There is no doubt that negative is a blessing for those who have been preparing for GATE-2014 exam seriously and have a high hand in it because it will help them in securing a good rank in the examination.
If you want to deal with negative marking scheme correctly,there are some parameters that you should know:
Number of questions
Expected Cut-off marks
Number of attempts required with a fair bit of accuracy
Most important thing is that you should know your strong point, be honest with yourself. You can allocate time for yourself as to how much time is to be devoted to the particular sections. This would avoid you coming in the temptation of doing more than required question in any particular section because this would generally increase your chances of making mistakes and inviting more negative.
Don’t be in hurry and also don’t do guess work
Before solving the question paper first read all paper and then mark on the easy question. It will help you to solve question speedily.Panic and stress can lead you to this mistake.
Do not follow guess approach during your exam If you continue to go by that approach , be mentally prepared for a disaster.
No one will tell you correct answer
No one will tell the correct answer so if you continue to go by that approach, be mentally prepared for a disaster. Believe on yourself only, be confident and choose the answer.
Avoid erasing work as much as you can
When you mark any answer, first confirmed about that answer and then mark. But some time students erase and change the answer on sheet. Sometimes when it will not completely erased, it can be detected by the machine checking and it will affect on your sheet resulting in Negative Marking, Hence don’t keep erasing and changing your answers.