On the whole the level of the test was moderate to tough. 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 difficult than the Quant section. Verbal section was easy to moderate as regards level of difficulty. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.
This section had a few doable questions and only 1 set which had 3 easy questions. Most of the questions were moderate or difficult. Overall there were 5 easy , 19 moderate and 8 tough questions. So in such a paper it is important to first attempt easy questions and leave the tough questions.
The first block in which ‘friends and their months of birth is given’ was doable. The second block based on games of balloons was tricky but manageable. The data case lets based on Medical Association and its research and second caselet of VC school of management were doable sets.
The overall feel of the section was moderate to tough and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 11-13 questions with 85 % accuracy.
The Quantitative section had 8 easy, 11 medium and 15 difficult questions. In this paper there were 4 questions from Geometry,3 from basic numbers 4 including Logs, functions etc. There were 12 questions from arithmetic (Percentages/Time and Work/Mixtures/Percentages/SI-CI/Ratios) were mostly of moderate difficulty. TSD had 2 questions and were moderate ones. Other than these topics, questions from mixed topics were asked like Sets, Algebra, Permutations, Trigonometry and each had around 1-3 questions.
A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 12-14 questions with approx. 85% accuracy
In verbal ability section, the first RC passage( Q1-5) was related to ‘by choosing not to vaccinate their kids, parents are putting the general public at risk’. The passage was easy to moderate to understand and interpret the questions. The second RC passage( Q6-10)was based on ‘we need to first just listen to those whom we wish to help to ultimately make our endeavours successful’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and identifying answers to the questions except Q10 which was difficult. Third RC passage(Q11-15) was about ‘understanding the working of quantum computing technology’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and interpreting the questions except Q14 which was difficult. Fourth RC passage(Q16-20) was related to ‘bring about comparison between two pricing models CPC and CPA of online advertising’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and answering the questions. The last RC passage(Q21-24) was based on ‘slavery and the origins of racism’. The passage was moderate as regards understanding and interpreting the related questions except Q21 and 24 which were easy and difficult respectively.
All non- rc (tita) questions were a mixed bag of easy, moderate and difficult. It is advisable not to spend too much time on these questions especially on sentence rearrangement questions.
Questions (25-27) were based on finding misfit among the given four sentences. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining three sentences and all were of moderate difficulty except Q27 which was easy.
Questions (28-31) were based on sentence rearrangement and the questions were difficult except Q31 which was easy.
Questions (32-34) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were easy except Q33 which was of moderate difficulty. The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 22-24 questions with 75- 80% accuracy.
The overall feel of the paper was moderate to tough, 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 mostly selective in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Arithmetic, Algebra, Number system and Geometry. For verbal section, one should have good reading skills as there were 5 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. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions.