This is Sk.Adil. Here I would like to share about my experience on Written test which was held on 6-Oct-2007, Hyd. Totally there were 3 sets X,Y,Z.I got 'Z'.
The written test consisits of 3 sections.
1.VERBAL (32 Question(10syn, 10ant, 6sentence completion, 6RC).
2.Aptitude (38 questions)
3.Critical Reasoning (12 Questions).
Without Barron's 12thedition, you can't do anything. Because, most questions are from that book.
For Synonyms:Just prepare GRE High Frequency words. It's enough.
For Antonyms:Prepare all antonyms on the 5 model papers of GRE Barron's 12th edition.
RC and Sentence Completion is little bit tough.
Censure - fault, criticize
Optimum- best, most favorable
Candid- frank, open, blunt, upfront, forth-right
Cite - quote, name, mention, refer to, allude to
Effusive - demonstrative, fussy, talkative, overenthusiastic,vociferous, extroverted
Voluble - articulate, vociferous, talkative
Banal - commonplace, trivial, predictable, trite, hackneyed
Standing - rank, permanent, position, duration, status, reputation,eminence
Nascent - budding, emerging, blossoming, embryonic
Clutch - grasp, grab, hold
Generic - general, basic, common
Empirical -experimental, pragmatic, practical
Anomaly - irregularity, glitch, difference
Circuitous - roundabout, twisty, meandering, indirect, winding, tortuous
Surveillance - observation, watch, shadowing
Objective - aim, impartial, real, purpose, goal
Raucous - rough, wild, hoarse, guttering
Voracious - insatiable, avid, hungry, big, rapacious, greedy
Pedigree - rare-breed, full-blooded, lineage
Fidelity - loyalty, reliability
Augment - supplement, boost, add to, bump up
Precarious - unstable, shaky, risky, uncertain
Derogatory - disparaging, critical, insulting, offensive
Onus - responsibility, burden, obligation, duty
Analogous - similar, akin, related
Expedient - measure, convenient, device, maneuver
Compliance - fulfillment, obedience
Diffident - shy, insecure, timid
Plaintive - mournful, sad, melancholic, nostalgic, lamenting
Insinuate - imply, suggest, make-out, ingratiate yourself
Misdemeanor - wrong, sin, crime, offense
Exonerate - clear, forgive, absolve
Gregarious - outgoing, extroverted, sociable, expressive, unreserved
Benign - kind, benevolent, compassionate
Attenuate - satisfy, calm, soothe, ease
Sonorous - loud, deep, resonant, echoing
Bolster - boost, strengthen, reinforce, encourage
Heterodox - unorthodox, dissenting, contrary to accepted belief,heretical, deviating
Restiveness - impatience, restlessness, nervousness
Effigy - image, statue, model
Retrograde - retrospective, traditional, conservative,nostalgic,forward-looking(antonym)
Sacrosanct - sacred, holy, revered
Dangle - hang down, sway, droop, swing, suspend
Cryptic -mysterious, enigmatic, puzzling, hidden
Debilitate - incapacitate, weaken, hamper, encumber, hinder
Divulge - reveal, disclose
Spendthrift - wastrel, squanderer, compulsive shopper
Indigenous -native, original, local
Erroneous - mistaken, flawed, incorrect
Minion - follower, subordinate, underling, gofer
Veracity - reality, truth, sincerity.
If you got previous papers, it's enough. There are all repeated questions upto 90%.
This is the toughest section in this test. If you got through, then u will be automatically selected for technical.
For this, Just mug up Barron's 12th edition. They are giving same questions even without changing the options.To confuse u,they are just changing the names.
I got very easy passages.
1.Bridge, Tunnel and Toll-free gate way.(This is the 1st passage in 1st model paper).
3.All G's are H's.something.