On the whole the level of the test wasmoderate. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of appropriate questions to attempt.Reasoningsection was tougher than quant section. Verbal section waseasy. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.
The first passage (1-4) was based on ‘anatomical features of humans & animals’. The passage was moderate in terms of understanding. The questions based on it were also moderate except Q3. The second passage (5-8) was based on ‘definition of what constitutes right or wrong morally and why ‘grey’ is not acceptable’. The passage was easy to understand and questions based on it were also easy. The third passage (9-12) was based on ‘misconceptions about bacteria’. The passage was easy to understand and questions based on it were also easy. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on ‘role of chemicals such as platinum in cell division in living beings’ The passage was tricky to understand and questions based on it were moderate except Q14, which was easy. The set of questions (18,20 & 21) was based on sentence rearrangement. These questions were either moderate or difficult. Questions (17 & 19) were based on finding odd one out among the given sentences. The questions were difficult & easy respectively. The set of questions (22-24) was based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were moderate. The overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have easily scored 90+ percentile by attempting 17– 19 questions with 80% accuracy.
The difficulty level of this section was moderate to tough. There were 4 easy, 7 medium and 9 difficult questions in this section. The first block on variable and integers could have been attempted if you are good at number shuffling. The other blocks that could have been attempted at least partially were (buildings A and B and Six intrepid explorers travelled). Again, selection of block was important to crack this section.
One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 8-9 questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.
The Quantitative section had 6 easy, 10 medium and 6 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 10-11 questions with approx. 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. Reasoningsection was tougher than quant section. Verbal section was easy. 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.