To score under AIR 500, your core conceptual and application-based understanding of your engineering stream, as well as how quickly and successfully you practice previous year question papers and mock tests before taking the main exam, will determine whether you earn a double digit or triple digit AIR. Scores are calculated on a scale of 0 to 7 with higher scores indicating better performance.
The scoring system is quite different from other exams that you may have taken earlier. The questions are assigned weights according to their frequency of appearance in the actual test. So if you were able to identify which questions would be asked in the test, you could calculate roughly how many points you could earn for each correct answer.
The total weightage of all the questions is converted into a single number out of 100. This is called the aggregate indicator rate (AIR). The maximum possible score per section is also 35 which means that you can get a maximum of 700 out of 7000 possible points.
In order to score high enough marks to qualify you for admission, it is essential that you prepare thoroughly for the test. The more information you have about the questions and the way they're scored, the easier it will be to give the right answers and increase your score.
You can check your AIR by logging into MySarkariNaukri.com and then clicking on "My Profile" from the menu bar.
Every year, over 8.5 lakh candidates take the most awaited engineering test, GATE. Out of these, only about 15,000 are selected for the further process of applying for scholarships and other facilities.
GATE is a government-run examination conducted annually by the IITs and NITs for admission to doctoral programs in engineering fields. The exam is mandatory for all applicants who do not have an academic record sufficient to be considered for direct admission.
The exam is divided into three parts: paper 1 (Quantitative Ability) consists of 100 questions of which 50 can be attempted; paper 2 (English Language Proficiency) has 33 questions; and paper 3 (Logical Reasoning) has 4 questions. Each question carries one-point score, which adds up to a total maximum score of 200. Candidates can go through the entire exam at once by taking all three papers or they can choose to attempt only those sections that show some degree of difficulty. There is no penalty for any section not answered correctly but missing questions will reduce your score for that paper.
As the papers are of equal weight, it is important to give each one adequate time. The average duration of the whole exam is five hours.
If you took the test in 2018, you may need to achieve roughly 130-160 points in KCET and 90-95 points in the 12 boards to attain a rank below 1000. In general, people who score around 1200-1400 on the test -- by doing very well in both the verbal and mathematics sections -- have ranked near the top of the list.
The cutoff was set at 1000 because all other ranks are "unofficial." These are the persons who have been listed on the website but not counted among the top 10% since they did not meet the required score for an official place.
In 2014, for example, there were 478 such persons. In other words, 26% of those who took the test ended up being unofficial. This number goes down every year as more persons qualify for an official place.
The cutoff was set at 10% of the total number of seats because this is how many places are reserved for candidates from the overseas Indian community. So, if there are 10,000 places available for appointment to the KCET civil service exam, then about 100 persons will be selected through this process.
In addition to the reservation, some places are also reserved for employees of certain ministries and departments of government.
As a result, the greatest "score" you may obtain is the 99th percentile, or 99. However, each section of the test is divided into subjects, and you can get up to 130 points in each one. For example, "GT," or general technical score, is a measure of your overall problem-solving skill. It is calculated by combining the scores you receive in the areas of math, reading, and science. Your GT score will be reported along with your verbal and writing scores. The maximum possible score for the exam is 150.
The highest ever certified score on the GMAT exam was 730/800. This was achieved by Prakash R. Shenoy in February 2004. He is an Indian economist who has been ranked number one in his class at Stanford University. The second highest score is 690/800, which was scored by Wei Guo from China. He also took the exam while studying at Stanford University.
You must take the exam within 72 hours of registration. You have 20 minutes to complete the exam, including breaks.
There are two versions of the exam: one is administered in the morning, and the other in the afternoon. Both tests cover much the same material, but using different questions and scoring systems they are designed to identify how you cope with stress during different times of the day.
It's important to note that neither your score nor your ranking will change regardless of when you take the exam.