Preparation Tips & Tricks to Crack NFL Marketing Representative Exam

NFL (A Government of India Undertaking), a Mini-Ratna and premier Fertilizer Central Public Sector Undertaking engaged in manufacturing and marketing of fertilizers and other agricultural inputs.

Educational Qualification:
Full Time / Regular B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree with minimum 50% marks from a recognized University / Institute.

Selection Process:
Online Test. Eligible candidates will be required to appear for Online objective type test at any one of the centre at Bhopal, Chandigarh, Delhi NCR, Lucknow, Hyderabad or Patna.

About Online Test:
The online test will have two parts, Discipline related and Aptitude related.
Medium of Test will be in Hindi and English.
Duration of test will be 2 hours.
The total number of questions will be 150, of one marks each,
out of which 100 questions would be from mix of course curriculum of B.Sc. (Agriculture) and 50 questions from General English, Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning & General Knowledge / Awareness.
Candidates would be required to score minimum 75 or more marks to be considered for selection in order of merit.

How to Apply:
Eligible and interested candidates would be required to apply online only through NFL Official Website.

Exam Pattern:
Questions will cover from the General English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness. You have to put more efforts on core subjects. National Fertilizers Limited will recruit applicants based on written test score. NFL Management Trainee selection rests on the personal interview which is preceded by written examination.
For some jobs, only one paper and for some openings combination of any two documents will be provided.
Depending on job category and Vacancy code officials will decide which paper you have to write.
In NFL recruitment written examination occupy 80% and remaining 20% is the interview.
There are totally four papers in this recruitment procedure.

General Aptitude Syllabus
Differential Geometry.
Differential Equations.
Fundamental arithmetical operations.
Number Systems.
Computation of Whole Numbers.
Time and Distance.
Ratio and Time.
Ratio and Proportion.
Profit and Loss.
Use of Tables and Graphs.
Time and Work.
The relationship between Numbers.
Fundamental arithmetical operations.
Number Systems.

Reasoning Syllabus
Number Series.
Letter and Symbol Series.
Making Judgments.
Verbal Reasoning.
Logical Problems.
Logical Games.
Analyzing Arguments.
Statement and Assumption.
The course of Action.
Statement and Conclusion.
Theme Detection.
Cause and Effect.
Statement and Argument.
Logical Deduction.
Seating Arrangement.
Spot the error.
Synonyms/ Homonyms.

English Syllabus
Fill in the blanks.
Spot the error.
Synonyms/ Homonyms.
Sentence structure.
Detecting Mis-spelt words.
One word substitutions.
Idioms and phrases.
Verbal Comprehension passage etc.

General Awareness Syllabus
History of India.
Geography of India.
Economic issues in India.
National news (current).
International issues.
Scientific observations.
Indian Culture.
New inventions.
Political Science.
About India and it’s neighboring countries.
National and international current affairs.
Countries and capitals.

Preparation Tips:
Time Management:
Candidates must have a well-planned strategy about which section to appear for first in the exam and how much time to devote in each section. This will ensure you to visit all the sections of the paper and you will be able to come across the easy questions hidden in all the sections. Always try to find out questions which are less time consuming in each section. Make sure that you do not get stuck on any question and avoid spending too much time on a single question.

Combination of Speed & Accuracy is a must:
Speed and Accuracy is the ultimate way to success. These are the foremost important factors in the exam. For increasing speed, solve easier questions first and mark the tough ones for the left time. Spending too much time on a single question will tend to reduce your speed, so if you are not able to solve it within 1 minute then move on.

Reasoning Section:
Reasoning is generally a scoring subject in comparison to the quantitative section, as it takes only thinking ability of a candidate. If the candidate is able to apply it, he can easily score well in this section. Unlike numerical skill in reasoning section you don’t have to learn some formula and solve question by applying that formula. You just have to be very careful while answering these questions.

English Section:
Most of the candidate face difficulty in this section. This is a test principally to determine candidate’s ability to remember main ideas and significant details. NFL does not ask for very high flowing words but you must be sure of the usage of the word and how it is used in sentences.

General Awareness Section:
General awareness has always been taken at the lighter note by many candidates, not realizing that how major it can be in NFL Exam. General awareness is not something you can expect to master in a day. But from an exam point of view, if you spend time consistently, you can perform well in it in relatively less time as compared to Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning section.

Quantitative Aptitude Section:
To conquer this section, you should take one topic at a time & practice more questions on that topic to make it your strength in exam. Only High Scoring Marks will take you to your Goal. In the Examination hall, take that section first which is your strength & less time taking. Pay attention towards time during solving questions. By rigorous practice one can do quant more quickly and with complete accuracy.

Know your strengths and weaknesses –
You must plan the journey well in advance. You need to understand your strengths and weaknesses so that you can focus where it is needed that most.

Know your exam well –
You must be familiar with the syllabus, exam pattern, exam notification, important chapters from exam perspective and the marking scheme. It would greatly help you in making the study schedule and improving the attempts in the examination.

Plan your preparation –
It is crucial to plan your preparation and create a timetable. You can assign chapters and topics on daily basis or weekly basis. It would help you to cover the syllabus in time. However, making a schedule is not sufficient and you need to stick to it as well. Timetable must devote equal time to all subjects, with tough subjects mixed with easy ones.

Practice hard –
You must remember that only learning chapters will not result into success. You need to materialize your learning into a better score in the exam which is why high practice is recommended. So practice, practice and practice till you are perfect at a particular chapter. If you practice and not cram, you would be able to crack the questions at ease.

Beyond studies –
You must balance your extracurricular activities with the studies. By extracurricular, we mean the activities which can help you relax in the strenuous study schedule. You can do exercises to keep body and soul fit. Proper diet is also important aspect that cannot be ruled out. You must have healthy light meals which includes consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid consuming fatty and sugary foods.

Other Tips:
Start with chapters that you are weak in, it will help you to prepare in time and you will not panic at the last stages of preparation.
Pay special focus on important topics and subjects. You must understand the importance of each topic from exam point of view.
Revise, practice and solve as many sample papers as you can. It will help you to know how well prepared you are.
Leave new chapters if exams are just approaching otherwise it will create a lot of stress.

Exam Hall Tips:
In the Examination hall make strategy according to your preparation. Take that section first, which is your strength & less time taking.
Time Management is very important for the Exam. To master your timing skills make a target time and achieve it.
Pay attention towards time during solving questions. By rigorous practice one can do quant more quickly and with complete accuracy.
If a question is not known or time taking or doubtful better go for the next and return to it after you answer all the known ones.
If you are not sure of some answer or it is out of your knowledge to answer any question, better don’t answer to avoid negative marks.

Last Minute Tips:

Revise the concepts across all test subjects:
Candidates are advised to revise all the formulas and rules for each subject.
For example: Revise basic English grammar rules from any grammar book.

Scan the section first:
Every competitive examination has some easy, some moderate and some very tough questions – those who wish to ace the exam must learn to spot the easy ones and avoid the tough ones. No one will be able to attempt all questions in the given time and therefore the best approach is to focus on accuracy rather than on the number of questions to be attempted.

Candidates are advised to select the question based on parameters like expertise of subject, length of the question, level of difficulty of the question and their own comfort level in solving a particular type of questions.

Do not lose excessive time over any question:
The best rule is that if you are no closer to solving a question even after 2-3 minutes then it is wise to abandon the same and move on to other one.

Cross-check the options also:
Sometimes one can easily get the answer by just checking the given options. So cross check the given options before marking your answer.

Be confident:
Self Confidence is the key to crack this examination. From a comparative analysis of the candidates who are already selected, self confidence was one thing that was found common amongst all selected ones. You need to keep yourself charged and have faith in yourself. This will definitely help you to answer your questions in the examination with self-assurance and conviction.

Don’t panic:
And last but not the least, ensure aspirants should pace themselves during the exam. The most important thing to keep in mind is not to panic, doing so will lower your speed and thinking ability.

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