Unsure about a question – here’s what to do
A question in the CAT exam can make or break your career. What if you are stuck between yes and no to answer a certain question? This is one of the common issues that CAT aspirants face. Let’s talk in details and dig the right answer.
You are different
Each student is different from another and so is their ability to solve a puzzle. So, don’t go by others. Their capacity to figure out the right answer is their capacity at the end of the day. As for you, your caliber is different from them. Here are the four categories of a question –
- It seems you can calculate the right answer and that too in less time then solve it right there.
- It seems a question is difficult yet can be solved though it will take time; keep it in the review zone. Solve it later.
- It seems that the question is too difficult, don’t touch it.
- While solving a question, if you feel caught at a certain point, keep the question in review zone. Solve it later.
The smart usage of time
- Attempt the section which you are confident at. So at least the possibly solvable questions do not remain undone.
- Then get the job done with the questions that you solve but they are believed to take a bit more time.
- Give two minutes to solve these questions but if it appears that the solution is still not on its way, leave the question.
A quick walkthrough –
- Read the question. Solve it if it appears easy.
- Keep the question in the review zone if you think it’s going to take a bit more time.
- If any question is too difficult for you, don’t waste your time on it.
- If you are not able to solve a question beyond a certain point, keep it in the review zone, come back later.
- And last but not the least – mark only when you know the answer with no scope of doubt.