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At times, in a reading comprehension question, the initial words of all or some of the options are same. This is done to increase the length of the options, thus making them difficult to interpret. The best workaround is to omit these common words and read only the uncommon part of the option.
A typical mistake people make is answering the question they thought they read, instead of the one which was actually asked. The test setters may deliberately include options which correspond to misinterpretations of the questions.
Some of the options in Reading Comprehension questions are true or can be inferred from the passage. However, it is very important to check if they are relevant as the answer to the question asked.
While solving Modern Maths questions, It is convenient to shift to logarithmic expressions when working with higher powers of variables.
In the Jumbled Sentences questions, watch out for any chronology clues - specific order of events taking place one after the other.
Although learning multiplication tables, squares and cubes is not a necessity, it will definitely help reduce solving time.
Before tackling any fill in the blank question, read the complete sentence once, without looking at the options. Think of a word which will fit the blank. Then look for the word or its nearest synonym in the given options.
In algebra based questions, if a direct answer is not obtainable, try substituting the options in place of the variables. More often than not the correct answer can be found out this way.
IRMA test is a 2 hour objective type written test which comprises of four sections i.e. Analytical Reasoning (50 Questions), English Comprehension (40 Questions), Quantitative Aptitude (50 Questions) and Issues of Social Concern (60 questions). Each correct answer carries +1 mark and each incorrect answer carries -1/4 marks. It is necessary to score minimum cut-off marks in each section separately, to qualify in the written test. Best of luck for the test.
DI calculations can get tedious. Learn to round off the value to the nearest integer before working on the next step.
In questions based on Reading Comprehensions, certain options use words from the passage to induce a sense of familiarity in the reader's mind. Make sure to verify if these options are actually relevant to the question asked.
Do not have a pre-defined strategy about the type of questions you will tackle, especially in the Quantitative Ability section. Your strategy will need to adapt with each different question.
The summary of a passage should not contain any elaborate examples from the passage. Always remember to eliminate options that have examples as part of the summary.
While solving speed, time and distance problems, be alert when it comes to units. Watch out for km/ hr to m/s conversions especially.
Diverse reading during the preparation time will help develop a comfort level with the Reading Comprehension passages. Get acquainted with passages based on philosophy, political theory and sociology.
In most geometry questions, figures are drawn to scale. However, do not assume this fact. Most answers require solving with formulae and not visual interpretation of the data.
In Paragraph Completion questions, the second last line carries the maximum clues. Try to maintain logical and grammatical consistency of the option selected as the last sentence with this line.
Most DI Questions are part of a set of 4-5 questions. Avoid making mistakes in the earlier calculations as these will reflect severely on all the other questions, leading to multiple errors.
While solving the Jumbled Sentences question types, always look out for grammar clues when searching for links. For example: Pronouns, conjunctions and clauses help establish links.
To remember formulae and expansion theorems, learn to derive them first. In case you come up with an obstacle in the exam, you can always derive the correct formula.
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