On the whole the level of the test was moderate. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of right questions. 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..
In verbal ability section, the first RC passage( Q1-5) was based on ‘the comedy play Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare.’ The passage was easy to understand and interpret the questions except Q4 which was moderate. The second RC passage( Q6-10)was based on ‘works of Richard Thaler on behavioral economics and how it is tough for economists to be precise about human actions.’ The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and questions were easy except Q8 and 9 which were difficult and moderate respectively. Third RC passage(Q11-15) was about ‘the analysis of Keynesian economic theory and its application in economic problems of the U.S. as well as India.’ The passage was easy in terms of understanding and interpreting the questions. Fourth RC passage(Q16-19) was based on ‘Finland’s Prime Minister to regain his position in upcoming elections due to good works done in previous tenure.’ The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and answering the questions except Q16 and 18 which were moderate. The last RC passage (Q20-24) was based on ‘critical analysis of Indian investment environment by the Japanese investors.’ The passage was easy as regards understanding and interpreting the related questions except Q23 which was moderate. All non- rc (tita) questions were either difficult or moderate. It is advisable not to spend too much time on these questions especially on sentence rearrangement questions. Questions (25,26,27) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were moderate except Q25 which was easy. Questions (28,29,30) 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 Q28 which was easy. Questions (31,32,33,34) were based on sentence rearrangement and the questions were difficult except Q31 which was moderaate. The overall feel of this section was moderate. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 26-28 questions with 75- 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 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 answer the questions.