CFTRI Online Entrance Exam 2017:- Tips for last moment preparation

By Sanjeev Kumar Sharma:

He is an author of Objective Food Science, and three other books. He is founder of www.foodpathshala.com and co-founder www.maniavarsity.com. He is guiding students in career development for last 10 yrs. 

Subjects covered: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Nutrition, Agriculture, Dairy technology, Engineering, Horticulture and Home Science. Thus you have a diversified range of 11 subjects to be covered in next 50 odd days to prepare yourself for a highly competitive and prestigious exam. You should use this 50 days wisely and in right direction

 

How to prepare 11 subjects in less time

Here are some of my tips with a disclaimer that everyone has their own way of preparing for exam, this is what I generally suggest to the students J

  1. One person cannot become expert of all the 11 subjects. Each of these 11 subjects is a vast topic to be covered in such a short time
  2. Better focus on those subjects which you have studied and make a good grasp on those topics
  3. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics are generally of XII standard, so you can go through fundamental books like NCERT book
  4. If you are a food or dairy tech graduate, you might have studied food and dairy technology, engineering, biochemistry & nutrition and microbiology. Brush up the basic topics of these subjects. So you are done with 8 subjects out 11 J. You can then just practice some basic topics for Horticulture, Agriculture and Home Science.
  5. If you are a Horticulture or Agriculture graduate, you might have studied basics of food and dairy technology, engineering, biochemistry & nutrition and microbiology. Brush up the basic topics of these subjects. So you are done with 10 subjects out 11 J. You can then just practice some basic topics of Home Science.
  6. If you are a home science graduate, you might have studied basics of food and dairy technology, engineering, biochemistry & nutrition and microbiology. Brush up the basic topics of these subjects. So you are done with 8 subjects out 11 J. You can then just practice some basic topics for Horticulture, Agriculture and Home Science.
  7. If you are general science graduate, you might have studied basics engineering, biochemistry & nutrition and microbiology. Brush up the basic topics of these subjects.

 

Thus, if you see every student will have some strength and some weakness and this will still remain till exam date. So, don’t get tensed if you have not got confidence in 1-2 subjects.

 

What will be exam pattern?

CFTRI has not mentioned anything about exam pattern. So its better to consider that they will follow last year exam pattern. Last year it was

Max. Marks - 100, No negative marking

MCQ                      : 40-50, 

Fill in the blanks   : 30-40

True or False         : 10

Abbreviations       : 5

 

How to practice for exam?

As mentioned earlier also, just refer to your class notes and basic topics. Don’t go in depth of any topic as you have very less time. A superficial but good fundamental knowledge would be sufficient to crack the exam. For practice you can use Objective Food Science book by Sharma and Kalwit (available in www.amazon.com).

 

Should I apply for CFTRI, if I don’t have high marks in graduation?

Students with less marks in graduation can also qualify for CFTRI. It may require extra effort but it is not impossible. Let me explain you by simple example. Suppose, you have 80% marks in graduation and another person has 90% marks. As 50% weightage is for graduation marks, it means, you have 40 marks and another person has 45 marks. So, in entrance exam, you will have to solve 5 extra questions than your competitor J

 

How to prepare for online exam?

We have come out with an online exam experience in www.maniavarsity.com. For a systematic

exam preparation, we are presenting it in two parts  -

LEVEL 1: Practice test for each subject. These are small set of questions (50 nos) on each subjects prescribed in syllabus. This will prepare you subject wise

LEVEL 2: Actual mock test which is representative of real exam experience. Here you will be exposed to exam environment – 100 questions sequentially presented to you and a pressure of time.

 

How can I assess my level of exam preparation?

As such when you prepare for exam, you prepare in isolation. You compare against your self but you are totally unaware of how your competitors have prepared themselves. CFTRI entrance exam is a cut-throat completion. You need to be a step ahead of your competitors. For this mock tests are best route to evaluate your level your preparation.

As mentioned earlier also, Mock Tests are real exam scenario created to assess exam preparation of all aspirants. At the end of mock test, you not only get how you performed but also you get how others have prepared. At the end of mock test, you also get subject wise analysis which will help you to pull up your socks in that subject.

I wish good luck for the upcoming exam 

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Comment by Sanjeev Sharma on May 5, 2017 at 7:14pm

Hi Yash, Yes you are eligible. I dont think now they mention anything abt maths in their eligibility criteria. 
Online test means yes,dedicated centers 

Comment by Sanjeev Sharma on May 5, 2017 at 7:14pm

Hi Yash, Yes you are eligible. I dont think now they mention anything abt maths in their eligibility criteria. 
Online test means yes,dedicated centers 

Comment by Yash on April 29, 2017 at 5:03pm

Hello Sanjeev Sir. Sir I have done my B.Sc hons in Botany. In one of ur post I read that CFTRI requires mathematics either at Class 12 or Under-graduation. I did mathematics only in one semester of my B.Sc degree. Am I still eligible? And second question is regarding the centres of examination. Online exam means some allotted centres where we have to go and do the exam online like IIT JAM or AIIMS right? 

Comment by Sanjeev Sharma on June 27, 2016 at 1:50pm

HI Abhishek, Yes you can. 

Focus on your core subjects. You can join whats app gruop for daily guidance. Drop msg at 9987149651

Comment by ABHISHEK GOWDA M on June 22, 2016 at 11:20am
Sir I am agriculture graduate ,it is possible to prepare for cftri exam for next 20 days
Comment by Sanjeev Sharma on June 20, 2016 at 9:42pm

Shiwani, you should go through topic to topic , divide subjects for each day :) 

Comment by Shiwani Yadav on June 14, 2016 at 12:40am
Sir, I am a zoology graduate and I am not getting how should I prepare ? I have your book but is that enough ?
And also If you could tell how is Pondicherry university for food science ?

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