On the whole the level of the test was moderate to tough. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of appropriate questions to attempt.The level of difficulty of Quant as well as reasoning section was almost same. Verbal section was moderate to tough. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.
The first passage (1-4), was based on exploring influential factors responsible for the success of cooperatives. In the wake of creation of multi-state cooperative societies, there still remain many factors responsible for failures, like poor bureaucratic management and archaic regulatory structure. Professionally-managed cooperative, ‘employees of farmer’, all-powerful registrar of companies and member-centric and democratically controlled organizations is the need of the hour. The passage was of moderate level. The second passage (5-8), underpins the alarming issue of poverty and concentration of wealth only among the elites of Pakistan. Each successive year, these problems perpetuate and the monstrous poverty, hunger and unemployment devour almost 99% of population. Aggrieved by these facts, the author urges for holistic change and equal opportunities for all. The passage wasa mix of easy, moderate and difficult levels. The third passage (9-12) is an argumentative writing, questioning the theories of human evolution, especially Darwinian theory. The author isn’t exactly criticizing this modern synthesis of evolution. He believes that organisms inherit more than just DNA, and propounds that organism’s not just influenced, but in fact are also influenced by natural selection. It’s a speculative writing, ending with an ambiguous question- if this synthesis theory is enough to explain evolution of such complex organisms.This passage can be counted undermoderate to difficult RC category. The fourth passage (13-16) presentsa poignant insight of an author, Lindgren’s perspective of moralism and child’s physche towards war and violence. Also this passage leaves us wondering about how people often resort to escapism to survive the horrible reality. This passage though an interesting read for ‘psychology lovers’, might have posed some difficulties in terms of critical-reasoning-based questions. This RC can be counted under difficult level. The set of questions (17-19) was based on sentence rearrangement. These questions were of moderate and difficult level. The set of questions (22-24) was based on finding the summary of the given paragraph. The questions were again of difficult level that could be attempted with a careful reading and critical analysis of the passage. The set of questions (20&21), easy in level, were based on finding the misfit sentence. Overall feel of the section was moderate to difficult. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-18 questions with 75-80% accuracy.
The difficulty level of DI was easy to moderate. There were 11 easy, 6 medium and 3 difficult questions in this section. There were four blocks, out of which two had 4 questions each and rest two had 6 questions each. The last two blocks (Six cities − P, Q, R, S, T and U − are distinctly ranked, Total 18 students of Kundan Vidya Mandir with roll numbers 1 to 18 are to be divided) 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. 85 % accuracy.
The difficulty level of quant moderate. The Quantitative section had 11 easy, 6 medium and 5 difficult questions. in this paper, there were clusters of easy, medium and difficult questions, so one had to skip the difficult cluster and to move to tThe difficulty level of DI was easy to moderate to 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 10-12 questions with approx. 80% accuracy.
The overall feel of the paper was moderate to tough, 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. The level of difficulty of Quant as well as reasoning section was almost same. Verbal section was moderate to tough. 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. 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.