Test Analysis, & Strategy 2021 Bull CAT 12

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate to tough. The test containedmany moderate anddifficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of right questions. Reasoning section in this paper was comparatively difficultthanthe Quant section. Verbal section waseasy to moderateas regards level of difficulty.The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
39-42, 47-49, 51-53, 57, 59-63, 65-66

This section had 4 doable setsi.e., of data center,Anshul Priya of marks, floor area based on mensuration and one games block. Overall, there were 16easy, 10 moderate and 6 tough questions.So, in such a paper it is important to first attempt easy questions and avoids the tough questions.

The first block on train was tough and should have been avoided.

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

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
65, 66, 71-73, 76, 79, 80, 82, 83, 89, 91, 93, 96, 97, 98, 100

The Quantitative section had 16 easy, 11 medium and 7 difficult questions. In this paper there were 4 questions from Geometry,4 from basic numbers, 4 including equations, functions etc. There were 11 questions from arithmetic (Percentages/Time and Work/Mixtures/Percentages/SI-CI/Ratios) were mostly of moderate difficulty. TSD also had 3 questions were moderate ones. Other than these topics, questions from mixed topics were asked like P n C, Logs and each had around 2 questions. This section was moderate.

A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 21 questions with approx. 80% accuracy

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1-3, 5, 7-11, 13, 17-19, 21, 22, 24, 28, 34

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage(Q1-5) was based on‘A Civil War of words broke out over English in 19th century and the linguist was at the centre of it’. The passage was easyinterms of understanding and identifying answers to therelated questions except Q4 which wasof moderate difficulty.

The second RC passage (Q6-10)was based on ‘depression is braided so deep into us that there is no separating it from our character and personality and both chemical and psychological cure are needed.’The passage was easyin terms ofunderstanding and identifying answers to therelated questions except Q6 which was difficult.

The third RC passage(Q11-15)was related to ‘The idea about transforming the whole model of Christmas on the suggestions of Management Consultants.’ The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and identifying answers to the related questions except Q15 which was difficult.

The fourth RC passage(Q16-20) was related to ‘the irrationalities, the negatives of what we call empathy with the help of examples.’ The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and identifying answers to the related questions.

The last RC passage(Q21-24) was based on ‘highlighting the status of ground water in India and measures for alleviating ground water issue.’ The passage was easyas regards understanding and interpreting the related questions except Q23 which was difficult.

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/five sentences. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining sentences. The questions were moderate except Q25 which was difficult. 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 difficult except Q28 and Q31 which were easy and moderate respectively.

Questions (32-34) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were moderate, difficult and easy respectively.

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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