How to Attempt UIIC AO 2016 | Do’s and Don’ts

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How To Attempt UIIC AO 2016

UIIC AO is just a few days ago and most candidates are just finishing up with their preparation for written examination. While you are it, we would like to add a few essential points on How to Attempt UIIC AO Written Examination with the obvious Do’s and Don’ts. But first, let us revisit the exam pattern.

 

UIIC AO Exam Pattern 2016

The Exam Structure for UIIC AO Written Examination will differ for Generalist and Specialist Posts. There will be a few common features like total number of questions, marking scheme, total time allotted and number of sections.

For UIIC AO Generalist Post 

The written paper will be be objective MCQ based and will be conducted online. There will be 5 sections with a total of 200 questions carrying 1 mark each.

 Name of the Section  Questions  Marks
 Reasoning Ability  50  50
 English Language  40  40
 Quantitative Aptitude  50  50
 General Awareness (with Special Reference to Financial Sector)  40  40
 Computer Literacy  20  20
 Total  200  200

The total time allotted for solving the entire objective test is 2 Hours (120 Minutes). There will be sectional and overall cutoff.

For UIIC AO Specialist Post 

The written paper will be be objective MCQ based and will be conducted online. There will be 5 sections with a total of 200 questions carrying 1 mark each.

 Name of the Section  Questions  Marks
 Reasoning Ability  40  40
 English Language  40  40
 Quantitative Aptitude  40  40
 General Awareness (with Special Reference to Financial Sector)  40  40
 Technical & Professional Knowledge (Specific Field)  40  40
 Total  200  200

As we can see, the major difference will be in the final section, which is, Professional Knowledge and the number of questions in each. The total time allotted for solving the entire objective test is 2 Hours (120 Minutes). There will be sectional and overall cutoff.

UIIC AO Descriptive Exam Pattern

The Descriptive Paper will be common for both Generalist and Specialist Posts. Descriptive Questions include Essay Writing and Letter Writing and the total marks for descriptive test is 30. 

To qualify in this round, you need to score atleast 15 Marks in you belong to General Category and 13.5 Marks has been set as the official benchmark for SC/ ST Category Candidates. The total time allotted will be 30 Minutes. 

The Final Merit List will be prepared based on the performance in Written Tests and Interview.

 

How to Attempt UIIC AO 2016

On the Day before the examination you are all set up to appear for the Examination syllabus wise but believe me you still have the scope to improve by following the below mentioned points:

  1. Appear for a full length mock test with a Similar Pattern to UIIC AO. 
  2. Analyse each section and you will get the feel that which topics under each section are among your strengths and where you lack. Just avoid things where you lack, focus on things that are among your strengths.
  3. Prioritise the attempt in such a way that your target should hit bulls-eye i.e. manage the time accordingly to optimise the sectional and overall cut-off.
  4. You should have the clarity regarding which section you are going to attempt to maximise the score and which to clear the sectional cut-offs only.
  5. Build a Time Management to attempt paper, be realistic and implement that as much as possible.

Tips to Crack UIIC AO 2016 Last Minute Preparation

The more you take it seriously, the better chances are of cracking the actual UIIC AO Examination. Few Points to follow while attempting the actual UIIC AO 2016. 

  1. Start with the section that is among your strength and you have to maximise score in that section. This will motivate you as well.
  2. Do not focus on topics that are among your weakness until and unless you have the time after making the sufficient number of attempts.
  3. Avoid sticking to a particular question. You need to keep the pace up at all times. 
  4. In Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude Section, read the Question once and if it appear to be solvable within 1 min go for it, else leave it and move.
  5. Appear for the simple Questions first and then go for the harder one, as it is less than a minute to attempt.

Unlike last Year, in the Descriptive Part for UIIC AO, you have to write 2 descriptions (essay and Letter) this year in the time duration of 30 minutes. The minimum cut off is mentioned by the Conducting Authority for UR and Reserved Category. The candidate has to act smarty.

  • You might have practised letter as well as precis writing by now. Just try to optimise it. Also, analyze the time dedicated to each article.
  • Letter has a prescribed format of writing and includes fewer words comparatively so go for it first and dedicate 10-12 minutes on it and then start with the second article framing the points first and then elaborate.
  • Be specific ,use simple words, avoid large lines and Grammatical Errors.

If you wish to know about UIIC AO Previous Year Cut Off, click on the box below.

UIIC AO Previous Year Cutoff Sectional and Overall

Do’s and Don’ts while attempting UIIC AO 2016

  1. Do follow a pre-planned exam strategy. It will be of great use to you.
  2. Do follow a specified time constraint while solving questions particular to each section of UIIC AO 2016.
  3. Don’t get confused or excited seeing something new in any of the sections. Just attempt those topics you are comfortable with.
  4. Don’t stick to any particular section or Question if it is taking any excess time. This is a major contradiction to Point No. 2.
  5. Do remember that it is always better to attempt 80% Questions with full accuracy than attempting the full paper with medium accuracy.
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