BMD and PM & IR
The first major change in the paper was that the BMD and the PM & IR papers were the same, 200 questions to be attempted in 120 minutes. This could be mainly due to the fact that this year onwards XAT has been introduced. The second difference that could be observed in contrast to previous years paper was that the paper was much simpler that what was expected. The language section and Maths were very easy, while LR was almost a cake walk. Most of the students were able to do well, this also implies that the cut offs shall be much higher.
The students were as usual asked to write an Essay on the following topic in the stipulated time of 20 minutes:
"Economic Growth without distributive justice can only lead to violence."
Detailed Section-wise Analysis
This section had 80 questions in all: Verbal Ability and English Usage (60 questions) & Reading Comprehension (20 questions). The section was easy and maximum attempts should be there in this section. The pattern of the questions were:
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Fill in the blanks with appropriate phrases:
This section had questions on a variety of topics like Psychology, HR, Business Awareness etc.. The detailed break up of General Awareness questions is as given:
A few questions that we could get from the students are as:
Arrange in chronological order of state formation:
Top management in a company is involved in:
"Physical attractiveness" results in:
measure National Income in India?
Gitagovinda is written by whom?
is the author of Madhusala?
is the CEO of HLL?
There were in all 60 questions in this section too spread on Maths, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning. In the entire section there were lots of simple questions. Around 10 - 15 were quiet difficult rest others were manageable. As far as Logical Reasoning questions are concerned they were surprisingly very simple.
Q. A, B and C do a work
in 18 days & 36 days respectively. They start working together. A
Q. Let us consider an
equation ax + by + c = 0 Given ab < 0. The coefficient of correlation
Q. There are 5 people A,
B, C, D and E. They read a book one after the other. C read the book
(2) Who read the book last?
Q. There are 6 people.
Probability of getting male is ½. Answer the following questions.
(2) What is the probability of getting 2 female and 4 male?
Q. Ram, Shyam and Ramesh
work as 36 days, 41 days and 52 days respectively. Find days they
Although we could not manage to get a lot of questions, but here is a brief representation of the topics, from where the questions actually came.LCM & HCF based - 1 question
Number Series - 2 questions
Integers and related - 1 questions
Indices - 1 questions
Binary Operations - 1 questions
Odd Man Out for Number Sets - 3 questions
Ratio & Proportion - 1 questions
Allegations & Mixtures - 1 questions
Sets - 1 questions
Venn Diagram - 1 questions
Linear Equations (Solving) - 1 questions
Simultaneous Equations - 1 questions
Quadratic Equations - 1 questions
Work & Time - 1 questions
Time & Speed - 1 questions
Simple Interest - 1 questions
Circles - 1 questions
Diagrams (Geometry) - 4 questions
Probability - 12 questions
Calendar - 1 questions
Logic (4 Sets) 3 questions
Data Sufficiency - 4 Questions
Data Interpretation (1 set) 5 questions
The cut-off as expected by us at PT to get a strong and a convertible call should look like:
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