Criminology Board Exam Tips
1. Solve sample test paper every day and carefully analyze the mistake.
2. Make sure you read your all notes or books in Criminology.
3. Don’t compare your performance to your classmates.
4. Set your body clock according to board exam schedule like solving test paper in the same hours during actual board exam.
5. Elimination method
6. Look for the clue in question or clue method
7. Repeat or read again the question if you are not totally understand
8. Pray all the time.
How to answer Multiple choice in board exam?
• Read the directions carefully
Know if each question has one or more correct option
Know if you are penalized for guessing
Know how much time is allowed (this governs your strategy)
• Preview the test
Read through the test quickly and answer the easiest questions first
Mark those you think you know in some way that is appropriate
• Read through the test a second time and answer more difficult questions
You may pick up cues for answers from the first reading, or become more comfortable in the testing situation
• If time allows, review both questions and answers
It is possible you mis-read questions the first time
• Treat each option as a true-false question, and choose the "most true"
Strategies for answering difficult questions:
1. Eliminate options you know to be incorrect
If allowed, mark words or alternatives in questions that eliminate the option
2. Give each option of a question the "true-false test:"
This may reduce your selection to the best answer
3. Question options that grammatically don't fit with the stem
4. Question options that are totally unfamiliar to you
5. Question options that contain negative or absolute words.
Try substituting a qualified term for the absolute one.
For example, frequently for always; or typical for every to see if you can eliminate an option
6. "All of the above:"
If you know two of three options seem correct, "all of the above" is a strong possibility
7. Number answers:
toss out the high and low and consider the middle range numbers
8. "Look alike options"
probably one is correct; choose the best but eliminate choices that mean basically the same thing, and thus cancel each other out
9. Double negatives:
Create the equivalent positive statement
10. Echo options:
If two options are opposite each other, chances are one of them is correct
11. Favor options that contain qualifiers
The result is longer, more inclusive items that better fill the role of the answer
12. If two alternatives seem correct,
compare them for differences,
then refer to the stem to find your best answer
• Always guess when there is no penalty
for guessing or you can eliminate options
• Don't guess if you are penalized for guessing
and if you have no basis for your choice
• Use hints from questions you know
to answer questions you do not.
• Change your first answers
when you are sure of the correction, or other cues in the test cue you to change.
Remember that you are looking for the best answer,
not only a correct one, and not one which must be true all of the time, in all cases, and without exception.
Read each question carefully
• Identify key words
--Circle or underline key words, such as "all," "always," "never," "none," "not," "few," "many," some," and "sometimes."
• Identify what is being asked
--Answer each question as the professor intended, that is, within the context of the course material that was taught.
• The "cover up" strategy
Some students find it helpful to read the question and try to recall the answer from memory before looking at each of the five responses.
• The "true/false" strategy
--Identify if the question is looking for a true or false statement. Then label each of the five responses as "true" or "false" and eliminate those that do not correctly complete the question.
• If two responses appear to be equally correct...
--- eliminate the response that appears to be least related to the question being asked. Remember, you are looking for the best answer, not only a correct one. Some responses may be correct but are not directly related to the question.