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How To Prepare For – And Pass – The NY Notary Exam

prepare for and pass the NY Notary exam

Passing a difficult test is hard enough. But cramming for topics that don’t come naturally can be a nightmare. As you may recall from high school or college study sessions, there are basic strategies for preparing to pass an exam within a short amount of time, including repetition, knowing an exam format (multiple choice or essays?) and using study aids like flash cards and practice tests.

For example, applicants in the state of New York must face one of the most rigorous Notary tests in the U.S., the NY Notary Public License Exam. First-time applicants must pass a written and proctored exam which is administered at various locations throughout the state. Current members of the New York State Bar Association and court clerks of the Unified Court System who have passed the Civil Service exam are exempt. 

Testing schedules and instructions are provided online by the Division of Licensing Services. Seating is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Fortunately, registering for the exam, taking thumbprints and remitting the $15 fee are handled on the day of your NY exam.

Special Features of Prepare For & Pass The New York Notary Exam
 

  • Downloadable flash cards you can take to the exam for last-minute cramming
  • Law Glossary to break down complex, confusing legal terms used in the actual exam
  • Test-taking tips with case studies that walk you through intricate questions

Before test day, embrace lifestyle factors like healthy eating and plenty of rest to help boost your chances of success. You will process the information for the exam while you sleep and be ready to tackle the trickiest questions on the big day. Being fully prepared helps reduce feelings of panic or worry and ensures you take your time, stay calm and double-check your answers.

Goals for Studying and Preparing to Pass the New York Notary Exam 
 

  • Run through 80-minute practice tests before exam day
  • Take mini-quizzes to help you avoid the trickier legal questions 
  • Learn how to properly ID signers and prevent forgeries
  • Understand how to handle the new Closing Disclosures before the August 1 deadline
  • Fill out your comprehensive Notary application flawlessly

 

 

An old college adage goes something like this: If you don’t have the time to prepare and pass a tough test, you’d better have time to take it all over again. Having a simple study plan may ease your anxieties and help you ace any exams you confront in the future.

 

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6 Comments

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Ashley Weaver

28 Jul 2015

Can you recommend a study guide for the test?

yaritza santiago

08 Feb 2017

Can you recommend a study guide for the test? where can i find out the questions and answer, how much is the exam. How long is the exam

Gary Strenkoski

28 Apr 2017

Want to pass

Cheryl Roberti

15 Jul 2017

Could you please tell me what study guide with practice tests is best for taking the exam in 2017

Dominic

15 Sep 2018

Practice test and answers

David Schneidewind

08 Feb 2019

Yaritza Santiago although there are plenty of online prep courses and practice exams I just went to the Department of Licensing website and downloaded the 10 page booklet it has everything you need to study but I will honestly say it’s a bit rough to get through unless your a lawyer. The time it takes depends on you there’s 40 questions and it’s multiple choice so if you studied you can get through in about 45 mins I made my own flash cards for the terms and words you need to know which helped a lot. I read through the material multiple times because like I said it’s a hard read . Reads like your reading a book written by a lawyer so I would go over it multiple times. The. I went online and took a few practice tests and did ok you have to get 28-40 correct and it’s a pass or fail so if you fail you don’t know by how much you passed or failed by The cost is 15$ and where I went you could pay by check or CC

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