Test Analysis - Bull IIFT 02

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Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was easy. Many of the questions were of easy & moderate level barring a few difficult questions so the key to getting a good percentile was selection of questions so as to leave difficult questions and save the time for easy and moderate level questions.

Easy Questions:
65, 67 – 74, 76 - 80, 82, 83

The Quantitative section was of easy level with 17easy and 3 medium questions. 3 questions were asked from the topic of TSD out of which two questions were moderate. There were 2 questions from the area of Work & chain rule, Basic numbers, and Ratio and Partnership out of which all were easy except one question was moderate. Also, there was 1 question from the topic P & L, SI & CI, Average, Log, Progression, Functions & inequalities and Permutations & Combinations which was easy.
One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-18 questions with 85 - 90% accuracy

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Easy Questions:
85 – 88, 90, 93, 94, 96 – 100, 102 – 106, 109, 110, 112 – 114, 126

The DI & LR section was of moderate level with 23 easy, 10 medium & 9 difficult questions. The First 3 AR sets having two questions of easy level except 3rd AR set was of moderate level. One more set of AR was there which was manageable. Further, there were 2 questions of Verbal Reasoning (1 medium and 1 easy), 4 questions on coding – decoding (all easy), 2 on Reasoning Misc (both were easy). There were 2 questions from the area of Syllogism (1 medium & 1 easy), symboperation (all easy) and series (1 medium & 1 difficult). In DI, first set was a Bar graph that had had 2 easy and 3 moderate questions. After that there was a set of Table which had 1 medium, and 4 tough questions and a single question of table (easy level). Also, there was 1 set of table which had 6 questions (all were difficult level except two). Last set was of DI misc which had 3 questions (all easy).
The overall feel of the section was easy and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 26- 28 questions with 80-85% accuracy.

Easy Questions:

The Verbal section was easy to moderate. First set of questions Q(29-44) was based on reading comprehension. 1st paragraph Q(29-32) talked about changes that happened in global economy. Questions were based on facts and inference and were of medium level. 2nd paragraph Q(33-37) talked about financial inclusion. Questions were based on facts and were w.r.t author. All questions were easy except Q(34) which was of medium level. 3rd paragraph Q(38-41) talked about Rattan Tata’s case and lawyers appointment procedure for the same. Questions were based on vocabulary and facts. All questions were of medium level except Q(38-40) which were easy. 4th paragraph Q (42-44) talked about reserve bank of India. Questions were difficult and facts based. Questions (46, 47) were based on Grammar. Q (46) was moderate and Q (47) was easy. Also, Q(48, &59) were based on sentence completion. Both the questions were easy. Then Q (50, 51, 54-57, 61, 62, 64, 65) were based on vocabulary. All questions were easy except Questions (51, 56, 61 & 62) which were of medium level. Then Q(51,52) were based on one word substitution and both were of medium level. Also, Q(57,58) were based on Para completion and were easy. Lastly, Q(62) was based on sentence rearrangement which was of medium level. One should do 18-20 questions with 80-85% accuracy to get 90%ile.

General Knowledge
Easy Questions:

This section of the paper was moderate. There were 10 easy level questions, 16 medium level questions and 2 difficult level question. The paper was covering Business and economy, books authors, international and national, finance and banking, sports, Politics, history, science and technology. Very less time should be devoted to this section of the paper. In order to generate a percentile of 90+ a student should have ideally attempted 7-10 questions with 85 – 90% accuracy.

Strategy & Tips

The overall feel of the paper was easy to 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 was mostly easy while DI was mostly selective in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Algebra, Ratio, Geometry & TSD and were equally distributed from easy and moderate level. For Verbal section, One should be well versed in vocabulary and reading part. GK should be given very less time and only those questions should be attempted which were known.

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