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10 Practical Tips For Passing the MOT Annual Assessment 2020/2021 First Time

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10 Practical Tips For Passing the MOT Annual Assessment 2020/2021 First Time

MOT testers must complete their annual training and pass the assessment by 30 April 2021. If you still haven't completed your MOT Annual Training and Assessment 2020/2021, we have some useful tips that will give you the best chance of passing the test the first time.

Failing is simply not an option as it means suspension from your role as an MOT tester, which would have a detrimental effect on your career in the automotive industry.

Please read our advice and we are sure you will breeze through the assessment.

Before the assessment...

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1. TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE

Don't delay; there's no benefit in leaving it until the last minute. In fact, delaying could affect your RAG rating.

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2. TRAINING IS A MUST

Complete the full 3 hours’ worth of MOT training. It is advisable to use a training package to ensure you study the correct topics.

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3. KNOW YOUR MOT TESTING GUIDE

Familiarise yourself with the MOT Testing Guide. It will help you when you need to find the answer or guidance during the assessment.

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4. A USEFUL KEYBOARD TRICK

Practice using the Ctrl + F function on the MOT Testing Guide for the keyword search.

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5. DISCIPLINARY POINTS AND CESSATION

Go over the sections covering disciplinary points and cessation.

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6. PDVRS

Ensure you know and understand the Police Defect Verification Rectification Scheme (PDVRS).

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7. VEHICLE TESTING CLASSES

Familiarise yourself with vehicle testing classes, especially quadricycles and tricycles.

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8. NEW TESTING CLASS DENOTATIONS

Ensure you understand and know the difference between the new testing class denotations, i.e. L2, L3, L4, M1, M2, N1, etc.

During the assessment...

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9. THE THREE TABS METHOD

In your web browser have 3 tabs open: one for the test, one for the inspection manual, and one for the MOT Testing Guide.

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10. STAY CALM AND DO YOUR BEST

Read the questions thoroughly, stay calm, and double-check your answers.

If you still struggle to pass the assessment then we would advise you to enrol on a dedicated face-to-face MOT Annual Training and Assessment session with Autotech Training.

If you would like to find out more about this option or have any questions relating to the MOT Annual Training and Assessment, please email us at hello@autotechtraining.co.uk.

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