In verbal ability section, the first RC passage(Q1-6) was based on‘How the market model is undermining professionalism; from medicine to education, market imperatives rule public life’. The passage was moderate interms of understanding and the related questions were moderate to difficult except Q5 which was easy. The second RC passage (Q7-11)was based on ‘The Egyptian book of the Dead--helped Egyptians prepare for the afterlife where Osiris, god of the underworld, would judge them’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of under standing and identifying answers to the related questions.The third RC passage(Q12-15)was about‘The play deficit: Children today are cosseted and pressured in equal measure. Without the freedom to play, they will never grow up’.The passage was easy to moderatein terms of understanding and interpreting the answers to the related questions. The fourth RC passage(Q16-20) was related to ‘how capitalism has led to disintegration of labor.’The passage was easy in terms of understanding and identifying answers to the related questions except Q17 which was moderate. The last RC passage(Q21-24) was based on ‘What the government’s dietary guidelines may get wrong.’ The passage was moderate as regards understanding and interpreting the related questions except Q22 which was difficult. Fornon-RCquestions, it is advisable not to spend too much time on them. Questions (25, 26, 30, 31) (TITA) were based on sentence rearrangement where five sentences from an article were given in jumbled form to be arranged in a coherent manner. The questions were difficult. Questions (27-29) (TITA) 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 sentences. The questions were of moderate difficulty. Questions (32-34) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were moderate except Q34 which was easy. The overall feel of this section wasmoderate to difficult. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 20-22 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 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 attempt properly.