Ace Exams: Master the Art of Solving MCQs Faster Than Ever Before!

By Anurag Kataria

Understand the Question

Always double-check the question. Don't just look at an answer and assume it's true. Make sure you fully comprehend the difficult questions because competitive exams always include questions that test your conceptual clarity.

Start Simple

Having difficulty solving a problem? Proceed to the following one. To boost your confidence, attempt the simpler questions first. This not only helps you get the right answer, but it can also save you time.

Get Rid of Incorrect Options

Choose not to select options that you are aware to be incorrect to save valuable minutes. You'll also have a better chance of picking the right option if you do this.

Double Check

Sometimes, even though the choices are different, the numbers and spellings are the same (for instance: 1414, 1144, and 4141) to muddle you up. When this happens, you need to be even more careful to make sure you're marking the right option.

Beware of Wordplay

"None of the above" and "All of the above" are vastly different. Under pressure, you may even interchange their meanings. Make sure you understand the question and test out a few different options before settling on one.

Be Smart About Dimensions

It is highly unlikely that an option will be the solution if there is something inconsistent about it. Ex: The response cannot be in cm or kg if the question concerns volume.

Manage Your Time

Divide your question paper into sections mentally and devote specific time to each section based on your confidence in the topic. Ensure that you have time to review your responses at the end.

Top Tips To Ace MCQs

- Start early - Brainstorm possible questions   with your study group - Practise previous years’   question papers - Conceptual understanding   >> Memorising