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How to Prepare for SRMJEEE B.tech-(Biotech) 2016
Section A: Test of proficiency in English Language. The questions cover grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, relationship between words and phrases and comprehension of passages.
Section B: Test of Numerical Aptitude based on general mathematics, numerical calculation, arithmetic, simple algebra and geometry. This also tests the ability to interpret common graphs charts and tables.
Section C: Speed And Accuracy Of Thinking and decisions making. The test is based on assessment of figures, diagrams, unfamiliar relationships and verbal reasoning.
Section D: Knowledge of current affairs related to trade, industry, economy, sports and culture.
Strategy:The UPMCAT exam’s main objective to test speed and accuracy. Speed will be also very critical in the exam. Candidates need to attempt each question in less than 80 seconds. Selection is crucial here. Aspirants should focus on core quant topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or uncomfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds. Focus on quant syllabus and revise your class IX and X maths.
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation: Number Systems Fraction and Decimals Geometry Ratios and Proportion Percentages In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra Profit and Loss Averages Partnership Time-Speed-Distance Work and time Mensuration Alligation & Mixtures Pipes and Cisterns Simple Interest and Compound Interest Probability Permutations & Combinations Tabulation, Pie chart ,Bar Chart, Line Graph(DI)
Language Comprehension (Verbal ability): Reading Comprehension Para Jumbled Sentence correction paragraph completion Idioms and Phrases Synonyms and Antonyms English Usage Errors English Grammar One Word Substitution Sentence Improvement. Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.
Logical Reasoning: Analytical reasoning Statements Assumptions Non Verbal Tests (Visual reasoning) Analogy Test Inferences Statements and assumptions Statements Arguments Cause and effects Statements and conclusion Ranking Tests Linear arrangements Matrix arrangements Blood relationship test Matrix arrangements Symbol based problems Sequencing, coding and decoding problem Number series Direction and Distance test General Awareness: Current Affairs of National, International, Economic etc. Personalities in News Sports News Trade Awareness (Corporate news) History Culture Geography Economy Politics Indian Constitution Sports Literature Science in everyday life
Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.
While revising GK/Current Awareness, candidates need to go through top news stories regularly. Apart from that, focus on General Awareness Questions and static topics. Except for the section on General Awareness, all the other sections of the UPMCAT exam get well covered with a good preparation for MAT/CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive. For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources: Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, improve your GK. Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions.
In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters. Who is who, What is what, Science, scan Human body, Computers, Landmarks of history, The Universe etc.
While preparing for this section, a student should focus on issues related to National & International Events, World Bodies, and Foreign Trade related information. Finally, practicing past years' question papers as well as Mock Tests of various players are perhaps the best source for preparation. It provides opportunity to plug the loopholes in the preparation of the entrance exam and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.