Test Analysis - Bull TISS 03

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Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate. 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:
1-8, 10-11, 13-16, 18-23, 25, 27-30

The Quant and DI section was very easy with 25easy and only 5 medium level questions. Most of questions from Quant were from the topics like Percentage (3 easy questions), SI/CI (2 easy), and Ratio & Partnership (1 easy & 1 medium), Time speed and distance (1 easy) and Quant Misc. (3 easy). The other topics with lesser number of questions were Alligation & mixture (1 easy), Profit & Loss (1 easy), Average (1 easy), basic numbers (1 easy), Geometry – Mensuration (1 medium), Sets & Venn Diagram (1 easy) , work & chain rule (1 easy) and Permutation & Combination (1 medium).
Reasoning had questions from topics namely Series (all 3 easy), Relationship & Direction (2 easy), coding- decoding (3 easy) and syllogism (2 medium & 1 easy). There was no question on either Tables or graphs.
In order to generate a percentile of 90+ a student should have ideally attempted around 27 - 29 questions with 90% accuracy.

Easy Questions:

This section was easy to moderate. First questions Q(31) was based on analogies which was an easy one. Then, Q(32) was based on sentence completion which was again easy. A set of questions Q(33-35,38-40) was based on vocabulary. Questions were based on synonyms, antonyms, odd one out and idioms. All questions were easy except Q(39) which was difficult and Q(40) which was also difficult. Also, two difficult level questions Q(36,37) were based on grammar. Now, last set of questions Q(41-59) was based on reading comprehension. First paragraph Q(41-45) was based on specifications on earth planet. Questions were factual and were easy except Q(45) which was of medium level. 2nd paragraph Q(46-50) talked about American policy in Europe postwar. Questions were descriptive and were of medium level except Q (47) which was easy. 3rd paragraph Q (51-55) talked about Chinese conservatism. Questions were factual and easy except Questions (52 &54) which were of medium level 4th paragraph Q (56-60) talked about various constitutions in the world. All questions were facts related and were easy. One should do 22-24 questions with 80-85% accuracy to get 90%ile.

Easy Questions:

The section was easy to moderate. The section had a variety of questions ranging from business and economy, environment, sports, environment, International and national, finance and banking, science and technology, books and authors to Current GK. One has to do 22-24 questions with 80-85% accuracy to get 90%ile.

Strategy & Tips

The overall feel of the paper was easy. Reasoning was having mostly easy questions. So the strategy was simply to follow the instructions carefully given in the questions and to only attempt the easy questions by carefully selecting them. While the strategy for Quant part would be to keep on solving the questions coming on your way and straight away leaving the questions in which you were likely to stick due to difficult calculations. In verbal section, focus should have been on reading comprehension and vocabulary which covered almost 70% of the paper. For GK, one should focus on those questions which one knows rather than wasting time.

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