On the whole the level of the test was moderate. 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 easy to moderate. On the whole the level of the test was closer to moderate.
The first passage, Q (1-6), was based on chronological analysis of how inequality crept into the society. The passage was easy in terms of understanding. All the questions were easy except Q (5), which were moderate. Second passage, Q (10-12), was based on discouragement arising due to inability of an individual in converting ideas in action. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions were moderate. Third passage, Q (16-21), was based on inertia shown by the people when it comes to taking care of themselves. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions based on it were easy. Fourth passage, Q (24-26), was based on uncoupling of intelligence and consciousness. All the questions based on it were easy. Fifth passage, Q (29-34), was based on a part of brain ‘amygdala’ which is only one of organs in brain that controls the feeling associated with fear and there are other factors contributing to the same. All the questions based on it were either moderate or easy. The set of questions (9, 14, 15, 23 and 28) was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult except Q23, which was moderate. The set of questions (8, 13) was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were moderate and difficult respectively. There were three summary based questions (7, 22 & 27). The questions were moderate. The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 24-26 questions with 75% accuracy.
The DI & LR section in this paper was having total of 32 questions out of which 16 were easy, 14 were medium and 2 were of difficult level.
In DI, the section started with a bar graph set based on market share of 5 chocolate making companies having 2 medium (Q38, 40) and 1 difficult (Q39) questions. 2nd Table set on distribution of major media availability in various states of west and south zone (Q41-43) was of easy level. 3rd Table set based on distribution of 10000 students in 2 experimental groups had 2 easy (Q53-54) and 2 medium (Q55-56) level questions. 4th set on Bar graph having information on coffee consumption trends in India had 1 easy (Q63), 2 moderate (Q64, 66) & 1 difficult (Q65) level questions.
In AR, 1st set based on arrangement five types of animals (Q56-60) was of moderate level. 2nd set on arrangement of six explorers and the places visited by them had 3 easy (Q46-48) and 2 medium (Q44-45) questions. 3rd set on arrangement of 7 professionals on 7 floors in a building had 2 easy (Q49, 52) and 2 medium (Q50-51) level questions. 4th set on arrangement of 5 people playing tambola (Q57-58) was of easy level. A single question on statement conclusion (Q59) was of easy level. Another single question on organizing a car rally (Q60) was also easy. 5th set on distribution of scores to 5 students in 5 subjects had 1 easy (Q61) and 1 medium (Q62) level questions.
The overall feel of the section was easy to moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 17 - 20 questions with 75-85% accuracy.
The Quantitative section was moderate with 7 easy, 17 medium and 10 difficult questions.
The major areas covered in the section were Geometry (Q69, 71, 74 medium; Q78, 81, 91, 95, 99 difficult), Algebra (Q73, 77, 84 easy; Q75, 94 medium) and Number system (Q68 easy; Q67, 83, 93, 97 medium, Q79, 89, 100 difficult). 1 to 2 questions each were from the topics like Ratio & Proportion (Q90 medium; Q72 difficult), Work & Time (Q70, 82 medium), TSD (Q88 medium), Profit & Loss (Q80, 85 easy), SI/CI (Q76 Easy; Q86 Medium), Percentages (Q92 Medium), Logs (Q96 Medium), P&C (Q87 Difficult) and Probability (Q98 Medium).
A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 14 questions with 85% 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. 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.