scan the test paper first in about 1 minute and then only start
the S-S-S-S approach - that means Scan-Search-Select-Solve.
attempt the easiest questions (or at least those which you think are
the easiest) first. Never ever spend disproportionately large time
on any one question.
the elements of surprise/tough questions in the beginning. The
examiners tend to give you the toughest questions in the beginning
or the end of a section to frustrate you. Always look for questions
which are easiest.
not get stuck on a tough puzzle or reasoning type questions.
as many questions as you can using the choices.
the art of eliminating wrong answer choices by approximation /
very fast at mental calculations.
as little rough work as possible as the space given in the
examination is very limited.
all these exams demand on your part to strike a very mature balance
between speed and accuracy. If you try to go exceptionally fast, you
will commit not only mistakes but blunders and if you are too
cautious about your accuracy, you may just fail to reach the desired
the directions VERY carefully. Otherwise be ready to lose a lot of
marks otherwise duly deserved.
plays the most important role in any Maths based test. Make sure you
revise the theory and standard results at least 5 times before the
try to solve the paper in 2 rounds. In the first round, solve the
direct formulae based problems and in the second round solve the
calculative problems. Be thorough with various mathematical formulae
so that you can save time in the first round which can be utilized
in the second round.
a good nightís sleep before going for the actual test. Take this
point very seriously.
study anything just prior to your exam, keep the mind light and
forget to take your Admit Card, HB pencils, watch, sharpener, eraser
and the other absolutely essential prerequisites.
most important of all - trust you and your capabilities and never
forget that you are the sole beneficiary of your efforts so make it
a knock-out attempt