- Carefully read the question and answer choices
- Note down what question wants you to answer
- Note any additional information given in the question
- Decide which concept must be used to solve the question
The golden rule is, if you complete these four steps by the end of the first minute, you should attempt the question. If you are at the third step by the end of the first minute, you can consider giving yourself a few extra seconds to decide how to attempt the question.
One last piece of advice – don’t focus extensively on the one-minute rule at the beginning of test prep. It is only when you have cleared all the concepts that you should start implementing the one-minute rule and other time management strategies while attempting the mock tests.