Test Analysis - Bull CAT 16

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:
1-4,7-9,11-13,16-19,25-27,31-32

The first passage, Q (1-4) based on fallacy in the perception of average life expectancy. The passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions were either easy. Second passage, Q (7-10), was based on the difference between whipping & beating and realization of the fact that punishment (controlled) if justified is right. The passage was easy in terms of understanding. All the questions were easy except Q 10, which was moderate. Third passage, Q (13-16), was based on realization by Buddha that his teachings would be difficult, for his disciples, to understand. The passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions, based on it, were easy or moderate. Fourth passage, Q (19-22), was based on a few facts related to learning behaviour, which is completely opposite to accepted belief, shown by kids in general. The passage was tricky to understand. All the questions, based on it, were either moderate or difficult except, Q 19, which was easy. Fifth passage, Q (25-28), was based on relationship between sound of sentence and learning. All the questions, based on it, were easy except question (28), which was moderate. Sixth passage, Q 31-34), based on lack of understanding of world regarding prison time. All the questions based on it were either moderate or easy. The set, of questions (23, 24, 29, and 30), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were difficult except Q (23), which was moderate. The set, of questions (11, &12), was based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were easy. The set, of questions (5, 6, 17 &18), was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were difficult except questions (17, & 18), which were easy. The overall feel of this section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 22-24 questions with 70-80% accuracy.

 

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
43 – 45, 48 – 54, 58 - 62, 65

The section was a mix of easy and difficult blocks. Selection of blocks was the key to success in this section for obtaining good percentile.
The first two questions were moderate to tough. Next two questions were easy to moderate. The set after that was moderate to difficult as the conditions given were tough and involved calculations as well. Next set of 2 questions were easy to moderate. The set of performances of males and females was quite easy and should have been attempted. After that the set of faculty members and their orders of arrival to lounge were moderate to tough. Next set dealing with gold, silver and bronze bars was also moderate to tough level. After that the set of arrangement of offices was quite easy to handle. Then came the set dealing with labourers working and completing a project. This set was tough and should have been avoided. Next set was of AR and was of moderate level.
At the end of the section, the last 5 questions were from was easy to moderate.
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 17 - 20 questions with 80-90% accuracy.

 

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
67, 69, 70, 75, 76, 78,80, 82, 85, 87, 88, 90, 92 - 95, 98

The Quantitative section was moderate with 17 easy, 10 medium and 7 difficult questions. In this paper the major areas covered were Geometry Number system and Algebra. This section also had some questions on P&C and Probability, Mixtures and Alligation. There were some questions on Time speed and distance as well. Rest, of the questions, was from Percentage, SI n CI, Work & Chain rule, Profit and Loss etc. One question was from logs and average also. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 17 - 20 questions with 80 - 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 6 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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