Test Analysis - Bull NMAT 01

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Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was easy to moderate. All the questions were of easy or moderate level barring a very few difficult questions so the key to getting a good percentile was selection of questions so as to leave time consuming questions and save the time for easy and less time consuming questions. It is important to note here that since there is no negative marking, so the student should attempt all the questions.

Easy Questions:
81, 83, 82, 89, 90, 93, 101-109, 114-116, 118, 120

The reasoning section in this paper was having total of 40 questions out of which 20 were easy, 15 were medium and 5 were of difficult level. As such, AR was easy in this paper. It had 3 set containing 6 questions which were of easy level. There were 8 questions on verbal reasoning in which only one question is difficult. Out of 4 questions on Input-Output, 3 were doable and 1 was difficult. 2 questions on Syllogisms were of moderate level and 1 is easy. Out of 6 questions on series, 2 were easy, 3 were medium and 1 is difficult. There were seven questions from verbal reasoning and three questions based on Critical reasoning. Q93 was based on statement argument and was easy. Q94 and Q97 were based on statement conclusion and were moderate. The next set of questions (Q95, 96, 102) was based on statement assumption. The questions were difficult, moderate and easy respectively. Next set of questions (98, 101) were based on conventional critical reasoning and were easy There were 5 questions on coding-decoding, which were easy. The overall feel of the section was easy and moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 30 questions with 85% accuracy.

Easy Questions:
33, 34, 37, 38, 40, 41, 44, 46, 47, 50-59, 62-67, 69-80

The Quantitative section was of easy level with 39 easy , 8 medium and 1 difficult out of a total of 48 questions. There were 2 questions on geometry and mensuration which were easy. The papers had 1 question on number system which was easy. There were 3 questions on permutation and combination, which were doable. 1 question of time and work, 1 question of ratio and partnership were also easy and should have been attempted. There were 4 questions from algebra and 2 questions from time speed distance, which were manageable. There were 6 questions on percentage and simple and compound interest which were easy. The paper had 5 questions on data sufficiency and out of which 3 were easy. The DI section had one caselet having 4 questions. This block was easy and doable. Also there was two blocks on tables, two blocks on bar graph and one of pie chart, which were easy. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 45 questions with 90% accuracy.

Easy Questions:
1-4 ,7, 10, 14, 17, 20-24, 29-32

The first set, of questions (1-4), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were easy. The set of questions (5-9), was based on vocabulary where Q5 and 6 are difficult, Q7 was easy and Q8 and 9 were of moderate difficulty.Q10, 11and Q 18, 19 were based on finding the grammatical error in the sentence and were of moderate difficulty except Q10 and Q11 which were easy and difficult respectively. The set of questions (12&13), was based on analogies. Both the questions were difficult and moderate respectively. The next set of questions (Q14-17) and (Q21-24) were based on vocabulary based cloze test and were easy except Q15 and16 which were difficult and moderate respectively.Q20 was vocabulary based sentence completion question and was easy. The next set of questions (Q25-32) was based on reading comprehension comprising of two passages. The first RC passage (Q25-28), based on ‘why stress causes people to overreact’. All questions were of moderate difficulty. The second RC passage (Q29-32) was based on ‘the economics of global warming’. All the questions were easy. The overall feel of the section was easy to moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 25-27 questions with 80% 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. Reasoning was mostly selective in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Number system, Geometry & Arithmetic and were of easy level. The DI part of the paper was also easy. Taking the Verbal, the general strategy is that never leave a RC passage on the face of it that it is either lengthy or the language is difficult, without reading the questions given below as some of the question could be direct and do not require full reading and understanding of the passage. One should have a good knowledge of grammar and vocabulary to score well.

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