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roooooohi
roooooohi • Feb 6, 2015

Clear Apti!!

I have not attended any placement drive which does not have aptitude. Although i strongly feel it should not be so.
I mean there can be times when some people are lucky enough to mark the correct option for a question or not lucky enough to miss it all the time.
its totally on your luck + practice.
And in my view it should be like writing down the correct answer rather than ticking one of the options.
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Feb 6, 2015
roooooohi
I have not attended any placement drive which does not have aptitude. Although i strongly feel it should not be so.
I mean there can be times when some people are lucky enough to mark the correct option for a question or not lucky enough to miss it all the time.
its totally on your luck + practice.
And in my view it should be like writing down the correct answer rather than ticking one of the options.
Yes. So how could we help you ?
roooooohi
roooooohi • Feb 6, 2015
By supporting me here or else making me understand that i am wrong.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 6, 2015
roooooohi
I mean there can be times when some people are lucky enough to mark the correct option for a question or not lucky enough to miss it all the time.
I can tell you that in my times, I cracked the aptitude purely on the basis of hours of practice. Just ensured that the 'luck' felt jealous of 'practice'.
roooooohi
roooooohi • Feb 6, 2015
Me too.
but i find it a little unfair.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 6, 2015
roooooohi
Me too.
but i find it a little unfair.
Nope. You can have argument on whether 'apti' is the right way to conduct entrance test. But cracking an apti is a function of practice.
roooooohi
roooooohi • Feb 6, 2015
ok but there are times when you guess the answer and yes i don't doubt that you cleared it by practicing.
rahul69
rahul69 • Feb 6, 2015
roooooohi
I have not attended any placement drive which does not have aptitude. Although i strongly feel it should not be so.
I mean there can be times when some people are lucky enough to mark the correct option for a quest
roooooohi
Me too.
but i find it a little unfair.
Unfair, huh, Trust me when I tell u this: it is not luck
Those people call it luck, but the truth is, back in day they have worked so hard that they are getting the fruits of those labor today, and they have forgotten the hardwork they did, and call it luck now.
Guessing is not simple as it sounds (unless u are closing eyes and ticking 😉 ), Sometime u are using the knowledge gained by your sub conscious, ( u have a gut feeling that it is correct as ur subconscious remembers it), Sometimes u may eliminate wrong options and then take guess, but that also needs at least some knowledge.

To summarise
Luck = shot in dark (mostly miss, rarely hit)
Practice = success is ensured 😀
So don't feel jealous, feel pity on those who are riding on luck as they don't know when they may fall.
Be positive, Be Happy 😁
Shashank Moghe
Shashank Moghe • Feb 6, 2015
@roooooohi your argument dissipates in thin air when the aptitude test has negative marking. That is the correct way of eliminating the luck factor out. Besides, writing down and answer (I suppose you meant arriving at the answer), needs you to exact out the calculations involved. Many a times, having an answer in the ball-park is all that is required to be known. Arriving at the answer might require you to know all the intermediate formulae which is unfair to those who cannot remember formulae (or cannot rote-learn).
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 6, 2015
For some reason (which I don't agree with) IT companies in India have accepted aptitude tests as the first round of elimination. Why? Because it's easier to conduct, takes very less time to conduct and get results and ensures the basic level of smartness in the selected candidates. Everyone knows that you 'CAN' be lucky in aptitude tests but there are higher changes that you will be filtered out in the subsequent rounds of selection process.

I've been through the process and have been on the both sides so I know how it works. Think of it: You're going to hire 10 candidates and there are 500 applicants. How do you know which ones to call for interview? If they're made to write lengthy answers - it's going to take days to correctly evaluate candidates. Not a very practical solution, right?

The key to cracking aptitude tests is to be smart. You don't have to 'solve' the questions; but just eliminate the wrong answers and make a very smart guess about the right one. If you can master this technique, you will solve any aptitude test in 50% of the time it normally takes. I've seen this technique being used by those who cracked CAT, GRE, GMAT and aptitude tests. Trust me, the technique can be developed through practice. The good thing is that, it's not as difficult as it looks.

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