Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 03

Overall Brief

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

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Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
2, 4-7, 9-10

The first passage (1-4) was based on ‘partitioning of Africa by creating transnational parks’. The questions based on it were a mixed bag. The options were very close. The second passage (5-8) was based on ‘environment & related issues’. The passage was a little difficult to understand and questions based on it were easy except Q 7, which was difficult. Third passage (9-12) was based on ‘how information sharing can cause anxiety’. All the questions based on it were either easy ormoderate. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on ‘impact of gravity on an object approaching another celestial object’. All the questions based on it were moderate. The questions (17-19) were based on sentence rearrangement and they all were either difficult or moderate. The questions (22-24) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph. All the questions were moderate. The questions (20-21) were based on finding the misfit sentence out the given questions. Overall feel of the section was moderate to tough. One could easily have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 13-15 with 80% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
25, 41, 42

This section was the most difficult. Only first block of widgets and last block of input-output were bit manageable and rest were difficult. Games block required deep understanding of the concept. Selection of blocks was very important to clear this section. One can expect low cutoffs in this type of paper and a student who had attempted around 8-10 questions with 80% accuracy could have got 90+ percentile.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
45, 48, 52, 56

This section was moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty level. The questions were from varied topics like Number System, Algebra, Geometry, Allegation, Work And Time, Ratio, Logs Permutation Combination, Progression And Profit & Loss etc. Students found this section difficult as compared to previous mocks. Again selection of question was very important to get good percentile. A student who had attempted around 10-12 questions with 80% accuracy could have got 90+ percentile.

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Strategy & Tips

The overall feel of the paper was moderate to difficult, 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. Questions such as sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions. It is not advisable to spend too much time on TITA questions especially in the verbal section.

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