How To Approach Multiple Choice Questions

You need to be able to be calm under pressure if you do not know the answer to a multiple choice question. This post will enable you to have a good technique when approaching multiple choice questions.
You need to be able to be calm under pressure if you do not know the answer to a multiple choice question. This post will enable you to have a good technique when approaching multiple choice questions.

To be able to be effective when approaching multiple choice questions, you need to have the right mentality as this will allow you to get more of these questions right.

If you know the answer right away, then it’s a no brainer! Answer the question right away and move on to the next one.

If you do not know the correct answer, then you will have to employ some techniques to increase the chances of you getting the answer right. The method I like to use is that instead of thinking what the correct answer is, think of which option/s are definitely wrong. The benefits of implementing this technique can be seen below.

Think of the scenario where you have four options to choose from. You have no idea what the correct answer is. However, you know two options which are definitely wrong. So the chances of you getting the question right has changed from 25% to 50% just by you eliminating two answers.

Eliminating wrong answers is a very effective method when approaching multiple choice questions. It enables you to break down the question whilst also increasing your chances of getting the question correct.

Another scenario may be that you do not know any information at all. You do not know the correct answer nor do you know any answers to eliminate because they’re all so similar. In this instance, have an educated guess or if you don’t even have that, have a stab in the dark. It is better to put down any answer than to put down nothing.

 

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  1. Yep, and similarly, the process of elimination may be applied to many of life’s circumstances, as can to just make a choice, even if you’re unsure which is the best one.

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