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# Preparation for Technothlon

Hello Guys!

Many of you must be appearing Technothlon on the 17th of this very month. Can anyone share its preparation strategy? Thanks.

Note by Swapnil Das
1 year, 5 months ago

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I gave it last year. But I only came 74th, so take my advice with a grain of salt.

For the questions, you can practice questions from the previous year papers. The questions usually have a CS slant; for example one question last year was based on this question. I think another was based on merge sort. So if you have the time, you can read an algorithms book. It might help.

For the marking scheme, a lot of it is fluff and unnecessarily complicated. But do glance through it. They may award more marks when you solve consecutive questions or may only award marks when you've solved all the questions in a section. So keep stuff like this in mind.

- 1 year, 5 months ago

Giving time to marking scheme is important.

- 1 year, 5 months ago

There is no syllabus. Practice such questions through previous years papers and #technocoupdoeil on facebook. One more site for some puzzles is this

- 1 year, 5 months ago

I don't think there can be a good strategy other than looking at some past years papers and sample questions on their website because the questions are pretty random and mostly based on logic.

Solving logic questions on brilliant would also be a good idea.

For the question solving process you need the right technique. Rather than going on the maths as soon as you read the question form a strategy first.

In the paper the marking scheme is usually weird so attempt questions accordingly. For a strategy first how and in what order you are going to solve them.

You can divide the paper into many separate pages since 2 of u are going to do it.

Usually invigilators are not there ( I know of an incident when many students from 1 class got selection. You know how so it would be a good idea to share your answers with someone who you find smart) Even when the invigilators are present they can be helpful.

I think I summed up everything.

Hope it helps.

- 1 year, 5 months ago