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 (1-6) was based on helping the entrepreneurs to grow. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions were easy or moderate, except Q5, which was difficult. Second passage, Q (7-10), was based on extinction and its effects. The passage was a little tricky in terms of understanding. All the questions were moderate except Q 9, which was moderate. Third passage, Q (11-15), was based definition of real productive work and time and how technology has added to free time of the individuals. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions, based on it, were easy. Fourth passage, Q (16-18), based on reasons behind megafauna’ extinction. All the questions, based on it, were easy. Fifth passage, Q (19-24) based on moonshot. All the questions, based on it, were easy except question 23, which was difficult. The set, of questions (32, 33, and 34), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were moderate. The set, of questions (25 & 26), was based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were easy. The set, of questions (29, 30 & 31), was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were a mixed bag. There were two questions (27 & 28), based on finding inference, was difficult. The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 27-29 questions with 80% accuracy.
This section was of relatively moderate to difficult level with a total of 32 questions out of which 23 were easy, 4 moderate and 5 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 was a set of table in which had 4 questions, all were difficult to solve.
There were four AR blocks in which 2 sets had of four questions & other two sets had five & 3 questions respectively, All AR sets are easy to solve. Three sets of data caselets. One set of data caselets related to NGO had 4 questions (3 moderate & 1 difficult) and other two sets (1 set – 3 questions, 1set – 5 questions) were easy to moderate.
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 25- 27 questions with 80-90% accuracy.
The Quantitative section was difficult with 14 easy, 15 medium and 5 difficult questions. In this paper the major areas covered were SI & CI (5 questions-all easy), Number system (5 Questions-2 easy, 2 moderate & 1 difficult) and Geometry (4 questions-2 moderate & 2 difficult). This section also had some questions on P&C and Probability (1 Moderate, 1 easy). There were three questions on work & chain rule (1 Moderate, 2 easy), percentage (2 moderate, 1 easy), and Races /boats & stream (2 moderate, 1 easy). There were two questions on Progression & series (1 Moderate, 1 easy). Rests of the questions were from Profit & loss, Ratio 7 partnership, basic algebra, TSD, Mathematical /Logical Puzzles and trigonometry etc. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 20-23 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 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.