Test Analysis - Bull CAT 05



Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate to tough. 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 tougher than the Quant section. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions. Verbal section was moderate to difficult. On the whole the level of the test was closer to moderate.



DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
35-41, 47-48, 50, 55-57, 59, 64

The DI & LR section in this paper was of moderate level having total of 32 questions out of which 15 were easy, 11 were of medium level and 6 were difficult.
In DI, 1st set on Line graphs relating to exchange rate of 3 currencies w.r.t. US dollar (Q39-41) was easy. 2nd set having multiple graphs on total number of credit cards issued by different banks in India had 2 medium (Q43, 45) and 2 difficult (Q42, 44) questions. Then, a single question on Data Sufficiency (Q46) was of medium level. 3rd Venn diagram set on arrangement of 200 people speaking 3 different languages had 1 medium (Q51) and 3 difficult (Q52-54) questions.
In AR section, 1st set showing information on number of hits scored by leading male and female actors of film industry (Q38-40) was of easy level. 2nd set on placement of four employees in different cities had 3 easy (Q47, 48, 50) and 1 moderate (Q49) questions. 3rd set on arrangement of professors of a paper setting committee sitting around a rectangular table had 3 easy (Q55-57) and 1 moderate (Q58) level questions. 4th caselet set on points scored by four participants in a Sudoku competition had 1 easy (Q59) and 3 medium (Q60-62) level questions. 5th set on scheduling of mock interviews of 7 students had 1 easy (Q64), 2 medium (Q65, 66) and I difficult (Q63) questions.
The overall feel of the section was easy to moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 21-23 questions with 80-85% accuracy.




Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
67-68, 71-72, 75-76, 80-81, 84-85, 88-89, 91, 93, 96, 98

The Quantitative section was moderate with 16 easy, 9 medium and 9 difficult questions.
The major areas covered in the section were Geometry (Q75, 81, 84, 88, 93, 96, 98 easy; Q79 medium; Q78, 97 difficult), Algebra (Q68, 72, 91 easy; Q92 medium) and Number system (Q71 easy; Q69, 86 medium; Q77 difficult). 1 to 3 questions each were from the topics like Alligation rule (Q85 easy; Q70 medium; Q87 difficult), Work & Time (Q82 medium), TSD (Q67, 89 easy), Profit & Loss (Q76 easy), Percentages (Q83 medium, Q99 difficult), SI/CI (Q80 easy, Q95 difficult) and Ratio (Q100 difficult). Some questions from higher maths like Permutation & Combination (Q90 medium; Q73 difficult), Probability (Q94 difficult) and Logs (Q74 medium) also appeared in the test.
One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 18-20 questions with 80-85% accuracy.




Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:

The Verbal section was moderate to difficult. Questions were based on reading comprehension, paragraph summary, sentence misfit and rearrangement. 1st paragraph Q (1-4) talked about mating preferences and psychological behavior behind certain traits related to it. Questions were based on theme, facts and understanding of the passage. All the questions based on it were either medium or difficult except Q1, which was easy. 2nd Paragraph Q (7-10) talked about entertainment economy with focus on 'Theming'. All the questions were either difficult or moderate. 3rd passage Q (13-18) talked about the views on communal hatred and related views on the same. Questions were factual and based on inference. All questions were of medium or of difficult level except Q (13, &18) which were easy. 4th passage Q (22-25) talked about apparent gains out of any war. Questions were based on facts mostly. All questions were easy except Q (22 &24) which was of medium level. 5th passage Q (28-33) talked about correlation between mind and matter. Questions were mostly factual and based on the understanding. All questions were of medium level except Q (33) which was easy. Next set of questions Q (5, 11, 12, 19, 20, 26, 27, and 34) was based on Complete Para Jumbling. All questions were based on sentence rearrangement except questions (20, 26, 27, and 34) which were based on sentence misfit. All questions were difficult except Questions (20, 26, and 27) which were of medium level. Questions (6, 21) were based on paragraph summary. One should attempt 14-16 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 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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