First of all, let me wish you good luck for your exam and remember to keep calm.
Here are some tips that worked for me:
Accelerate slowly and start braking earlier than you would otherwise. Keep the speed close to the limit, like 5km/h below gives your examiner a sense of comfort and let go off the gas pedal when you see you will need to slow down / stop just soon ahead. Do aggregated head turns to let your examiner know you are really watching all your mirrors and blind spots.
Do not change lanes too quickly and sharply, regardless if there are no other vehicles around you. This is especially important to remember in case you realize that you will miss a turn because you are in the wrong lane and suddenly want to jump into the correct one - don’t! Stay in the lane and tell the examiner you will find a another place to turn around and that won’t be considered a mistake. You can also ask what is the speed limit in case you missed the sign for example.
If your examiner talks to you, do not look at him, not not even for a second.I have heard that’s a test to see whether you take your eyes off the road.
PS: I passed my driving exam for the second time (yesterday
) . I never took any practical driving lessons from schools, neither mock test. But I have driven for about 110 hours privately with my partner including highway in heavy rain, rush hours, between extreme crowd during festival, evening drive on country road.