The basic sequence of sections with the number of possible attempts is as follows:
|Name of the Section||No. of Questions||Possible Attempts||Suggested Time (in minutes)||Possible Score|
|Reading Comprehension||25||15-18||25-30||12 to 15|
|Quantitative Ability||25||20-21||30-35||20 to 21|
|Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation||25||22-23||30-35||22 to 23|
Section I: Verbal Ability
Most of the questions in this section were easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level. There were 25 questions on vocabulary, 10 on English usage, 5 on cloze test and 10 on grammar. A few Para-jumbles and cloze test questions were difficult. Overall, this section was easy and scoring for a person with a moderately good vocabulary and knowledge of the basic rules of grammar.
Section II: Reading Comprehension
This section had three passages with nearly eight questions per passage. The passages were factual and most of the questions were pretty direct. The level of difficulty was easy to moderate. Each passage had one or two difficult questions, which could have been left un-attempted.
Section III: Quantitative Ability
Barring a few difficult questions, most of the questions in this section were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. The section covered almost all the topics – Number System, Arithmetic (Profit, Loss and Discount, Averages, Time and Work, Percentages), Geometry, Mensuration, Probability, P&C, Co-ordinate Geometry, Arithmetic Progression and Algebra.
Section IV: Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation
This section had questions of easy to moderate level of difficulty. The section consisted of 15 questions on Data Sufficiency, a set of 5 questions (table based) on Logical Reasoning and a set of 5 questions (multiple tables based) on Data Interpretation. Some of the Data Sufficiency questions were based on logical reasoning and could be easily attempted.