Test Analysis - Bull CAT 01

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was tough. The test contained many difficult questions in the sections and accordingly the important factor was selection of right questions. DI/LR section was comparatively difficult than the Quant section. Verbal section was moderate. On the whole the level of the test was moderate to tough. The key to get a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
40, 41, 47, 50, 56 - 58

The DI & LR section in this paper was of moderate to tough level having total of 32 questions out of which 7 were easy, 16 were of medium level and 9 were difficult.

In DI, 1st caselet on volunteers on different projects had 3 medium (Q35, 36 and 38) and 1 difficult (Q 37) questions. 2nd data set on two training institutes had 1 moderate (Q43) and 3 difficult questions. 3rd set on B schools in India had 1 difficult (Q54) and 3 medium (Q51 to 53) level questions. 4th set on three friends and their children had 1 difficult (Q60) and 3 medium (Q59, 61 and 62) level questions.

In AR section, the 1st set based on sitting arrangement of 5 girls has 2 medium and 2 easy level questions. 2nd set on game of numbers had 2 medium (Q48, 49) and 2 easy (Q47-50) questions. 3rd set on classrooms for teachers (Q55-58) was of easy level. 4th set on marks of 5 students had 1 medium (Q64) and 3 difficult (Q63, 65 and 66) questions.

The overall feel of the section was tough and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 12-15 questions with 75-85% accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
67, 68, 71, 84, 89, 95, 98, 100

The Quantitative section was moderate to tough having total of 34 questions out of which 8 were easy, 15 were medium level and 11 difficult questions.

The major areas covered in the section were - Geometry (Q72, 73, 84, 85 86, 94 difficult), Algebra (Q90 difficult, 93 medium), Number system (Q97 medium), Percentage (Q67, 89, both easy, Q74 difficult and Q83 of medium level). Other topics like Ratio & Partnership (Q81 medium), Alligation & Mixtures (Q70 medium), Work & Chain Rule (Q77, 80 medium), SI & CI (Q68, 95 easy), Profit & Loss (Q71, 98 easy, 75, 78 medium), TSD (Q69 medium, 79, 82 difficult), Logarithms (Q96 Difficult), Average (Q 76 medium), P&C (Q91, 92 difficult), Functions and Inequalities (Q99 difficult, 100 easy), Progressions and series (Q 87 difficult, 88 medium) were also covered in this exam.

One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 15-17 questions with 75-85% accuracy.

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage was based on the 'origin of inequality'. The passage was easy. All the questions based on this passage were easy except Questions (5), which was moderate. The second passage was about 'the role and purpose' of caste in earlier times. The passage was easy to understand, but the questions based on it were a little tricky. All the questions based on this passage were moderate. Third passage was based on 'retaining or erasing the memories '. The passage was moderate in terms of understanding. All the questions based on this passage were either moderate or difficult except (13, & 14), which were easy. Fourth passage was based on 'understanding the importance of human capital'. Questions based on this passage were easy. The last passage was based on 'understanding the motives behind people's action'. The passage was a little tricky to understand and questions based on this passage were either moderate or difficult except questions (20), which was easy. All non- rc (tita) questions were either difficult or moderate except Q (33), which was easy. As these questions do not carry negative marks, so it is advisable not to spend too much time on these questions especially on sentence rearrangement or parajumbles. Questions (32-33) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph. They were moderate except (33), which was easy. Questions (25- 28) were based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult. Questions (29-31) were based on finding misfit among the given four sentences. The key is to find the sentence, which is lying outside the theme in the remaining three sentences. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 24-26 questions with 80% accuracy.

Strategy & Tips

The overall feel of the paper was moderate, 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 mostly selective in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Algebra, Number system and Geometry. For verbal section, one should have good reading skills as there were 5 RC's and questions were based on paragraph summary also in which reading skills were requisite. One must focus on vocabulary as well to understand and score well in RC passages. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and tricks to answer.