On the whole the level of the test was moderate. The test contained many difficult questions, so the important factor was selection of right questions. Reasoning section in this paper was comparatively a little tougher than the Quant section. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions. Verbal section was moderate.
The first passage, Q (1-4) was based on correlation between fighting corruption and perception of the corruption in a country. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions were easy, except Q24, which was moderate. Second passage, Q (5-7), was based on finding answer to the question that ‘should artifacts be returned to the original or parent country? The passage was easy in terms of understanding. All the questions were easy. Third passage, Q (13-18), was based on the ‘number of languages shrinking in the world’. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions, based on it, were easy, except Q 16, which was moderate. Fourth passage, Q (21-24), based on author’s views on empathy. All the questions, based on it, were moderate except questions (22 & 24), which were easy. Fifth passage, Q (25-29) based on issue of rules related to keeping positive work environment. All the questions, based on it, were easy except question 29, which was moderate. The sixth passage, (32-34) based on capability of cinema houses to draw the audience, was easy. All the questions based on it were moderate except Q 32, which was easy. The set, of questions (8, 9, and 10), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult. The set, of questions (20, 30 & 31), was based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were easy except Q 31, which was difficult. The set, of questions (4, 11 & 12), was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were moderate. There was one question (19), based on finding inference, was easy. The overall feel of this section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 26-28 questions with 80% accuracy.
This section was of relatively moderate to difficult level with a total of 32 questions out of which 7 were easy, 15 moderate and 10 difficult. The section was a mix of easy and difficult blocks. Selection of blocks once again proved to be important for obtaining good percentile.
There were 3 sets of tables in which each table had 4 questions, out of which one set of table related to four experts is easy to moderate and other two sets which were related to B- schools & other one related to SUMBA Business school were from moderate to difficult level.
The two AR blocks of four questions were easy to moderate. The set related to water city was moderate to difficult as the conditions given were tough. The set of Games was moderate to difficult. After that the set from question no. 63 – 66 related to capacitance (2 moderate, 2 difficult).
At the end the last 6 – 7 questions were from moderate to difficult.
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 10- 12 questions with 80-90% accuracy.
The Quantitative section was difficult with 16 easy, 12 medium and 6 difficult questions. In this paper the major areas covered were Geometry (6 questions) and Number system (5 Questions). This section also had some questions on P&C and Probability (1 Moderate, 1 easy). There were two questions on Time speed and distance (1 Moderate, 1 easy), work & chain rule (1 Moderate, 1 easy), Progression & series (1 Moderate, 1 easy), percentage (1 difficult, 1 easy), SI & CI (1 Moderate, 1 easy), Profit & loss (1 difficult, 1 easy) and Functions (1 Moderate, 1 difficult).Rests of the questions were from average, co-ordinate geometry, basic algebra, Logs , miscellaneous Quant and trigonometry etc. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 19-21 questions with 80 - 90% 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 6 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.