Attempting the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in Entrance E
Like it or not, multiple choice test formats are now widely adapted to test students' IQ and subject knowledge. Students are wary of multiple choice exams because some find them confusing and tricky. Some believe that the questions are deliberately worded in such a way that the student will choose the wrong answer. Well, these are misconceptions. While attempting MCQ, we need to relax and attempt the test without getting irritated. Here are some tips that can be helpful while attempting multiple choice entrance exams.
1) Read the questions carefully.
2) Always try to guess the answer BEFORE you look at the choices.
3) If you are unsure about an answer, eliminate what CANNOT be the answer. Try to remember if any of the other answers are related. Do you remember seeing the word in the chapter? If you have never heard of a particular choice, it is probably a distractor. If you cannot recognize the choice, it is probably NOT an answer.
4. After eliminating all other possibilities, suppose logically. At least you have narrowed down the chances of getting the correct answer. Remember, the first guess is usually more reliable unless you experience an important revelation along the way.
(5) If you are still confused after a few seconds, mark the question so you can find it more easily later and continue the test. Sometimes the answer you are looking for is given in another problem. Come back to that question later.
6. NEVER leave a blank in a multiple choice question. You have a 20-25% chance of getting it right by guessing.
ALL-OF-THE-ABOVE QUESTIONS: If 2 or more answers are correct, the correct answer is all-of-the-above, even if you are unsure of the third option.
SIMILAR OPTIONS: Sometimes there are 2 options that are similar except for one word. Such a pair indicates that the question is contained within it. Usually, but not always, you can assume that the answer is one of this pair. More info