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 (Q1-5), based, on percentage of functional genome, was a little tricky to understand. All the questions based on it were easy except Q (2 & 4), which were easy. The second passage, (Q 6-10) based on pretensions by spiritual gurus, was easy to understand. All the questions based on it were easy except Q (8 & 9), which were moderate. The third passage was based on, achievements of John Goodenough. The passage was interesting and the questions based on it were easy except Q 13, which was difficult. The fourth passage (Q14-19) was based on finding the balance between governance and development. The questions based on it were a mixed bag. The fifth passage was based on political parties in southern India and their ideologies. All the questions based on it were either easy or moderate except Q24, which was difficult. The set, of questions (32, 33, 34), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were either difficult or moderate. The set, of questions (29, 30, 31), was based on finding misfit out of given sentences. All the questions were easy except Q30, which was moderate. The set, of questions (25, 26), was based on finding the summary of the given paragraph. Both the questions were of easy & moderate level respectively. The set of questions (27 & 28) was based on inference and vocabulary respectively. The overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 24-26 questions with 70-75% accuracy.
TThis section was of relatively moderate to difficult level with a total of 32 questions out of which 14 were easy, 14 moderate and 4 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 easy to solve. Also, one table of two questions (1 easy, 1 moderate).
There were four AR blocks in which 2 sets had of four questions & other two sets had 2 questions respectively. All AR sets are easy to moderate level. There were one Pie chart (1 easy, 3 moderate) and one Line Graph (2 easy, 2 moderate) in which all had 4 questions. One Bar graph of two questions was easy. There were 4 questions of miscellaneous reasoning were difficult to solve.
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 22- 24 questions with 80-90% accuracy.
The Quantitative section had 27 easy, 6 medium and 1 difficult question. In this paper the major areas covered were Geometry (9 questions-2 Moderate, 7 easy), Percentage (6 questions-all easy) and work & chain rule (4 Questions-1 easy, & 3 moderate). This section also had questions on P&C and Probability which was easy to solve. There were three questions on SI & CI (2 Moderate, 1 easy), Average (both easy), and basic numbers (2 questions-both easy). Rests of the questions were from Profit & loss, Ratio & partnership, basic algebra, Mathematical /Logical Puzzles, Progression & series and functions & inequalities etc. all were of easy level except functions & inequalities (1 difficult question). A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 28-29 questions with 80 - 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.