On the whole the level of the test was moderate. The test contained many difficult questions, so the important factor was selection of right questions. Reasoning section in this paper was comparatively a little tougher than the Quant section. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions. Verbal section was moderate.
In verbal ability section, the first RC passage (Q1-5) was related to ‘plants can behave intelligently and the learning and memory associated with it’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and interpreting the questions except Q5 which was a bit tricky. The second RC passage (Q6-10) was based on ‘Excerpt from the article “The second sage” based on human psychology’. The passage was of moderate difficulty in terms of understanding and interpreting the questions and Q7 was a bit tricky. Third RC passage (Q11-15) was based on ‘research of autoimmune disorders’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and interpreting the questions. Fourth RC passage (Q16-20) was related to ‘meritocracy and would it create a stratified and immobile society.” The passage was moderate in terms of understanding and answering the questions except Q20 which was a bit tricky. The last RC passage (Q21-24) was related to ‘Civilization, its transition and its continuous movement.’ The passage was of moderate difficulty in terms of understanding and interpreting the related questions.
All non- rc (tita) questions were easy to moderate. It is advisable not to spend too much time on sentence rearrangement questions. Questions (25 -28) were based on sentence rearrangement and were difficult. Questions (29-31) were based on finding the summary of the given paragraph and were moderate except Q30 which was easy. Questions (32-34) were based on finding misfit among the given sentences. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining sentences and they were easy to moderate in difficulty level.
The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 24-26 questions with 75- 80% accuracy.
This section had a few doable questions and only 1 sets which had all easy questions. Rest of the easy questions were hidden in sets with medium/tough questions. Overall there were 7 easy ,14moderate and 11 tough questions.So in such a paper it is important to first attempt easy questions and avoid the tough questions.
The first block on currency was moderate to tough.The wimbeldon block was logical in nature and was less calculative.The cryptographic graph was difficult and should have been avoided.The AR block on persons “staying on different floors” was easy and was a must do in order to clear the cut off in this section
The overall feel of the section was moderate to tough and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 12-14 questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.
The Quantitative section had 9 easy, 11 medium and 14 difficult questions. In this paper there were 5 questions from Geometry,3 from basic numbers 4 including equations, functions etc. There were 10 questions from arithmetic (Percentages/Time and Work/Mixtures/Percentages/SI-CI/Ratios) were mostly of moderate difficulty. Geometry/Mensuration also had 6 questions.TSD had 2 questions and were moderate ones. Other than these topics, questions from mixed topics were asked like co-ordinate geometry, PnC, Logs and each had around 1-2 questions. This section was an moderate to tough.
A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 12 questions with approx. 80% accuracy.
The overall feel of the paper was moderate, though for the students who knew how to manage the time available to the best i.e. not wasting much time in lengthy and difficult questions, could easily manage an overall good attempt. AR and DI had mostly moderate level questions, thus selection of questions was important. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Algebra, Numbers & Geometry and since most of the questions were moderate/tough, thus selection of easier and doable questions was important. For verbal section, one should have good reading skills as there were 5 RC’s and questions were based on paragraph summary also in which reading skills were requisite. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and tricks to answer. /p>