A key listening skill for your exams:
Learn them well...
Some English exams require you to listen and take notes. Two of the most popular exams that require this skill are TOEFL and PTE Academic.
It's a skill, like all the others, that you need to master if you want to get a good score.
Below are two YouTube videos that I've selected that give you some tips on how to take notes in the most efficient and effective ways.