Test Analysis - Bull CAT 13

 
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, 3-5,9,11-13,16,18,20,22,24,29,31-33

The first passage, Q (1-6) based on finding the answer to the question that whether memories should be deleted or not, was a little tricky in terms of understanding. All the questions were easy except Questions (2 & 6), which were difficult and moderate respectively. Second passage, Q (10-12), was based on naivety of Vedic Indian thought. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions were easy except Q (10), which was moderate. Third passage, Q (16-21), was based on the author's opinion on 'real self of an individual. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions based on it were easy except questions (17 19 & 21), which were moderate. Fourth passage, Q (25-27), was based on completing the decolonization of Africa to maintain peace and harmony among various ethnic groups. All the questions based on it were moderate except Q (25), which was difficult. Fifth passage, Q (29-34), was based on author's belief that intellectuals are freak. All the questions based on it were easy except questions (30, & 34), which were moderate. The set, of questions (8, 14, 23 and 28), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were either moderate or difficult. The set, of questions (9, 15 & 23), was based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were moderate except Q 9, which was easy. Three summary based questions (7, 13 & 22) were easy except Q (7), which was moderate. The overall feel of this section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 25-27 questions with 70-80% accuracy.

 
DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
35, 36, 37, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 56, 57, 58

The first block of DI related to banks interest rates was of medium level (Q38 – 40) and should have been attempted. The second block on garments was also easy and was doable under time pressure (Q46 – 48). The third data block on distribution of viewers has two easy questions (Q49, 51). The block on letter number problem was of moderate to difficult level and should have been avoided. The block on the information about name, age, address etc. (Q60 – 63) was difficult and not advisable to attempt under time pressure.
The AR section of the paper was relatively easy as compared to the data part. The first block (Q35 – 37) on Indian Grand prix was easy to medium and should have been attempted. The second set on number games (Q 41, 42) was also easy to moderate. The next block on farmer was also easy (Q 43 -45) and should have been attempted. The last block on BE Tech company (Q56 – 59) was also easy. Overall the AR section was scoring in this paper.
The overall feel of the section was easy to moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 18 - 20 questions with 70-80% accuracy.

 

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
72, 76, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88, 90, 94, 95, 96, 99

The Quantitative section was easy to moderate with 13 easy, 15 medium and 6 difficult questions. As in the last paper, in this paper also the major areas covered were Geometry (Q83, 88 easy; 69, 71, 77, 100 medium; Q97 difficult), Algebra (Q87, 94, 96 easy; 73, 81 medium) and Number system (Q72, 82, 86, 99 easy; Q89 medium, Q91 difficult). This section also had 4 questions on P&C and Probability (Q67, 74, 93 and 98) which were of moderate to difficult level. There were three questions on Time speed and distance (Q92 Medium; 68, 78 difficult). There were two questions each from clocks and Calendars (Q70 medium; 80 difficult) and Ratio and mixture (Q75 medium; 76 easy). 1 -2 questions each were from the topics like Work & Time (Q84 easy), Profit & Loss (Q95 easy), Percentages (Q79 medium; 85 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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