Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 05

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:
1-3, 5, 12, 13, 15, 24

The first passage (1-4) based on ‘challenges faced by corporations in India due to economic stratification of target customers’. The passage was a little tricky to understand and all the questions based on it were also easy except Q4, which was moderate. The second passage (5-8) was based on ‘paradoxes given by Zeno of Citium’. The passage was very inferential in terms of understanding and all the questions based on it were moderate except Q5, which was easy. The third passage (9-12) was based on ‘humans’ inability to understand the nature of gravitational force’. The passage was moderate to difficult in terms of understanding. All the questions based on it were also moderate except Q12, which was easy. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on ‘disparities in access to the benefits of development’. The passage was easy to moderate and questions based on it were a mixed bag. The questions (17-18) were based on finding odd one out and were moderate. The questions (19-21) were based on sentence rearrangement and were either moderate or difficult. The questions (22-24) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were easy except Q21, which was difficult. The overall feel of the section was moderate to tough. One could have easily scored 90+ by attempting 14-16 questions with 80% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
25, 26, 27, 29
The difficulty level of this section was tough. There were 4 easy, 2 medium and 14 difficult questions. The first block of marks of students was the must do and only doable block in this paper, while the second block that could have been attempted was pie chart of credit return where three questions were directly based on second pie chart. The strategy to crack this section was to do easy questions from different blocks instead of doing the complete block.
one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 6-8 questions with approx. 85 % accuracy.
Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
47, 50, 51, 52, 53, 59, 65
The Quantitative section had 8easy, 4medium and 10 difficult questions. In this section , there were questions from varied topics like Geometry, Basic Numbers, Basic Algebra, Progression And Series, Functions Arithmetic (Percentages/Time and Work/Mixtures/Percentages/SI-CI/Ratios). Other than these topics, questions from mixed topics were asked like of P n C, Logs and Coordinate Geometry. This section was moderate to difficult.
A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 12 questions with approx. 80% accuracy.
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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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