Test Analysis - Bull CAT 18

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate to tough. 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:
2,3,5,11,16,20,23,27,29

The first passage, Q (1-6) based on thought that growth after certain level actually helps biodiversity to prosper. The passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions were either easy or moderate. Second passage, Q (10-12), was based on the fact if coordination failure is overcome then poor countries will have the chances to prosper. The passage was tricky in terms of understanding. All the questions were moderate except Q 11, which was easy. Third passage, Q (16-21), was based on Apple company launching new phone 5s & positives and negatives of this model. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions, based on it, were moderate except Questions (16 &20), which were easy`. Fourth passage, Q (24-29), was based the fact that how navy is important in maintaining supremacy. The passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions, based on it, were either moderate or easy except Q 25, which was difficult. Fifth passage, Q (32-34), was based on importance of antitrust laws. All the questions, based on it, were moderate. The set, of questions (7, 8, 13, and 22), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were moderate except Q 8, which was difficult. The set, of questions (14, & 23), was based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were moderate and easy respectively. The set, of questions (9, 15, 30 & 31), was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were moderate or difficult. The overall feel of this section was moderate to tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 21-23 questions with 70-80% accuracy.

 

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
35, 37, 38, 41- 46, 51- 56, 57 – 61, 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 sets were easy to moderate. The set after that which is related to Players with conditions was easy to solve. The set after that which is mixed graph was moderate to difficult. After that the set from Q. no. 51 – 53 related to Mr. and Miss Punjaban contest and also sets from Q. no. 54 -56 related to TIPLA PHARMACUTICAL was easy to solve.
Mostly easy questions from Q. no. 57 – 61 were of coding decoding.
Q. no 62-66 was a sets & Venn diagram was of moderate to difficult level. It was based on selection and calls of the institutes. At the end the last 6 – 7 questions were from easy to moderate.
The overall feel of this section was of moderate level. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 23-26 questions with 80 - 85% accuracy.

 

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
67, 68, 73 – 75, 78, 80, 84, 86, 89, 90, 93, 95, 97

The Quantitative section was moderate with 14 easy, 12 medium and 8 difficult questions. In this paper the major areas covered were Geometry (6 questions), Algebra (5 questions) and Number system (4 Questions). This section also had some questions on P&C and Probability. There were four questions on Time speed and distance and three questions on allegation & mixture. Rest of the questions were from Average, Ratio & partnership, work & Chain rule, profit & loss, and sets & Venn diagram etc.
The overall feel of this section was of moderate to tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 20-22 questions with 80 - 85% accuracy.

 

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 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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