ICET 2012 was held on the scheduled date of 18th May 2012. The conducting university was Kakatiya University, Warangal. There was no change in the question paper pattern and the marking scheme. The question paper consisted of 200 questions to be answered in 150 minutes. There were three sections - Analytical Ability consisting of 75 questions, Mathematics section with 75 questions and Communication Ability with 50 questions. There was no negative marking. 

Exam Pattern Snapshot

  • No. Of Questions: 200
  • No. Of Sections: 3
  • No. Of Choices: 4
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Correct Answer: 1 Mark
  • Negative Marking: Nil

Section A - Analytical Ability

Data Sufficiency:

The questions in Data Sufficiency were from a wide range of Arithmetic and Pure Math topics. There was an increase in the number of questions from Pure Math topics as compared to ICET 2011. There were 6 questions from topics like Coordinate Geometry, Sets and Trigonometry. Lot of questions were asked from topic of Numbers as well. 

  • Ratio - 1
  • Profit & Loss - 1
  • Numbers - 6
  • Averages - 1
  • Progressions - 1
  • Geometry - 3
  • Indices - 1
  • Sets - 1
  • Functions - 1
  • Coordinate Geometry - 3
  • Trigonometry - 1

Data Analysis:

This part had one DI set with five questions and one set on Venn Diagrams with five questions. This was on expected lines and similar to what was asked in ICET 2011. As far as DI is concerned, one set based on a Pie-chart was given.

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

There were 42 questions in reasoning. 

  • Number Series - 7
  • Letter Series - 2
  • Number Analogies - 2
  • Letter Analogy - 3
  • Verbal Analogy - 1
  • Odd man out: Number Based - 8
  • Odd man out: Verbal Based - 2
  • Coding & Decoding - 10
  • Calendar - 2
  • Clocks - 1
  • Seating arrangement - 1
  • Directions sense - 3

Section B - Mathematical Ability

  • Laws of Indices - 2
  • Surds - 3
  • Simple Equations - 1
  • Ratio and Proportion - 2
  • Percentages  - 2
  • Profit & loss; Partnership - 6
  • Numbers - 4
  • Time and Work - 4
  • In-equations - 1
  • Modular Arithmetic - 1
  • Mensuration - 7
  • SI / CI - 1
  • Sets - 1
  • Co-ordinate Geometry - 4
  • Trigonometry - 5
  • Matrices - 2
  • Binomial, Remainder Theorem - 4
  • Sets, Relations - 2
  • Functions - 1
  • Maths Logic - 3
  • Limits - 2
  • Derivatives - 2
  • Statistics - 7
  • Probability - 3
  • Progressions - 2
  • Numbers - 1
  • Geometry - 2

Section  C - Communication Ability

The English part of the paper had the usual 25 verbal (vocabulary and grammar) questions and 15 questions on reading comprehension. 

Vocabulary: The vocab part had a total of 10 questions. - 6 questions on synonyms and 4 questions were on vocab based blanks. 

Grammar: In the test area of Functional Grammar, there were 15 questions in all. Eight were fill in the blank questions - 2 verbs, 1 phrasal verb, 1 prepositional phrase, 3 prepositions, 1 auxiliary verb. There were in all 6 conversation and statements questions. There was one question on active and passive voice.

Reading Comprehension: One passage was about 500 words, the other two passages were 200-300 words.