First of all, I would like to thank everyone (again) that wished me good luck and congratulated me on passing.
The weather was good. Visibility was alright, although at some times there really was no defined horizon (especially to the south). It was bumpy however, plenty of thermals. The exam took a total of 4 hours, which included pre-flight stuff, actual air work, and a debriefing.
Take a look at the Pilot Examiner Manual for PPL on how the examiner is going to administer the test. Be sure to ask any questions if you are unsure as to what the examiner is asking you to do. As well, check the Flight Test Guide (Private) for the criteria the examiner will be marking you on.
In the majority of the cases during my exam, stupid little mistakes cost me a perfect mark. Things like using the current METAR for flight planning instead of the forecast weather for the time of the flight. During the soft field take-off, holding in position on the runway at the request of ATC instead of declining and asking for a take-off on the roll.
Make sure you take your time and be prepared to answer scenario type questions.
As one of my teachers used to say: “It doesn’t matter what your mark is, as long as you pass”…
(A passing mark on the Private is 64. On the commercial it is 93. I got 95 on this exam.