Test Analysis, & Strategy 2024 WIN CAT - 08

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 reasoning section was comparatively tough than quant section. 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 tough. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

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Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
10, 17, 18, 20, 21

The first passage (1-4) based on ‘evolution & origin of human species’ was moderate to tough to understand and questions based on it were either moderate or difficult. The second passage (5-8) based on ‘dichotomy & inequality in the society’ was an interesting read but again questions based on it were tricky. The third passage (9-12) was easy to understand but questions based on it were either moderate or difficult except Q10, which was easy. The fourth passage (13-16) based on ‘pattern of & reasons for innovation in China’ was slightly tricky to comprehend and questions based on it were also either moderate or difficult. The non -RC section of this paper was a mixed bag as the questions were either easy or moderate. Overall feel of the section was moderate to tough. However, one could have easily scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-18 questions with 75-80% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
30, 31, 32, 33, 34

The difficulty level of DI was Moderate. There were 5 easy, 4 medium and 11 difficult questions in this section. The second block (comparing 8 mobiles) 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 5 -8 questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
48, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58

Students found this section easier than DI this time. The Quantitative section had 6easy, 10 medium and 6 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 9-11 questions with approx. 80% accuracy.

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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. The reasoning section was comparatively tough than quant section. Verbal section was moderate to 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 other areas such as summary, SR, best-fit & odd one out. One must focus on contextual vocabulary to understand and score well in passages &summary-based questions. 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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