Test Analysis - Bull CAT 07

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 right questions. Reasoning section in this paper was comparatively difficult than the Quant section. Verbal section was easy to moderate as regards level of difficulty. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

DI & Reasoning
Moderate Questions: 35, 36, 39-42, 47, 48, 55-58, 63-66

This section had 4 easy, 15 moderate and 13 difficult questions. The selection of the blocks and questions was very important to get good score in this section. The block on shopkeeper displaying chocolates was relatively easy and should have been attempted. The first block on GoEngg and GetEngg was of moderate level. The next block about three friends and their children was relatively difficult. The set on Light commercial vehicles, Medium & Heavy Commercial vehicles was calculative. The next set on the friends playing cards was easy and should have been attempted. The set on publishing house publishing a weekly magazine was of moderate level. The last set of Analytical Reasoning was also easy.

The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 14-16 questions with 90% accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions: 68, 69, 70, 73, 74, 75, 78, 79, 80, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 94

The Quantitative section had 13 Easy, 12 Medium and 9 Difficult questions. The level of this section was between relatively easy to moderate. In this paper there were 13 questions from arithmetic (Ratio, SI/CI, Percentages/Profit Loss/Time speed and Distance/Time and Work/Mixtures) most of which were of easy to moderate level. Time speed and distance had 4 questions and they were of moderate level. There were 5 questions on geometry and menstruation which were of easy to moderate level. The paper also had 3 questions on permutation and combination question and two of them were easy. There were 3 questions on functions and inequalities and the level of the questions was moderate. There were 2 questions on series and logs each. The questions on logarithms were of easy to moderate level.

A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16 - 18 questions with 90% accuracy.

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions: 1,2,4,5,9,10,13-15,17,18,20,26,28-31,33,34

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage ( Q1-5) was based on ‘bringing forward the correlation between the process of finding a mate and choosing a job.’ The passage was easy to understand and interpret the questions except Q3 which was moderate.

The second RC passage ( Q9-13)was based on ‘understanding the working of quantum computing technology .’ The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and questions were also easy except Q11 and 12 which were respectively moderate and difficult. Third RC passage (Q16-20) was about ‘bringing about comparison between two pricing models CPC and CPA of online advertising.’ The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and interpreting the questions except Q16 and 19 which were difficult and moderate respectively. Fourth RC passage (Q23-26) was based on ‘slavery and the origins of racism.’ The passage was moderate in terms of understanding and answering the questions except Q23 and 26 which were difficult and easy respectively. The last RC passage (Q30-34) was based on ‘Ayn Rand’s philosophy that humans should choose their own values, goals and actions in order to maintain their lives.’ The passage was easy as regards understanding and interpreting the related questions except Q32 which was difficult. All non- rc (tita) questions were either difficult or moderate. It is advisable not to spend too much time on these questions especially on sentence rearrangement questions. Questions (7,15,28) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were easy to moderate. Questions (6,21,27) were based on finding misfit among the given four sentences. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining three sentences and all were difficult except Q21 which was moderate. Questions (8,14,22,29) were based on sentence rearrangement and the questions were easy to moderate. The overall feel of this section was moderate. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 26-28 questions with 75- 80% accuracy.

Strategy & Tips

The overall feel of the paper was moderate to 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. 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 also a few questions based on paragraph summary. One must focus on contextual vocabulary as well to understand and score well in RC passages. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions.