Tips and tricks for success in competitive exams

‘Multiple-Choice Questions’ are increasingly being used in the qualifying tests for admission by universities and institutes. Government and large companies also use multiple-choice tests for their recruitment process. As you rightly understand, multiple-choice questions consist of 4 or 5 answer options and you are asked to select the correct answer out of the given choices. They are also called single correct multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The multiple choice-questions are comparatively easy, since the answer is right in front of you. You just need to pick the right one. This may sound easy to you, isn’t it? But you need to be cautious of the negative marking in some of the tests that makes such multiple-choice tests tougher.

The only advantage of multiple-choice questions is that you may not need to calculate the correct answer till the very end. There are various tricks which help you to identify the correct answer and we will be discussing them shortly. However, you need to be cautious. Questions that look so simple and straightforward are not necessarily so easy. There could be carefully laid out traps. In a few examinations like IIT-JEE, there could be other types of multiple-choice questions, where two or more answer choices may be correct. You need to be careful and avoid falling into the trap. Some of the answer choices may be very close to others and some may be meant for testing completely opposite concepts. The best strategy would be to build a solid foundation and gain perfect conceptual understanding of all basic concepts and application skills.

Here are some tips and tricks that could be very beneficial to you: