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

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One Response

  1. Thanks a lot. This post was very helpful.

    “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.”

    Please clarify what do you mean by ‘good’? What percentile can one expect approximately with this kind of performance?

    Thanks.

    Sunil.

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