Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 12

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 appropriate questions to attempt.Quant section was slightly tougher than reasoning section. Verbal section was moderate. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

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Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15

The first passage (1-4) was based on ‘analysis of vote bank politics & deducing that it is not always bad’. The passage was a little tricky to understand as it busted the myth regarding vote bank politics. The questions based on were easy except Q3, which was moderate. The second passage (5-8) was based on ‘explaining mindfulness meditation. The passage was moderate in terms of understanding and questions based on it were also moderate except questions (6 & 7), which were easy. The third passage (9-12) was based on events that led to formation of Durand Line & its perception in today’s world’. The passage was easy to understand but the questions based on it were a mixed bag. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on ‘interpretation of a few words in contemporary context’ The passage was again tricky to understand and questions based on it were also moderate except questions (13 & 15), which were easy. The set of questions (17-19) was based on sentence rearrangement. The questions were either moderate or difficult. The set of questions (22-24) was based on finding the summary of the given paragraph. The questions were moderate except Q22, which was easy. The set of questions (20&21) was based on finding the misfit sentence. Overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 18-20 questions with 70-75% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
25-28, 33-36 , 37, 38, 40, 41-44

Surprisingly, DI this time was easiest of all pervious mocks. There were 15 easy, 1 medium and 4 difficult questions in this section. Except one block (Cars and motorcycles) rest were easy and were manageable. Two blocks (one of average and other of T-20 cricket match series) were very easy and were must do. A few questions from rest blocks could have helped to get good percentile. This time the order in which these blocks were attempted was important to crack this section.

One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 12-14 questions with approx. 90 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
46, 48, 51, 53, 55, 61

Students this time found this section tougher than previous mocks. The Quantitative section had 5 easy, 7 medium and 10 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 6-8 questions with approx. 85% accuracy.

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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. Quant section was slightly tougher than reasoning section Verbal section was moderate. 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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