The Territorial Army examination was conducted on last 31st July, 2016. The exam was attended by a huge crowd of army aspirants, ready to join the organization. The examination was conducted in 2 parts. 1st paper consisted Reasoning and Mathematics (time 1000 – 1200), while part 2 consisted G.K. and English (time 1400-1600). 2 hours were given for each paper. Heading to the analysis of the exam, the time was sufficient to cover the entire paper easily. For Maths and Reasoning, the time management was must, while for 2nd paper, 2 hours were more than sufficient for covering the questions. Section wise analysis of T.A. 2 2016 is as follows.
- Reasoning (Easy) – The reasoning section was absolutely easy. It can be termed as the scoring part of paper 1. Toughness level was low and was easiest part of the exam. The Entire reasoning part can be attempted in 30-45 minutes. 10 questions Nonverbal were asked and left 40 were from verbal. Nonverbal questions were easily solved by having a casual observation, while verbal questions were not too hard.
- Maths (Average) – Maths was average and constituted diverse questions form trigonometry, a bit geometry, mensuration, simple interest etc. Calculation level was average and most of the questions can be solved effortlessly. Few questions of trigonometry were with the high toughness level, while one of the questions of geometry was found without a diagram. Mensuration, number system, profit loss and ratio and proportion were easily attempt-able.
- G.K. (Average) – G.K. was average and constitute questions formal wide range. General science has got significant part in the exam. Current affairs has got low coverage. Just 2 questions were from the sports section linked to the current news. History, geography and economics were in a limited quality, while physics, chemistry and biology questions were asked in medium level.
- English (Tough) – English is the toughest section of the entire exam. The level was high and deep knowledge was required to cross the hurdle. Synonyms needed more than average knowledge to solve. While antonyms were average. While sentence sequencing and jumble words were average with moderate difficulty. Idioms and one word substitutions had a high level and the passage need deep observation and deep analysis for solving them. This section was compiled to crack the competition among the aspirant.
Conclusion – Concluding the entire exam, the overall level of the exam was average. An average student can easily crack the exam. The point of concern is the 40% sectional cut-off that a candidate has to score in each section and aggregate of 50% is needed to clear the exam. The determined cut-off criteria is a good approach. The results of this exam will be declared by 18th of August and selected candidates will be further called for a short interview. The SSB will be the next step after that interview. So, all aspirants should stay ready and keep in touch for further updates in T.A. examination.
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