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.
The Quantitative section had 23 Easy, 9 Moderate and 3 Difficult questions. In this paper there were 13 questions from arithmetic ( Ratio,SI/CI,Percentages/Profit Loss/Time and Work/Mixtures/Time speed and distance)most of which were easy and moderate. There were 4 questions on geometry and mensuration which were easy. There were 5 questions from Pie charts out of which one is difficult. Two questions from Line graphs were easy. Overall level of this section was easy and moderate.
A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 22-25 questions with 90% accuracy.
This section was full of difficult sets and overall it can be said that it was between relatively moderate to difficult level with a total of 32 questions having 20 easy, 13 Moderate and 2 Difficult questions.
The AR blocks were doable. Six questions were from Relations and directions which were easy. Other topics covered were Series, Coding and Decoding, Verbal Reasoning, Visual Reasoning, Analogies. Overall level of this section was easy and moderate. There were 5 TITA questions which were of 2 marks each.
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 22-25 questions with 90% accuracy.
The set of questions (36, 59, 67) was based on antonyms and was moderate except Q67 which was easy. The next set of questions (Q48, 49) was based on synonyms and was easy and moderate respectively. The questions (37,46) were grammar based fill in the blanks and were easy and moderate respectively. These questions were based on tenses. There was one question (51) on punctuation and two questions (45 and 69)on naming parts of speech of the underlined word. All the questions were moderate. The set of questions (55, 63, and 64) was based on grammar part error. All the questions were of moderate difficulty. The set of questions (58, 60-62, 66, 68) was based on sentence completion. All the questions were either moderate or easy. There were two reading comprehension passages. The first passage (Q40-44) was based on ‘problems that hamper growth of Indian exporters and the recent reforms therein .’ All the questions based on the passage were moderate except questions (40 and 44), which were easy. The second passage (Q52-54) was based on ‘important things parents and teachers can do to help children become successful readers.’ All the questions were easy except Q54 which was moderate. There were a few questions (38, 39, 50, 57) based on vocabulary miscellaneous. All the questions were easy except Q38, which was moderate. The set of questions (Q47,56,65) was based on sentence rearrangement and was moderate except Q56 which was easy. There was only one question (70) on analogy and was easy. As per the latest exam pattern, five questions will be non-MCQ, so questions (45, 47, 56, 65, 69) had no options and the answer had to be typed in.
The overall feel of the section was easy to moderate. One could have easily scored 90+ percentile by attempting 27-29 questions with 75-80% accuracy.
The GK section was a mixed bag dominated by questions based on current general knowledge followed by static G.K. The static G.K consisted of questions on international organizations, geography and history etc. There were a few questions based on books and authors also. Overall feel of the section was moderate to tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 18-20 questions with 70 % accuracy.
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. AR and DI had mostly moderate or difficult level questions, thus selection of questions was important. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Algebra, Numbers & Geometry and since most of the questions were easy or moderate, thus selection of easier and doable questions was important. For verbal section, one should have good reading skills as there were 5 RC’s and questions were based on paragraph summary also in which reading skills were requisite. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and tricks to answer.