Section 2 of the ENGAA consists of 20 multiple choice questions.There are normally organised into groups. You are not allowed access to your calculator and have 60 minutes to answer all the questions. Section 2 requires the same core knowledge as section 1. If you haven’t already, read the post linked below to get all of the core knowledge required for the ENGAA. This section is marked differently to Section 1. You score is outputted as your raw marks rather than on a scale of 1.0 – 9.0 GET THE CORE KNOWLEDGE
Watch the clockThe key to maximising your score is to have a strategy of how best to use your time. Each question is split into four parts, but not all parts are worth the same number of marks. Firstly, you should be aware of how long you should ideally be spending on each question on average. With 32 marks available this equates to around one mark per minute, but some will take longer than others. An easier goal is to think that four questions of 6-8 marks each in 40 minutes means you should spend under 10 minutes per question to (ideally) leave time for reading and checking.
Start with “low hanging fruit”If you see a question you know immediately how to tackle, that is where you should start. This will give you marks in the bank, leaving extra time, and will also build your confidence like a warm up lap before tackling the more challenging or unfamiliar questions.
Use the Question StructureSince each question is split into four parts, it’s best to look ahead to the later parts of a question if you find yourself stuck on the earlier ones. These can sometimes help clarify what is expected of you at an earlier stage if you are unsure.
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