Test Analysis - Bull CAT 17

CAT Percentile Predictor

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was easy to moderate. The test contained a few difficult questions which were traps, so the important factor was selection of right questions. Reasoning section as well as Quant section was easy. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions. Verbal section was moderate.

 

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1,3,4,11,18,22,26,32,33

The first passage (Q1-3), based on manipulation of historical facts by rulers, was easy to understand and the questions based on it were also easy except Q 2, which was moderate. The second passage, (Q 7-12) based on bragging done by America about apparent achievements, was a little tricky to understand. All the questions based on it were either moderate or difficult except Q11, which was easy. The third passage was based on, analysis of different apps meant for reading. The passage was interesting but the questions based on it were moderate except Q 18, which was easy. The fourth passage (Q21-26) was based on journalists covering wars and what they should know before they start covering the war. All the questions based on it were easy except Q 24 & Q25, which were moderate and difficult respectively. The fifth passage was based on difference between ‘new cold war’ and ‘the cold war’. All the questions based on it were either moderate or difficult except Q32 & Q33, which were easy. The set, of questions (15, 19, 20, 17), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were either difficult or moderate. The set, of questions (4, 5, 13, 14), was based on finding misfit out of given sentences. All the questions based on it were moderate except Q4, which was easy. The set, of questions (6, 28), was based on finding the summary of the given paragraph. Both the questions were of moderate level. The overall feel of the section was moderate to tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 18-20 questions with 70-75% accuracy.

 

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
35-38,40-42,47-55,57-64

The section was very easy with 25 easy and 7 medium difficulty level questions.
The block related to Dr. Shreya, Q no 35-38 was a must do. Q no 39-42 (manufacture of medicines by Banraxy) were easy and doable. The line graph block Q no 47-50 (MOOL & NUTRIHEAVY Butter)was easy .Analytical reasoning blocks Q no 51-54 (VIJSON finance company is a small loan company) ,Q no 56-58 (Neel, Nitin, Mukesh, Chand) and Q no 63-66 (Eight friends Aahna, Bhima, Chetnya, Doremi, Elina etc.) were easy and should have been attempted.
The overall feel of the section was easy and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 25 questions with 80-85% accuracy.

 

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
67.69,70,72-76,78,79,81-88,92,94-100

The Quantitative section was very easy with 26 easy, 7 medium and 1 difficult question. In this paper the major areas covered were Geometry (6 questions), Algebra (4 questions) ,Basic number (5 Questions)and Progression and series (3 Questions). This section also had 2 questions on P&C and Probability. There were two 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 24-26 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 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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