Oct 26, 2023
With the INI CET November session just around the corner, we’ve encountered a common question from aspirants - "How many questions do I need to get right to secure a good rank?"
Considering the exam has negative marking, it's crucial to strike a balance between attempting enough questions and avoiding unnecessary penalties. Moreover, since the authorities don't release scorecards, it's hard to pinpoint the exact number of correct answers that top performers achieved.
This lack of clarity often leads to varying estimates among students, adding to the confusion. But we understand that every mark counts. So, after analysing previous INI CET exam results, here’s some much needed clarity.
Before we jump in, let's grasp the basics. The INI CET format comprises 200 objective-type questions to be completed in 180 minutes. Each correct answer earns you one mark, while an incorrect answer incurs a deduction of one-third of a mark.
It's essential to be aware that unanswered questions yield no marks. Furthermore, in the event of a tie, the candidate with fewer negative marks is allotted a higher rank. If that's tied too, the elder candidate gets the advantage.
To give you a clearer picture, let's break down the expected number of correct answers for various rank brackets:
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Note: The above break-down is a result of our previous year exam result analysis and may change depending on varying factors.
In case the answers to some questions are not apparent you can make calculated guesses as well. This will require you to leverage your subject matter knowledge, eliminate wrong options, and understand the question's context. You can easily improve your chances of selecting the correct option even when uncertain.
So, strategically guessing a few questions can help you increase your score and ultimately your rank. However, you must remember that while it's tempting to mark some questions based on calculated guesses, the INI CET exam also has negative marking. Therefore, you must always practise caution and rely on logical deduction.
After thoroughly analysing previous years’ INI CET exam results and reviewing our topper interviews, we have noted that top rankers often attempt more than 200 questions, despite the risk of negative marking. This gives you insight about your competitors' strategies which is important if you are targeting a top rank.
Now that you have a rough idea about how many questions are targeted in the exam, it’s important to also consider answering them accurately. Before going for the final exam, make sure to keep the following tips in mind so that you get maximum answers right -
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While having a clear target is important, your mindset and exam approach are equally critical. Here are a few tips to help you ace the upcoming INI CET exam more effectively:
So, approach your INI CET exam with confidence and a calm mind. Remember, every correct answer counts, and each step you take brings you closer to your goal.
Lastly, to increase your score, don’t forget to go through INI-CET previous year question papers.
Wishing you all the very best!
Kashika Walia is a Senior Content Writer at PrepLadder. She is devoted to give her readers easily digestible and high-value content that makes their journey towards their dream career incredibly easy.