On the whole the level of the test wasmoderate to difficult. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of right questions.Reasoning section in this paper was comparatively tough than the quant section. Verbal section was moderate to difficult. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.
IThe first passage (1-4) was based on ‘finding a soulmate is similar to finding a job & the factors taken into consideration. The questions based on it were a mixed bag. The options were very close. The second passage (5-8) was based on ‘review of the book ‘Return to cold war’. The passage was a little difficult to understand and questions based on it were also moderate except Q5, which was easy. Third passage (9-12) was based on ‘repercussions of accessibility to guns and its consequences during colonial times’. Again, the questions were a mixed bag. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on ‘connection of human being & other creatures with trees and its psychological impact on beings’. The questions were either moderate or difficult. The questions (17-19) were based on sentence rearrangement and they all were difficult. The questions (22-24) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph. All the questions were difficult except Q 22, which was difficult. The questions (20-21) were based on finding the misfit sentence out the given questions. Overall feel of the section was moderate to tough. One could easily have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 13-15 with 80% accuracy.
This section was difficult of all. There were no easy questions. Only two blocks that were manageable were, one of test series and other of wheat production. These too required good hold on % fractional equivalent and concept of wastages.
The overall feel of the section was difficult and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 6-8 questions with approx. 85 % accuracy
The Quantitative section had 4 easy, 10 medium and 8 difficult questions. In this section there were questions from varied topics like Geometry, Basic Numbers, Basic Algebra, Progression And Series, Functions Arithmetic (Percentages/Time and Work/Mixtures/Percentages/SI-CI/Ratios). Other than these topics, questions from mixed topics were asked like of P n C, Logs and Coordinate Geometry. This section was moderate.
A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 12 questions with approx. 80% accuracy.
The overall feel of the paper was moderate to difficult, 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 were comparatively difficult in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned it was easier than DI and most of the questions were from Arithmetic, Algebra, Number system and Geometry. For verbal section, one should have good reading skills as there were 4 RC’s and also a few questions based on paragraph summary. One must focus on contextual vocabulary as well to understand and score well in RC passages. Questions such as sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions. It is not advisable to spend too much time on TITA questions especially in the verbal section.