# How to Avoid Silly Mistakes in exam I Guidance I Tips I Strategy

## How to Avoid Silly Mistakes in exam I Guidance I Tips I Strategy

How to Avoid Silly Mistakes in exam I Guidance I Tips I Strategy

## What are silly Mistakes

To understand silly mistakes let us do a case study. There are four students who are taking SSC CGL Tier 2 : Math test. There are 100 MCQ in that test. Each question carries 2 marks and 0.5 negative marking. Assuming all have same knowledge. Then their scores are most likely will be as given in the below table:

 Name Total Attempt Correct Wrong Score Katrina 100 100 88 12 88*2-12*0.5= 170 Kareena 100 98 92 6 92*2-6*0.5= 181 Kajol 100 95 90 5 90*2-5*0.5 = 177.5 Karishma 100 96 94 2 94*2-2*0.5 =187

Silly Mistakes ≥ Concentration

What does this equation explain ? Silly mistakes are just not only concentration but more than concentration.

Silly Mistakes  = 0  ??

What does this equation explain ? We can try to reduce silly mistakes to zero.

## Possible Reasons of silly mistakes

1. Not reading the question completely

2.Not understanding the question

3.Hurry in jumping the conclusion

1.e.g. 9*6 = ???

5.Wrong option tick despite you solved correct

6.Wild guess

## Segregating and gravity of issue

• Analyse last 3 sets wrong answers
 Set Wrong (A) Correct but were guess (B) A+B Solving ability Can not solve 1 12 6 18 12 6 2 6 4 10 8 2 3 8 8 16 14 2

## Analysis of : Solving ability Questions

 Reason Set 1 (12 Q) Set 2 (8 Q) Set 3 (14 Q) Problems identified/ Steps to be taken Not reading the question completely Not understanding the question Hurry in jumping the conclusion Calculation pre-notion leading to mistakes Wrong option tick despite you solved correct Wild guess

Complete this matrix. Once you know the real reasons you will have ideas to rectify those. E.g. if your most of the answers are wrong as you are not reading the question completely , then focus on reading the questions completely.

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