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FMS 2010 Dec

The test of FMS was of 200 questions, like last year. The “FMS 2010 Dec” (Held on 5 Dec 2010) paper was slightly higher in terms of difficulty level as compared to last years. A good speed with better accuracy was the key to clear the cut offs. An overall attempt of 100+ with 80 % accuracy will lead to a score of 300+ which should be a comfortable score.

Summary


Duration of Test

120 minutes

Number of Questions

200

Marks per Question

4

Negative marking

1

Number of Sections

4

Number of options

4

Analysis
On a whole verbal was most scoring section in minimum time and Maths was a bit difficult & less time made the job worse. Still 22+ question in MA with 33 + in Verbal gives a good balance. RC section this time has smaller RCs as compared to last years with 10 to 15 questions each and had moderate difficulty such that a student can manage 25+ questions here also. LR section this year was tricky but less time consuming and a students must attempts 33+ this time.
In short just like every year FMS was a High Speed Moderate accuracy test where at the end students surely felt tired but happy since in each section there were questions which were manageable.

Mathematical Ability
The difficulty level of the section can be rated as moderate. In 30 minutes planned time an attempt of around 25 questions out of 50 is manageable. The topic wise breakup of the section is as follows:


Description

No. of Qs

Number Theory

8

Ratio, Percentage, Profit & Loss & Partnership

8

Averages & Alligation

 

Time &Work, Pipes & Cisterns

1

Speed, Time & Distance

5

Geometry

4

Mensuration

2

Linear and Quadratic equations

9

Set Theory

 

P&C, Probability

1

Progressions

2

Higher Maths (Functions, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Inequalities etc.)

3

Misc. (Logarithms, Surds, calculation etc.)

7

Total

50

Verbal Comprehension Ability
This year FMS has thrown lesser challenge for the candidates as far as language section is concerned. Overall language is asked in two sections with 50 questions each.

Unlike previous years’ pattern this year RCs were not very lengthy but still the questions were time consuming and inferential. In the allotted time limit of 30 mins  23- 25 Qs could be done by good selection of RCs. The level of difficulty of this section is moderate while only one passage can be graded as tough. Topic wise distribution of passages is as follows:


RC Topic

Number of Qs.

Level of difficulty

Passage type

PI Management

14

moderate

Lengthy and inferential

Principles of Justice

15Qs

difficult

Lengthy and inferential

Mughul History

 11 Qs

easy

Direct and simple

Google services

 10 Qs

moderate

Mix of inferential and direct Qs.

Total

50

Moderate

 

A good variety of questions is seen in Verbal Section where there is a mix of time consuming and confusing questions to very easy questions. By hand picking good selected questions one can afford to solve as many as 25-27 questions in the allotted time. Overall difficulty level of this section is moderate. The details of question variety are as follows:

Variety of Q.

Number of Qs.

Level of difficulty

Find the error

12

Moderate and affordable

Para Jumbles

7

Moderate to easy

Idioms and phrases

6

Quite known and easy idioms

Fill in the blanks

15

moderate

Sentence Correction

10

Time consuming , few can be done

Total

50

Average = moderate

Interpretation and Reasoning Ability
The variety of questions asked this year in FMS was as per the standard variety of FMS. The change was in terms of number of questions of different variety. The number of questions of DI was 8 only that too given in terms of single bar graph. The questions of DI had two statements and the students had to check the statements to be correct or wrong. So calculations were required in the questions. Other variety of questions included standard variety like, coding decoding, matching model type analytical reasoning, set theory to be done by observations, mathematical reasoning single questions type and blood relationship based questions. The questions of coding decoding had reasoning based cases.

Area

Description

No. of Qs

Data Interpretation

Table

0

Bar Graph

8 questions

Pie Chart

0

Analytical  Reasoning

Data Arrangement

17 questions distribute in 4 sets

Coding Decoding

11

Mathematical Reasoning

4

Set Theory (Venn Diagram)

4

Relationship Based

6

Expected Cutoffs

Category

Expected Cut off

General

270+

OBC

210+

SC

175+

ST

140+

 

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