follow them carefully to avoid making avoidable errors.

  1. Guess When Unsure

If you come across a question you’re unsure about, make an educated guess. There’s usually no penalty for incorrect answers, so it’s better to guess than to leave it blank.

Remember that preparing for the ACET is a process that takes time and effort. Stay focused, stay positive, and do your best. Good luck!