How to Avoid Negative Marking in Kerala PSC?

How to Avoid Negative Marking in Kerala PSC
Kerala PSC Exams

How to Avoid Negative Marking in Kerala PSC?

If you are a candidate appearing for the Kerala PSC, you should be aware of the changed rules and syllabus. This is the first step in your preparation for the Kerala PSC. But as you already must be aware, there is negative marking in the exam which can significantly affect your score if you don’t keep the negative marking in mind while attempting the exam.

Tips to avoid negative marking in Kerala PSC

You get a negative mark when you mark a wrong answer and the total negative score is deducted from your final score. If you mark your answers carelessly, you may end up with a lot of negative marking and that will negatively affect your final score.

Here are some tips to help you avoid the negative marking in the Kerala PSC.

1. Don’t answer the questions you are not confident about

When you are attempting the exam, make sure to solve the questions that you are confident about first and leave the ones which you are not sure about because if you mark the wrong answers you will be marked negatively for them.

As the unattempted questions are not marked negatively, it is always a great way to leave the questions you are not confident about unanswered.

2.Make sure you read each question carefully


When you are attempting the exam, manage your time well and make sure you don’t rush through any questions. In order to answer correctly, you should read each question carefully because sometimes even when you know the answer you can make a mistake if you read the question incorrectly.

3. Don’t make random guesses

When you are not sure about an answer, don’t answer randomly. Make sure you are a hundred percent confident before answering each and every question.

4. Only take calculated risks

If you are not a hundred percent sure about an answer but have a certain amount of surety that one of the answers comes close to what you think is the right answer, you should take a calculated risk and mark it because otherwise you might leave too many questions unattempted.

5. Answer easier questions first

The moment you get your question paper, go through the entire paper once. Figure out which questions look easier to you and try to attempt them first, then go for the relatively harder questions.

6. Try to avoid answering questions last minute

The last minute should be left for revision. Try not to leave any questions to answer at the last minute. So try to utilise every second of the exam to solve the questions and don’t leave them for the last minute.

7. Practise with previous exam papers

Practising with previous question papers will help you to practise attempting the exam better. It will also help you in time management and you can analyse what mistakes you are making and work on them.

Remember candidates lose a lot of marks because of the negative marking and that is why it becomes very important to avoid getting negative marks in such exams. Follow our tips to prevent negative marking!

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