The Christ University, Bangalore conducts the entrance for the Bachelor in Commerce (B.Com Honours). The exam is of National Level and can be taken by anyone who has passed Grade 12. The application for all candidates is Rs. 5000.
The interested candidates should be aware of the exam pattern for a better and qualitative preparation. The exam pattern is stated below.
The Christ University B.Com entrance test is conducted in the online mode. The duration of the exam is 1.5 hours. The exam is of 90 marks. For every correct answer, you will be awarded with 1 mark. But for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted. The exam has 6 sections and the break-up is stated as follows.
|Quantitative aptitude, numerical ability, fundamental mathematical operations||20|
|Data analysis and interpretation||10|
|Reasoning – critical, analytical and logical||10|
|General knowledge, current affairs||20|
|English language, comprehension skills and verbal reasoning||20|
Though the exam has many sections, the marks for each are divided well.
Let’s quickly grab on some general tips to begin preparing for the Christ B.Com entrance test.
Overall Preparation Strategy
1. Balance weak and strong areas
This exam has various sections. So while preparing, it is important for you to figure out your strong and weak points. Then you should devote time and focus accordingly. Keep the preparation of your strong areas going. For the weak areas, form a time table which helps you cover the areas in the best possible way.
2. Create your own tricks and shortcuts
The traditional way of learning may not always help. It may be long and time consuming. Therefore, you should form tricks and shortcuts to save time in the exam. You should try and solve the question in a few seconds. You can either form themselves or take help from various online portals.
3. Prioritise current affairs
So this goes for most of your exams. GK is a part of many and so you should cover them on priority. Try and make a habit of reading the newspaper. You should have an idea about different current happenings. Various topics like history, geography, basic science as well as entertainment should be well covered.
Those of you who are preparing and are looking for a section wise preparation strategy, here you go.
Section-wise preparation strategy
1. Fundamental Accounting
Accounting is a part of the commerce curriculum. While preparing for the Christ B.Com entrance, you’ll have to keep practising the accounts questions. There will be 10 questions. If you are well versed with the adjustments, you may not face a problem. However, don’t take it lightly as then you may find it difficult to solve.
Make use of your reference course books or maybe join a crash course. With this, you will have a habit of regular practice. Try and devote 2 hours everyday in accounts practice.
- DK Goel book for accountancy
- TS Grewal double entry book keeping
2. Quantitative Aptitude
You will have 20 questions from this section. The level of difficulty is usually moderate. If you know and can apply the required tricks well, then you won’t face much issue.
You can score a good score in this section. All you need to do is practice everyday religiously. Analyze your performance on a daily basis. Then you can form shortcuts and apply them during the practice next day.
- Quantitative aptitude – RS Aggarwal
- Shortcuts in Quantitative aptitude – 2nd edition
3. Data Analysis and Interpretation
The 10 questions of this section range between easy to moderate. You can expect questions in the form of pie charts, bar graphs, pictorial representations, paragraphs etc.
You can take up this section on alternate days or on a weekend basis. Though this is a relatively easy section but still needs practice. Don’t take it lightly and keep practicing new formats of questions.
A complete book of data interpretation and analysis
Data analytics (unabridged)
This section has 10 questions but the level of difficulty varies from moderate to difficult. You need quickness and accuracy to solve these questions.
A thorough practice of questions from various topics is a must. What you can do is pick a topic and solve the questions related to it, say for 4-5 days. Shift to the next topic then. After sometime, you’ll be able to recognise the type of questions which need more practice.
- RS Aggarwal – verbal and non-verbal reasoning
- Arihant Publications
- MK Pandey book for reasoning
5. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
As mentioned earlier as well, GK is something you’ll find in most of the entrance tests. This exam covers 20 questions belonging to current affairs. These can range in between easy to moderate.
So, personally, I felt that the thing about current affairs is that either you know them or you don’t. Rest of the sections can still be tackled in some or the other ways. For current affairs, you would require a proper background story of the issue as well as the current scenario. Newspapers/magazines and current year books will help you.
- The Hindu
- Indian Express
- The Tribune
- Manorama Year Book
6. Verbal Ability
The comprehension, grammar, sentences etc. can be of various kinds. The level of difficulty can be moderate to difficult. But if you have worked on your vocab, you won’t face much issue. There are 20 questions in this section.
Newspapers will help you in building up a nice vocabulary. Also, you should make it a habit of reading. With reading, also try and practice papers on alternate day basis. Spend time in analyzing and ratifying the mistakes, too.
- SP Bakshi – Objective General English
- Wren and Martin
- Pearson English
- Plinth to paramount English – Neetu Singh
Christ University is a dream for many. So, if you have a chance to get admitted, give it all you have.