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Am I Penalized For Wrong Answers On The DSST Exam?

Updated: Feb 20

Student taking his DSST exam.

Am I Penalized For Incorrect Answers?

One typical concern test-takers have is whether they'll be penalized for wrong answers on the DSST exam.

The good news is there's no penalty for wrong answers on your DSST test.

So, if you're feeling a bit anxious during the test, remember that you can confidently guess if you're unsure of an answer.


Tips for Taking the DSST Exam

  • Answer Every Question: Since there's no penalty for wrong answers, it's better to guess than to leave a question blank.

  • Move On If You're Stumped: If you encounter a challenging question, it's okay to skip it and return to it later. Just mark it for review.

  • Review Your Answers: If you finish early, take a few minutes to review your answers, especially those you were unsure about.


Remember, there's no penalty for wrong answers, so do your best and stay calm!

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