Test Analysis, & Strategy 2021 Bull CAT 11

OVERALL BRIEF

On the whole the level of the test was moderate to tough. The test contained many moderate to difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of right questions. Reasoning section in this paper was comparatively difficult thanthe Quant section. Verbal section wasmoderateas regards level of difficulty.The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

DI & REASONING
EASY QUESTIONS:
35, 36, 37, 43, 57, 60, 61

The level of this section was moderate to difficult.Overall, there were 7easy, 13moderate and 12 difficult questions.There were four sets on Data Reasoning in which two sets have doable questions. In such a paper it is important to first attempt easy questions and leave the tough questions.

The set on Analytical reasoning (Four players Ram, Shyam, Hari and Mohan play a series of games) was doable. The set on Analytical reasoning (This year, the students of standard I of St. Joseph’s School showcased five events – Baboon Dance, Butterfly Dance, Mohana Dance, Prayer Dance and Welcome Song)was manageable but was alengthy set. The set on Data reasoning (Shyam Super Market is a one stop shop for all customers of Hullabaloo city) was a manageable set. The set on Analytical Reasoning (A school prefect has been assigned the task of completing the details of 12 students of the school) again was manageable but alengthy set.

The overall feel of the section wastough.One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 13-15 questions with 90 % accuracy.

QUANTITATIVE ABILITY
EASY QUESTIONS:
68, 73, 74, 76, 87, 89, 90, 96, 97, 100

The Quantitative section had 10easy, 11 medium and 13 difficult questions. This section had most of the questions as moderate or tough. In this paper there were 4 questions from Geometry in which three are difficult, 5 from basic numbers in which two are difficult and others were doable, 4 questions from Algebra in which one was difficult. There were 2 questions each from Time speed distance, Time and work,Average,functions,Profit and Loss, Permutations and probability, Progressions out of which one question each from Time and work, Permutation and Progression was difficult and others were manageable. Remaining were from Mixtures,Logs,Ratio, which were doable.

The difficulty level of this section was moderate. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 15-17 questions with approx. 90% accuracy

VERBAL ABILITY
EASY QUESTIONS:
1-3, 6-9, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27, 31, 33, 34

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage(Q1-5) was based on‘Exsys CORVID provides knowledge representation that makes it easier to build systems, without requiring the developer to change the way they think and describe their decision-making steps and problem-solving logic’. The passage was easyinterms of understanding and identifying answers to therelated questions except Q4 and Q5 which were difficult and moderate respectively.

The second RC passage (Q6-10)was based on ‘by avoiding negative feelings and sadness and constantly seeking peak experiences we are leading ourselves to the exact opposite of what will give us happiness. ‘The passage was easyin terms ofunderstanding and identifying answers to therelated questions except Q10 which was of moderate difficulty.

The third RC passage(Q11-15)was about‘how primates become aggressive and then can become amiable depending on circumstances’.The passage was easyin terms of understanding and interpreting the answers to the related questions except Q12 and Q13 which were difficult and moderate respectively.

The fourth RC passage(Q16-20) was related to ‘a big debate in the online publishing and advertising industry, which out of the two pricing models is better: CPC or CPA’. The passage was easy in terms of understanding and identifying answers to the related questions except Q16and Q19 which were moderate.

The last RC passage(Q21-24) was based on ‘slavery and the origin of the roots of racism.’ The passage was moderate to difficultas regards understanding and interpreting the related questions except Q24 which was easy.

For non-RCquestions, it is advisable not to spend too much time on them.

Questions (25-27) (TITA) were based on finding misfit among the given four sentences. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining sentences. The questions were easy except Q26 which was moderate.

Questions (28-31) (TITA) were based on sentence rearrangement where five sentences from an article were given in jumbled form to be arranged in a coherent manner. The questions were moderate except Q28 and q31 which were difficult and easy respectively.

Questions (32-34) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were easy except Q32 which was moderate.

The overall feel of this section wasmoderate. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 24-26 questions with 75- 80% accuracy.

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. AR and DI were mostly selective in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Algebra, Number system and Geometry. For verbal section, one should have good reading skills as there were 5 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. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to attempt properly.

 
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