NIMCET 2016 – ANALYSIS
Date of Exam 29th May 2016 (Sunday)
Number of Questions "120;Mathematics - 50; Reasoning & Arithmetic - 40; General English - 20; Computers - 10"
Duration of Test 120 Minutes
Marking Scheme 4 marks for each correct answer; 1 negative mark for each wrong answer.
Conducting Institute NIT Durgapur

To help you understand this year's test paper better, we bring you a comprehensive analysis of NIMCET 2016.

MATHEMATICS

The questions in this section were relatively moderate to difficult as compared to the ones in NIMCET 2015. This section had 50 questions. The difficulty level of more than 65% of the questions was moderate. As the paper had negative marking difficult questions would certainly have helped students increase their scores.

Overall, this section was moderate to difficult. In order to maximize the score in this section, the best strategy to answer would have been identifying easy questions and solving them first. A good strategy for this section would be to avoid spending extra time working out difficult questions. The ideal time frame within which to attempt questions in this section is 40 minutes.

The distribution of questions from each topic, along with their difficulty levels, is given in the table below.

Chapter-wise break-up of questions in the Mathematics section:

Area Easy Moderate Difficult Total
Probability
Probability 3 3 6
Total questions from Probability 3 3 6
Statistics
Statistics 1 1 2
Total questions from Statistics 1 1 2
Algebra
Sets 1 2 1 4
Indices & Surds 2 2
Logarithms 1 1
Matrices & Determinants 2 2
Binomial Theorem
Quadratic Equations & Progressions 3 1 4
Permutations and Combinations 2 1 3
Total questions form Algebra 1 12 3 16
Coordinate Geometry
Straight Lines & Pair of Straight Lines 2 1 3
Circles 1 1
Conics(Ellipse, parabola, Hyperbola) 1 3 1 5
Total questions from Coordinate Geometry 1 6 2 9
Calculus
Limits & Continuity 1 1
Derivatives
Application of derivatives
Integrals 2 2
Total questions from Calculus 1 2 3
Vectors
Vectors 1 5 6
Trigonometry
Identities & Ratios 1 1 1 3
General solutions
Properties of Triangles 1 1
Heights and Distances 1 1
Total questions from Trigonometry 2 2 5
Miscellaneous 1 1
Total 9 31 8 48

ANALYTICAL ABILITY AND LOGICAL REASONING:

Of the 40 questions in this section, 5 were from topics related to Arithmetic and the remaining 35 questions were from Reasoning. Every year, a few questions from Arithmetic appear in this section.

Questions on Analytical Puzzles formed the major chunk in the Reasoning part. Among them, a majority were from Linear Arrangement (double row arrangements). These are always time-consuming. The lone set on direction sense was of moderate difficulty level, mainly because the questions were framed in such a way that each one needed to be handled individually. This set too was lengthy and arduous.

The distribution of questions from each topic, along with their difficulty levels, is given in the table below.

Chapter-wise break-up of questions in the Reasoning part:

Analysis of Analytical ability and Logical Reasoning in NIMCET-2016
S.No TOPIC No. of questions Easy Difficult
1 SEQUENCE 2
2 LINEAR ARRANGEMENT 7 3
3 SELECTIONS 3
4 QBR 1 1
5 CODING AND DECODING 2 2
6 DEDUCTIONS 1
7 ODD MAN OUT 1 1
8 BINARY LOGIC 2 1
9 CALENDARS 2 2
10 BLOOD RELATIONS 1
11 CLOCKS 1 1
12 2 ROW ARRANGEMENT 3
13 NO OF LETTERS IN BETWEEN 1 1
14 NUMBER SERIES 1
15 BLOOD RELATION + COMPARISON 3
16 CIRCULAR ARRANGEMENT 4
Total 35 8 4
Of the 40 questions in this section, 35 were from Reasoning and 5 from Quant. Questions on Analytical Puzzles were time consuming. 20 questions in 35 min an be considered a good attempt.
Arithmetic:
Simple Equations 2 2
Numbers 1 1
Percentages 1 1
Progressions 1 1
Ratio and Proportion 1 1
Total no. Of questions from Arithmetic 6 6

COMPUTER AWARENESS:

The section on Computer Awareness consisted of questions on Number representation.

Out of 10 questions - 2 were based on Operating System, 4 on Digital, 2 on Digital Number System, 1 of them was related to Web Programming while 1 question was on Digital Number Arithmetic.

ENGLISH:

The break-up of questions in this part is as follows:

Grammar - Seven