UGAT 2018 Exam Analysis

UGAT 2018 Exam Analysis

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Total Questions: 130
Total Marks: 130
Total Duration: 120 minutes

Marking System Marking: +1 for Correct, -0.25 Negative Marking

Paper Pattern

Sr No Section Total Questions Marks
1 Quantitative Ability 30 30
2 General English 40 40
3 Analytical &  Logical Reasoning 30 30
4 General Awareness 30 30
Overall 130 130


Section 1: Quantitative Ability
No. of Questions: 30

Unlike last year, wherein there were no questions on mensuration and geometry, this year there were 2 questions based on mensuration. What might have surprised some students is the complete absence of questions from topics like Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations, and Number Systems. Just like last year, this year too there were 10 questions based on Data Interpretation, divided into two sets of 5 questions each. One set was based on pie-chart and another set was based on bar-graphs. The set based on pie-chart was calculative and hence time-consuming. There were 5 questions based on Time and Distance and 3 questions based on Time and Work. These questions were quite challenging. Apart from these, there were 2 questions each from topics like Probability, Progressions and Ratio and its Applications. These questions were fairly easy. However, 1 question based on Simple Interest and Compound Interest should have been avoided.


Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Ideal attempts: 24+
Good Score: 20+
Time to be allotted: 40 minutes


Section 2: General English
No. of Questions: 40

Just like last year, this year too there were two passages. The passage on Geospatial Information Regulation Bill had 5 questions, all of which were direct and hence easy. But the passage on Industrial growth had 4 questions, all of which were inferential in nature. Approximately, half of this section was based on Vocabulary, which included questions on finding the incorrect Spelling, One-word substitution and replace the underlined word in the given sentence with appropriate synonyms or antonyms. There were 4 questions based on finding the incorrect spelling, 9 questions based on synonyms (4 contextual and 5 direct vocab based), 4 questions based on antonyms (all contextual) and 4 questions based on Idioms and Phrases. A candidate with good vocabulary would have capitalised on these. There were around 4 fill in the blanks questions and all of these were based on prepositions. Complete absence of questions based on grammatical error detection and parajumbles would have surprised a few students.


Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 32+
Good Score:: 24+
Time to be allotted: 30 minutes


Section 3: Analytical and Logical Reasoning
No. of Questions: 30

This year, the section of Analytical and Logical Reasoning happened to be the easiest. There were 2 sets based on puzzles, both of these sets had 4 questions each. There were 4 questions based on Cause and Effect, 2 – 3 questions on Blood relations, 2 questions on series (1 Numerical and 1 Alphabetical), 1 question each based on Analogies and Venn Diagrams. Of these only 2 questions based on Cause and Effect were challenging whereas all the rest were quite easy. Surprisingly this year there were no questions based on topics like Statement-Assumptions, Statement-Conclusions, and Assertion-Reasoning.


Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 28+
Good Score:: 22+
Time to be allotted: 40 minutes


Section 4: General Awareness
No. of Questions: 30

This section was dominated by Static GK, with only 6 questions from Current Affairs. The Current Affairs questions were mostly from Sports section, e.g. 2 questions were related to Commonwealth Games and 1 question was about Indian women cricket captain Mithali Raj. Then, there were current affairs based question on Chief Justice of India (CJI) and YONO banking platform. A student who is regular with newspaper reading would have found these questions easy. The Static GK section, however, had a few changes. There was no question from Economics section and only a single question from Polity. A new category introduced this year was ‘General Science and Technology’ with 5 questions from it. The other categories asked were Geography (4 questions), History (4 questions), International Organizations (2 questions), Awards (1 question) and Country-Capitals (1 question) etc.


Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 20+
Good Score: 15+
Time to be allotted: 10 minutes


Overall Analysis

Section Total Qs Level of difficulty Ideal Time Good Attempt Good score
Quantitative Ability 30 Moderate 40 min 24+ 20+
General English 40 Easy 30 min 32+ 25+
Analytical &  Logical Reasoning 30 Easy 40 min 28+ 24+
General Awareness 30 Easy 10 min 20+ 15+
Overall 130 Easy to Moderate 120 min 104+ 84+


Predicted Percentile

Percentile Net Score
99.9%ile 92+
99 %ile 85+
95 %ile 77+
90 %ile 70+
85 %ile 65+
80 %ile 60+


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