Test Analysis - Bull NMAT 03

 
Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was 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.

 
REASONING
Easy Questions:
82-84,86-91, 100,102, 104-105, 108-114, 118

The reasoning section in this paper was having total of 40 questions out of which 21 were easy, 13 were medium and 6 were of difficult level. There were 3 questions of coding – decoding (1 difficult and 2 easy). As such, AR was easy in this paper. There were 3 AR sets having 3 questions except one set had two questions which were of easy to difficult level. Out of 4 questions on Input-Output, 3 were moderate and 1 was easy. Out of 2 questions on series, 1 was difficult and 1 was easy. Out of 2 questions on Relation & direction, 1 was easy and 1 was medium. There were 3 questions of syllogism which were easy to solve. There was 1 question on sets & Venn diagrams, which was moderate. Out of 11 questions of miscellaneous reasoning, 9 were easy & 2 were moderate. There were 6 questions of verbal reasoning, out of which 2 were difficult, 3 moderate & 1 easy. The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 28-30 questions with 80-85% accuracy.

 
QUANT & DI
Easy Questions:
33-43, 45-46, 48-51, 53-55, 57-59, 61-62, 64-67, 69, 71, 73, 76-77, 79

The Quantitative section was of easy level with 35 easy, 10 medium and 3 difficult out of a total of 48 questions. There were 6 questions on Basic Numbers (5 easy, & 1 moderate level) and Geometry & mensuration (5 easy, & 1 difficult level). The papers had 6 questions on Data sufficiency out of which 3 easy & 3 moderate. This time there were 2 questions of permutation and combination (both easy).There was 2 questions of Percentage (1moderate & 1 easy), Average, Profit & loss, Basic Algebra, Work & chain rule, and TSD (1moderate & 1 easy). There were 3 questions on percentage and 2 questions of average which were all easy. There was one question of Progression & series which was easy to solve.
The DI section had one Pie chart having 5 questions of easy level. Also there was one block on table (Q. No- 52-56, 3 medium, 3 easy levels) and one was on Line diagrams (Q. No- 70-75, 2 difficult, 2 medium, 2 easy level questions). All these blocks were easy to moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 33 – 36 questions with 80-85% accuracy

 
VERBAL
Easy Questions:
15,21,22,28

The first set, of questions (1-5), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were either moderate or difficult. The set, of questions (6-11), was based on vocabulary. All the questions were difficult except Q (9 & 11), which were moderate. The set, of questions (12, 17, 18, 31, & 32), was based on part error. All the questions were moderate. The set, of questions (13 -14), was based on analogies. The questions were difficult. The set, of questions (15, 16, 19, 20, 21, and 22) were based on sentence completion. All the questions were moderate except questions (15, 21, &22), which were easy. The set, of questions (21, 22, & 24) was based on part error. The questions were either moderate or difficult. The first passage (23-26), based on analysis of political development in certain regions. The passage was tricky in terms of understanding. All the questions based on it were moderate or difficult. The second passage, Q (27-30), was based on events based on a reality show. All the questions were either moderate or difficult except Q28, which was easy. The overall feel of the section was tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-18 questions with 80%accuracy.

 
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 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 basic grammar and vocabulary to score well in verbal section.

 
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