Career Counselling – Analysis: MAT Paper

Sectional – Analysis

Section I: Language Comprehension
Area Tested Description No. of Question
Verbal Vocabulary Based 6
Reading Comprehension 20
Sentence Rearrangement 3
Sentence Correction & Grammar 3
Fill in the blanks 4
Critical Reasoning 4
Total 40

Evaluation: Overall the section  remains easy to moderate. In the verbal section, there were five passages with four questions each. The ability of a student is put to test as the passages they choose  from diverse areas.  Only one, out of five passages, remains difficult. The intention of the author remains to give as much information as possible to the readers. The language is easy to understand. The questions are easy and direct. There are  two questions to be asked based on sentence completion. The questions are from easy to moderate level as the context of the question could be understood but the student should have a good vocabulary in order to answer these questions correctly. Four questions, based on five sentences Para- jumble, are very easy in nature. There are four easy to moderate questions based on capturing the essence of text. There happens to be  four grammar based questions, which are again easy. There are six vocabulary based questions in which first the given jumbled word is to be rearranged and then its antonym/synonym is to be picked up from the given options.

Comfortable Attempt: 22-25 questions in about 30-35 min.

Achievable Score: Around 16+ marks.

Section II: Intelligence & Critical Reasoning


Area Tested Description No. of Question
AR and LR Series 5
Analogies 4
Analytical Reasoning 16
Calendar 2
Verbal Reasoning 10
Blood Relation 3
Total 40

Evaluation: Reasoning is of relatively easy level with very less time consuming questions. This section is a mixture of Analytical and Critical Reasoning. Only one block is tough and other blocks are easy. The attempts in the section should have been more in order to have a good overall percentile.

Comfortable Attempt: 26-28 questions in about 35-40 min.

Achievable Score: Around 20+ marks.

Section III: Mathematical Skills


Area Tested Description No. of Question
Quant Percentage & Interest 4
P&C Probability 4
Time & Work 5
Geometry 7
Number System 7
Profit & loss 3
Trigonometry 3
Allegation & Mixture 4
Time Speed & Distance 6
Total 40

Evaluation: The section is being dominated by question on time and work, speed time distance, probability, geometry etc. This section is of relatively medium level with some time consuming questions which make them avoidable in time pressure. The other questions remains moderate.

Comfortable Attempt: 22-25 questions in about 30-35 min

Achievable Score: Around 17+ marks.

Section IV: Data Analysis & Sufficiency


Area Tested Description No. of Question
DI & DS Data Sufficiency 5
Data Caselette 5
Line Graph 5
Data Table 5
Multiple Graph 5
Pie Chart 5
Data Comparison 5
Total 40

Evaluation: DI section is of moderate level with some time consuming as they are calculation intensive which made them avoidable in time pressure. Data Sufficiency questions are moderate and should have been attempted carefully.

Comfortable Attempt: 15-20 questions in about 30-35 min.

Achievable Score: Around 12+ marks.


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