With the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2011 Scheduled to be
held on May 1, some useful tips to students
Around 10 lakh students take the All India Engineering Entrance
Examination (AIEEE) every year. The competition is tough, so each question
that students attempt can make a difference. The paper is primarily based on the
physics, chemistry and mathematics syllabus of the class XII board examination conducted
by the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE).
So students need to have their basic concepts clear.
With the AIEEE examination
scheduled for May 1, students have hardly a week to familiarise themselves with
the paper pattern. So they should focus on revising the topics and solving model
test papers. They should also scan the last few attempted sample papers to identify
their weak points. Instead of trying out anything new at this stage; students should
rather try and strengthen the areas which they still need to brush up.
The paper has about 100-120 questions not divided under any particular section.
The paper also holds negative marking, so a question answered correctly has four
times the weightage of an incorrect answer. One should identify the hit ratio, which
is the ratio of the number of correct answers to the number of incorrect answers.
A hit ratio of 5:1 is excellent while 4:1 is the ideal ratio for attempting the
paper. If you are able to bring the probability of getting the answer to 50% by
eliminating two choices, you must answer that question anything lesser than 50%
is a risk and should be avoided.
As there are not too many questions, students get enough time to go through the
paper and spot questions they are comfortable with. However, one can decide which
subject physics, chemistry, mathematics to attempt first depending on one’s comfort
level. Students should remember that the final score will not be subject-specific.
The paper has standard questions with a marking scheme of 3:1. In case of questions
with differential marking, students should attempt them in the end more the marks
assigned to a question, higher the difficulty level. The last 15 minutes of the
three-hour-long paper should be kept aside for difficult questions and revising
Courtesy: Times of India