On the whole the level of the test was easy to moderate. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of appropriate questions to attempt. The difficulty level of both DI was easiest of all previous mocks. 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 easy cluster quickly. Verbal section was moderate in terms of difficulty level. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.
The first passage (Q.1-4), raises some important questions regarding criminalization of business failures and office bearers of the business organizations. Author appeals for sector regulators like SEBI to look into such issues on their own. For such issues, a criminal case should not even be entertained; otherwise, many a fund managers will keep considering resigning from their posts. This passage was of easy to moderate difficulty level, with just one difficult question (Q.3). In the second passage (Q.5-8), author criticizes the scathing attacks by courts and our judiciary on iconoclastic comedians, cartoonists or anyone who through humor tries to expose the follies of our system or jurisprudence. Author presents the argument that by attacking such powerful figures, whose humor actually has cultural alignment with its audience, legal authorities simply expose their own flimsiness to be provoked even in such innocuous situation. Difficulty level of this passage was moderate to difficult. The third passage (Q.9-12) explores how most of us fail to inject intentionality to our choices by letting the default guide all our decisions, eventually leading us to live a life that we didn’t choose. Author then goes on to provide some measures to overcome this passivity. For example, by meta-cognition, deliberate decision-making and imaging the path forward, we can very well steer our lives in right direction. This passage was again easy to moderate, in level of difficulty. The fourth passage (Q.13-16), is an informative writing that underpins the various functions and importance of drones. Assessing the potential increase in usage of drones, author shows bright future prospects of the Drone Companies. This passage consisted of two easy (Q.14 & Q.16) and two difficult (Q13 & Q.15). Q.17 to Q.19, were based on Sentence rearrangement and was of moderate difficulty-level. The pair of Misfit questions had one difficult (Q.20) and one moderate (Q.21) level question. The set of question- 22, 23 and 24, based on Para- summary could have been easily attempted with careful understanding. Overall feel of the paper was that it was of moderate level. With a careful study and wise choices anyone could have scored around 70-80% in this paper.
The DI section was moral boosting this time and was surprisingly easiest of all previous questions. It checked your basic preparation and the student who has done his preparation properly and has taken previous mocks sincerely could have cracked this section very easily. All most all questions were easy to moderate but the two blocks (one of circular arrangement and other of arrangement on bikes) were sitters. One could have fetched a very good percentile by attempting 3-4 blocks with 90% accuracy.
Quant section was moderate in nature with a cluster of sitters primarily of arithmetic questions. The Quantitative section had 12 easy, 5 medium and 5 difficult 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.
The overall feel of the paper was easy to moderate. The difficulty level of DI was easiest of all previous mocks. As far as Quant is concerned it was easy to moderate and most of the questions 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. Questions such as sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions. It is not advisable to spend too much time on TITA questions especially in the verbal section.