Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 11

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test wasmoderate. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of appropriate questions to attempt.Reasoningsection was slightly tougher than quant section. 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
1, 2, 4-7, 10-12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22

The first passage (1-4) was based on ‘How AI will change the face of digital marketing. 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 ‘declining public interest in institutions & government’. The passage was easy to understand and questions based on it were also easy except Q8, which was moderate. The third passage (9-12) was based on one idea led to altogether a new discovery. The passage was a little tricky but questions based on it were easy except Q9, which was moderate. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on ‘flip side of medical sciences & research’. The passage was tricky in terms of understanding and questions based on it were also a mixed bag. The set of questions (17,20 & 24) was based on sentence rearrangement and were either moderate or difficult. The set of questions (19,21, &22) was based on summary and were easy. The questions 18 & 23 were based on finding the odd sentence. The questions were easy & moderate respectively. Over all feel of the section was easy to moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 19 -21 questions with 80% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39,40

This section as compared to previous mocks was comparatively easier. The difficulty level of this section was moderate. There were 8 easy, 6 medium and 6 difficult questions in this section. The two blocks (one of six friend and six cities and The Grand Idol) were easy and must do. A few questions from mobile data and boats could have been done to maximize the percentile. Again, selection of block was important to crack this section.

One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 10-12 questions with approx. 90 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
46, 48, 51, 53, 55, 61

The Quantitative section had 6 easy, 9 medium and 7 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 10-12 questions with approx. 80% accuracy.

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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. Reasoningsection 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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