Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 15

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test wasmoderate 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 wasmoderate. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

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Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
4, 8, 10, 11, 13, 24

The first passage (1-4) based on ‘Shortcomings of Grading System in Educational setup’, was of moderate level. The passage conveyed the idea that no scale or grade can assess a pupil or student’s worth.The questions based on it were of moderate level except Q4, which was relatively easier. The second passage (5-8) was from area of Economics, based on ‘explaining how corporate short-termism or quarterly capitalism contributes to today’s economic pessimism’. The passage was of moderate level with jargon like ‘short-termism’, ‘dividends’ or ‘stock buybacks’ posing some challenge. From this passage there were 3 moderate (5,6 & 7), one easy (8). The third passage (9-12) was based on Baumeister’s hypothesis that ‘nervous system consumes more energy than any other part of body’ with some examples to prove validity of this theory. Level of the passage was moderate but the questions based on it were a mixed bag. While Q10 and Q11 were easy, Q9 was a little tricky. The fourth passage (13-16) reflects on ‘relevance of Anthropology in understanding Human Evolution and it’s relation with Darwinism’. Tough the passage was of moderate level, decoding the central idea of the passage posed some challenge. While Q16 was easy, options of Q14 and Q15 were a bit confusing. The set of questions (17-19) was based on sentence rearrangement. The questions were easy to moderate-level. 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:
29-32, 33-35, 37-40

DI section was easier than last time. There were 11 easy, 5 medium and 4 difficult questions in this section.Three blocks (India played a total of five matches with Pakistan,n Jindal Brothers Ltd., there are four employees,four couples decided to save money during the whole year) were must do. One could have fetched 90+ percentile by attempting around 10-12 questions with approx. 85 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
47, 55, 61, 62, 66

Students this time, found this section moderate. The Quantitative section had 5 easy, 10 medium and 7 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

A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 10-12 questions with approx. 80% accuracy.

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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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