CAT 2011 Analysis – Oct 30, 2011 (Slot 1)

Day 6, 30th October 2011 (Slot 1)

The test had a total of 60 questions with the two timed sections of 30 questions each.

As per the students, Section 1 consisted of 21QA and 9DI questions. This section can be best described as time-consuming and every consecutive question seemed to demand more time than the former. A majority of the questions were based on Geometry and required the student to draw a diagram before solving the question.

The VA-LR section came with the usual set of questions – RCs, para-jumbles, sentence completion etc. Students reported that one of the RC passages came from English Literature and another, from Business Management.

Overall this test can be considered to be moderately difficult. An attempt of around 26 questions in QA&DI and 24 questions in VA&LR with a cumulative attempt of around 50uestions and an accuracy of 85% can be considered good.

All the Best!

-Team CL

 

CAT 2011 Analysis – Oct 29, 2011 (Slot 2)

Day 5, 29th October 2011 (Slot 2)

The test had a total of 60 questions with the two timed sections of 30 questions each.

As per the students, Section 1 consisted of 22 QA and 8 DI questions. Questions based on Geometry were fewer than expected. There were no questions on set series, time and distance and Data Sufficiency. A majority of the questions were based on Numbers and Algebra. The DI section took up more time than the other topics. However, the calculations were easy and quick.

The 30 questions of Section 2 were split as 20 questions ion Verbal and 9 questions on LR. One of the passages in RC was tough. The other topics included the usual suspects – para completion, para jumble, sentence formation and sentence correction. A new type of question on ‘which sentence is out of context’ was spotted in this paper.

Overall this test can be considered to be on the moderate side. An attempt of around 22-24 questions in QA&DI and 17-19 questions in VA&LR with a cumulative attempt of around 39-43 questions and an accuracy of 85% can be considered good.

All the Best!

-Team CL

CAT 2011 Analysis – Oct 29, 2011 (Slot 1)

Day 5, 29th October 2011 (Slot 1)

The test had a total of 60 questions with the two timed sections of 30 questions each. The pattern of questions was similar to that of CAT ’08, ’09 and ’10.

As per the students, Section 1 consisted of 23-24 QA and 6-7 of DI questions. These included two simple questions on percentages and one question on logic. Students reported that the questions were easy, were not calculation intensive and could be attempted by the average student. The section was time consuming and some of the questions acted as speed-breakers slowing the pace. 2 questions were repeated from previous years’ CAT papers. The first was a question on Data Sufficiency and the second, a question on ratios. Students who have practiced regularly and have paid attention to previous years’ papers should have nothing to worry about.

The 30 questions of Section 2 were split as 11 questions of Logical Reasoning, 8 questions of Verbal Usage and 3 sets of questions of Reading Comprehension. As per the students, most of the LR questions were very easy, one RC passage and a few Verbal Usage questions (para completion and para-jumble) were tricky.

Overall this test can be considered to be on the easy to moderately difficult side, as each section had some questions that were a little time-consuming. An attempt of around 23-24 questions in QA&DI and 22-23 questions in VA&LR with a cumulative attempt of around 45-46 questions and an accuracy of 90% can be considered good.

All the Best!

-Team CL

CAT 2011 Analysis – Day 4, Oct 28, 2011 (Slot 2)

Day 4, 28th October 2011 (Slot 2)

The test had a total of 60 questions with the two timed sections of 30 questions each. According to the students, there was hardly any element of surprise in the test. The same set of 60 questions was not administered to all students. It appears that while the DI, Reasoning and RC sets were same for all students the individual questions of QA and Verbal Usage were different.

As per the students, Section 1 consisted of 22-23 QA and 7-8 of DI questions. A very few of the QA questions were difficult, and most of them could have been solved with direct formulas or short tricks. Students faced time pressure in this section.  In this slot, students reported there were around 7-8 questions from Set Theory (Venn Diagrams), 5-6 questions from Algebra and 1 question each from Time Speed and Distance, Logarithms and Geometry. Most of the questions were standard formula based questions.

The 30 questions of Section 2 were split as 9-10 questions of Logical Reasoning, 6-7 questions of Verbal Usage and 3 sets of questions of Reading Comprehension. As per the students, most of the LR questions were moderately difficult, one RC passage and a few Verbal Usage questions (para completion and para-jumble) were tricky. Students also reported a new type of VA question where they had to find out an out of context line from the options and one question on para completion was very tricky.

Overall this test can be considered to be moderately difficult as each section had some difficult questions. An attempt of around 22-23 questions in QA&DI and 19-20 questions in VA&LR with a cumulative attempt of around 41-42 questions and an accuracy of 85% can be considered good.

All the Best!

-Team CL

CAT 2011 Analysis – Day 4, Oct 28, 2011 (Slot 1)

Day 4, 28th October 2011 (Slot 1)

The test had a total of 60 questions with the two timed sections of 30 questions each. According to the students, there was hardly any element of surprise in the test. The same set of 60 questions was not administered to all students. It appears that while the DI, Reasoning and RC sets were same for all students the individual questions of QA and Verbal Usage were different.

As per the students, Section 1 consisted of 23-24 QA and 6-7 of DI questions. A very few of the QA questions were difficult, and most of them could have been solved with direct formulas or short tricks and DI was calculation intensive. Students faced time pressure in this section.  In this slot, students reported there were around 10 questions from Geometry, Trigonometry, Logarithms and Permutations and Combinations and 5 questions from set theory, number theory and functions. Most of the questions were standard questions which the students had already attempted in mock tests.

The 30 questions of Section 2 were split as 11 questions of Logical Reasoning, 8 questions of Verbal Usage and 3 sets of questions of Reading Comprehension. As per the students, most of the LR questions were easy, one RC passage and a few Verbal Usage questions (para completion and para-jumble) were tricky. Students also reported a new type of para-jumble question and one question in LR to be very time consuming.

Overall this test can be considered to be moderately difficult as each section had some difficult questions. An attempt of around 23-24 questions in QA&DI and 22-23 questions in VA&LR with a cumulative attempt of around 45-46 questions and an accuracy of 85% can be considered good.

All the Best!

-Team CL

CAT 2011 Analysis – Oct 25, 2011 (Slot 2)

 

Day 3, 25th October 2011 (Slot 2)

 

The test had a total of 60 questions with the two timed sections of 30 questions each. According to the students, there was hardly any element of surprise in the test. The same set of 60 questions was not administered to all students. It appears that while the DI, Reasoning and RC sets were same for all students the individual questions of QA and Verbal Usage were different.

 

As per the students, Section 1 consisted of 23-24 QA and 6-7 of DI questions. A few of the QA questions were difficult and DI was calculation intensive. Students faced time pressure in this section. Students also reported a few tricky questions on Functions.

 

As per the students, while the LR questions were of moderate difficulty, one RC passage and a few Verbal Usage questions (para completion and para-jumble) were tricky and time consuming.

 

Overall this test can be considered to be moderately difficult as each section had some difficult questions. According to students, two sets were more time consuming, as compared to the others. An attempt of around 20-21 questions in QA&DI and 17-18 questions in VA&LR with a cumulative attempt of around 38-39 questions and an accuracy of 85% can be considered good.

 

All the Best!


CAT 2011 Analysis – Oct 25, 2011 (Slot 1)

Day 3, 25th October 2011 (Slot 1)

The test had a total of 60 questions with the two timed sections of 30 questions each. According to the students, there was hardly any element of surprise in the test. The same set of 60 questions was not administered to all students. It appears that while the DI, Reasoning and RC sets were same for all students the individual questions of QA and Verbal Usage were different.

As per the students, Section 1 consisted of 23-24 QA and 6-7 of DI questions. A few of the QA questions were difficult and DI was calculation intensive. Students faced time pressure in this section.  In this slot, students reported there were a few questions on Data Sufficiency.

The 30 questions of Section 2 were split almost equally between Logical Reasoning, Verbal Usage and Reading Comprehension. As per the students, while the LR questions were easy, one RC passage and a few Verbal Usage questions (para completion and para-jumble) were tricky. Students also reported a new type of para-jumble question.

Overall this test can be considered to be moderately difficult as each section had some difficult questions. An attempt of around 21-22 questions in QA&DI and 20-22 questions in VA&LR with a cumulative attempt of around 44-45 questions and an accuracy of 85% can be considered good.

All the Best!

CAT 2011 Analysis – Oct 24, 2011 (Slot 2)

Day 2, 24th October 2011 (Slot 2)
The test had a total of 60 questions with the two timed sections of 30 questions each. According to the students, there was hardly any element of surprise in the test and it was almost identical to the last few Proctored Mock CATs of CL.

The same set of 60 questions was not administered to all students. It appears that while the DI, Reasoning and RC sets were same for all students, the individual questions of QA and Verbal Usage were different.

As per the students, Section 1 consisted of 20-21 QA and 9-10 DI questions. A few of the QA questions were difficult. DI sets involved lots of data but most of them could be handled by doing simple approximations. In short, the challenging part of this section was some of the QA questions. Students felt short of time in the section because of the difficulty level. In this slot, students did not find any questions on Data Sufficiency.

The 30 questions of Section 2 were split almost equally between Logical Reasoning, Verbal Usage and Reading Comprehension. As per the students, the LR questions were quite easy. One RC passage was difficult to comprehend and a few Verbal Usage questions (para-completion and para-jumble) were tricky. Common-confusable-words and phrasal verb questions were absent. Students also reported a new type of Para Jumble question, similar to Slots 1 and 3.

Overall this test can be considered to be of moderate to high difficult level as each section had at least 6-8 difficult questions. An attempt of around 20 questions in QA&DI and 22-23 questions in VA&LR with a cumulative attempt of around 42-44 questions and an accuracy of 85% can be considered good.

The students should remember that there are 40 CAT slots and the above analysis is for the second slot on Oct 24, 2011 only. It should not be extrapolated to the other CAT slots.

All the Best!

- Team CL

CAT 2011 Analysis – Oct 24, 2011 (Slot 1)

Day 2, 24th October 2011 (Slot 1)
The test had a total of 60 questions with the two timed sections of 30 questions each. According to the students, there was hardly any element of surprise in the test and it was almost identical to the last few Proctored Mock CATs of CL.

The same set of 60 questions was not administered to all students. It appears that while the DI, Reasoning and RC sets were same for all students, the individual questions of QA and Verbal Usage were different.

As per the students, Section 1 consisted of 23-24 QA and 6-7 of DI questions. A few of the QA questions were difficult and DI was calculation intensive. Students faced time pressure in this section.  In this slot, students reported there were a few questions on Data Sufficiency.

The 30 questions of Section 2 were split almost equally between Logical Reasoning, Verbal Usage and Reading Comprehension. As per the students, while the LR questions were easy, one RC passage and a few Verbal Usage questions (para completion and para-jumble) were tricky. Students also reported a new type of Para Jumble question, similar to Slot 1 (Oct 22).

Overall this test can be considered to be moderately difficult as each section had some difficult questions. An attempt of around 18-20 questions in QA&DI and 20-22 questions in VA&LR with a cumulative attempt of around 40-42 questions and an accuracy of 85% can be considered good.

The students should remember that there are 40 CAT slots and the above analysis is for the first slot on Oct 24, 2011 only. It should not be extrapolated to the other CAT slots.

All the Best!

- Team CL

CAT 2011 Analysis – Oct 22, 2011 (Slot 2)

Day 1, 22nd October 2011 (Slot 2)

The test administration was almost flawless in the Slot 2, like Slot 1.

The test had a total of 60 questions with the two timed sections of 30 questions each. According to the students, there was hardly any element of surprise in the test and it was almost identical to the last few Proctored Mock CATs of CL.

In this paper (similar to Slot 1), the same set of 60 questions were not administered to all students. It appears that while the DI, Reasoning and RC sets were same for all students, the individual questions of QA and Verbal Usage were different.

As per the students, Section 1 consisted of 23-24 QA and 6-7 of DI questions. A few of the QA questions were difficult and DI was calculation intensive. No student has reported questions from Data Sufficiency. Students faced time pressure in this section.

The 30 questions of Section 2 were split almost equally between Logical Reasoning, Verbal Usage and Reading Comprehension. As per the students, while the LR questions were easy, one RC passage and a few Verbal Usage questions (para completion and parajumble) were tricky.

Overall this test can be considered to be moderately difficult as each section had some difficult questions. An attempt of around 18-20 questions in QA&DI and 20-22 questions in VA&LR with a cumulative attempt of around 40-42 questions and an accuracy of 85% can be considered good.

The students should remember that there are 40 CAT slots and the above analysis is for the second test slot only. It should not be extrapolated to the other CAT slots.

All the Best!

- Team CL

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