Test Analysis - Bull CAT 10

 

 

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:
3,6-8,10-11,13-18.20,29-30, 32

The first passage, Q (1-6), was based on disproval of the author against the ban imposed on wearing burqa. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding. All the questions were moderate except Q (3 & 6), which were easy. Second passage, Q (10-12), was based on traveler's biases, when he visits any place. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions were easy except Q12, which was moderate. Third passage, Q (15-20), was based on role of the government in implementing democracy in letter and spirit. The passage was a little lengthy but easy to understand. All the questions based on it were easy except (Q19), which was moderate. Fourth passage, Q (24-26), was based on importance of ethics in political system and what exactly the role of government should be in maintaining the most fundamental right of citizens. All the questions based on it were moderate. Fifth passage, Q (29-34), was based on factors contributed to development of sociology. All the questions based on it were either moderate or easy. The set of questions (9, 21, 22, and 23) was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult. The set of questions (8, 27, and 28) was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were moderate except Q8, which was easy. There were three summary based questions (7, 13 & 14). The questions were easy. The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 24-26 questions with 70% accuracy.

 

 

 

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
35-36, 43-50, 52-53, 61-62, 64-66

The DI & LR section in this paper was of easy to moderate level having total of 32 questions out of which 17 were easy, 7 were of medium level and 8 were difficult.
In DI, 1st set on table and bar graph regarding revenue, profit and taxes of some companies had 1 medium (Q39) and 1 difficult (Q40) question. 2nd bar graph set on distribution of students in a school had 1 medium (Q41) and 1 difficult (Q42) question. 3rd tabular set on milk production in various states of India (Q47-50) was of easy level. 4th pie chart set on distribution of revenues of an advertising agency (Q56-60) was of difficult level. Last Venn diagram set based on distribution of students according to their specializations (Q64-66) was of easy level.
In AR section, the 1st set on arrangement of 5 persons playing tambola game (Q35-36) was easy. 2nd set on distribution of marks of 5 students in 5 subjects had 1 medium (Q37) and 1 difficult (Q38) question. 3rd set on selection of a committee of 4 professors (Q43-46) was of easy level. 4th set based on arrangement of 5 best students and their colleges had 3 medium (Q51, 54-55) and 2 easy (Q52-53) questions. 5th set on arrangement of teaching sessions of a faculty on 5 days of a week had 2 easy (Q61-62) and 1 medium (Q63) questions.
The overall feel of the section was easy and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 21-23 questions with 80-85% accuracy.

 

 

 

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
70, 73, 75-76, 82, 87, 91, 93, 95

The Quantitative section was moderate with 9 easy, 15 medium and 10 difficult questions.
The major areas covered in the section were Geometry (Q76, 95 Easy; Q68, 71, 78, 86 medium; Q85, 89 difficult), Algebra (Q73, 87, 91 Easy; Q81, 97, 99 Medium) and Number system (Q70 Easy; Q67, 88 medium; Q74, 79, 84, 92, 96 difficult) and these 3 areas together contained 22 questions out of a total of 34 questions. 1-2 questions each were from the topics like Alligation rule (Q94 Medium), TSD (Q93 Easy; Q90 Medium), Work & Time (Q80 medium), Permutation & Combination (Q72, 100 Difficult), Profit & Loss (Q75 Easy; Q83 Medium), Probability (Q77 Difficult) and Percentages (Q98 Medium). 2 questions from Miscellaneous logical quant (Q82 Easy; Q69 Medium) were also there.
One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 14-15 questions with 80-85% 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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