On the whole the level of the test was moderate to tough. The test contained many difficult questions in the sections and accordingly the important factor was selection of right questions. Quant section in this paper was comparatively a little tougher than the Reasoning section. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions. Verbal section was moderate. On the whole the level of the test was closer to moderate.
The DI & LR section in this paper was of moderate to difficult level having total of 32 questions out of which 7 were easy, 13 were of medium level and 12 were difficult.
In DI, 1st data caselet on outcome of matches between top 12 tennis players had 1 easy (Q40), 1 moderate (Q39) and 1 difficult (Q41) question each. Two Data Sufficiency questions that appeared after that (Q46, 47) are of medium level. 2nd multiple graph set on mobile user traffic data in different continents had 1 moderate (Q52) and 3 difficult (Q53-55) questions. 3rd set on prediction of rainfall based on some previous year data had 2 medium (Q56, 58) and 1 difficult (Q57) level questions. 4th caselet on distribution of newspapers to the occupants of hotel rooms was of moderate (Q59-62) level.
In AR section, the 1st set on arrangement of 5 girls, their favourite chocolates, colors, pets and sports had 3 easy (Q35-37) and 1 medium (Q38) question. 2nd set on arrangement of students based on their performance in five subjects (Q42-45) was difficult. 3rd set on arrangement of six teachers and classrooms had 1 medium (Q48) and 3 easy (Q49-51) level questions. 4th set on arrangement of students based on their specialization in the B-school had 1 (Q63) moderate and 3 difficult (Q64-66) level questions.
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 12-13 questions with 80-85% accuracy.
The Quantitative section was moderate to difficult with 7 easy, 17 medium and 10 difficult questions.
The major areas covered in the section were as usual - Geometry (Q82 Easy; Q67, 69, 70, 80 moderate; Q88, 94 difficult), Algebra (Q89 easy; Q72, 81, 84, 95 medium, Q86 difficult) and Number system (Q73, 90, 93 medium, Q76 difficult). 1 to 3 questions each were from the topics like Ratio & Alligation (Q83 Easy; Q74, 78 medium), TSD (Q75 medium; Q85, 100 Difficult), Profit & Loss (Q77, 91 Easy), SI/CI (Q92, 96 Easy), Percentage (Q99 Medium), Venn Diagrams (Q87 medium), Logarithms (Q97 Difficult), Work & Time (Q79 medium; Q71 Difficult) and Probability (Q68, 98 Difficult).
One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 14-15 questions with 80-85% accuracy.
The first passage Questions (1-3) highlighted the problem of debt faced by the poor and workers in Britain. The author mentioned that one of the cures would be trade unionism. All the questions were either moderate or difficult except Q2, which was easy. The second passage was based on confinement of humans under some authoritative council. The passage was a little tricky to understand as even after reading the passage, the overall motive is, a little, tricky to comprehend. However Questions, (7-12) based on it, were either easy or moderate. The third passage was based on 'how morality operates in each one of us and how it governs right or wrong actions. The passage was a little difficult to comprehend because of the subject it dealt. The questions (16-18), based on it, were either moderate or difficult. The next passage Q (21-26) was based on 'how inequality is perpetuated by rich & elite including government. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions were easy except Questions (21 & 22), which were moderate. The last passage Questions (29-34) was based on author’s casting doubt on the intellect and depth of modern painters. All the questions were either easy or moderate. There were three questions (6, 15, & 28) based on finding the summary of the given paragraph. All the questions were moderate or difficult except Q (15), which was easy. Three Questions (19, 20, & 27) were based on finding odd one out of given sentences. All the three questions were either easy or moderate except Q (20), which was difficult. The questions (4, 5, 13, and 14) were based on rearrangement of sentences. All the four questions were difficult. The overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 20-22 questions with 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 had mostly moderate or difficult level questions, thus selection of questions was important. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Algebra, Numbers & Geometry and since most of the questions were easy or moderate, thus selection of easier and doable questions was important. For verbal section, one should have good reading skills as there were 5 RC's and questions were based on paragraph summary also in which reading skills were requisite. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and tricks to answer.