1. Do brain training exercises. While practice papers are a great way to improve your score, doing other kinds of abstract reasoning like puzzles, sudoku, and even video games can work the same skills.
2. Read the question carefully. Abstract reasoning questions are deliberately tricky, so go over each question thoroughly to make sure you know what is being asked of you.
3. Be mindful of time. Most abstract reasoning tests are tight on timings and that can be stressful. Keep an eye on the clock and manage your time efficiently, for example, if a question is too difficult, move on and come back at the end.
4. Forget outside knowledge. The only information you need for these tests is what is given to you in the questions. Do not overthink by using knowledge you have outside of the statements.
5. Stay calm. These tests can be tricky and frustrating, however, the worst thing you can do is lose your cool. Even if you're struggling, remain calm and keep working through the questions - you'll score a lot higher than if you give up.