Test Analysis - Bull CAT 15

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:
2,3, 6-7, 12,14-19,23,31-32

The first passage, Q (1-6) based on thought that people pursue activities partly because of self interest and partly because of selfless motives. The passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions were either easy or moderate except Q 4, which was difficult. Second passage, Q (10-12), was based on the fact that people show anger to satisfy their egos and they find it difficult to forgive or forget. The passage was tricky in terms of understanding. All the questions were moderate except Q 12, which was easy. Third passage, Q (15-20), was based on magic and religion and their impact on different aspects of life. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions, based on it, were easy except Q 20, which was moderate. Fourth passage, Q (23-25), was based on discrimination against women in all walks of life even in developed countries. The passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions, based on it, were easy except Q 24, which was moderate. Fifth passage, Q (29-34), was based on brain drain versus brain gain. All the questions, based on it, were moderate except questions (31, & 32), which were easy. The set, of questions (8, 13, 26, and 28), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult except Q 26, which was moderate. The set, of questions (7, 9, & 22), was based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were moderate except Q (7), which was easy. The set, of questions (14, 21 & 27), was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were moderate except Q (14), which was easy. The overall feel of this section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 24-26 questions with 70-80% accuracy.

 

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
35 – 37, 43 – 49, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65

The section was a mix of easy and difficult blocks. Selection of blocks once again proved to be important for obtaining good percentile.
The first two blocks of two questions were easy to moderate. The set after that was moderate to difficult as the conditions given were tough. The set of tennis tournament and students with conditions was easy to solve. After that the set of two machines and two products was of easy to moderate level. After that the set from question no. 52 – 55 related to eating habits, movies and cricket was tough to solve.
Q no 56-59 was a data caselet was difficult to solve. It was based on selection and calls of the institutes. At the end the last 6 – 7 questions were from wasy to moderate.
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16 - 19 questions with 80-90% accuracy.

 

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
69, 70, 75, 76, 81, 83 – 86, 89, 93, 96, 97

The Quantitative section was moderate with 13 easy, 12 medium and 9 difficult questions. In this paper the major areas covered were Geometry (8 questions), Algebra (4 questions) and Number system (7 Questions). This section also had some questions on P&C and Probability. There were three questions on Time speed and distance. Rest of the questions were from Percentage, Interest, work & Chain rule profit and loss etc. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-18 questions with 75 - 80% 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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