Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Trying for first IT job via eLitmus? Here are some quick preparation tips, syllabus and exam pattern.

eLitmus preparation

Litmus is India’s largest fresh graduate evaluation test for the Indian  job market.  eLitmus is a Pen Paper Aptitude Test, designed to be completed in 2 hours. Candidates who score good percentile get more job opportunities and can use their scores to apply to all participating companies in the Automobile, IT/Software and Construction, sector for a period of 2 years.  Let’s take a look at the syllabus and exam pattern of this competitive exam and how to prepare to succeed and score a higher percentile.

eLitmus Syllabus

The eLitmus pH test consists of three Sections. Each Section has 20 Questions.
  • Quantitative Aptitude:
  • Problem Solving or Data Interpretation and Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability

eLitmus Paper Pattern

1) Quantitative Aptitude: 20 Questions
  • Number Systems-4 questions at-least
  • Averages-2 questions
  • Percentage & Interest-1 question
  • Time, Speed & Distance-1 to 2 questions
  • Geometry-3 questions at-least
  • Coordinate Geometry-1 to 2 questions
  • Logarithms-1 question
  • Quadratic Equations-2 questions
  • Probability-2 questions
  • Permutation & Combination-at-least 2 questions
  • Time and Work
  • Alligation (special mixture type question 1 for sure)
  • Few Miscellaneous Questions
  • 1 or 2 Questions based on general logic.
Quantitative Aptitude - Important Topics include
  • Numeric System
  • Time, Work, Speed & Distance
  • Permutation and Combination(P&C)
  • Probability (problem)
  • Elementary Geometry.
2) Reasoning: 20 Questions
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Tabular Data
  • Cryptarithmetic Questions
  • Data Sufficiency questions
Reasoning- Important Topics include
  • Data Interpretation-Data in tabular form (approx 5 questions)
  • Questions of Arrangement (approx 3 questions)
  • Cryptic Multiplication -Coding/Decoding
3) Verbal Ability: 20 Questions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Jumbled Paragraph Questions
  • Vocabulary Based Questions
  • Fill in Blanks
  • Miscellaneous Questions
Verbal Ability Important Topics:
  • Reading Comprehension (total 3 comprehensions and 4 questions in each comprehension)
  • Paragraph Formation/ Para-jumbles
  • Fill in the appropriate words
  • English Grammar

Preparing for the eLitmus exam.

eLitmus has a negative marking for wrongly answered question.  If a candidate gets more than 25% questions wrong of their total attempt then for every wrong answer half a mark will be deducted. If more than 1/4th of the total questions are wrong then negative marking applies e.g. if 12 questions are attempted, of which 9 are right and 3 are wrong, 1/4th of 12 is 3, hence no negative marking applies but if 8 are right and 4 are wrong then negative marking will apply for the 4th question but not for the other 3. Negative markings are section wise and not on the complete test.

Also, keep in mind that it is not advisable to attempt a lot of questions as that may lead to mismanagement of time. Take a lot of mock tests and ensure you at least cross the 80 percentile score in mock tests. The preparation level is quite similar to CAT exam. So if you are preparing for CAT, it becomes much easier to prepare for eLitmus.

Apart from hard work and sincere efforts, proper guidance from professional coaching Institutes like TalentSprint. Once enrolled, you can opt for their online or classroom programmes wherein their Expert Trainers take Live & Online classes, provide you with the study material as well as problem-solving classes and final mock tests.  Their courses are specially designed for candidates who wish to join the top reputed IT companies.

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