How To Minimize Negative Marks In Bank Exams

Negative marking is a common trend in almost every competitive exam these days. And the most common question that comes in the mind of an aspirant is if there is any negative marking and how to minimize it in Bank Exam.

Negative marking occurs when a candidate marks the wrong answer in the question and 0.25 marks are deducted from the total score of the candidate for every wrong answer. So for every 4 wrong answers, the candidate loses 1 mark.

Therefore candidates must learn to improve their accuracy so that they can excel in the exam. Below are some tips on how to minimize Negative Marks in Bank Exam.

  • Leave all the questions unanswered which you are not sure of

Candidates should solve the questions first that they are full confident about and then proceed to the questions that they are unsure of. Candidates have the option to review in the exam. Leaving the questions which candidates are not sure of is a good way to reduce negative marking. But candidates should be aware of skipping too many unsure questions as that can reduce the overall in the exam.

  • Avoid guessing blindly

If candidates do not know the answer or have a query about it they just leave it rather than guessing blindly. They should only answer the questions that they are totally sure of or it may cause in negative marking and reduce the marks.

  • Read the questions carefully

Sometimes candidate gets an easy question and marks it quickly without reading the question properly. But in that hurry, the candidates might mark the wrong answer which results in negative marking. So candidates should read the questions and options properly before marking them.

  • First, answer the easier question

Candidates should go through the whole question and find the section in which they are strong in. They should first solve the easier questions which will give them a confidence in the exam. And they can also decide accordingly which questions to skip.

  • Practice mock papers and previous year’s papers

Practicing test series like mocks and previous year’s question papers can give the candidate an idea about the question pattern. They can also analyze where they are making mistakes which will help them not to make the same mistake again in the exam.

  • Take proper notes

Candidates should make proper notes of tricks and important formulas during their practice which will help them to memorize for a longer time. Candidates can read these notes before the examinations which will help them to solve with accuracy during the exam.

  • Take calculated risks

Candidates should not get lured for answering all the questions. They should answer only those that they are sure about. If an answer is not in the option candidates can take the risk of answering that they think is closest to the right answer. If a candidate does not take any calculated risk then they may not cross the number of questions required crossing the threshold of that section.

  • Avoid answering in the last minute

It is very important for candidates to utilize the last minute for revision. So candidates should properly utilize every second of the exam and try not to solve questions in the last moment in the hurry which can lead to mistakes.

If candidates are well prepared for the examination they do not need to worry about the negative marking. They should just concentrate on their goal with hard work and follow the above steps to avoid negative marks in Bank Exam.

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