Test Analysis - Bull CAT 02

Overall Brief

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

 
DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
39, 41, 47-51, 55-58, 63- 66

This section was of relatively moderate to difficult level with a total of 32 questions out of which 15 were easy, 7 moderate and 10 difficult. The section was a mix of easy and difficult blocks. Selection of blocks once again proved to be important for obtaining good percentile.

The first block on the profits and sales of 4 companies was a calculative one and should have been avoided in the exam. He second one was a block on AR which was of moderate level and with a little effort was solvable. Then there was a caselet on automobile sector and was calculative. He next was a block of LR based on the shopkeeper packing the gifts and it was relatively easy and should have been attempted. He block on Sudoku puzzle was also doable. He next block on the bollywood was also easy to crack after a little bit of effort. The block on engineering students was difficult and should have been avoided. He last block on LR based on Valentine's Day was also doable.

The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16 -18 questions with 80 – 85% accuracy.

 
Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
63, 67, 70, 72, 75, 81-84, 87, 96 -100

The Quantitative section had 16 easy, 11 medium and 7 difficult questions. In this paper there were 6 questions from geometry and mensuration which were of mixed type. Time speed and distance had 3 questions and they were of easy to moderate type. The second major area covered in the paper was of algebra where 5 questions were from functions and inequalities and 3 questions were from the series. These were of easy to moderate level. The question on averages was difficult whereas the questions on the numbers were of moderate level. There were 2 questions on P&C and they were of moderate level. The paper had 2- 3 questions each on ratios and mixtures, time and work, percentage and profit and loss and they were of easy to moderate level. There were 2 questions on the logs and they were easy.

A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 22 – 25 questions with 80 - 85% accuracy.

 
Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
2-6, 17,19-20,30,32

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage was based on the ‘status quo bias'. The passage was easy. All the questions based on this passage were easy except Questions (1), which was moderate. The second passage was about ‘decolonization of Africa'. 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 ‘nature of gravitational force '. The passage was moderate in terms of understanding. All the questions based on this passage were either moderate or easy. Fourth passage was based on ‘mass extinctions'. Questions based on this passage were moderate. The last passage was based on ‘using moral intuitions to reason about ethics'. The passage was a little tricky to understand and questions based on this passage were either moderate or difficult except questions (30 & 32), which were easy. All non- rc (tita) questions were either difficult or moderate. It is advisable not to spend too much time on these questions especially on sentence rearrangement questions. Questions (27-28) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were moderate. Questions (7- 11) were based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult. Questions (21-23) were based on finding misfit among the given four sentences. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining three sentences. The overall feel of this section was moderate to tough. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 25-27 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 had mostly moderate or difficult level questions, thus selection of questions was important. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Algebra, Numbers & Geometry and since most of the questions were easy or moderate, thus selection of easier and doable questions was important. 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. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and tricks to answer.

 
 
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