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Question selection and Accuracy is very important in XAT as the questions are moderate to difficult and the cut-offs are low. Best of luck for the test.
 
While solving RC passages, it is best not to let extraneous or prior knowledge on that subject affect your understanding of that passage.
 
SNAP test duration is 120 minutes and had four sections i.e. General English, General Awareness, Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency and Analytical and Logical Reasoning. The total marks will be 180. There is 25% negative marks for each wrong answer. Best of luck.
 
This year JMET test will be of 3 hours duration and consist of 120 questions. The sections will be Verbal Communication, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation. There will be negative marking for incorrect answers, 25% of the marks allotted to those questions will be deducted. It is necessary to obtain certain minimum marks in each of the four sections to qualify in the test. Best of luck for the test.
 
Last year's FMS test was a 2 hour exam with 200 questions. The sections were Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. Each correct answer carried 4 marks and each incorrect answer carried -1 mark. Best of luck for the test.
 
The admission test for IIFT is a 2 hour multiple choice objective type written test. It covers English comprehension, General Knowledge and Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis. In previous years, the test had 5 to 6 sections or subsections with differential marking for different sections and fractional marks. The marks per question for the General Knowledge and Awareness section were the minimum. Best of luck for the test.
 
FMS test has to be solved in 120 minutes and comprises of around 175 questions. The sections are Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. Each correct answer carries 4 marks and each incorrect answer carries -1 mark. Best of luck for the test.
 
XAT 2009 had 104 questions in 3 sections to be atempted in 2 hours. Additional 20 minutes were given for essay. Each correct answer carried +1 mark and each incorrect answer carried -1/4 marks for the first 6 questions and -1/2 marks thereafter. Best of luck for the test.
 
NMAT 2008 and 2007 consisted of 150 questions which were to be attempted in 120 minutes. The 3 sections were Verbal Ability (40 Questions), Intelligence and Logical Reasoning (60 Questions) and Quantitative Ability, Data Analysis and Sufficiency (50 Questions). Each correct answer carries +1 mark and each incorrect answer carried -0.25 marks. Best of luck for the test.
 
Last year, SNAP test had 135 questions to be completed in 120 minutes with four sections i.e. Analytical and Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative and Data Interpretation and Sufficiency and General English. 1 or 2 marks were allotted for the correct answers with 25% negative marking. The number of questions varies every year. Best of luck.
 
This year JMET test will be of 3 hours duration and consist of 120 questions. The sections will be Verbal Communication, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation. There will be negative markings for incorrect answers, 25% of the marks allotted to those questions will be deducted. It is necessary to obtain certain minimum marks in each of the four sections to qualify in the test. Best of luck for the test.
 
The admission test for IIFT is a 2 hour multiple choice objective type written test which consists of questions of 200 marks. It covers English comprehension, General Knowledge and Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis. In previous years, the test had 5 to 6 sections or subsections with differential marking for different sections and fractional marks. The marks per question for the General Knowledge and Awareness section were the minimum. The negative marks were in the range of -1/4 to -1/3. Best of luck for the test.
 
In analogy questions, watch out for contextual meanings and jargon. For example Lion: pride can have two interpretations. A group of lions is called a pride. Likewise lion is a symbol of pride. Thus the relationship can be animal: collective noun or object: symbol.
 
Reading a Reading Comprehension passage too fast can make for more mistakes, and more time spent when answering questions in having to go back to the passage. Read at a speed that is good enough to comprehend the passage.
 
The X-axis is also called the abscissa and the Y-axis is also called the ordinate.

The equation of X-axis is y = 0 and the equation of Y-axis is x = 0.
 
Spelling has also become an important thing to know after this year's CAT paper which tested spelling as well. Hence, keep an eye out for the spellings of words.
 
To calculate the average rate of interest, you must calculate the geometric mean, not the arithmetic mean. For example, if the rate of interest provided by a bank in three successive years was 10%, 20%, and 15%, this means that the investment was multiplied by 1.10, 1.20, and 1.15 in the three years respectively. Hence, the geometric mean needs to be calculated.
 
Do not have a pre-decided order in which to attempt the paper in terms of either sub-sections or types of questions. It helps to attempt the questions which are easiest, rather than the ones that are favourites based on past performance.
 
If the remainder when a polynomial f(x) is divided by binomial of the form (xa) is R, then f(a) = R. This is also called the Polynomial Remainder Theorem.

Also, if (xa) is a factor of f(x), then a will be a root of f(x). This is because, if (xa) completely divides f(x) without leaving any remainder, then R = 0, and so f(a) = 0.
 
Make sure you read up enough on various areas such as Politics, Economics, Science & Technology and Current Affairs for RC passages.
 
 
 
 
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