Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 28

Overall Brief

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. Quant section was slightly easier than reasoning section. Verbal section was moderate. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

Republic Day
Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 22

The first passage (1-4) was about coal block allocation to private players, which has been the monopoly of the government enterprises till now. It is an argumentative writing which highlights the dilemma of offering the coal block allocation to the private sector by the government as it has seen an unusual high interest by bidders. The passage was of easy to moderate level difficulty. The second passage (5-8) was a typical piece of writing which underscores the policy amendment related to foreign contribution in terms of money to the civil society. The author is critical of the opinion as the amendment would not benefit but jeopardize by opening the opportunity for vindictive and disproportionate actions. The questions in this passage were moderate to difficult level. The third passage (9-12) talks about the effectiveness of branding as a marketing strategy for cigarette manufacturer in America. It shows how substantial increase in the production of cigarettes resulted in increased advertisement and sales. Author seems to be amazed how powerfully brands create credulity in spite of the evident dangers of using the product. The passage can be counted under easy to moderate level of difficulty. The 4th (13-16) passage shows a comparative study of exteroceptive and interoceptive senses. While the earlier tells us about the outside world, the later tells us about our internal bodily sensations. Some people have more enhanced introspective senses than the others. And such people are more sensitive towards others. The set of questions (17-19) was based on sentence rearrangement. Among these only Q-19 was difficult and other two moderate. The set of questions (20&21) was based on finding the misfit. . The set of questions (22 to 24) was based on finding the summary of given paragraph, and was of moderate level. Overall feel of the section was easy to moderates. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-18 questions with 75-80% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
25, 26, 27, 30, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44

The difficulty level of Di was moderate. There were 11 easy, 3 medium and 6 difficult questions in this section.The last two blocks (Rohit appeared in 8 tests of the test series of SIB INSTITUTE and Two researchers, Dr. Sharma and Dr. Wasal, working for the organization Centre for Health Education) were easiest and were must do and by attempting a couple of questions from rest of the blocks, one could have fetched a very good percentile.
In this section, one could have fetched 90+ percentile by attempting 12-14 questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 59, 60, 61, 62

Students found this section tougher than DI this time. The Quantitative section had 12 easy, 8 medium and 2 difficult questions. One peculiar thing in this paper was that there were clusters of easy, medium and difficult questions, so one had to skip the difficult cluster and to move to te easy cluster quickly. Paper was dominated by easy to moderate-level questions. Selection of questions was important to crack 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).
A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 12-14 questions with approx. 85% accuracy.

B-School Counselling
Strategy & Tips

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 have managed an overall good attempt. Difficulty level of quant section was same as it was of DI/LR section. 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. Moreover, questions such as sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions.

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