How to prepare Maths section for IB Security Assistant 2020-21 Exam?

By Parnab Mallick|Updated : October 27th, 2020

How to prepare for IB Security Assistant 2020-21 Exam for Maths Section? IB Security Assistant notification will be released in due course by the MHA board. According to the previous year question papers, Maths sections contributes 20 questions out of total 100 questions, however, these 20 questions are very important in determining the cut off of the exam as the difficulty level of these questions is Easy to Moderate. Maths as a subject gives jitters to many aspirants and they find it difficult and hence lose their interest in the subject. You must not worry if you relate to the same situation. Just remember anything in the world can be conquered and so is the case with the phobia of Maths. Therefore, to solve the purpose we will thoroughly discuss the approach to use to score high in the Maths section.

Understanding IB Security Assistant 2020-21 Maths Section Weightage

Getting to know about the syllabus and directing your preparation accordingly is the prime step to start with the revision of any competitive exam. Let us begin the discussion by going through the exam syllabus (Topic-wise ):

  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • Profit loss & Discount
  • Ratio Proportion
  • Average
  • Boat & Stream
  • CI & SI
  • LCM & HCF
  • Mixture & Allegation
  • Partnership
  • Percentages
  • Complementary angles
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Problem on Ages
  • Time & Work
  • Time work & wages
  • Basic Advance Maths
  • Mensuration
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Standard Trigonometry Identities
  • Heights and Distances (Basic)
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart
  • Miscellaneous

If we take a look at the syllabus part of this exam, more stress is laid on the arithmetic part but that does not free you from practising the advanced section as these days the competition is stiff and surprises are always in store. Therefore, it is advised to go through the advance Maths topics up to 10th class level. However, one needs to devote more time to work on the arithmetic part. To get real-time analysis, one can practice from BYJU'S Exam Prep daily quizzes.

Detailed Pattern of the Exam and its marking scheme.

The Tier I exam will contain a Written Exam of Objective type MCQs, divided into 4 parts containing questions of 1 marks each. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer marked by the candidate. For your ease, let us formulate the exam pattern in the form of a table:

Name of the SectionQuestionsMarksExam Duration
General Awareness40402 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude2020
Logical/ Analytical Ability2020
English Language2020

IB Security Assistant 2020-21 Maths Section Preparation Tips

Let us discuss in detail the approach that one needs to follow to maximize one's score:

  • The first approach to follow is to go through the previous years' papers to gauge the pattern of the exam in context.
  • The next move to follow is to designate the topic of its position in terms of the volume of questions asked in the exam.
  • After having done the former two steps, you need to start practising from a good book that covers all kinds of questions which are currently in trend. Doing this, one should stick to one book for practice and give it a thorough revision at least 4-5 times.
  • Devote a good amount of time to practice and stick to the scheduled time.
  • Avoid using conventional methods as these are time-consuming and are useless when it comes to appearing for an examination. For instance, if you follow the let x approach in exams it will decrease your efficiency to perform in the exam.
  • One should start with improving its calculation speed.
  • Try to make things easy for yourself by memorizing important formulas, tables, cubes, and squares. This will reduce your time in solving problems. 
  • Having a problem in memorizing the formulas? Well, this problem can be easily tackled by revising the formulas on a daily basis. Maintain a notebook specifically for this purpose and write down all the important formulas of each and every topic. Go through these formulas and important concepts on a daily basis. Eventually, you will be able to store them in your long-term memory and the end results of it would be rewarding.
  • One should wind up his/ her preparation 15 days prior to the exam. In the last few days, the focus should be shifted to practicing lots of mock tests and analyzing them so that you do not commit the same mistake during the examination.
  • One should practice at-least 30-40 Mock tests in the last 15-20 days of exam. This will help you in getting to know your weak topics and questions that eat up most of your time. This will also help you in identifying the pattern in which you commit mistakes while taking mock tests.
  • You can take help of IB Security Assistant Mock tests. Analyse each mock test for questions that you skipped and the one that took most of your time. Tackle them by practising them from BYJU'S Exam Prep quizzes and reattempt that topic questions and note down your progress in another mock. 

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