Our Placement Enhancement
Every student is intelligent, and every student is excellent in some of the parameters tested in an Aptitude Test and may struggle at some other parameters. Moreover students improve better during a preparatory course when they study in a classroom setting with other student. This provides a healthy competition that encourages you to improve and you get the comfort that you are not the only one struggling with the concepts.
A good Aptitude Test prep-program should identify each and every concept that can be tested and teach you the concepts right from scratch assuming that the students do not even know the basics. Then a comprehensive testing program should identify whatever the student has not understood properly and then plug the loopholes. This is our procedure, so :
- We start with a Diagnostic Test to benchmark a student’s performance and present position. The student receives a detailed analysis of his performance (Test Performance Analysis) to a subject, topic and question level.
- We follow a closed-feedback-loop mechanism to train you. We wouldn’t just be happy that we have taught you the right stuff, but we will ensure that you have understood and learnt it well. We would like to be a bit strict here and we will also check what you have learnt and why are you not getting a 100% score. So the program has a lot of written homework, which is monitored by teachers.
- Student attempts a Pre-Work assignment to increase familiarity with a topic and understand the challenges involved.
- Teacher teaches the topic in class and teaches every concept that has been tested. Students are encouraged to take extensive notes during the class. Then teacher shows how to apply the each concept through questions that test that concept. Now students attempt a certain number of questions in front of the teacher to identify any problems that still remain. The class ends with detailed written assigned homework of two types – questions to test knowledge of tested concepts, which have been taught in class and questions to test application of concepts.
- Back from the class, at home, a student revises class notes and has to attempt stuff from a practice work book. The work book has three parts – reiterated important concepts (to be revised and learnt), Concept Tests (to identify whether you have learnt all the concepts) and Concept Application Tests (to test whether you know how to apply concepts on questions ) on each topic to identify whether a certain concept is not clear or application of the concept is not perfect.
- The workbook is submitted to the teacher, who minutely checks the home work and provides remedial actions – teaching the concept again, more class work in front of the teacher or/and more homework.
- Your teacher clears the concepts on each and every question, in which you make a mistake but you are unable to realize what went wrong.
- In this manner each topic, concept and question type gets perfected. The next stage is working under time constraints to hone time management and decrease reaction time to each question.
- Now a student has to attempt practice questions under time constraints and has to decrease the average time taken per question. Attempting questions faster results in more silly mistakes also, so a greater focus under time-constraints is the learning of this stage of preparation.
- As more and more topics are taught, a student gets ready for the next level of learning – multiple topic tests or progressive tests. A student needs to develop the ability to attempt a jumbled bunch of questions, random in terms of subjects, topics, concepts and difficulty levels – the way it appears on the real exam.
- The last level of learning happens by seriously taking a series of mock tests. The mock will point out the new test dynamics at play:
Under test conditions, you make a greater number of silly mistakes because of test anxiety.
- Attention span – you have an attention span of 1 hour, but this is longer exam, so after the first hour, you feel like taking a break to perform better later, but you are not permitted to do this.
- Stamina – After an hour or two of testing, your brain gets tired so questions seem more difficult to understand and solve, leading to more mistakes.
- Taking an online exam on the computer monitor is uncomfortable to a lot of students. You have always done Paper and Pencil kind of tests so reading from the screen works against your scores.
The solution is a greater number of Mock exams. This gives you a grip on online testing and makes you immune to the pitfalls. Moreover, analysis of each test by the student followed by analysis by the teacher helps to identify the grey areas that need focus.
12. We would even like to hand-hold you during the real exam, but that would be unethical and is not permitted. Luckily, you would be so prepared for the test that you won’t need us during the real exam.