the nature of competitive
examinations is essential in deciding
how to approach them. Don't be too ambitious
by trying to answer all the questions correctly
in the limited time. Skip the difficult questions.
There is no point in wasting time before the
hard nuts. Save such time for answering relatively
easy questions that follow.
the outset, we should realize that competitive
examinations are radically different from school/college
examinations, which aim at measuring the knowledge
or skills of the candidates with reference to
certain fixed standards, and awarding them marks,
pass, class, distinction, etc.
the candidates do not come up to a particular
level of competence, they fail. On the
other hand, there is no pass or failure in a
competitive test has the limited objective of
ranking the candidates based
on relative merit. For this reason, the
questions in many competitive tests are of the
multiple-choice objective type. All questions
would be compulsory, and, irrespective for their
difficulty levels, would carry equal marks.
competitive test is more
a time test than
a knowledge test. Even the best candidate
may not be able to answer all the questions
correctly in the allotted time; nor is it necessary.