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MPMET 2012 
Analysis

“MPMET 2012” is held on 18 March, 2012. Overall paper was easy in terms of difficulty level as compared to last year, but because of less number of questions per RC and less number of questions per BJ case it was time consuming. A good speed with better accuracy was the key to score good in this test paper.

Summary

Duration of Test

165 minutes

Number of Questions

200

Marks per Question

1

Negative marking

No negative marking

Number of options

4

Section 1: Reading Comprehension 
There were in all eight passages on various themes ranging from economy to e-books. The section was a little lengthy as passages weren’t small. Yet it was not difficult section as most of the RC questions were direct. Speed reading was helpful in solving the RC Qs. In all 16+ questions out of 30 are very much affordable.


Theme of the Passage

No. of Questions

Level of difficulty

The Right of children to Free Education

4

Easy

Mobile services

4

Easy to Moderate

Aviation industry

3

Easy

e-books

3

Easy

SEBI

4

 Moderate to easy

Healthcare programme

4

Easy

Subsidy on fertilizers

4

Time consuming

MSME

4

Moderate

Total

30

 

Section 2: Verbal and Writing Ability 
There were questions on Para JumbleAnalogy, idioms /phrases, error detection, one word substitution and Fill in the blanks. Overall the section was easy. Questions on grammar as well as selection of words in the question were fairly easy. Even Qs on vocabulary were quite easy and affordable. Only the Qs on essence of the text were time consuming else the section was a cake walk. Para Jumbles were also of moderate level. An attempt of 35 to 40 questions in a time span of 30 minutes was sufficient for this section. The breakup of the section is as follows:


Topic

No. of Questions

Level of difficulty

Error detection

8

Easy to moderate

Identify the correct sentence

8

Easy to moderate

Essence of the text

8

Moderate to difficult

Analogy

4

Easy

Para Jumbles

8

Easy to moderate

One word substitution

8

Easy

Idioms and phrases

5

Easy

Opposite meaning

3

Easy

Fill in the Blanks

8

Easy to Moderate

Total

60

 

Section  2: Numerical Ability
In this section, there were questions on Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, Pipes and Cistern, Profit & Loss, Discount, Interest, Percentages, Ratios, Mensuration, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Equations, and Heights & Distances.
Most of the questions in this section were from the Arithmetic part of which some were moderate in difficulty level while rest were easy to solve. There were Higher Math questions as well as questions on Equations and Heights & Distances which were of moderate level of difficulty. An attempt of 32+ questions in a time span of 50 minutes was sufficient for this section. The breakup of the section is as follows:
 


Topic

No. of Questions

Level of difficulty

Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams,Trains

10

Easy to Moderate

Time and Work, Pipes and Cistern

11

Easy

Averages and Alligation

1

Easy

Percentages

2

Easy

Profit & Loss, Discount

2

Easy

Mensuration

8

Easy to Moderate

Heights and Distances

4

Easy to Moderate

Equations

3

Easy

P&C

4

Easy to Moderate

Probability

5

Easy to Moderate

Section 3: Business Data and Interpretation
This section comprised of four sets of 5 questions each. The graphs were based on Pie ChartsBar Graph and Line graph and there is one case on Caselets.
First time in MPMET they have introduced a new variety in Caselets, which is tricky on understanding part. Case with Bar Chart is simple to understand and easy on Calculation part while the remaining two cases on Line Graph and Pie Charts are easy to understand but moderate on calculation part. One having a good command on Percentage calculation and Comparison of ratios can score good marks in this section. An attempt of 10+ questions in a time span of 20 minutes was sufficient for this section. The breakup of the section is as follows: 


Topic

No. of Questions

Level of difficulty

Bar Graph

5

Easy

Line Graph

5

Easy to Moderate

Pie Charts

5

Easy to Moderate

Caselet

5

Moderate

Section 4: Data Sufficiency
In this section, there were two sets each with 10 questions. One set was based on two statements DS which was a traditional variety of DS, and it was easy to attempt. While other set was based on comparison of two statements, in which some questions were easy and others were of moderate difficulty level. One should have good command on Formulas and basic concepts of QA to answer them correctly. An attempt of 14+ questions in a time span of 20 minutes was sufficient for this section 
The breakup of the section is as follows:


Topic

No. of Questions

Level of difficulty

Two Statements DS

10

Easy

Comparison of Statements

10

Easy to Moderate

Section 6: Business Judgement 
This section comprised of two passages with 5 questions each on major objective, major factor, minor factor and major assumption, and four Situation based cases having 10 questions in all. Selecting a case on the basis of number of questions per case is a good strategy. The questions in BJ section was direct and easy to handle. Overall this section is time consuming because of more number of cases. An attempt of 13+ questions in a time span of 20 minutes was sufficient for this section. The breakup of the section is as follows:


Topic

No. of Questions

Level of difficulty

Passage-1(Microsoft and Nokia)

5

Easy to Moderate

Passage-2(National Textile Corporation)

5

Easy to moderate

Situation-1(Data wind, The maker of)

3

Easy

Situation-2(DLF. Ltd.)

2

Time Consuming

Situation-3(Videocon Group’s general.)

3

Easy

Situation-4(Cellulr Towers.)

2

Time Consuming

 

Overall Analysis:
An attempt of 130-140 questions by solving with 80% accuracy and marking answers of remaining 60-70 questions with best possible estimation is a good strategy.

 

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