Dear Friends,

The logic behind MCQS is simple  and below are ways it is going to help you.

If you have taken the MCQ and found that you could not score more- No need to worry – at this stage , the questions are framed to increase attention and remove assumption.

Lack of attention and Assumption usually leads to failure in Prelims. It is not that , one din’t know the answer , but is the fact  that one din’t read the question properly.

Lets look at a prelims question of CSE(Prelims) 2015 –

The winds which blow between 30 degrees N and 60 degrees S latitudes throughout the year are known as westerlies.
2. The moist air masses that cause winter rains in North-Western region of India are part of westerlies.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

In the above question, most of the candidates din’t read the question or have not given the attention that it deserved, it is a twisting question. Many have interpreted the  60 degree S as 60 degree N and got it wrong.This happens all the time in the anxious hours of exam.

Due to this very reason , MCQS framed in such a way that it will increase your attention.

Another logic we are using is that – ” People usually remember their friends but they never forget their enemies“- That is just human emotion . Similarly , if you have committed wrong for a particular question after honest attempt – then , chances are that you will never forget the question/answer anymore. This way ,it simply helps to register more information without really trying for it.

If you look at our MCQS, we give few datas , lets see how they will be useful ?

This is a statement of our MCQS:- “In India around 68 percent of the country is prone to drought in varying degrees . Now if you remember this data , the chances of using it , is very high. For eg-

you can write 68% of India is drought prone and hence we should try for integration of rivers  with minimal impact on the environment

or 68% of India being drought prone , many of our farmers endure abject poverty after crop failure and hence we should plan an insurance for drought affected,

or, 68% of India is drought affected , hence rainwater harvesting and ground water recharge methods should be promoted aggressively,

or , 68% of India being drought prone, many farmers stay as subsistence farmers and could not improve their lifestyle , hence skill promotion and alternative employment should be promoted in chronic drought prone areas as there is no benefit of doing agriculture in those region anyway.

or ,68% of India being drought prone – the ICAR should develop more drought resistant crops

And there are many more ways to use the particular data. Hence, contrary to popular belief , some informations are pious – they have to be remembered else the answer will look shallow, similarly , Not all informations are sacrosanct- many should be forgotten at the first sight.

Through MCQ we give those informations that are important and can be used – so if you do the MCQ – you will remember it with out trying to remember it – that is the beauty of MCQ.

This is already a long post and without continuing further on the philosophy of MCQ , we – request you to take the advantage of it, while you can.And don’t get embarrassed or let down when you don’t score more – remember – those questions were your enemies and you will never forget them 🙂

In real exam, this can go a long way in helping you to fight anxiety and stress of the moment and increasing attention.

Practice makes men/women Perfect and that is the only way to clear this exam.