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!


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CAT 2011: First Impression

Day 1, 22nd October 2011 (Slot 1)

The first out of the 40 CATs was unveiled this morning. The test administration was almost flawless like most slots in 2010.

 
As announced earlier by CAT/Prometric, 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.

 
A new feature of this paper was that 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 of DI questions. A few of the QA questions were difficult and DI was calculation intensive. No student has reported questions from P&C and Probability. Students faced time pressure in this section. A few students have reported that in one question none of the choices were correct.

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. Students have 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 18 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 to be good.

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

All the Best!

– Team CL