CAT 2012 Analysis

The CAT 2012 was a 21 testing day long computer based test starting from 11th October 2012 to 6th November 2012. CAT 2012 witnessed 2 sections with designated time limits that are 70 minutes for 30 questions in each section. Within the allotted time candidates can review the section but as they move on to the next section then they can't go back to the previous section.
Overview of the CAT Paper
Time allotted140 Minutes
Total no. of questions60
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer: +3
Number of choices4
Negative MarkingWrong Answer: -1
Overview of Different Sections
Sr. No.SectionsNo. of QuestionsTime AllottedDifficulty Level
1Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning3070 MinutesModerate
2Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation3070 MinutesModerate to Tough
SECTION I: Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning
Sr. No.Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level / remarks
1.Reading Comprehension3 passages10 (4+3+3)Moderate
2.Verbal AbilitySentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumble, Para Completion, Word Usage11Moderate
3.Logical ReasoningData Arrangement, Seating Arrangement, Logic based9Moderate
Overall  30Moderate
Evaluation:The level of the questions was moderate. Reading comprehension passages were manageable. Only 1 out of the 3 passages was tough. Questions on verbal ability covered entirely every topic of English usage. Logical reasoning witnessed 3 sets with 3 questions each.
SECTION II: Quantitative ability & DI
Sr. No.Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionDifficulty Level /remarks
1.DI: Data InterpretationCombination of Graphs, Pie Chart, Table9Moderate-Difficult
2.Quantitative AbilityNumber System, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Menuration21Moderate
Overall  30Moderate-Difficult
Evaluation: The questions on quantitative ability were based on various topics and involved tough calculations. Overall, this section was difficult and speed, clarity of the fundamentals of DI and immaculate time-management were the key to success in this area.
*Disclaimer: All the above given information is based on personal opinion of Bulls Eye Expert faculty. Several factors have been considered before giving these cut-offs. However, it has nothing to do with original cut-offs.