How to Approach NEET MCQ’s 2021 & Discrimination Skills?
- Specific test-taking techniques discussed here will enhance your accuracy and efficiency in decision-making so that you will feel confident as you select the best answer.
- Take only 50 seconds to answer each question (do not linger too long over a tough question).
Analysis of the NEET MCQ:
- Reading every aspect of the question thoroughly and carefully.
- Read the question accurately and take care to read the directions (intuitive have a tendency to overlook directions).
- Pay careful attention to qualifying words that will narrow your answer choice possibilities.
- When the stem includes several complicated statements, isolate each of them & make sure you understand each individual part.
|Types of the stem & approach:|
|Positive Stem MCQ||Negative Stem MCQ|
Type of NEET UG MCQ’s
- Simple Recall/fact-based: You must choose the answer from the facts that you remember
- Statement Based: With positive or negative stem (correct /True or incorrect/not true)
- Conceptual / Problem – Solving Type / Calculation Based: Drawing a conclusion for a practical problem or calculation
- Matching Type: Match the Correct/incorrect pair
- K-Type / Combined Response Type: Combined response type with multiple combinations of correct/incorrect portions
- Chemical Reaction or Process-Based / Formula based: Formula in question stem or in the options
- Graphic Based: Graphs/images in question stem or in the options (mainly physics)
Variability of Types & Level of Difficulty
- The challenging part of the exam is the pacing and the variability of the questions.
- Each question is a separate entity
- Allow a tough question to contaminate your skill/positive attitude as you move through to answering the next more manageable ones.
- Adjust rapidly as you move from item to item.
- Read each question and mark an answer before moving on to the next one (Do not skip) →answer each question in the order in which it appears
- Don’t linger too long over a tough question→ rush through answers of the upcoming easier questions & lower your confidence (researches tell us that students tend to spend the most time on questions they get wrong)
Choosing the most appropriate choice
- Read the question first, not the answers (Answers contain distractors)
- Understand the emphasis of the question stem: read the entire question stem→ visualize the answer in your mind→then look for this answer among the choices offered (Perceiving types who tend to talk themselves into wrong answers, and Judgers who answer too quickly)
- Take a deep breath and allow yourself a fraction of a second to relax and think as you exhale before reading the answer alternatives (read all of the possible choices, even if you think the first or second choice is correct)
- Optimal answer selection requires skill in blocking out distractions from among the variety of answer choices.
- Assure that your answer choice emphasizes the same principles as the question stem.
- Approaching “all of the above” or “none of the above” option: tackle with extra caution & figure out whether two or more options are correct or incorrect to choose this option