myPAT offers numerous features for its users and the best possible ways to improve their test scores and exam preparation. myPAT ensures your exam success by helping you build exam readiness and exam temperament for your targeted exam.
SWOT analysis is one of myPAT’s most important features that appear under the Test Result section. You can also view your SWOT board on the Dashboard itself, which looks like this:
The difference between ‘Weakness’ and ‘Threat’
Before we go ahead and understand all the aspects of SWOT board, there’s one important distinction you must clearly understand while using SWOT – the difference between a Weakness and a Threat.
When you analyse your Weakness on the SWOT board, it explains the ‘lower attempt rate‘ made by you on certain chapters/concepts of a particular subject. This suggests that you weren’t able to get enough to solve questions in time or they lacked the concept knowledge. Once you figure out those concepts, you can overcome your weakness.
On the other hand, your Threat section helps you identify those concepts/chapters where you score ‘negative marks’. Scoring negative marks impacts your overall result. Therefore, using the Threat section, you can figure out those topics on which you need to work harder and avoid making guess attempts.
myPAT SWOT Analysis
Let’s dive deep into the fantastic feature of SWOT analysis. Once you complete i.e. submit a test on myPAT, you have the option to check the SWOT analysis of your test attempt.
SWOT Tab is the 4th tab on your Test Result Section screen. As one can figure out, SWOT stands for Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats. The SWOT analysis gives you a list of chapters/concepts on which you should focus to improve your overall performance.
This header of the SWOT Analysis gives you an overall analysis of all your subjects, that looks like this:
Let’s understand each aspect of myPAT SWOT Analysis.
Strengths (S): The Strengths in the analysis shows you the list of chapters/concepts in which your performance is secure, and you need not particularly worry about it.
This section helps you understand the topics with which you’re proficient enough and shows your accuracy rate. Although, it’s always recommended to maintain a habit of constant practising not to lose grip on your strong chapters/ concepts.
An example of what the Strengths section looks like:
Weaknesses (W): As the name suggests, this section helps you in identifying your weaknesses chapters/concepts with the help of an attempt rate It provides you the list of the concepts/chapters, which are an area of concern for you as your attempt rate is low for these concepts.
The low rate attempt suggests that either the questions were difficult for you or you didn’t dedicate enough time to those questions. It helps you in analyzing these particular concepts.
An example of what the Weaknesses section looks like:
Opportunities (O): The Opportunities section helps you identify the list of concepts where you missed out on easy marks by skipping or not attempting easy questions, that most students tried.
This section guides you to understand the areas where you should have grabbed an easy opportunity to score good marks but missed.
An example of what the Opportunities section looks like:
Threats (T): The name of the section is indicative of the analysis it provides. The ‘Negative Marks’ metric on this section offers you the list of concepts where you scored maximum negative marks.
Negative marks can impact your overall results a lot. It makes you realise that you shouldn’t be making any fluke/guess attempts in these concepts unless you have a thorough understanding of their basics.
An example of what the Threats section looks like:
You also have the option to view a detailed analysis of the questions that you attempted incorrectly or scored negative marks. Here’s how you can do it:
- Go to the ‘Threats’ section of your analysis.
- Click on any of the concepts. You’ll see a screen like this:
- Click on any of the ‘Time Taken’, ‘Avg. Time Taken’, ‘Attempted by’ or ‘Correct by metrics’. You’ll be redirected to that particular question from the test. It would look like this:
- You’ll be able to find the correct answer marked with a () mark against the right option. You can further view the solution to the answer by clicking on the ‘View Solution’ button given below the right option, which looks like this:
- Click on ‘View Solution’ and you’ll find the correct solution on your screen, which looks like this:
This sums up the SWOT Analysis. It helps you overcome many obstacles that you face after taking your tests. Once you start working on your weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, you get to see them turning into your strengths one by one.
We hope this helps you understand the SWOT tab thoroughly and plan the next steps of your preparation in a better way.