Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 Bull CAT 01

 
Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test wasmoderate to tough. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of right questions.Reasoning section in this paper was comparatively tough than the quant section. Verbal section was moderatein terms difficulty level. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

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Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1-3, 5, 6, 8, 11-12, 16, 24

The first passage (1-4) was based on ‘decline in the entrepreneurship and challenges faced by them’. The passage was easy to understand and questions based on it were easy except Q4, which was moderate. The second passage (5-8) was based on ‘intolerance shown by American polity & public against a reform and how other factors have aggravated the situation’. The passage was a little tricky to understand but questions based on it were easy except Q 7, which was moderate. The third passage (9-12) was based on ‘role of naval power of America in maintaining trade supremacy’. It was moderate in terms of understanding and questions based on it were also a mixed bag. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on ‘benefits of brain drain outweighing its disadvantages’. The passage was moderate and questions based on it were also moderate except Q 16, which was easy. The questions (17-19) were based on sentence rearrangement and were either moderate or difficult. The questions (2-21) were based on finding odd one out of the given sentences and were again difficult & moderate respectively. The questions (22-24) were based on sentence rearrangement and were all either moderate or difficult. The overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 14-16 questions with 75-80% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
41, 42, 44

The first analytical reasoning set (1-4) was based on ‘who will get the contract for the sports meet’. The set was difficult and all the questions based on it were also difficult except Q26, which was moderate. The second data & reasoningset (29-32) was based on ‘Shyam Supermarket’ was moderate in terms of understanding and questions based on it were moderate. The third analytical reasoning set (33-36) was based on ‘racing contest’. All the questions were moderate and Q35 was difficult. The fourth (tables)set (37-40) was difficult and all the questions were also difficult except Q37. The fifth analytical reasoning set (41-44) was based on ‘elections in cities. This set was easy and questions based on it were also easy except Q43, which was moderate. The overall feel of the section was moderate to tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 8+ questions with 90% accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
49, 52

The section was dominated by arithmetic and questions were also there on other topics. The questions (45 & 50) were based on basic numbers and were moderate. The questions (47,56 & 60) were based on SI & CI and profit & loss. All the questions were moderate. The questions (498 & 54) were based on TSD & work & chain rule. Both the questions were difficult. The questions (53 & 58) were based on geometry & mensuration. Both the questions were moderate. The questions (55 & 59) were based on basic algebra and were difficult. The questions (61 7 64) were based on alligation & mixtures and were moderate. The topics such as coordinate geometry, logs progressions & series, P&C, averages, ratio & partnership etc. have questions based on them. The overall feel of the section was moderate to tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 10+ questions with 90% accuracy.

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Strategy & Tips

The overall feel of the paper was moderate to tough, though for the students who knew how to manage the time available to the best i.e., not wasting much time in lengthy and difficult questions, could easily manage an overall good attempt. AR and DI were comparatively difficult in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned it was easier than DI and most of the questions were from Arithmetic, Algebra, Number system and Geometry. For verbal section, one should have good reading skills as there were 4 RC’s and also a few questions based on paragraph summary. One must focus on contextual vocabulary as well to understand and score well in RC passages. Moreover, questions such as sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions.

 
 
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