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

 

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
2,5-8,10-15,22,33-34

The first passage, Q (1-6) based on overdependence on drugs to cure maladjustment in kids. The passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions were easy or moderate except Questions (1), which was difficult. Second passage, Q (10-12), was based on perception of the labour and apprenticeship. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions were easy. Third passage, Q (13-15), was based on people denying the overuse of mobile phones without any reason. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions based on it were easy. Fourth passage, Q (20-25), was based on Zeno’s paradoxes. The passage was a little tricky to understand All the questions based on it were moderate. Fifth passage, Q (29-34), was based on inequality in remuneration given to men and women. All the questions based on it were moderate except questions (33, & 34), which were easy. The set, of questions (16, 17, 18, and 19), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were either moderate or difficult. The set, of questions (7, 8, & 9), was based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were easy except Q (9), which was moderate. The set, of questions (26, 27 & 28), was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were either moderate or difficult except Q (28), which was easy. 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:
45,47,58,59,60,61,62,63

The section was a mix of easy and difficult blocks. Selection of blocks once again proved to be important for obtaining good percentile.
The block related to seven students (58-62) was a must do. A single question( In the reading room of a library ) i.e. Q no 63 was also very easy and should have been attempted. Q no 45-48 (At a prestigious Business School, six experts in Finance) were easy and doable.
Q no 52-55 (Cars and motorcycles continued to surge ahead even as "Made in India" cars ) were difficult and time consuming and should have been avoided.
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 15 - 17 questions with 70-80% accuracy.

 

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
67-72,74-77,82,83,85,87,99

The Quantitative section was easy to moderate with 15 easy, 10 medium and 9 difficult questions. In this paper the major areas covered were Geometry (7 questions), Algebra (5 questions) and Number system (7 Questions). This section also had 2 questions on P&C and Probability. There were three questions on Time speed and distance. Rest of the questions were from Percentage, SI CI, Chain rule ,logs etc. 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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