A pre­scrip­tion for IRMA

Be­ing se­lec­tive is key to suc­cess

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - HT Education - - Front Page - Chi­rag Sancheti

In­sti­tute of Ru­ral Man­age­ment, Anand, or IRMA, con­ducts its own ad­mis­sion test for its post­grad­u­ate pro­grammes.There are some crit­i­cal points to keep in mind while at­tempt­ing this test, which is slated for Novem­ber 11, 2012

VA and LR sec­tions have 50, 50 and 60 ques­tions, re­spec­tively while GA has 40. Since 200 ques­tions are to be solved in 120 min­utes, start­ing with GA sec­tion is bet­ter as it is not time­con­sum­ing.

has to be se­lec­tive in VA as read­ing com­pre­hen­sion (RV) pas­sages tend to be large and re­quire con­cen­tra­tion.

and data in­ter­pre­ta­tion are com­bined. The ques­tions are sim­ple and not very cal­cu­la­tion-in­ten­sive but it is bet­ter to strate­gise due to time con­straints.

time for ev­ery ques­tion and move on to the next if you can­not solve it in that much time.

rea­son­able dis­tri­bu­tion of time: GA - 10 min­utes, QA - 30 min­utes, VA - 30 min­utes and LR - 40 min­utes and five min­utes for re­view.

GA, daily news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines spe­cial­is­ing in com­pet­i­tive ex­am­i­na­tions, es­pe­cially Union Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion and state ex­am­i­na­tions, are to be re­ferred reg­u­larly.

there are sec­tional cut-offs, an over­all cut-off and neg­a­tive mark­ing, one should not try to solve as much as one can. Be­ing se­lec­tive is key.

the GA sec­tion, don't mark an­swers ran­domly be­cause you stand to lose if it is wrong.

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