Test Analysis - Bull CAT 01

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate. The test contained many difficult questions in the sections and accordingly the important factor was selection of right questions. Reasoning section in this paper was comparatively difficult than the Quant section. Verbal section was moderate. On the whole the level of the test was closer to moderate. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
36-37, 43-45, 49-53, 58-61, 64

The DI & LR section in this paper was of easy to moderate level having total of 32 questions out of which 15 were easy, 10 were of medium level and 7 were difficult. 
In DI, 1st caselet on sales and expenses of the 4 companies of Uttam group had 1 medium (Q38) and 3 difficult (Q39-41) questions. 2nd data set on Wind speed and some related values had 3 moderate (Q46-48) and 1 easy (Q49) questions. 3rd set on ownership of vehicles by some families in a township had 3 difficult (Q54, 55, 57) and 1 medium (Q56) level questions. 4th set on participation of cricket teams in a national level tournament had 1 difficult (Q62) and 1 medium (Q63) question. 5th bar graph set on percent shares of different regions in crude oil production had 1 easy (Q64) and 2 moderate (Q65-66) questions. 
In AR section, the 1st set based on a juggler having 10 balls of different colors (Q35-37) having 1 medium and 2 easy level questions. 2nd set on Crypt-arithmetic had 1 medium (Q42) and 3 easy (Q43-45) questions. 3rd set on scheduling of auditions of 7 actresses for a movie (Q50-53) was of easy level. 4th set on arrangement of sportsmen and their respective games (Q58-61) was of easy level. 
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 17-20 questions with 75-85% accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
69, 76, 79-81, 83, 91, 94, 98

The Quantitative section was moderately difficult with 9 easy, 14 medium and 11 difficult questions. 
The major areas covered in the section were - Geometry (Q70 moderate, Q68, 72, 73, 84, 90, 96 difficult), Algebra (Q69 easy; Q67, 85, 93 medium, Q86, 99 difficult) and Number system (Q76, 79-81, 98 Easy; Q77, 95, 97 medium). Other questions were from the topics like Sets (Q71 difficult), Percentages (Q74 medium), Ratio & Alligation (Q91 easy; Q75, 82 medium), Work & Time (Q78 medium), SI/CI (Q83 easy), Profit & Loss (Q87, 89 medium), TSD (Q94 easy; Q100 medium), Logarithms (Q88 Difficult) and P&C (Q92 difficult). 
One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 12-14 questions with 75-85% accuracy.

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage was based on the 'role of the government'. The passage was moderate. It revolved around the word 'expedient'. All the questions based on this passage were easy except Questions (1 & 6), which were moderate. The second passage was about 'the role and uniqueness' of microbes in gut of a human. 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 except Q9, which was easy. Third passage was based on 'transformation in Indian classical music and its comparison with western classical music'. The passage was moderate in terms of understanding. All the questions based on this passage were either moderate or difficult. Fourth passage was based on 'our lack of understanding of gravitational force'. Questions based on this passage were all moderate except questions (15, 17, & 18), which were easy. The last passage was based on criticism of 'solipsism'. The passage was a little tricky to understand and questions based on this passage were either moderate or difficult except questions (20 &21), which were easy. All non- rc (tita) questions were either difficult or moderate except Q (25), 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 (25 & 31) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph. They were easy & moderate respectively. Questions (26- 30) were based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult except Q (27), which was moderate. Questions (32 -34) were based on finding misfit among the given four sentences. The key is to find the sentence, which is lying outside the theme of 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.

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