Test Analysis - Bull CAT 14

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 littletougher than the Quant section. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions. Verbal section was moderate.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:

This section was full of difficult sets and overall it can be said that it was between relatively moderate to difficult level with a total of 32 questions having 23 Moderate and 9 Difficult questions. Selection of blocks once again proved to be important for obtaining good percentile.

The block (The TEACHER Institute launched an experimental test series of four days) based on sheduling and the set( Five students Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Theta, Delta took an examination for which 100 was the maximum possible score) were doable and should have been attempted. There were two sets from Table graph which were manageable. There is a set on symboperation which is manageable and should have been attempted. There was a set of multiple graphs which was difficult. There were also a few pick and choose questions in other blocks which otherwise were difficult.

The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 15-18 questions with 85% accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:

The Quantitative section had 17 Easy, 12 Moderate and 5 Difficult questions. In this paper there were 15 questions from arithmetic ( Ratio,SI/CI,Percentages/Profit Loss/Time and Work/Mixtures/Time speed and distance)most of which were easy and moderate. There were 4 questions on geometry and mensuration out of which 1 is difficult. There are 10 questions from Algebra out which 2 questions from functions which are doable and 2 questions from Numbers which were of moderate level.

A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16 – 20 questions with 90% accuracy.

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage (Q1-3) was based on ‘analysis of peculiar nature of dreams i.e. the understanding of process rather than content by which dream comes into being.’ The passage was moderate in terms of understanding and attempting questions. The second passage (Q6-11) was about ‘positive and negative aspects of wild life sanctuaries all over the world’. The passage was easy as regards understanding and identifying the correct options except Q6 which was moderate. Third passage (Q16-18) was based on ‘explanation of scope of anthropology and its contribution to the history of evolution.’ The passage was moderate in terms of understanding and solving the questions. Fourth passage (Q20-25) was based on ‘undisciplined kids in care and special schools subjected to drug trials.’ The passage was easy to moderate in understanding and identifying correct options to the given questions except Q20 which was difficult. The last passage (Q29-34) was based on ‘an interesting parallel between Plato’s ideas and modern behavioral psychology and economics i.e. when old is new and new is old.’ The passage was moderate in understanding and interpreting the answers except Q29 which was easy and Q34 which was difficult. Questions (5, 15, and 27) were based on identifying the misfit and were easy to moderate. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining three sentences. Questions (4, 13, and 26) were based on sentence rearrangement and were difficult. Questions (12, 14, 19, and 28) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were easy. The overall feel of this section was moderate. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 27-29 questions with 80- 85% accuracy and the underlying strategy is good reading aptitude, choice of doable questions and proper time management.

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.