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How to Pass the Admin Exam

 

If you're looking at this it means 2 things. 1: you know how to use the forums, and B: you want to pass the Admin Exam and become an Admin (or find out why a thread on cheating is still on the forums). Well, the purpose of this thread is NOT to help you cheat or exploit loopholes in the Exam (there's an IP ban in it for anyone involved in that sort of stuff) but to give you tips that will allow you to maximise your score.


Study first.
So, you've been playing for a year and currently have a 1400/2800 rating/experience score? Sorry, but just playing competitively is helpful but usually not enough to learn all the nuances of the game. Before you take the test, take some practice ones first, and go through ruling links to refresh your memory.

Study/bookmark this: http://forum.dueling...9149-bilaterus/

Make sure you have enough uninterrupted and stable internet time
It should go without saying, but you can only take the test once, and so to get the most out of it, lock yourself in a room with your computer make sure you're not disturbed. Some people may be familiar with doing that already.


You should also make sure you're alert when taking the test. You definitely don't want to

USE THE INTERNET
This one cannot be stressed enough. Nobody expects you to remember the card text of every single card mentioned, or to have learned by heart word for word every single relevant document. The Exam itself will have Wikia links to all the cards in the questions; if you're not sure what the text of the card is, USE THE LINKS, to refresh your memory. We want you to use the internet. (Note that asking other people questions via PM or a forum post while taking the test is cheating and will result in punishment). Note that if the wikia crashes during the test, you can use DN's deck constructor to check card text.


You may also come across a situation you've not encountered before. But there are secret sites that not everyone knows about, which contains info on hundreds of situations, such as: www.google.com .

I'm of course kidding in calling it a great secret. However, the fact remains that simply googling rd x vs rd y can turn up something which gets straight to the heart of the question.

Of course, this strategy will not get everyone a 20. It's limited by A: your internet speed; 3: the time limit and Four: obscurity. There is of course no time to google everything and sometimes google won't turn anything up for that question. It's in this case that you can google questions about more common cards that work in the same way. Care is needed here, too, to make sure that the related card does indeed work the same way; missing a subtle but key difference in the card mechanics can cost you the question.


You should have this open/accessible during the exam: http://forum.dueling...9149-bilaterus/

Read everything very carefully
It's easy to miss details in a question. Again, it could easily cost you the question to misread the card text of a card you've not seen before (or even one you've not seen for a while, since the text of many cards has changed due to the new Card Text). Critical reading is very important in Yugioh.



TL;DR: Study first, Make sure your connection is good and you're alert, Read everything carefully, Refer to the net to check if needed.
If you manage to follow all of that, I'll see you in the Skype Admin Chat. ;) Good luck!


Edited by bilaterus, 29 September 2014 - 11:51 AM.

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NICE!

Very useful, informative, and intelligent.

When I decide to attempt to become an admin, I shall definitely use this!

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The exam isn't even the hard part, its the interview with me people tend to fail.


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The exam isn't even the hard part, its the interview with me people tend to fail.

How many people do you interview everyday after the test is released?
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Are you sure Det? Even I passed your interview o.o

I suppose I was just that awesome.

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well atleast i am studing cards to memorize card text

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Obviously you just cheat on the admin exam to be an admin Thanks for the advice bilaterus!

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The exam isn't even the hard part, its the interview with me people tend to fail.

How many people do you interview everyday after the test is released?

Your success in the exam is only treated as an application, passing the exam does not mean selection, we go over applicants carefully before an interview. This being said, you may score 20/20 and may never be contacted for an interview. I tend to interview 3-5 a day depending on my free time.

Are you sure Det? Even I passed your interview o.o

I suppose I was just that awesome.

Correct!
You do not need to memorize card text, links to wikia pages will be in the exam.


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well first time i got a 4/20,the second time a 9/20...sooo next time i go for the 12/20 xD


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The exam isn't even the hard part, its the interview with me people tend to fail.


and why an interview and for what?

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When I ge a 20/20 on my admin exam, heres how the interview will go between me and the Detonator

Detonator:awesome how are you gonna help the fellow users on DN and why?
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Detonator:Congrats! You passed the interwiew

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The exam isn't even the hard part, its the interview with me people tend to fail.


and why an interview and for what?


they interview you on DN with a few more ruling questions, more geared toward things like rewinding the game state etc, and other things as well.

and I've never been interviewed, I just know ppl who have.

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I don't nee advice to pass the exam and off topic, there are so many ninja's in this thread, @hunter and aristogan..

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Extremely helpful and informative, thank you. 1+ for you. Come on 17/20 to 20/20. Even if thats the case I am so gonna fail that interview.

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well with a dial-up internet connection i probably should not take the admin exam

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im not even close to 1400/2800 :D
i took the practice exam just for the hell of it and got a 15/20
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Here is my tip on how to pass the exam
be extremely good with Google searching

if you can't find the answer on yugioh wikia you will probably it on pojo

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NICE!

Very useful, informative, and intelligent.

When I decide to attempt to become an admin, I shall definitely use this!

Plus 1, my good sir.

Agreed, when or if I do decide to become an administrator of this place, I will be sure to follow this very closely.

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What, 12/20. I thought I missed AT MOST 2. :P

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Well I took the admin test, and they said they couldn't put it in a fraction, they had to put it in a powe level and it was over NEIN NEIN THOUSAND!

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._. ok so ive read just about ever article their is but i still suck ._. can i hire a tutor?

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._. ok so ive read just about ever article their is but i still suck ._. can i hire a tutor?

Do you understand game mechanics or just THINK you do?

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._. ok so ive read just about ever article their is but i still suck ._. can i hire a tutor?

Do you understand game mechanics or just THINK you do?


imma saying i can play the game but the strange stuff that never happens in my duel is always on the test x_x

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._. ok so ive read just about ever article their is but i still suck ._. can i hire a tutor?

Do you understand game mechanics or just THINK you do?


imma saying i can play the game but the strange stuff that never happens in my duel is always on the test x_x

So brush up on obscurities of YGO. like knowing how to play the game AFTEr your deck reaches 0 cards, or knowing how to place a mosnter in face down attack, or such like that. work from the really wierd into the comonplace and you will eventually find your answers.




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