Is GAMSAT Multiple Choice?
There are certain misunderstandings about the GAMSAT. People often ask, “It’s so long, does it involve a lot of writing?” Yes, it does, but only for a solid hour which you will find in Section II. The rest of the exam is specifically dedicated to answering multiple choice questions.
So, is the GAMSAT multiple choice? Yes, for sure!
Here are a number of tips:
- You will be answering questions pertaining to a stimulus, four options which will apply, A-D.
It is important to remember that two of the four answers are definitely incorrect. You should spend the first 20 seconds of the question eliminating these clearly incorrect options. The majority of your time will be spent discerning which of the remaining two is the MOST correct.
- You will be required to do calculations derived from the multiple choice questions you are given.
Even though the questions are multiple choice questions there is still a physics component which will require you to perform calculations. You will do perhaps two to three steps in these calculations and pick the option which represents the most correct answer.
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- Multiple choice questions are frequently structured as trick questions.
Due to the fact that there are many options presented, a frequent trend found in ACER GAMSAT questions is to have a number of “trick” options inserted. This can of course be frustrating, but if you are aware that 3 out of 4 options can be specifically designed to mislead you, this will help you in both your preparation and execution on the day.
- Pick the odd one out.
A good thing to keep in mind is that many times the correct option is simply the one which does not “fit” with the other three. Always try to use this as a guide.
- “Always pick C” is just a myth.
Every year students are told that if they just pick “A” or “B” or whatever option seems to be popular that year, they are likely to get the majority of answers correct. This is a rather ridiculous rumour and rest-assured ACER is well aware of such notions floating around and will make plans to oppose such an eventuality.
6. Don’t spend too much time on one question.
If you are unsure, mark a question that you think MAY be correct and MOVE ON… come back to it later (if you have time).
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