Test Analysis - Bull CAT 07

 

 

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. Quant section in this paper was comparatively a little tougher than the Reasoning section. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions. Verbal section was moderate. On the whole the level of the test was closer to moderate.

 

 

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1,3,8,10-11,18,22-23, 32-33

The first passage, Q (1-3), was based on author's analyzing the trial of Socrates' in a different way. The passage was easy to understand and all the questions based on it were easy except Q2, which was moderate. The second passage, Q (8-13), was based on author's analysis of Alex Cockburn, the writer. The passage was easy to understand and all the questions based on it were either easy or moderate except Q12, which was difficult. However a few of the options were vocabulary based and should have been done carefully. Third passage, Q (16-18), was based on 'how rich and elite keep power to themselves'. The passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions based on it were moderate or difficult except Q16, which was difficult. Fourth passage Q (21-26), was based on finding the answer to the question 'can science make us good'. Again the passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions based on it were moderate except questions (22 & 23), which were easy. The fifth passage, Q (29-34), was based on comparison between oriental civilization and western civilization. The passage was moderate in terms of difficulty level. All the questions based on it were either moderate or easy except Q31, which was difficult. The set of the Q (4, 5, 14, 19 & 27) was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult and hence there was no point in spending too much time on them. The set of Q (6, 7, 15, & 28), was based on finding the misfit out of the given sentences. All the four questions were either moderate or difficult. There was one question (20) based on summary and it was moderate. The overall feel of the section was moderate yet one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 17-19 questions with 80% accuracy.

 

 

 

DI & Reasoning

Easy Questions:
40, 43-44, 46, 48, 58, 62-66

The DI & LR section in this paper was of medium level having total of 32 questions out of which 11 were easy, 18 were of medium level and 3 were difficult.
In DI, the section started with a tabular set based on age-wise number of students present at 4 different stalls in a school having 3 medium (Q35-37) and 1 difficult (Q38) question. 2nd Data caselet on arrangement of 2 training contracts by an IT training institute had 1 easy (Q48), 1 medium (Q47) and 1 difficult (Q49) question. Then, a question on Data Sufficiency (Q50) was of medium level. 3rd set based on number of MBBS students passing out from a college (Q51-53) was of medium level. A single question (Q54) based on the information of the marks scored by 3 top scorers of 5 colleges was of difficult level. 4th set showing a road network (Q55-57) was of moderate level. Another single question (Q58) on a grid formed on the basis of marks scored by some students in 4 subjects was easy.
In AR, the section started with a single medium level question (Q39) on arrangement of playing cards in 3 piles. After this question, 1st set on buying different fruits at regular intervals had 1 easy (Q40) and 2 medium (Q41-42) level questions. 2nd set on arrangement of members of a sports club according to their likings had 3 easy (Q43, 44, 46) and 1 moderate (Q45) question. 3rd set on arrangement of four fathers, their 8 children and their ages had 3 medium (Q59-61) and 1 easy (Q62) question. 4th set (Q63-66) on arrangement of 5 friends and their gifts to another friend on his birthday was of easy level.
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 17-20 questions with 75-85% accuracy.

 

 

 

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
77, 81, 92, 95, 99

The Quantitative section was difficult with 5 easy, 15 medium and 14 difficult questions.
The major areas covered in the section were Geometry (Q93 medium; Q84, 86-88, 90, 91, 94 difficult), Number system (Q77, 81 Easy; Q75, 78, 79 medium) and Algebra (Q70, 71, 85, 96 medium, Q73, 74 difficult). 2-3 questions each were from the topics like Ratio & Alligation rule (Q67, 68, 97 Medium), Permutation & Combinations (Q76, 80 Difficult), Profit & Loss (Q92 Easy; Q89 Difficult) and TSD (Q82 medium; Q83 difficult). Further, 1 question each were from Work & Time (Q100 difficult), Logs (Q95 easy), SI/CI (Q99 easy), Averages (Q69 medium), Venn diagrams (Q98 Medium) and Percentages (Q72 medium).
One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 11-12 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 had mostly moderate 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 moderate to tough, 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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