|IRMA 2013-15 admission test had four sections like the previous years’ question papers. Students had to attempt the four sections in a total of 2 hours.
This year the biggest change has of course been in the distribution of questions across sections. English Comprehension had 50 questions and Reasoning had 60 questions,while for Social Concerns the number of questions had dropped to 40. There was negative marking of one-fourth for each incorrect answer.
English Comprehension: A big departure from previous years, this year English Comprehension in IRMA did not have any grammar questions (aside from one question, part of an RC, where the student had to paraphrase a given sentence from the passage) featured 2 RCs and had a form of Parajumble unique to IRMA. There were two RC Passages (Topics: a) The quality of National Statistics b) Contemplating Policy) with 14 questions from Vocabulary and 2 questions on idioms. Like last year there was a Cloze test only with 15 blanks and easy-moderate options. The Parajumble (6 questions based on one paragraph) questions were difficult.
Quantitative Ability: Like last year, most of the questions were of Data Interpretation.. Most of the DI sets were calculation based. This section was almost a copy of the QA section of IRMA FLT given by CL this year. An attempt of 20-25 questions is a good attempt.
Analytical Reasoning :
There were 60 questions in this section. The surprise came in the form of 5 questions in a DI –CR format. Instead of a passage, certain data and advertisements were shared and reasoning questions were asked on the basis of these. There were 5 questions on Syllogisms (Statement Conclusion), 3 questions on Odd word out, 5 Critical Reasoning questions and 2 Decision making questions. There were also 4 RC – CR combination questions. In AR selection of questions was important as the 7 question arrangement set was difficult, while the 5 question circular arrangement set was easy. A mathematical operator based set was also easy. Input output question set was of moderate level difficulty. An attempt of 18-22 questions within 40 minutes is a very good attempt in this section.
Issues of Social Concern:
This year this section was thankfully found manageable by most students. More emphasis was laid on Static GK whereby 23 questions out of 40 were asked from this area. Overall topic-wise the most important areas were Indian Economy and Agricultural and Rural Development. Questions from these two areas were moderate to difficult.
Estimated Cut: Off Marks (IRMA 2013-15)
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