Test Analysis - Bull CAT 04

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 littletougher than the Quant section. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions. Verbal section wasmoderate.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:

This section was full of difficult sets and overall it can be said that it was between relatively moderate to difficult level with a total of 32 questions having 12 Moderate and 20 Difficult questions.Selection of blocks once again proved to be important for obtaining good percentile.

The block ( There is an empty three-shelf bookcase. T, U, V, W, X, Y) was doable and should have been attempted.There were two more moderate blocks, one related a college library having four different volumes of Encylopedia and the other related to Google having 6 data centres in the US.These two must have been attempted in order to clear cut off in this section. There were also a few pick and choose questions in other blocks which otherwise were difficult.

The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 14 -16 questions with 80 – 85% accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:

The Quantitative section had 13 Easy, 15 Medium and 6 Difficult questions. In this paper there were 10 questions from arithmetic ( Ratio,SI/CI,Percentages/Profit Loss/Time and Work/Mixtures)most of which were easily doable. Time speed and distance had 3 questions and they were of easy to moderate type. There were 5 questions on geometry and mensuration which were moderate in nature.out of 3 permutation and combination question 1 was easy while rest two were difficult. As usual algebra dominated the paper with 8 questions.

A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 24 – 26 questions with 80 - 85% accuracy.

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
8, 22, 25

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage was based on the ‘study of the role of sea power in national security and practicing international relations in terms of politics and trade’. The passage was difficult and the questions based on this passage were also difficult to interpret. The second passage was about ‘why innovation is not the domain of young.’ The passage was of moderate difficulty and the questions based on this passage were moderate. Third passage was based on ‘need to just first listen to those whom we wish to help to ultimately make our endeavours successful ’. The passage was also moderate in terms of understanding. All the questions based on this passage were moderate. Fourth passage was based on ‘everybody does not benefit when an economy grows and improves; inequality still prevails.’ Questions based on this passage were moderate to difficult except Q22 which was easy. The last passage was based on ‘decline or slowdown in entrepreneurship ’. The passage was a little tricky to understand and questions based on this passage were difficult. 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 (25-33) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were easy and moderate respectively. Questions (7,13,21,34) were based on sentence rearrangement and the questions were moderate to difficult. Questions (8,20,26) 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.