YÖS is an exam based on test technique. It is required to acquire test solving skills in order to become successful in these exams.
The number of candidates applying for YÖS is gradually increasing every year while the quota is limited. In other words, it becomes more difficult to win that exam every year. In order to overcome this difficulty, the number of net answers of a candidate during the exam should be high.
The reason of failure in exams based on test technique is usually based on manner of approaching to the questions or unfamiliarity to the question styles rather than lack of knowledge. Test experience is one of the most important factors influencing the result of an exam. Good knowledge on test solving technique will substantially ensure getting the desired results.
The knowledge established by hundreds even thousands of questions solved before an exam ensures success for the candidate. Because, each solved question will provide experience for the candidate before the actual exam. With this knowledge, a candidate learns how to approach questions, how to solve them, the methods for solving them, the time he/she should allocate for each question and the points of attention.
The biggest mistake for a candidate aiming to become successful in the YÖS exam is to ignore any question by considering "it is just one question".
35 questions of YÖS are consisted of Mathematics-Geometry subjects. It is possible to solve the Mathematics and Geometry questions by digesting the information on these subjects. Before, getting into test solving phase, a student should study well and summarize the subjects and examine any answered questions on that subject if there is any. Test solving phase is the final phase. After, a student is certain enough that he/she understands the related subject, he/she can get into test solving phase in order to gain experience on it. After, solving tests, a student should learn the unsolved ones from his/her teacher. Otherwise, it is meaningless for him/her to solve tests. 45 questions of YÖS are consisted of general ability questions. Solving IQ questions is only possible by solving questions parallel to the YÖS exam prepared on the related subject, in other words by gaining experience. Experience is measured by the number of questions solved. The biggest mistake for a candidate aiming to become successful in the YÖS exam is to ignore any question by considering "it is just one question". Each solved question type is an advantage for the candidate. The candidate preparing for this exam should learn the answer of each question he/she cannot solve.
1) You should learn well the related subject before beginning to solve any questions on that. You should prepare your own summaries related with any subject and take notes on that.
2) You should solve questions appropriate with the YÖS examination in order to become successful in it. You should prepare the exam with the questions prepared by people experienced in that field.
3) Solve the questions by giving yourself sufficient time. Because, the actual exam will not only test your knowledge, it will also test your speed for using that knowledge. Therefore, you should use 90 minutes for 80 questions.
4) You should try to answer each question by considering that it will be in the actual exam. You should learn the answer of any question which you cannot solve or solve wrong.
You should follow a path from easy to difficult while solving tests on new subjects.
5) You should follow a path from easy to difficult while solving tests on new subjects.
6) You should solve sufficient number of questions on any learned subject until there is not any question you cannot solve.
7) You should take advantage from various resources as much as possible. You should pay attention that the questions you solve are in accordance with the YÖS standards.
8) You should try to solve any questions by abiding the ideal term for solving a question which is one minute. If, it takes more time for you to solve any question, learn more practical methods from your teachers.
9) The information given next to any figure are supplementary for each other, therefore examine the figures and information well and pay attention why this information is given and what is requested from you.
Do not forget that the questions you leave blank do not reduce your nets; in contrary four wrong answers eliminate one correct answer.
10) You should get into the habit of leaving the questions you do not know blank. Do not forget that the questions you leave blank do not reduce your nets; in contrary four wrong answers eliminate one correct answer.
11) You should begin the tests from the questions of your best subject, never leave your best subjects for the last time, this will ensure that you begin the test with higher morale, makes you concentrated and consequently it will prevent you fall into exam anxiety.
12) If, there is/are any question/questions you are not sure that you solve correctly, mark them and return to them after solving all questions.
13) You should not let yourself descend into a mood of pessimism by losing your hope because of the questions you answer wrong. Because, any wrong answered question is an acquisition for you if you learn its correct answer.
14) You should not let yourself to stress by thinking the questions you cannot solve. There are questions which cannot be solved by every student. Here, the important thing is that you should learn how to answer the questions you cannot solve.
15) You should take small brakes when you feel that you are tired. If, it is possible, try to use these brakes in parts.
16) You should check your speed periodically. You should monitor your planned time by checking it. (For example, check your time in every 30 questions.)
17) If, you want to get the correct answer in shorter time, you should eliminate the choices you believe wrong immediately. You should think over the remaining ones.
18) You should solve Quantitative questions by using your pencil.
19) You should pay attention not to make any classical mistakes in any test you solve such as marking wrong space in your answer paper, wrong coding or shifting.
20) You should never leave the exam before the time is over. You should use your time until the last minute.
You should not be obstinate with difficult questions and waste your time.
21) You should not be obstinate with difficult questions and waste your time. Because, the one who solves the difficult question does not pass the test, the one who does more correct answer.
22) The percentages of difficulty levels of questions in the YÖS exam are given in the following tables. By using the Turn based question solving method, a student can solve the very easy and easy questions in the first turn, normal questions in the second turn, difficult questions in the third turn and the very difficult questions in the final turn. It has been observed that the students of our education center can finish the exam by answering all questions 30 minutes before the end of the exam by means of applying the turn based question solving method. In order to apply the turn based solving method, the student should be dominant on all questions and should be able to recognize which question is difficult and easy. In order to achieve that he/she should solve wide range of questions.
|Difficulty Levels of Exams||Percentages|
|Very Easy Questions||10%|
|Very Hard Questions||10%|
23) You should not be interested in other people around you during you exams such as the test they are solving or the number of questions they are answering. This can distract your attention and demoralize you.
24) You should keep time for your tests and cut off from the outside world as soon as you begin your test. If, you can succeed in it, it means you are focused on your exam.
25) You can increase your test speed by solving more questions rather than repeating subjects. You should try to solve as much as possible questions during your preparation term.
26) You should avoid rote-learning method while solving tests. You should try to solve your questions by understanding and rendering them.
27) You should follow the study program you prepare for your exam.
28) The YÖS measures your level of knowledge, it is extremely important for you to have self-confidence, feel comfortable and keep your mind open in order to use your knowledge as efficient as possible.
29) You should reexamine the questions you leave blank after solving rest of the questions in a test and you should direct your studies by determining whether the failure is based on lack of knowledge, wrong information or inattention.
30) If, you apple "Turn Based Test Solving Technique" for the test with multiple questions, this will accelerate your speed for solving the questions you know. This will also prevent loss of time for unknown questions. Furthermore, it enables you to consider the questions with higher difficulty level and have more time for such questions.