AP ICET 2022 Analysis and Solutions

Analysis of AP-ICET 2022 (Shift-1 & Shift -2) held on 25th July 2022

AP-ICET 2022 was held in online mode on 25th July 2022. AP-ICET is the Andhra Pradesh State Integrated Common Entrance Test for admission into M.B.A and M.C.A. courses of all Universities and their affiliated colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The test was conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, on behalf of APSCHE.

The analysis of the exam (both slots) is presented below.

There was no change in the pattern of the exam and the marking scheme for this exam as compared to that of AP ICET 2021. The question paper consisted of 200 questions that were meant to be answered in 150 minutes. There were three sections - Analytical Ability consisting of 75 questions, the Communication Ability section comprising 70 questions and the mathematics section with 55 questions. There was no negative marking for wrong answers. To help you understand this year’s test paper better, we present a comprehensive analysis of the same, below.

Exam Pattern
No. of Questions 200
No. of Sections 3
No. of Choices 4
Duration 150 minutes
Total Marks 200
Correct Answer 1 Mark
Negative Marking No

Section A – Analytical Ability

(i) Data Sufficiency :

The majority of the questions are from Numbers (4 – 8 questions) followed by Plane Geometry and Mensuration. Questions from other topics – Simple Equations, Ratio-Proportion, Sets, Time & Distance, Profit and Loss, Statistics etc. were also asked here.

Overall, the Data Sufficiency part of the exam can be rated as easy-moderate, with half of the questions considered as easy.

Chapter-wise break-up of questions in Data Sufficiency :

S. No Topic / Chapter No of Questions
Shift 1 Shift 2
1 Numbers 4 8
2 Simple Equations 2
3 Plane Geometry and Mensuration 3 2
4 Inequalities 1 -
5 Profit & Loss 1 1
6 Time and Distance 2 1
7 Sets 2 -
8 Coordinate Geometry 1 2
9 Trigonometry 1 -
10 Ratio- Proportion 2 1
11 Progressions - 1
12 Simple and Compound Interest - 1
13 Statistics - 1
14 Time and Work - 2
15 Venn Diagrams 1 -
Total 20(9 Easy, 11Moderate) 20(10 Easy, 9 Moderate, 1 Difficult)

(ii) Data Analysis:

In both the slots, this part had three sets – one set with 3 questions where data was presented in the form of a Pie diagram, another set with 3 questions where data was presented in the form of a Table, and the third set with 4 questions where data was presented in the form of a Venn Diagram (three sets Venn diagram).

This part of the exam was easy and less calculation-based with no tricky questions.

(iii) Reasoning (Problem Solving, Coding-Decoding and Date, Time, and Arrangement)

There were 49 questions related to Problem Solving and Data Analysis in both shifts.

Continuing with the pattern followed in the last few ICETs, this year also there were 20 questions based on series and analogies. In shift -1,15 on Series (all 15 on Number Series) and 5 on Analogies (2 on Letter Analogy, 2 on Number Analogy and 1 on math-related Analogy). In shift – 2,15 on Series (9 on Number Series, 2 on math-related Series and 4 on Letter Series) and 5 on Analogies (3 on Letter Analogy, on Number Analogy and 1 on Verbal Analogy)

There were five odd-man-out questions in both shifts and the level of difficulty of these questions are easy to moderate.

Questions on 'Coding - Decoding' were divided into two categories – In both the shifts, one set with five questions on set based, and another five were individual questions.

In both the shifts there were 10 questions on Clocks and Calendars, Blood Relations, Symbols and Notations, Arrival & Departure and Seating arrangements were easy.

The level of difficulty of both shifts is almost the same.

Overall, this section can be given an easy-to-moderate tag.

Topic-wise break-up of questions in Reasoning :

Shift 1 Shift 2
S. No Topic / Chapter No of Questions No of Questions
1 Number Series 14 9
Letter series 0 4
Math related 1 2
2 Letter Analogy 2 3
3 Number Analogy 2 1
4 Math Analogy 1 1
5 Odd man out:
Letter Based 2 0
Verbal Based 1 1
Math based 2 1
Number Based 0 3
6 Coding & Decoding 10 10
7 Clocks 2 2
8 Calendars 1 1
10 Blood Relations 1 1
11 Venn Diagram 4 4
12 Arrival and Departure 2 2
13 Symbols and Notations 3 3
14 Seating Arrangement 1 1
Total 49 (31 Easy, 14 Moderate,4 Difficult) 49 (33 Easy, 12 Moderate,4 Difficult)

Section B – Communication Ability

The English or the Communication ability section of the test can be termed moderate scorer with a total of 70 questions in each slot of the exam, of which fifty-five questions exclusively tested the contender’s skills of standard use of the English language and the remaining fifteen questions on Business Terminology and Computer Terminology. Questions asked here assessed various aspects of grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Reading Comprehension – Each shift has 4 passages with 5 questions each = 20 questions Fill in the blanks – Shift 1 has 14 (functional grammar) + 5 (vocab) = 19 questions and Shift 2 has 17 (functional grammar) + 5 (vocab) = 22 questions.

Shift 1 has 9 questions on synonyms and shift 2 has 8 questions on synonyms and one question on antonym.

Shift 1 has 7 miscellaneous questions and shift 2 has 4 miscellaneous questions

The details are presented below.

There were four RC passages with twenty questions in each shift. The word count ranged from 175 to 450 words in shift 1 and the word count ranged from 200 to 400 words in shift 2. All four passages in these slots were easy on the intellect. Questions posed by them were also moderate in terms of difficulty. Except for a question on ‘application type’ in each slot, there was no element of surprise that could throw test-takers off-guard.

Topics covered in slot 1 were related to science (evolution of ISRO), History (Bengal famine and India’s surge to green revolution), History (Impact of Martin Luther king’s speech on framing America), and Climate (carbon neutrality). The questions can overall be rated as easy to moderate.

Topics covered in shift 2 were related to Public Administration (Surveillance by the government), Sociology (Society of spectacle - publicity of self), Disaster governance (preparedness of the Orissa government to tackle the cyclone Fani) History (persuasive skills of King Asoka by moral force). The questions can overall be rated as easy to moderate.

In shift 1, there were nine questions on finding synonyms out of which three are not regularly used and in shift 2, there were eight questions on finding synonyms out of which two are not of common use, there was one antonym question.

There were five vocab-based FIBs in both shifts, which were of moderate difficulty.

Questions on functional grammar were easy to moderate barring two, which were on idioms. In shift 1, there were fifteen grammar-based FIBs, and the candidates were instructed to complete the sentences by filling them in with proper prepositions or phrases. In shift 2, there were fifteen FIBs on the standard use of grammar, and the candidates were instructed to complete the sentences by filling in with proper prepositions, conjunctions, articles, or phrases. There were two questions with a blank each to be filled in with a proper preposition that was part of an idiom used in the sentence.

In shift 1, miscellaneous questions carried two questions on ‘One Word Substitute’ two questions on Idioms – one of which was in an underlined sentence, two questions on Voice, and one question on Conversations. In shift 2, miscellaneous questions carried one question on One Word Substitute, one question on Idiom which was part of an underlined sentence, and two questions on Voice.

Computer Terminology:

Shift 1:

There were Ten questions on computers in the session. Questions on the identification of Operating systems and Web browsers, Non-volatile storage, Cookies and cache are easy. Questions on Peripherals, Modem, Debugging and Mouse are of moderate level of difficulty. The question on Stylus is of a difficult level

Shift 2:

There were Nine Questions on computers in the session. Questions on Binary code, ASCII, Operating system, Bookmarks (Web browser features) and Bandwidth (Network capacity) are easy. Questions on Application software, Warm boot and Transistorized computer circuits are of moderate level of difficulty. The question on Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is of difficult level.

Overall, the questions on Computer Terminology were of moderate level of difficulty in both slots.

Shift 1:

A Total of Five Questions were asked in the Business Terminology Section. The question on the Liability of shareholders was tricky and hence difficult, the questions on NASDAQ and extractive Industry were the medium level of difficulty, whereas the questions on fringe benefits and what constitutes an economic activity were easy. Overall, the section was of medium level of difficulty.

Shift 2:

A total of Five Questions were asked in the Business terminology section. The Question on Induction of employee and Social Advertising had tricky options and hence was difficult whereas questions on partnership entities and Golden handcuff were the medium level of Difficulty and the Question on Dividend Payments was easy. Overall, the section had a higher share of difficult and medium-level questions compared to the o first shift.

Section C – Mathematical Ability

About 90% of the questions asked in this section were either easy or moderate. The majority of the questions require conceptual understanding. Some questions could be solved directly by the use of formulae.

The questions from the topics based on arithmetic are easy. A few questions from the Algebraical / Geometrical / Statistical Ability areas are considered slightly difficult. Overall, the section on Mathematical Ability was easy to moderate.

Chapter-wise break-up of questions in Arithmetical Ability

S. No Topic / Chapter Shift1 Shift 2
1 Indices and Surds 4 5
2 Equations, Ratio and Proportion 2 2
3 Percentages, Profit & Loss; Partnership 6 6
4 Numbers 9 8
5 Modular arithmetic 1 1
6 Time and Work 4 4
7 Mensuration 7 7
8 Time and Distance 2 2
Total 35 (16E, 15M, 4D) 35 (11E, 20M, 4D)

Chapter-wise break-up of questions in Algebraical / Geometrical / Statistical Ability :

S. No Topic / Chapter Shift1 Shift 2
1 Co-ordinate Geometry 2 1
2 Trigonometry 2 2
3 Binomial theorem & Remainder theorem 2 2
4 Sets, Relations, Functions 1 1
5 Math logic 1 1
6 Limits 1 1
7 Progressions 1 1
8 Statistics 7 6
9 Probability 3 4
10 Geometry - 1
Total 20 (9E, 8M, 3D) 20 (5E, 13M, 2D)

Overall, the paper was of a moderate level of difficulty.