Test Analysis - Bull CAT 09



Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate. 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 easy to moderate. On the whole the level of the test was closer to moderate.



Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:

The first passage, Q (1-6) based on finding that we are aware of ourselves because of the sensory inputs from outside. All the questions based on it were either moderate or easy except Q6, which was difficult. Second passage, Q (10-12), was based on benefits of 'parata' as developed by G.D Birla. All the questions were moderate except Q11, which was easy. Third passage, Q (15-20), was based on understanding that any single phenomenon may have multiple causes. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions based on it were either easy or moderate. Fourth passage, Q (24-26), was based on perception of the society about health diets/supplements/drinks and he shows that all the perception about all these are only myths. All the questions based on it were easy. Fifth passage, Q (29-34), was based on beneficial effects of electricity in increasing intelligence etc. The passage was interesting in terms of subject discussed in it. All the questions based on it were either moderate or easy. The set of questions (9, 13, 14, 22, and 27) was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult. The set of questions (21, 23, and 28) was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were moderate except Q23, which was easy. There were two summary based questions (7 & 8). The questions were moderate and easy respectively. The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 22-24 questions with 70% accuracy.




DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
47-48, 51-53, 60-61

The DI & LR section in this paper was of moderate to difficult level having total of 32 questions out of which 7 were easy, 14 were of medium level and 11 were difficult.
In DI, 1st bar graph set on industry sales of motorcycles had 3 medium (Q35, 36, 38) and 1 difficult (Q37) questions. 2nd Venn diagram set on distribution of 4 types of soft-drinks to the guests (Q39-42) was of difficult level. 3rd tabular set on departure time slots of air travel had 1 medium (Q43) and 3 difficult (Q44-46) questions. 4th tabular set showing the number of students joining 5 different engineering colleges and choosing different specializations was of easy (Q51-53) level. 5th set on salary-wise pay packages of engineering students of 2 colleges had 2 easy (Q60-61) and 1 medium (Q62) questions.
In AR section, the 1st set on arrangement of 12 stalls in the playground of a school had 2 easy (Q47-48) and 2 moderate (Q49-50) questions. A single question on calculation of some ratios on the basis of student’s placement (Q54) was difficult. 2nd set of distribution of different types and number of sweets on the occasion of Diwali pooja had 3 medium (Q55-57) & 2 difficult (Q58-59) questions. 3rd set on project distribution to children of three families (Q63-66) was of medium level.
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 15 questions with around 75% accuracy.




Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
67, 68, 79, 82, 85-86, 88, 91, 93-96

The Quantitative section was moderate with 12 easy, 16 medium and 6 difficult questions.
The major areas covered in the section were Geometry (Q88, 93 Easy; Q72, 76, 78, 81, 84 Medium), Algebra (Q67, 95, 96 Easy; Q92, 98 Medium; Q75 Difficult) and Number system (Q86, 94 Easy; Q70, 77, 87, 89 medium; Q74, 83 difficult). 1 to 2 questions each were from the topics like TSD (Q68 Easy; Q90 Medium), Profit & Loss (Q82 Easy; Q99 Medium), Percentage (Q91 Easy), Work & Time (Q85 Easy; Q80 medium), Probability (Q73, 97 Difficult), P&C (Q69 Medium) and SI/CI (Q79 Easy). 1 question each was based on logical miscellaneous quant (Q100 difficult) and Logs (Q71 medium).
One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 20-22 questions with 75-80% accuracy.




Strategy & Tips

The overall feel of the paper was moderate, 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 or difficult 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 easy or moderate, 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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