How to prepare for IB Security Assistant Maths Section? IB Security Assistant examination is around the corner and in this article, we will discuss how to approach the mathematics section in order to score good marks in this exam. Maths as a subject gives jitters to many of the students and they find it difficult and hence lose their interest in the subject. You must not worry if you relate to the same situation. Just remember anything in the world can be conquered and so is the case with the phobia of Maths.
Understanding IB Security Assistant Maths Section Weightage
Getting to know about the syllabus and directing your preparation accordingly is the prime step to start with the revision of any competitive exam. Let us began the discussion by going through the exam syllabus (Topic-wise ):
- Speed, Distance & Time
- Profit loss & Discount
- Ratio Proportion
- Boat & Stream
- CI & SI
- LCM & HCF
- Mixture & Allegation
- Complementary angles
- Pipes & Cistern
- Problem on Ages
- Time & Work
- Time work & wages
- Basic Advance Maths
- Data Sufficiency
- Standard Trigonometry Identities
- Heights and Distances (Basic)
- Frequency polygon
- Bar diagram & Pie chart
If we take a look at the syllabus part of this exam, more stress is laid on the arithmetic part but that does not free you from practicing the advanced section as these days the competition is stiff and surprises are always in store. Therefore, it is advised to go through the advance Maths topics up to 10th class level. However, one needs to devote more time in working out the arithmetic part. To get a real-time analysis, one can practice from our daily quizzes.
Detailed Pattern of the Exam and its marking scheme.
The Tier I exam will contain a Written Exam of Objective type MCQs, divided into 4 parts containing questions of 1 marks each. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer marked by the candidate. For your ease, let us formulate the exam pattern in the form of a table:
|Name of the Section||Questions||Marks||Exam Duration|
|General Awareness||40||40||2 Hours|
|Logical/ Analytical Ability||20||20|
IB Security Assistant Maths Section Preparation Tips
Let us discuss in detail the approach that one needs to follow to maximize one’s score:
- The first approach to follow is to go through the previous years’ papers to gauge the pattern of the exam in context.
- The next move to follow is to designate the topic its position in terms of the volume of questions asked in the exam.
- After having done the former two steps, you need to start practicing from a good book that covers all kinds of questions which are currently in trend. Doing this, one should stick to one book for practice and give it a thorough revision at least 4-5 times.
- Devote a good amount of time to practice and stick to the scheduled time.
- Avoid using conventional methods as these are time-consuming and are useless when it comes to appearing for an examination. For instance, if you follow the let x approach in exams it will decrease your efficiency to perform in the exam.
- One should start with improving their calculation speed.
- Try to make things easy for yourself by memorizing important formulas, tables, cubes, and squares. This will reduce your time in solving problems.
- Having a problem in memorizing the formulas? Well, this problem can be easily tackled by revising the formulas on a daily basis. Maintain a notebook specifically for this purpose and write down all the important formulas of each and every topic. Go through these formulas and important concepts on a daily basis. Eventually, you will be able to store them in your long-term memory and the end results of it would be rewarding.
- One should wind up his/ her preparation 15 days prior to the exam. In the last few days, the focus should be shifted to practicing lots of mock tests and analyzing them so that you do not commit the same mistake during the examination.
- One should practice at-least 30-40 Mock tests in last 15-20 days of exam. This will help you in getting to know your weak topics and questions that eat up most of your time. This will also help you in identifying the pattern in which you commit mistakes while taking mock tests.
- You can take help of IB Security Assistant Mock tests. Analyse each mock test for questions that you skipped and the one that took most of your time. Tackle them by practicing them from gradeup quizzes and reattempt that topic questions and note down your progress in another mock.
We would sum up this article with the famous quote, ‘The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.’