Hyderabad: The Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TS ICET) 2021 is scheduled to take place on August 19 and 20. With two months left for the entrance test for admissions into MBA and MCA courses in the State, the right strategy – time management and taking ample mock tests – is key to ace the test.
The online test is conducted for 200 marks with 200 questions to be answered in 150 minutes. The questions are of the multiple-choice type with four choices. The candidates are tested in analytical ability (75 marks), mathematical ability (75 marks) and communication ability (50 marks) and there is no negative scoring if a candidate gives an incorrect option.
As the test is to be completed in 150 minutes, the aspirants cannot afford to spend a lot of time with a single question or a section. This is where speed and accuracy come into play. Coaching experts say that speed is an important component of performance so is accuracy as sometimes students could make mistakes in a hurry.
While all topics are important for exam preparation, coaching experts say that some topics in mathematics, computer terminology, business terminology require special attention. The aspirants have been asked to make a list of formulae/shortcuts chapter wise which could come in handy to revise before the test.
According to coaching experts, students should start the test with simple and scoring areas like vocabulary, data sufficiency, computer terminology, business terminology and Venn diagrams as they do not demand much time and can be solved with ease in the stipulated time. After answering these areas, candidates can look at solving mathematical ability and general reasoning questions or vice-versa and later solve the questions on grammar, reading comprehension and data interpretation.
“Mathematics seems to pose a big threat to students who come from commerce or biological sciences background. However, they may note that most of the topics are of secondary or high school level only,” says Manoj Sethi, national course director for bank exams, T.I.M.E.
Students should focus on coding-decoding, series, analogies and OMO question types, as these make a major part of the general reasoning section. “One should be thorough with the basics of business and computer terminology, commonly used acronyms and any such recent development in these areas,” Sethi says.
Suggesting students to be thorough with the basics concepts of mathematics to answer the questions based on data sufficiency, Sethi says that learning multiplication tables, practicing calculations and analysis of the data will help in solving questions on data interpretation.
Writing a mock test daily and analysing them will help to score a good rank in the exam, Sethi adds.
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