On the whole the level of the test wasmoderate to difficult. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of appropriate questions to attempt.Reasoning section in this paper was a littletougher than the quant section. Verbal section was moderate to difficult. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.
The first passage (1-4), based on ‘popularity of an app and it is filling the gap of need to visit places. The passage was a little tricky to understand and questions were also a mixed bag. The second passage (5-8) was based on ‘currency war between America & China and its repercussions. The passage was difficult to comprehend and questions based on it were either moderate or difficult. The third passage (9-12) was based on ‘how fast India has become intellectual force that is shaping the future of banking. The passage was easy to understand and questions based on it were also easy. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on notion ‘that wining a war & conquering a culture are two different aspects. The passage was again tricky and questions based on it were also moderate or difficult. The set of questions (17& 18) were based on finding misfit and were difficult. The set of the questions (19-21) were based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult. The set of the questions (22-24) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were either moderate or difficult except Q23, which was easy. Overall feel of the section was moderate to difficult. One could have easily scored 90+%ile by attempting 14-16 questions with 75-80% accuracy.
The difficulty level of this section was tough. There were 2 easy, 8 medium and 10 difficult questions. The first block of pie chart of weaponry was manageable though calculative. Other block that could have been attempted was distribution of plate. Barring this rest were difficult. The strategy to crack this section was to do easy questions from different blocks instead of doing the complete block.
one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 5-6 questions with approx. 85 % accuracy
The Quantitative section had 6 easy, 6 medium and 10 difficult questions. In this section , there were questions from varied topics like Geometry, Basic Numbers, Basic Algebra, Progression And Series, Arithmetic (Percentages/Time and Work/Mixtures/Percentages/SI-CI/Ratios). Other than these topics, questions from mixed topics were asked like of P n C, Logs and Coordinate Geometry. This section was moderate to difficult. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 10 questions with approx. 80% accuracy
The overall feel of the paper was moderate to difficult, 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 difficult in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned it was easier than DI 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 4 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. Questions such as sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions. It is not advisable to spend too much time on TITA questions especially in the verbal section.