In verbal ability section, the first RC passage(Q1-5) was related to ‘A picture may say a thousand words but what if the photograph has been fabricated; there are ways to spot a fake photograph---- you just have to look closely enough’. The passage was easy to understand and identify answers to the questions except Q1 and Q4 which were of moderate difficulty. The second RC passage( Q6-9) was based on ‘The importance of Durand Line Recognition----- how a colonial blunder grew into a part of the war on terror’. The passage was easy to understand and identify answers to the questions except Q7 which was of moderate difficulty. Third RC passage(Q10-15) was about ‘why neo-liberalism’s obsession with markets destroyed the heart and soul of key jobs’. The passage was moderate in terms of understanding and moderate to difficult in interpreting the answers to the questions except Q12 and 14 which were easy. Fourth RC passage(Q15-19) was related to ‘The book of the dead: the Egyptians inside guide to the after life’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and answering the questions. The last RC passage(Q20-24) was based on ‘Children today are cosseted and pressured in equal measure; without freedom to play they will never grow up’. The passage was easy to moderate as regards understanding and interpreting the related questions. Most of the non- rc (tita) questions were moderate to 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 five sentences. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining four sentences and all were difficult except Q26 which was moderate. Questions (28-31) were based on sentence rearrangement and the questions were difficult except Q28 and Q29 which were easy and moderate respectively. Questions (32,33,34) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were of moderate difficulty except Q32 which was easy. The overall feel of this section was 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 comparatively easy in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned it was difficult 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 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.