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.Reasoningand quant sections were equally difficult. 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) was based on ‘impact of environmental regulations on big & small companies. The passage was a little tricky to understand and questions based on it were a mixed bag. The second passage (5-8) was based on ‘perspective on handling mob lynching & honour killing’. The passage was a little inferential in terms of understanding and questions based on it were also moderate. The third passage (9-12) was based on ‘impact of Nehru on Indian politics and how others viewed it’. The passage was moderate in terms of understanding. The questions based on it were moderate except Q9, which was easy. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on views of Japanese ambassadors on restrictive trade practices in India. The passage was easy in terms of understanding and questions based on it were also easy except Q14, which was moderate. The set (19-21) of questions was based on sentence rearrangement. The questions were difficult. The questions (17-18) were based on finding misfit out of the given sentences and the questions were easy & moderate respectively. The set of questions (22-24) were based on finding the summary of the given paragraph. The questions were moderate. Overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have easily scored 90+percentile by attempting 14-16 questions with 80% accuracy.
The level of this section was moderate to difficult. Overall, there were 4 easy, 6 moderate and 10 difficult questions. In this paper it is best to attempt easy and moderate questions first as they are more in number and leave the tough questions.
The set on Data Reasoning (Traffic Algorithm) had all 4 difficult questions and it should have been avoided. The set on Analytical Reasoning (Students Activities & Groups) had 3 easy questions and 1 moderate level question. So, this set should have been done. The Data Caselet (Students in 4 schools) had 1 moderate level and 3 difficult level questions. Hence it should have avoided. The set on Analytical Reasoning (Team Selection) had 1 easy, 2 moderate and 1 difficult question. The set on Analytical reasoning (Crossing of a Bridge) had 2 moderate and 2 difficult questions. So, this set should have been avoided.
The overall feel of the section was moderate to tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 6 – 7 questions with 90 % accuracy.
The level of Quantitative section was moderate to tough. This section had 4 easy, 8 medium and 10 difficult questions. In this paper, there were 3 questions from Geometry & Mensuration in which 2 were moderate and 1 was difficult. There were 2 questions from each of Numbers, Profit & Loss, Algebra and Work & Chain Rule. Numbers had 1 moderate level and 1 difficult question. Profit Loss had both easy questions. Algebra and Work & Chain Rule both had difficult questions. There was 1 question each from SI CI, Logs, Percentage, Set Theory, Ratio & Proportion, Progression & Series, Permutation & Combination, Functions & Inequalities, Average, TSD and Alligation & Mixture out of which questions of SI CI and Average were easy. Questions from Ratio & Partnership, Percentage, Logs, Permutation & Combination and Alligation & Mixture were of moderate level. All other topics had a difficult question.
The difficulty level of this section was moderate to tough. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 9 – 10 questions with 90% 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. Reasoning and quant sections were equally difficult. Most of the questions in quant section 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.