Test Analysis, & Strategy 2024 WIN CAT - 10

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of appropriate questions to attempt. The quant section was comparatively easier than reasoning 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 easy to moderate. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

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Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1-4, 6, 7, 11-12, 19, 21, 23

The first passage (1-4) based on ‘how social changes are increasing crime rates’ was easy to understand and questions based on it were also easy. The second passage (5-8) based on’ how automation & technology especially softwares are impacting creativity in humans was slightly moderate to understand and questions based on it were either easy or moderate. The third passage (9-12) based on ‘human made things are behaving lifelike & life is becoming more engineered; was a difficult to understand under time constraint and questions based on it were a mixed bag. The fourth passage (13-16) based ‘interpretation of Indian past by oriental scholars; was an interesting read and all the questions based on it were moderate. The questions (17,22 & 23) were based on sentence rearrangement& were a mixed bag. The questions (18,19. &24) based on summary were moderate except Q 19, which was easy. The questions (20 & 21) based on finding the best fit were moderate & easy respectively. Overall, feel of the section was easy to moderate. One could have easily scored 90+percentile by attempting 18-20 questions with 75-80% accuracy.

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

The difficulty level of DI was Moderate. There were 4 easy, 11 medium and 5 difficult questions in this section. The second set (mortality rate) was a must to attempt. By attempting a couple of questions from rest of the blocks, one could have fetched a very good percentile.

In this section, one couldhave fetched90+ percentile by attempting 8 - 11 questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
45, 47, 50, 61, 66

Students found this section easier than DI this time. The Quantitative section had 5 easy, 10 medium and 7 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 8 -11 questions with approx. 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. The quant section was comparatively easier than reasoning section. Verbal section was 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 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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