Test Analysis - Bull CAT 04

Overall Brief
On the whole the level of the test was moderate to tough. 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:
35-38,49,53,54,55-58,59-62
This section had most of the questions were doable questions and only 1 set which had 2 difficult questions. Most of the questions were easy or moderate. Overall there were 15 easy , 15 moderate and 2 tough questions. So in such a paper it is important to first attempt easy questions and leave the tough questions.

The first block containing (In a 5-year Management Course, students studying in 2 nd year are asked to select four optional subjects from the given seven optional subjects.) was doable. The data reasoning set (Table A shows the number of hits scored by leading male actors of the Bollywood film industry in the past 5 years.) was tricky but manageable. The data case let(Four students, A, B, C and D have qualified for the finals of a Sudoku competition) and second caselet (Ghosh Babu has recently acquired four companies )were easy and doable sets. The pie chart question based on ice cream produced was manageable set.

The overall feel of the section was easy to moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 20-22 questions with 85 accuracy.
 
 
Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
68,82,84,88,97
The Quantitative section had 5 easy, 15 medium and 14 difficult questions. This section had most of the questions as moderate and difficult. In this paper there were 5 questions from Geometry, 3 from basic numbers, 4 questions from Logs, functions and inequalities etc. There were 13 questions from arithmetic (Percentages/Time and Work/Mixtures/Percentages/SI-CI/Ratios) were mostly of moderate difficulty. TSD had 2 questions and one easy and other difficult. Other than these topics, questions from mixed topics were asked like Algebra, Permutations, and each had 3 questions each which were moderate and difficult.

The difficulty level of this section is quite high. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 9-11 questions with approx. 90% accuracy
 
Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
4,5,7,8,10,11,13,14,16,17,19,21,32

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage( Q1-5) was related to ‘bringing in forefront an appropriate technology which will promote social as well as economic development’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and identifying answers to the questions except Q2 which was difficult.

The second RC passage( Q6-10) was based on ‘inequality is the product of societal development’. The passage was easy to understand and identify answers to the questions except Q6 and Q9 which were moderate and difficult respectively.

Third RC passage(Q11-14) was based on ‘an ant colony has memories that can thrive for decades changing its behavior based on past events(but the same trait is not present in individual ant members)’. The passage was easy in terms of understanding and interpreting the questions except Q12 which was of moderate difficulty.

Fourth RC passage(Q15-19) was related to ‘the quitting economy—where the employees are treated as short-term assets; and they reinvent themselves as marketable goods, always ready to quit’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and identifying answers to the questions.

The last RC passage(Q20-24) was based on ‘behavioral experiments show that economic incentives influence what we value and these affect our social preferences adversely’. The passage was moderate as regards understanding and interpreting the related questions except Q23 and 24 which were difficult.

Most of the non- rc (tita) questions were difficult. It is advisable not to spend too much time on these questions especially on sentence rearrangement questions.

Questions (25-28) were based on sentence rearrangement and the questions were difficult.

Questions (29-31) 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 and all were moderate except Q31 which was difficult.

Questions (32,33,34) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were of moderate difficulty except Q32 which was easy. The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 22-24 questions with 75- 80% accuracy.

 
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Strategy & Tips

The overall feel of the paper was moderate to tough, 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 answer the questions.

 
 
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