Test Analysis, & Strategy 2021 Bull CAT 15

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 right questions. Reasoning section in this paper was comparatively difficult than the Quant section. Verbal section was moderate to tough as regards level of difficulty.The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

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DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
35 ,43, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 65

The level of this section was difficult.Overall, there were 8easy,9moderate and 15 difficult questions.There was one set on Tables which had all 4 easy questions.In this paper it is important to attempt easy questions first and leave the tough questions.

The set on analytical reasoning (Defective & Non-defective widgets) had 1 easy, 1 moderate and 2 difficult questions.The Data set (Fifteen hexagons) was difficult and should have been avoided. the data set on Bar Diagram (Number of Cigarettes per packet and number of packets emptied into the bag) was also difficult and should be avoided. The set on AR (Days and Tests) was manageable and should have been done. Theseton AR (Looney Tunes & Comedy Short films) had 1 easy, 1 medium and 2 difficult questions. The set on AR (Cinemas & Movies) had 1 easy, 1 medium and 2 difficult questions. The Data set (Raju Rickshaw Wala& selling oranges) was also avoidable as it had 1 easy, 2 medium and 1 difficult question.

The overall feel of the section was tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 12 -13 questions with 90 % accuracy.

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Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
68, 72, 73, 76, 86, 88, 92, 97, 98

The Quantitative section had 9 easy, 14 medium and 11 difficult questions. This section had most of the questions as moderate and tough. In this paper there were 4 questions from Geometryin which 2 were moderate and 2 were difficult,4 from basic numbers in which 2 were moderate and 2 were difficult, 3 questions from Algebra in which1waseasy and others were medium, 3 questions from Functions & Inequalities out of which 1 was easy and 2 were difficult. There were2questions each from Time Speed Distance, Time and Work, Percentage, Profit and Loss,P& C and Probability, Progressions, Ratio and Logs, out of which TSD and Progressions questions were difficult and all other topics had an easy question as well. There was 1 easy question from Average, 1 medium level question from SI CI and Alligation & Mixture and 1 difficult question from Coordinate Geometry.

The difficulty level of this section was moderate to tough. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 14 -15questions with approx. 90% accuracy

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Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
3-5, 11, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, 30, 34

The first RC (1-5) was based on the popularity of a social media app. ’Douyin’ and how it has created a subculture of ‘Daka tribes’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and questions based on it were easy except questions (1 & 2), which were moderate. The second RC (6-10) was based on currency war and its repercussions. The passage was a little tricky in terms of understanding and all the questions-based on it were either moderate or difficult. The third RC (11-5) was based on conditions required for the economy to grow and how India is performing on this scale of growth and development. The passage was moderate in term of understanding and all the questions based on it were moderate except questions (11 & 14) which were easy. The fourth RC (16-19) was based on ‘relying too much on conveniences ca never answer the question ‘who we are’ and also how this over reliance has made us weak in facing difficult situations. All questions were easy except question 16, which was moderate. The fifth RC (20-24) was based on selection of appropriate power generation method as per its availability in that area’. The passage was easy to understand but the questions based on it were tricky except question21, which was easy. The questions (25-27) were based on finding misfit out of the given sentences. All the questions were easy except question 27, which was moderate. The questions (28-31) were based on sentence rearrangement and all of them were either difficult or moderate. Three questions (32-34) were based on summary and were easy except 33, which was moderate. The overall feel of the section was moderate to tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 24-26 questions with 80% accuracy.

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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. AR and DI were mostly selective in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Algebra, Number system and Geometry. For verbal section, one should have good reading skills as there were 5 RC’s and also a few questions based on paragraph summary. One must focus on contextual vocabulary to understand and score well in RC passages. Include variety in your reading as passages are based on different areas. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis, understanding the context and knowledge of tricks to attempt with high accuracy.

 
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