Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 13

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

Live Lecture
Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
5, 12, 14, 16, 19, 20

The first passage (1-4)based on ‘Existence of new Homo Sapiens and their possible inter-breeding’, was of moderate level. The passage was a little challenging one because various theories, propounded by different scientists have been mentioned, which demands attentive reading. The questions based on it were of moderate level except Q4, which was a bit trickier. The second passage (5-8) was based on ‘explaining dissent, democracy and the law on bail’. The passage was of moderate level with legal jargon posing some challenge. From this passage there were 2 moderate (6 & 8), one easy (5) and one difficult-level question (7). The third passage (9-12) reflects concern about higher unemployment rate and its effect on Urban as well as Rural India, and probable strategies to overcome the same. Level of the passage was easy to understand but the questions based on it were a mixed bag. All questions were moderate except one (11), which was difficult. The fourth passage (13-16) was based on ‘the immediate need of finding homes for increasing number of tigers in India, Not only was it a short passage like the previous one, it was easier also. The set of questions (17-19) was based on sentence rearrangement. The questions were easy to moderate-level difficult. The set of questions (22-24) was based on finding the summary of the given paragraph. The questions were moderate. 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:
31-40, 42, 43

DI, like last mock was comparatively easier than Quant. There were 12 easy, 2 medium and 6 difficult questions in this section. One block(Three newspapers, the Daily Overview, the Daily News and the DailyPost) was a must do block as it was a manageable block and moreover there were six questions based on this block. Surprisingly, cryptograph block was also manageable. The block (16 persons in a hall and locker)was difficult and should have been avoided. Rest blocks should have been attempted partially to get good percentile in this section. This time the order in which these blocks were attempted was important to crack this section. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting round 10-12questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
51, 54

Students this time found this section tougher than previous mocks. The Quantitative section had 2 easy, 10 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 8-10 questions with approx. 85% 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. Quant section was 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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