Test Analysis, & Strategy 2024 WIN CAT - 06

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 appropriate questions to attempt. The Quant section was as tough as DI sections. One peculiar thing in this paper was that there were clusters of medium and difficult questions, so one had to skip the difficult cluster and to move to medium difficulty level cluster quickly. Verbal section was moderate to difficult. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
4, 11, 22, 23, 24

The first passage (1-4) based on ‘how various factors such as green revolution, convenience food etc. have changed taste of food & preferences’ was an interesting read but the questions based on it were either moderate or difficult except Q4, which was easy. The second passage (5-8) based on ‘role of the evolution in transforming the lungs in creatures’ was a little tricky to understand. And questions based on it were either moderate or difficult. Third passage (9-12) based on ‘reach and threats posed by social media platforms such as Metaverse etc.’ was easy to understand and questions based on it were a mixed bag. The fourth passage (13- 16) based on ‘perceptions regarding biscuits among different sections of Indian society & how this commodity was perceived by West was an interesting read but the questions based on it were either difficult or moderate. Questions (17 & 18) based on finding the best fit were difficult. Questions based on sentence rearrangement & misfit were difficult & easy respectively. The questions based on summary were difficult & easy respectively. The overall feel of the section was tough. However, one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-18 questions with 70-75 % accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
27, 29, 30, 35, 36, 37, 38

The difficulty level of DI was Moderate. Therewere7easy, 6medium and 7 difficult questions in this section. The first and third block (Six farmers and biscuit bazaar) were easiest and were must do and by attempting a couple of questions from rest of the blocks, one could have fetched a very good percentile.

In this section, one could have fetched 90+ percentile by attempting 8-11 questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
46, 47, 51, 62, 64, 65, 66

Students found this section easier than DI this time. The Quantitative section had 7easy, 3medium and 12 difficult questions. Selection of questions was important to crack this section. There were questions from varied topics like Geometry, Basic Numbers, Basic Algebra, Progression And Series, Arithmetic (Percentages/Time and Work/Mixtures/Percentages/SI-CI/Ratios).

A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 7-10questions with approx. 80% accuracy.

Strategy & Tips

The overall feel of the paper was 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. The Quant section was as tough as DI sections. Verbal section was tough. Most of the questions in quant section were from Arithmetic, Algebra, Number system and Geometry. For verbal section, one should have good reading speed & comprehension skills as there were 4 RCs based on different areas and also a few questions based on paragraph summary. One must focus on contextual vocabulary to understand and score well in passages & summary. Questions such as sentence rearrangement and misfit/Best-fit 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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