Techniques for multiple choice questions for Examination



Every competitive examinations contains the multiple choice questions.So it is imperative to know the Techniques for multiple choice questions

1) Read the instruction of the paper and see if there is any negative marking. This will help you in making educated guess.There are two types of Multiple choice questions. a) Only one answer  b) can be more than one.  Always check the instruction before attempting the question

2) Take a brief tour of  the  paper,so that you have a idea of the whole paper. Start your paper with Easy question.

3) Read the question before you look at the answer. Come up with the answer in your head before looking at the possible answers, this way the choices given on the test won’t throw you off or trick you.

4) Cross out any answers that you know are wrong.

5) Always Read all the choices before choosing your answer.don’t just stop when you come upon the one that seems likely.

6) In case of True and false questions, label each of the four or five choices as “true” or “false” and eliminate those that do not correctly complete the question.



7)  Mark any questions that you leave so you’ll know to come back to them.

8) Keep an eye on the clock to give yourself time to re-visit the questions you left blank

9) There are certain keywords which we should be very careful,such as “all,” “always,” “never,” “none,” “not,” “few,” “many,” some,” and “sometimes.” Circle them ,so that you answer the question correctly

10) There could be many question of type “All of the above” and “None of the above” choices, if you are certain one of the statements is true don’t choose “None of the above” or one of the statements are false don’t choose “All of the above”. In a question with an “All of the above” choice, if you see that at least two correct statements, then “All of the above” is probably the answer.

11) It has been seen that  correct answer is the choice with the most information.

12) Some times two choices appear to be equally correct. In such case eliminate the response that appears to be least related to the question being asked. Remember, you are looking for the best answer, not only a correct one. Some responses may be correct but are not directly related to the question.




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