Everyone would like to live in a perfect world. Perfect world for me in CLAT will be where the law of averages works.
What is the law of averages? It’s this: if I toss a coin 10 times; heads should turn up 5 times and so should tails. It’s a very fair law. As fair as a coin toss.
Consider this for CLAT now:
Out of 200, I answer 120 questions confidently. Am confused about 40. I don’t have a clue about the next 40.
The ‘confused 40′ mean questions where I can eliminate at least 1-2 options out of the 4 available (a, b, c and d). Am still confused about the remaining 2-3 options.
The ‘no-clue 40′ mean question where I can’t eliminate any of the options. I have no clue; I can’t even eliminate any of the options.
So there are 40 no-clue questions. I mark all of them C. Because C stands for cool.
Ideally, in a perfect world, out of 40, there should be 10 questions with the answer option C.
(10 questions should have A as the correct option, 10-B and 10-D). That’s what a perfect question paper is.
So by answering 40 no-clue questions and getting 10 answers right, I secure 10 marks.
For the 30 wrong answers I loose 7.5 marks. (-.25 for each wrong answer).
I still gain 2.5 marks! (Did I do my maths right?)
In a non-perfect world, even if I can cancel-out one option, I will DEFINITELY mark that and not worry about the negative marking.
So it makes sense to answer all the questions. Including the no-clue questions. Ignore the negative marking!
This is my personal take. What’s yours?
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