International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad recently announced the dates for the Undergraduate Entrance Examination (UGEE) 2021. The revised schedule has also been posted on the official website ugadmissions.iiit.ac.in. Accordingly, UGEE 2021 is scheduled for July 16, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm instead of June 02, 2021. Additionally, the registration deadline was also extended to June 07, 2021, up to 5:00 pm. With a month left for the computer-based entrance examination, here are certain important points that candidates can keep in mind during their preparation.
Understanding the paper pattern and syllabus.
Since a month is left for the UGEE 2021 examination, candidates must be having a clear idea of the paper pattern. However, it is always better to skim over the exam pattern to improve your preparation. The UGEE 2021 exam shall comprise of two sections – Subject Proficiency (SUPR) test for 60 minutes and Research Aptitude (REAP) test for 120 minutes.
The syllabi for SUPR and REAP shall be based on the topics covered in Class 11 and 12 in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. Candidates can refer to CBSE or their corresponding state boards to understand the topics that need to be studied for the UGEE examination. Furthermore, REAP shall aim to test the critical and creative thinking capacity of candidates. Hence, aspirants must get the right direction to stimulate their thinking ability.
Preparation for SUPR
This section of UGEE 2021 comprises of 50 questions for a duration of 60 minutes. Therefore, speed is an important factor to ace this section. As per previous-year aspirants, this section is simpler than JEE Mains. Rather than solving complex questions, candidates must focus on improving their time-management ability. Moreover, they must also be able to recollect multiple points within a stipulated time period.
In Physics, candidates must stick to the topics covered in NCERT Class 11 and 12 textbooks. Additionally, candidates must regularly practise MCQs to get a hang of the topics covered. In chemistry, UGEE does not tend to ask direct fact-based questions from Inorganic Chemistry. Hence, students must focus on Physical and Organic Chemistry to understand the tricky topics and solve numerical-based questions. For Mathematics, candidates must consistently revisit and revise all the important formulae and tricks learned in class. The key is to avoid making any silly mistakes or wasting too much time on a single question.
Preparation for REAP
To ace the REAP section, candidates must possess excellent logical skills. And these skills are developed through incessant practise and consistency. The marks distribution for this section varies every year. However, candidates can prepare for this section by solving mental ability questions or puzzles. A major chunk of the REAP questions are based on interpreting graphs and deriving the appropriate conclusions.
The REAP questions also carry negative marking. Hence, this section is not only trickier but also riskier than SUPR. The key is to solve only those questions which the candidate is confident about. Minimising the negative marking might just help aspirants increase their chances of qualifying for the interview round. A candidate who properly understands these nuances shall be able to successfully qualify the UGEE 2021 examination.