Test Analysis - Bull CAT 12

 
Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate. The test contained many difficult questions, so the important factor was selection of right questions. Reasoning section in this paper was comparatively a little tougher than the Quant section. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions. Verbal section was easy to moderate. On the whole the level of the test was closer to moderate.

 

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1-5,7,13,15-16,18,20-22,25,27,30,33

The first passage, Q (1-6) based on analysis of how Dalton's study of weather led to one of the most important discoveries in the field of science. The passage was easy in terms of understanding. All the questions were easy except Q (6), which was moderate. Second passage, Q (10-12), was based on significance of the caste system in earlier societies and how it helped in maintaining job security at that time. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions were moderate. Third passage, Q (16-21), was based on discomfort generated by overloaded email inboxes. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions based on it were easy except questions (17 & 19), which were moderate. Fourth passage, Q (25-27), was based on Newton’s insights into explanation of white and coloured light. All the questions based on it were easy except Q (27), which was moderate. Fifth passage, Q (29-34), was based on a life and work of a novelist Miguel de Cervantes. All the questions based on it were either moderate or easy. The set, of questions (8, 14, 23 and 28), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult. The set, of questions (9, 15 & 24), was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were moderate except Q 15, which was easy. There were three summary based questions (7, 13 & 22). The questions, based on summary, were easy. The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 24-26 questions with 75% accuracy.

 

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 58, 61, 63, 64, 65

The first block is about the financials of different companies and has 2 medium questions (Q 35, 36). The second set about the ICC tournament has 2 difficult questions (Q 39, 40). The third set about the smart phones has 3 easy questions (Q 43 -45). The set on the marks scored by different persons was difficult (Q52-55). The questions 59 and 60 related to players playing cards were difficult where as the next block (Q61, 62) about the birds mortality was easy.
In AR, the first block about the letters coded as integers was medium (Q37, 38). The question 42 on juggler was easy. The next block about five friends who went for a movie was easy (Q47 – 49). The block on seating arrangement has 3 easy questions (Q56 -58). The last block (Q63 – 65) about five men from Indo Pak war was easy.
The overall feel of the section was easy to moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 17 - 20 questions with 75-85% accuracy.

 

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
69, 73, 75-76, 78, 82-83, 89, 91, 94, 99

The Quantitative section was moderate with 8 easy, 17 medium and 9 difficult questions.
The major areas covered in the section were Geometry (Q70, 72, 73, 76, 78, 86 medium; Q67, 94 difficult), Algebra (Q88, 92 easy; 82, 87 medium and 90 difficult) and Number system (Q95, 99 easy; Q69 medium, Q77 difficult). Time speed and distance (Q 80, 83, 91 Medium; 93 difficult). 2 to 3 questions each were from the topics like Work & Time (Q89 medium; 96 difficult), Profit & Loss (Q71, 98, 100 easy), Percentages (Q74, 81 difficult), Logs (Q97 Medium), P&C (Q75 medium; 84 Difficult).
A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-18 questions with 85% accuracy.

 

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 had mostly moderate or difficult level questions, thus selection of questions was important. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Algebra, Numbers & Geometry and since most of the questions were easy or moderate, thus selection of easier and doable questions was important. For verbal section, one should have good reading skills as there were 5 RC's and questions were based on paragraph summary also in which reading skills were requisite. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and tricks to answer.

 
 
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