On the whole the level of the test was close to Actual SNAP. The important thing was time management. One had to pick the easy questions and leave any questions which were difficult or time consuming.
Quant was of relatively easy level with a very few time consuming questions which made them avoidable in time pressure. Majority of the questions were easy to moderate. Out of 40 questions, 33 were easy, 6 moderate and only 1 difficult. The major topic covered was Number system (11 questions- 10 easy and 1 medium) in Maths. This section also had some questions on P&C and Probability (3 questions- all easy). 3 questions from Progression & series, basic algebra & TSD were easy to solve. Two questions on Percentage and Alligation & mixtures. Other topics were Clocks & Calendar, Average and Indices & Decimals.
In DI, a set of multiple graph that had 1 easy and 1 difficult questions. Otherwise, there were few questions on Data Sufficiency (1 easy, 3 medium). Remaining 4 questions were from Line Graphs (3 easy, 1 medium).
A student who is even average at quant could have gathered 90 percentile plus by attempting around 35-37 questions only with around 80 - 85% accuracy.
The first passage (81-87), based on the validity of nation – state theory, and was tricky in terms of understanding. All the questions based on it were either moderate or difficult. The set, of questions (88-89, 100, 102), was based on vocabulary. The questions were based on antonyms, synonyms, & idiom /phrases. The questions were either easy or moderate except Q 102, which was difficult. The set of the questions (90-92, 104) was based on analogy. All the questions based on it were easy except Q90, which was moderate. The second passage (93-96) was based on role of Russia in international affairs. Passage was difficult to understand. The questions were either moderate or difficult. The set, (97, 98, 99,103,114, & 115), was based on sentence completion. All the questions were either easy or moderate except Q115, which was difficult. The set (108,109,110) was based on grammar and sentence correction. The questions were a mixed bag. The set (116-118) was based on sentence rearrangement. The questions were either difficult or moderate. The set (119-120) was based on conventional critical reasoning. Both the questions were moderate. The overall feel of this section was moderate to tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 20-22 questions with 75-80% accuracy.
Reasoning was of relatively moderate level with a total of 40 questions out of which 25 were easy, 5 moderate and 10 difficult. The section contained 5 questions on Input /Output (4 Easy & 1 moderate). AR had set of 4 questions which had all easy questions. Two sets of AR containing 3 questions in which 1 set is easy & other is difficult to solve. Also one set of AR had 5 questions (3 moderate & 2 difficult). There were four separate questions on AR in which 2 difficult, 2 easy level questions. 1 or 2 questions of easy or moderate level also appeared from the topics on basic numbers (1 easy & 1 difficult), series (1 easy), and Coding-decoding (1 easy). 2 questions were on Verbal reasoning with both easy level questions. Remaining 10 questions were from the miscellaneous reasoning and most of them were easy except two questions (Question No. 53, 80).
A student could have gathered 90 percentile plus by attempting around 30-32 questions with 80-85% 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. One or two questions were based on books and authors also. Overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 18-20 questions with 70 % accuracy.
The overall feel of the paper was moderate, thus 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 were mostly selective in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Number system, Geometry, Work & Time and P&C. The verbal usage and reading comprehension was dominated by vocabulary based questions in the form of idiom/proverb, idiomatic usage, sentence completion, analogies and vocabulary miscellaneous followed by reading comprehension based questions. In order to score well in verbal usage and reading comprehension section one should have good vocabulary, and ability to understand the context. In order to score well in GK, one should be in touch with newspapers and material uploaded by the institute on our website. The improvement in the static GK will be gradual.