Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 07

Overall Brief

On the whole, the level of the test was moderate to difficult. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was a selection of appropriate questions to attempt.The reasoning section in this paper was a little tougher than the quant section. The verbal section was moderate to difficult. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions: 3, 4, 6, 8, 19, 21, 22, 24

The first passage (1-4) was based on ‘factors impacting the career of woman’. The passage was easy to understand & questions were either moderate or easy. The second passage (5-8) was based on ‘repercussions of overtourism’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and questions based on it were a mixed bag. The third passage (9-12) was based on ‘state of education & perception of ‘village republics’ in the minds of Indians & others. The passage was a little tricky to understand and questions based on it were also moderate. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on ‘authenticity of medical procedures w.r.t the perceptions in politics & society. The passage was difficult to understand & questions based on it were either moderate or difficult. The set of questions (17-19) was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were moderate except Q19, which was easy. The set of the questions (20,21, & 23) was based on finding the summary of the given paragraph. All the questions based on it were moderate except Q21, which was easy. The questions (22& 24) were based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. Both the questions were easy. The overall feel of the section was moderate to difficult. One could have easily scored 90+ percentile by attempting 15-17 questions with 80% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions: 33, 35, 37

The difficulty level of this section was tough. There were 3 easy, 8 medium and 9 difficult questions. The block of cigarette packets could have been attempted if you have basic sense of maxima minima. Another block that could have been attempted was of crop area. Venn diagram block of diapers could have been done with ease. Overall, the difficulty level of this section was high and selection of questions within the blocks was also important.

one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 5-6 questions with approx. 85 % accuracy

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions: 46, 49, 62, 64, 65

The Quantitative section had 5 easy, 8 medium and 9 difficult questions. In 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). 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 8-10 questions with approx. 80% accuracy.

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 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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