Here are 5 ways to maximise your chances of passing the test.
1) Prepare. By getting lessons and practising is one obvious way of getting ready for the big day. Even if you think you are a brilliant driver, any good instructor will find faults and make you improve. Make sure to know the theory questions and road traffic signs. However don't panic or worry if you don't get any or all of the questions and road signs correct. It doesn't mean you fail, you just lose a mark.
2) Observation. Don't overdo the mirrors. I can absolutely promise you there is no need to check the mirrors needlessly, use them every 8 - 10 seconds on a road and before signalling and changing lane. Be strategic with mirrors and always remember its far more important to know what's going on in front of you instead of behind. Moving the head regularly at T-Junctions is important, don't stare the one way too long and always give extra looks if turning right as you are more than likely crossing two lanes.
3) Progress. Don't drive too slow or hesitate when pulling out. If it's safe to go just go. For example if you are approaching a roundabout and it's totally safe and clear then just go for it in 2nd gear, don't drop to first and slow down too much. The tester wants to see a good decisive driver who is confident in his or her decision making.
4) Blind Spot. You must look in your blind spot (over your right shoulder normally) before moving off. If you are parked on the left then you must check mirrors and over your right shoulder before moving away. The blind spot is the area that you can't see in any mirrors. Also make sure the blind spot is a full one and not a little sideways glance.
5) Stop. You must stop completely at a stop sign, its not enough to just slow down and look. A complete stop is essential, even if it's just for a second or two. Don't be afraid to creep out as well if you can't see clearly to the left or right.