Test Analysis - Bull CAT 04



Overall Brief

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


DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
38, 43-46, 49, 63, 65-66

The DI & LR section in this paper was having total of 32 questions out of which 9 were easy, 21 were of medium level and only 2 were of difficult level.
In DI, the section started with a moderate level set (Q39-42) representing percentage production of 5 crops in two different years. 2nd data reasoning set on bets made by a person to repay his debt had 2 easy (Q46, 49) and 3 medium (Q47, 48, 50) level questions. 3rd data reasoning set on results of mileage test done by a leading bike manufacturing company (Q55-57) was of medium level. One question on Data Sufficiency (Q58) was medium. 4th set on two pie charts related to a survey conducted about favorite junk food had 3 easy (Q63, 65, 66) and one moderate (Q64) level questions.
In AR, 1st set related to voting of corporators on Metro project had 3 moderate (Q35-37) and 1 easy (Q38) questions. 2nd set related to researches made in six pre-historic iron-working sites (Q43-45) was of easy level. 3rd set on completion of a table having marks of 5 students in 5 subjects (Q51-54) was of medium level. 4th set on results of basketball tournament between six countries had 2 medium (Q59-60) and 2 difficult (Q61-62) questions.
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:
70, 73, 75-77, 79, 84, 86, 90, 91, 93, 100

The Quantitative section was moderate to difficult with 12 easy, 12 medium and 10 difficult questions.
The major areas covered in the section were Geometry (Q77, 91 Easy; Q69, 77, 81, 87, 95 difficult), Algebra (Q84 easy; Q67 medium; Q97, 98 difficult), Number system (Q90 easy; Q74, 83, 85, 92 medium; Q99 difficult) and SI/CI (Q86, 93, 100 easy; Q94 Difficult). 1 to 2 questions each were from the topics like Ratio (Q73 easy; Q80 medium), Work & Time (Q68, 72 medium), TSD (Q79 Easy; Q89 medium), Profit & Loss (Q88 medium), Percentages (Q78 medium), Venn Diagrams (Q75, 76 easy), Logs (Q70 Easy) and Probability (Q96 Medium; Q82 difficult).
A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-19 questions with 75-85% accuracy.


Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:

The Verbal section was moderate. 1st paragraph Q(1-3) highlighted the economy and financial evolution. Questions were factual and were based on perspective of author. All questions were of medium level. 2nd paragraph Q(7-12) talked about the meritocracy and aristocracy. Questions were based on facts and tone of the author. All questions were of medium level except Q(7,8,12) which were easy. 3rd paragraph Q(16-21) talked about the difference between mind and brain. Questions were based on facts and understanding of the passage. All questions were easy except Q(18,20) which were of medium level. 4th paragraph Q(24-26) talked about the science of reading. Questions were based on inference and facts and author's perspective. All questions were of medium level except Q(25) which was easy. 5th paragraph Q(29-34) talked about the flaws of economists. Questions were based on facts. All questions were of medium level except Q(29) which was easy and Q(33) which was difficult. Another set of questions Q(13,14) were based on sentence misfit and Q(6,23,27,28) were based on sentence rearrangement. All questions were difficult except Q(14) which was of medium level. Last set of questions Q(4,5,15,22) was based on paragraph summary. All questions were easy except Q(15) which was of medium level. One should attempt 16-19 questions with 80-85% accuracy to get 90%ile.


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 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 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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