Test Analysis - Bull CAT 11

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 right questions. Reasoning section in this paper was comparatively difficult than the Quant section. Verbal section was moderate. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
35 – 38, 39 – 42, 43, 45, 46, 55, 56, 58 – 60, 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, 10 were of medium level and 5 were difficult.

In DI, 1st set on players of different countries had 4 easy questions (Q35 to 38). 2nd set of on 3 machines had 3 easy (Q43, 45, 46) and 1 medium (Q44) questions. 3rd set on arrangement of books had 2 medium (Q48, 49) and 2 difficult (Q47, 50) level questions. 4th set on Shakes Parlour outlet had 3 easy (Q55, 56, 58) questions and 1 question (Q57) was of easy level.

In AR section, the 1st set based on arrangement of subjects of 8 students has 4 easy level questions. 2nd set on counting of cubes had 3 difficult (Q51, 52, 53) and 1 medium (Q54) level questions. 3rd set on filling of bottles had 2 easy (Q59, 60) and 2 medium (Q61, 62) level questions. 4th set on marks of 5 students had 1 easy (Q66) and 3 medium (Q63, 64 and 65) questions.

The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-19 questions with 80-85% accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
67, 69, 71, 72, 76, 82 – 85, 87 – 90, 98 - 100

The Quantitative section was easy to moderate level having a total of 34 questions out of which 16 were easy, 11 were medium level and 7 difficult questions.

The major areas covered in the section were - Geometry (Q70 difficult, 79,80 medium, 81 difficult, 82,83, 98 easy), Algebra (Q67easy, 68,75, 77 medium), Number system (Q78 difficult), Percentage (Q100 easy ). Other topics like Ratio & Partnership (Q69,85 easy), Alligation & Mixtures (Q71 easy,96 medium), Work & Chain Rule (Q77, 80 medium), SI & CI (Q91medium), Profit & Loss (Q72, 84 easy,92 medium) TSD (Q73 medium,76 easy, 95 difficult), Logarithms (Q93 difficult, 94 medium), P&C (Q74 difficult, 92 medium). 1 question on Indices and Decimals (Q99 easy) and 1 question on Puzzles (Q97 medium) were also covered in this exam.

One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 18 -21 questions with 80-85% accuracy.

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage (Q1-6) was based on 'possibility of certain diseases during pregnancy and various inter cell transfer hazards.' The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and attempting questions except Q1 (inference based), which was difficult. The second passage (Q15-17) was about 'the global impact on migration aiming to change a source of abuse and conflict into driver of prosperity '. The passage was easy to understand and also easy to identify the correct options. Third passage (Q18-23) was based on 'the hidden signs that can reveal a fake picture.' The passage was easy in terms of understanding and solving the questions except Q18, which was of moderate difficulty level. Fourth passage (Q24-26) was based on 'what language tells us about understanding ancient lifestyles.' The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and identifying answers. The last passage (Q27-32) was based on 'plants have cognitive capacities too.' The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and interpreting the answers except Q31, which was difficult. Questions (10-12) were based on identifying the misfit and were easy. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining three sentences .Questions, (7-9), were based on sentence rearrangement and these were difficult. Questions, (13, 14, 33, 34), were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were easy to attempt except Q14 which was moderate. The overall feel of this section was moderate. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 26-28 questions with 80- 85% accuracy and the underlying strategy is good reading aptitude and time management.

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 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 RCs which were easy to moderate and also few questions based on paragraph summary. One must focus on time management and understanding of the given content to score well in RC passages. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions as level of difficulty was moderate of this section.