Saturday, 1 October 2011

How to solve Logical Aptitude questions

How to solve Logical Aptitude questions?

About Aptitude test
In India aptitude test is common for the student who are preparing for entrance exam after their graduation, but now it is very important for all the aspirants of IITJEE, AIEEE and other engineering entrance examination. Aptitude tests are designed to assess your logical reasoning or thinking performance. They consist of multiple choice questions and are administered under exam conditions. They are strictly timed and a typical test might allow 30 minutes for 30 or so questions. The pattern of the engineering entrance exam is not yet clear; your test result will be compared to that of a control group so that judgments can be made about your abilities.

Tricks to solve aptitude questions

1. Segregate the order of difficulty to your advantage.

Because questions are not segregated so read the question and put mark on each question by the difficulty level, segregate question in easy moderate and difficult segments .consider beginning with questions which are marked easy. This way, you'll start off on a roll and boost your confidence. Sounds reasonable enough, right? Here's where it gets wacky, though. After easy question, jump to the moderate and than difficult one of the section and work your way backwards too easy. This technique isn't for everybody, but many test-takers have found it to be useful and swear by it.

2. Manage your time wisely.

Because questions which you marked easy tend to be easier, try to complete each one in less than 10 to 15 seconds. This will give you extra time for the more difficult questions that come later.

3. Thoroughly read the Aptitude questions
the most important rotation in the aptitude question lies in the terminology you won't need to comprehend fully on an initial read, Logical Aptitude is different. You'll have to measure every word in both the question stem and the stimulus. So make clear that you have completely understood the language of the question than proceed further.

4. Remember the topic of the Aptitude questions doesn't matter.

This is especially important to remember when it comes to questions dealing with science and other technical topics as told by IITJEE council questions are based on PCM and reasoning (which often puzzle future lawyers who studied the humanities in college). In fact, if you're able to put aside your dislike and disinterest of the topic, you'll see that the connections between the premises (evidence) and conclusion in such question are often more straightforward than in other questions. The best way to deal with tough scientific questions is to read the question carefully and analysis the concepts with respect to subject, or the topic itself. Analyze the connection between the evidence and conclusion.

5. Eliminate all words that are irrelevant to the argument of Aptitude test

Even though you need to comprehend all the words in the stimulus, they're not all important. The only words you'll need to deal with are the ones that make up the evidence and conclusion.

The first thing to do is to determine which type of questions you are going to be asked. Don't waste time practicing questions that won't appear in the actual test. Types of question can be as follows:

Verbal Ability  - Includes spelling, grammar, ability to understand analogies and follow detailed written instructions but all these questions are from the class 12th syllabus. These questions appear in most general aptitude tests because English is the subject which a student is very comfortable as he/she spend lot of time in it

Numeric Ability - Includes basic arithmetic, number sequences and simple mathematics. In engineering level tests you will often be presented with charts and graphs that need to be interpreted. These questions appear in most general aptitude tests

Mechanical Reasoning - Designed to assess your knowledge of physical and mechanical principles. Mechanical reasoning questions are used to select for a wide range of subjects including the physics, chemistry and mathematics.

6. Study smarter.

When you're marking down your answers on practice questions, try to distinguish between questions where you were sure of the answer and those where you were simply guessing. Do this even when you're "almost certain." When you're not 100% sure that your answer is correct, mark it with a "/". For example, if you narrow down the answer to either "B" or "C" (and you've crossed-off "A," "D," and "E) mark the answer as "B/C." You might even put what you consider to be the better of the two down first. If you liked "C" better than "B," you could mark it on your answer sheet as "C/B."

This technique will help to track your progress more closely and determine which types of questions to focus on.

7. Try not to diagram Logical Aptitude questions too often.

It's often a good idea to diagram Aptitude questions involving multiple conditional statements that can be linked in some way. Sufficient Assumption questions, Must Be True questions, and Parallel Aptitude questions often fall into this category. As you become more familiar with Logical Aptitude questions, you won't feel the need to diagram as often.
8. Comprehension aptitude questions

You will get a set of questions and a passage that is 400-500 words long. You will get four or five passages per section. The questions will be similar to the SAT Reading Comprehension questions, but more difficult. The passages are not arranged in any order of difficulty.

How to beat this section:

  1. The passages are long, so you must read quickly (skim over the content). You must be able to read actively and pull out the important points. during reading marks important line in the passage this will save time
  2. If you can pull the main points from the passage and understand the author's point, the next step is to attack the questions. There is a limited range of question types that you will encounter on the Aptitude test. solve the question only after complete understanding of the passage
  3. If you understand the passage and what the question is asking, your final step is to apply that information to eliminating the incorrect answer choices and picking the correct choices.

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