Are you struggling to finish your paper on time? Are you making careless mistakes? If yes, then you probably need to improve the way you attempt each and every question.

The way you attempt the questions in an exam plays a vital role in your performance. Each question asked in competitive entrance exams has a certain difficulty level based on which there is an ideal time to solve them.

To take the test successfully and finish the paper on time, you are required to attempt each and every question making proper use of the ideal time. You need to master this skill as you prepare and practice for the exam, and improve your attempt effectiveness.

How can Embibe help you improve your attempt effectiveness?

At Embibe, you can keep track of how much time you are spending on each question and learn how to control it. It tells you your attempt effectiveness for each question as you practice and test on the platform.

Basically, you get to know whether or not you are making proper utilization of the ideal time and getting the questions correct or incorrect.

Based on your time spent on questions and the accuracy of your attempts, Embibe has come up with the following types of attempts:

  1. Wasted attempts
  2. Overtime attempts
  3. Perfect attempts
  4. Too fast correct attempts
  5. Incorrect attempts

Let us now see what each of them means:

What are Wasted Attempts?

When a student spends only 25% or less than the ideal time on a question and gets it wrong, it is called a wasted attempt.

Wasted attempt happens mostly due to overconfidence or nervousness. These careless mistakes can be avoided if you spend the right amount of time on a question and solve it carefully.

What are Overtime Attempts?

As the name suggests, overtime attempts happen when you spend more than the ideal time on the questions

If you are making too many overtime attempts, you won't be able to finish your paper on time. The lesser your overtime attempts, the higher you will score as you will have more time to attempt other questions.

Overtime attempts are of two types:

  • Overtime correct attempt, which happens when you spend more than the idea time on a question and get it correct.
    Even if you get the answer correct, you are losing time which you could have used to attempt some other questions.
  • Overtime incorrect attempts, which happens when you spend more than the ideal time on a question and get it wrong. Overtime incorrect attempts cause loss of both marks and time.

What are Perfect Attempts?

When you answer a question correctly within the ideal time, it is called perfect attempt. 

The idea is to increase your perfect attempts. This will mean less wasted and overtime attempts and a higher score.

What are too Fast Correct Attempts?

When you answer a question too fast, i.e. when you do not make proper use of the ideal time and answer a question in 25 percent or less than the ideal time, and get it correct, it is a too fast correct attempt. 

Even though you got the answer correct, this type of attempts are not at all recommended. You need to spend the right amount of time and solve the problems carefully. Otherwise, there are chances of making careless or silly mistakes.

What are Incorrect Attempts?

If you answer a question within the ideal time and get it wrong, it is an incorrect attempt.

When you know the mistakes you are making, it becomes easier to rectify them because you know exactly where to focus. As Embibe points out the way you attempt each and every question, you become more conscious while solving questions. 

This, in turn, improves your time management, speed and accuracy. You also get to know the chapters and concepts which you need to revise and practice more. All these help in improving your attempt effectiveness.

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