Test Analysis, & Strategy 2020 Bull CAT 11

OVERALL BRIEF

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

DI & REASONING
EASY QUESTIONS:
35-38,39-42,51-54,62,63,66

This section had most of the questions were easy and moderate. Three sets were difficult and remaining sets were easy and moderate. Overall there were 15 easy, 5 moderate and 12 tough questions. So in such a paper it is important to first attempt easy questions and leave the tough questions.

The first analytical reasoning set (Google has 6 data centres in the US. They are located in South Carolina, Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, North Carolina and Oklahoma) was easy. The analytical reasoning set (As per the report published in one of the magazines, it transpires that about 20% of the world's humanity lives in South Asia.) was easy and doable set. The analytical reasoning set (Six famous women tennis players of the 1990s have been roped in by an NGO to promote free education for the girl child in the developing countries.) was moderate but tricky. The data reasoning set(A circular railway track going through a city has eight stations, A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H, at equal distances arranged in the clockwise direction in that order.) was manageable. Other sets are mostly moderate and difficult.

The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 17-19 questions with 90 % accuracy.

QUANTITATIVE ABILITY
EASY QUESTIONS:
69,70,72,73,75,77,78,82,83,84,88,89,91,93,94,97

The Quantitative section had 16 easy, 10 medium and 8 difficult questions. This section had most of the questions as moderate and easy. In this paper there were 5 questions from Geometry, 3 from basic numbers, 2 questions from Logs, 3 from functions and inequalities.2 questions from geometry were difficult. There were 14 questions from arithmetic (Percentages/Time and Work/Mixtures/Percentages/SI-CI/Ratios) were mostly of moderate difficulty. TSD had 2 questions and they were difficult. Other than these topics, questions from mixed topics were asked like Algebra, Permutations, Logs and progressions which were moderate and difficult. Some questions of logs and algebra were easy and doable.

The difficulty level of this section was easy and moderate. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 19-21 questions with approx. 90% accuracy

VERBAL ABILITY
EASY QUESTIONS:
1,3-9,11,13,16,17,23,24,27-31,34

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage(Q1-5) was related to ‘Why you should clean up, not empty, your mind’. The passage was easy in understanding and identifying answers to the questions except Q2 which was of moderate difficulty.

n verbal ability section, the first RC passage(Q1-5) was related to ‘Why you should clean up, not empty, your mind’. The passage was easy in understanding and identifying answers to the questions except Q2 which was of moderate difficulty.

Third RC passage (Q11-15) was about‘The real difference between high pleasure and low pleasure---- are some forms of human pleasure better than others’. The passage was of moderate difficulty in terms of understanding and interpreting the answers to the questions except Q11 and Q13 which were easy.

Fourth RC passage (Q26-29) was related to ‘the positive and negative impacts of convenience in our day-to-day life’. The passage was easy in terms of understanding and answering the questions except Q26 which was of moderate difficulty.

The last RC passage(Q30-34) was based on ‘problems faced in terms of energy consumption as well as renewable based electrification networks in India and other countries’. The passage was easy to moderate as regards understanding and interpreting the related questions.

For non-RC questions, it is advisable not to spend too much time on these questions especially on sentence rearrangement questions.

Questions (16-18)(tita) were based on finding misfit among the given five sentences. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining sentences. The questions were easy, except Q18 which was moderate.

Questions (19-22) (tita) were based on sentence rearrangement and were difficult.

Questions (23-25) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were easy except Q25 which was moderate.

The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 26-27 questions with 75- 80% accuracy.

STRATEGY & TIPS

The overall feel of the paper was easy and 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 were comparatively easy in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned it was easier than DI and most of the questions were from Arithmetic, 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 answer the questions.

 
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