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AIEEE is not difficult. However, its questions do have a need of being
tackled with different tactics and perspectives.
- Each question is different in its own way with an element of surprise in
it. Candidates who know how and what to look for in a question are likely to
score high in the test.
- Since the most questions are basically designed to evaluate the
conceptual clarity of the candidates and application of fundamental
concepts, you should be focused on mastering all the fundamentals well.
- You need to attain minimum qualifying scores in subject. Thus, focusing
on one subject and ignoring the other may land you in a hot soup. So, divide
your time among the subjects more equitably.
- Focus on solving the problems on your own, while preparing for the exam.
Here is a step-by-step guide outlining the ideal process for solving a
o Try conventional methods first.
o If they don't work out, try to understand the problem again and find clues
that can lead you to solution.
o Go through the concepts related to the problem once again and see how they
can be applied to the problem in hand.
o Try to relate the problem to real-life situations. It will help you to
analyze it better.
o Consult the solution, only when you have exhausted your limits. See, what
you had missed earlier.
o Practice similar problems.
o Devise your own shortcuts and ways to tackle particular kind of problems.
- In AIEEE, both speed and strike rate matter. You need to be quick and
accurate to achieve high scores. High speed with less accuracy can actually
ruin your results.
- Never use calculator while preparing for the AIEEE exam. Being adept in
mental calculations can actually increase your speed to a great extent.
- Select your questions wisely. About 25% questions in the examinations
paper are easy, 60% are average and 25% are difficult. Attempt easy
- The cut-off for AIEEE examination is generally around 60 to 70%. So, if
you just solve easy and average questions correctly, you can easily get
through. Once you have exhausted these questions, you may attempt difficult
ones to make merit.
- If you indicate more than one answer for a particular question, it will
be considered as an incorrect response and you will lose marks on it.
- Once you are done with the questions you know well, apply the method of
intelligent guessing and elimination for questions you are not sure about.
Since you only need to choose one of the four given options, your chances of
choosing a correct answer is 25%. If you eliminate one incorrect answer,
your chances improve to 33%. If you are able to strike out one more option,
your chances of choosing the correct answer will be as high as 50%.
- Since you will be penalized for incorrect responses, do not resort to
wild guesswork. It is better to leave the question you have no idea about,
as you do not lose marks on questions you do not attempt.