Launched in 2005, eLitmus is the largest fresh graduate evaluation test which helps students get a job in well reputed Institutions. eLitmus is said to be one of India’s largest employability test and has redefined how fresher and entry-level recruitment is done in India.
eLitmus conducts Hiring Potential (pH) Test and evaluates job seekers based on a variety of parameters and grades them nationwide. Candidates who score good percentile can use their scores to apply to all participating companies in the Automobile, IT/Software and Construction sector for a period of 2 years.
About pH Test
This year, the pH Test is scheduled to take place on 2nd, 7th, 9th, 16th and 23rd October 2016 and 6th and 13th November 2016. Essentially, pH Test is a pen and paper aptitude test which is designed to be completed in two hours. It has three sections i.e., quantitative, verbal and analytical. Each section has 20 questions making it a total of 60 questions. The maximum marks are 600. The questions in each section are objective in nature with multiple choices.
Candidates need to score at least 80+ or better 90+ percentile in all the three sections to get shortlisted for the interview process of most of the companies.
How to score a high percentile in eLitmus?
The test does not aim to test candidate’s proficiency in any specific area but measures a broad range of skills that they have gained throughout their years of study. But the pH Test should not be taken lightly. It is actually tougher than the other exams and only 10 per cent of questions can be actually termed easy.
All required formulae are provided in the question paper. Hence, candidates need not waste time in learning them or the shortcuts and tricks. Instead, they need to focus on the fundamentals.
The Quantitative Section consists of general mathematics problems including permutation and combination, probability, number system, time and work, speed, time and distance etc. If candidates can manage to accurately solve five-six questions from this portion, they can easily score 80 to 90 percentile in this section.
The main topics in the Analytical Section include data interpretation and data sufficiency and they are easy too as compared to other topics. So, solve questions from these topics first.
Move directly to the last four questions in the Verbal Section. These questions are fill-in-the-blanks type and solving these four questions will not take more than 6-7 minutes. After that, candidates will have 20-25 minutes. During that time, they can easily solve two paragraphs.
Don’t get stuck with any one question. It can take away your precious time. Time management is extremely important in pH Test.
There is negative marking for wrong answers. If a candidate gets more than 25 per cent questions wrong of their total attempt, then for every wrong answer half a mark will be deducted. If more than 1/4th of the total questions are wrong, then negative marking applies e.g., if 12 questions are attempted of which 9 are right and 3 are wrong, 1/4th of 12 is 3, hence no negative marking applies but if 8 are right and 4 are wrong then negative marking will apply for the 4th question but not for the other 3. Negative markings are section wise and not on the complete test. Hence, candidates should not attempt question that they don’t know and make blind guesses.
Candidates should practice as much as they can so as to improve speed and accuracy. They should take a lot of mock tests and go through previous year’s question papers to know about the pattern of questions.
eLitmus Test is similar to the CAT Exam. So, candidates can refer to the CAT’s syllabus.