LMI Screen Test #2 — 1-4 November'2011

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debmohanty
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LMI Screen Test #2 — 1-4 November'2011

Post by debmohanty » Tue 01 Nov, 2011 2:33 am

Logic Masters India announces LMI Screen Test #2

Dates : 1st - 4th November (Note : it has already started. It runs on weekdays, not on weekends)

IB and Submission Link : http://logicmastersindia.com/ST/ST2.asp

Author : Rohan Rao

Designed based on Screen Tests at WPCs
No pdfs, no printing
No Online Solving
Fixed time for each puzzle
Bonus points for each puzzle
20 puzzles
35 minutes

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Re: LMI Screen Test #2 — 1-4 November'2011

Post by Nilz » Tue 01 Nov, 2011 7:33 pm

Thanks very much to the LMI team for putting this together, it's really useful for those of us who haven't seen a screentest before to get an inkling of how it works. How does the test at the WPC itself compare to this, in terms of, say, organistation and difficulty?
As well as being useful practise, I found it to be a really enjoyable test too, hoping to see more! Also hoping I don't slip too far down the leaderboard- made a few silly errors unfortunately.

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Re: LMI Screen Test #2 — 1-4 November'2011

Post by PuzzleScot » Tue 01 Nov, 2011 10:33 pm

Nilz wrote:Thanks very much to the LMI team for putting this together, it's really useful for those of us who haven't seen a screentest before to get an inkling of how it works. How does the test at the WPC itself compare to this, in terms of, say, organistation and difficulty?
Ditto. Excellent little practice contest - thanks!
Neil, this is precisely what we saw in 2009 WPC - same difficulty level, timing etc, so perfect practice.
Don't forget to test yourself on Screetest 1 too!

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Re: LMI Screen Test #2 — 1-4 November'2011

Post by MellowMelon » Wed 02 Nov, 2011 3:15 am

Assuming the WPC version of a screen test uses paper answer sheets like last year, the main differences that come to mind are
1. The puzzle shows for a fixed time. There's no "submit and goto next" button, obviously.
2. The puzzles don't show for nearly as long. It's closer to 20 seconds than 80.
3. You can still update your answers even after the puzzle is pulled off the screen. So for example if your visualization/memory is good you might be able to finish out a puzzle in your head during the ~5 seconds of downtime in between.

Though if the organizers get something electronic working some of this might change, particularly the 3rd bullet point.

I've only done the 2010 WPC Screen Test for real, so that's the only comparison point I have, but both of LMI's screen tests seemed much easier than that one.

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Re: LMI Screen Test #2 — 1-4 November'2011

Post by drsteve » Wed 02 Nov, 2011 9:18 am

If you want a good example, and you have access to it, the pdfs of WPC 2006 have one - it's Round Three. You'll have to time yourself, I'm afraid... Ditto, the files for WPC 2007 have a Powerpoint version, which is even better for simulation.

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Re: LMI Screen Test #2 — 1-4 November'2011

Post by dickoon » Fri 04 Nov, 2011 10:10 pm

Here is a hot (and hopefully rather obvious) tip, though possibly a hotter tip for LMI tests than for WPC ones.

If multiple-choice solutions are offered of which a pre-defined small number are correct, don't feel you need to test them for possible correctness in the order presented - feel free to work backwards, D to A instead of A to D, or to start half-way through and keep going from there - C, D, A, B. Theoretically the correct answers ought to be distributed randomly (and, to a reasonable approximation from a small sample size, evenly) among the first option, the last option and any of the options in between; in practice, you never know whether or not that will prove accurate or whether human psychology will play a part.

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