Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 09

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test wasmoderate to difficult. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of appropriate questions to attempt.Reasoningsection was tougher than quant section. Verbal section waseasy. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

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Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1, 2, 4-13, 15-16, 22

The first passage (1-4) was based on ‘changing realities regarding workplace productivity & level on incomes’ The passage was easy to understand and questions based on it were also easy except Q3, which was moderate. The second passage (5-8) was based on ‘evolution in parenting & importance of father in rearing kids’. The passage was easy and question based on it were also easy. The third passage (9-12) was based on bystander effect and reasons for it’. The passage was easy and questions based on it were also easy. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on ‘Dynamism of interaction among ants in their own habitat. The passage was easy and questions based on it were also easy except Q14, which was moderate. The non-rc part of this section was difficult than that of RCs. The set (17-19) was based on sentence rearrangement. The questions were either difficult or moderate. The set (20,21) was based on finding odd one out. The set (22-24) was based on finding the summary of the given paragraph. These questions were moderate except Q22, which was easy. The overall feel of the section was easy. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 19-21 questions with 80% accuracy

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
33, 43

The difficulty level of this section was tough. There were 2 easy, 14 medium and 4 difficult questions in this section. The first block on conference could have been attempted by anyone if he had understood that there were 1,2,3,4, and 5 delegates in any conference. The other block that could have been managed was of five mice and their share of butter. Few of the questions could have been attempted from other blocks. Again, selection of block was important to crack this section.

One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 7-8 questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
50, 54, 56, 64

The Quantitative section had 4 easy, 8 medium and 10 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. 85% accuracy.

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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. Reasoning section was tougher than quant section. Verbal section was easy. Most of the questions in quant section 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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