Dear Parent, is your child going for the GEP Selection Test this November? Are you (and your child!) clueless as to what to expect at the selection test? Are you on the lookout for GEP sample questions?
These days, there is quite a bit of information online on the type of questions that come up in the GEP selection test, due to reports from students who have taken the test before. Although there is no official publication of GEP papers and questions, we can get a rough sense of what to expect and what to prepare for.
But, isn’t GEP meant to be a test of innate intelligence? Isn’t that something you are born with, and cannot be studied?
While it is true to some extent that people are born with varying levels of intelligence, some of what is tested in these exams can also be ‘studied’. You can study to be familiar with the format and type of questions, and be aware of the skills they test for. From there, you can also identify the skills you can work on, and focus on building up those abilities.
In some ways, you are developing a ‘muscle memory’ for the common question types. Once you see a certain type of question, you immediately know what approach to take. This will save you a lot of time trying to read and re-read a question that you’ve never seen before!