Test Analysis, & Strategy 2021 Bull CAT 01

 
Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate. 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 difficult than the Quant section. Verbal section was easy to moderate as regards level of difficulty.The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

 
DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
39, 42, 47, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62

There were eight blocks of 4 questions each in this section. Second block of( medical association report of fats) etc. was a must do and so was the second last block of (hotel rooms) where all question could have been solved easily. In rest, two questions of coding blocks must have been attempted. Reasoning block of toys was also manageable and should have been attempted. In remaining paper two blocks (one of students pass/fail and one of zoo animals) were tricky. Selection of block was again proved to be very important to get good percentile. Overall feel of the section was moderate to tough.

To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 14-16 questions with around 80% accuracy

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Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
68, 76, 80, 81, 82, 86, 88, 91, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 100

This section was comparatively easier then DI section. There were lots of doable question. There were 5 questions of basic algebra, 2 of functions and two of progression. Algebra questions were moderate while series were easy. There were two questions each of SI CI, TSD, and Work and chain rule, basic numbers which were easy to moderate and should have been attempted. There was one question each of indices and logs which were difficult. In this section also, selection of question was very important for good percentile. Overall feel of the section was easy to moderate.

To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 18-22 questions with around 80% accuracy.

 
Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1-6, 8, 9, 11-13, 15-19, 21-26, 28, 33, 34

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage (Q1-4) was based on ‘how culture works with evolution to produce human cognition’. The passage was easy in terms of understanding and identifying answers to the related questions.

The second RC passage (Q5-9) was based on ‘what is more important: individual or the organization and the struggle between order and freedom (creativity)’.The passage was easy in terms of understanding and identifying answers to the questions except Q7 which was moderate. The third RC passage (Q10-14) was about ‘Was writing invented for accounting and administration or did it evolve from religious movements, sorcery and dreams’. The passage was easy in terms of understanding and interpreting the answers to the questions except Q10 and 14 which were of moderate difficulty. The fourth RC passage (Q15-19) was related to ‘hierarchies have a place even in societies built on equality’. The passage was easy in terms of understanding and identifying answers to the related questions. The last RC passage (Q20-24) was based on ‘A look into the early life and works of the most significant photographers of the modern era: Andreas Gursky’. The passage was easy as regards understanding and interpreting the related questions except Q20 which was of moderate difficulty. For non-RC questions, it is advisable not to spend too much time on them. Questions (25, 29, 34) (TITA) were based on finding misfit among the given four/five sentences. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining sentences. The questions were easy except Q 29 which was moderate. Questions (26-28) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were easy except Q27 which was of moderate difficulty. Questions (30-33) (TITA) were based on sentence rearrangement where five sentences from an article were given in jumbled form to be arranged in a coherent manner. All the questions were difficult except Q33 which was easy. The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 26-28 questions with 75- 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 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 like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to attempt properly.

 
 
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