Test Analysis - Bull CAT 19

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:
2-3,5-6, 8-9,11,13-17,19,21-24,29-30,33-34

The first passage, Q (1-3) based on deterrence and nuclear weapons. The passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions were either easy, except Q1, which was moderate. Second passage, Q (6-11), was based on shortage of electricity in developing countries and need to find ways to overcome this problem. The passage was easy in terms of understanding. All the questions were easy except questions (7 & 10), which were moderate and difficult respectively. Third passage, Q (15-17), was based arms export by major powers in the world. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions, based on it, were easy`. Fourth passage, Q (20-25), was based how wilderness parks are harmful to ecosystem and natives of that area. The passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions, based on it, were easy except questions (20 and 25), which were moderate. Fifth passage, Q (29-34), was based on issue of hidden water and conservation. All the questions, based on it, were easy except questions 31 &32, which were moderate. The set, of questions (18, 26, 27, and 28), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were moderate or difficult. The set, of questions (14, & 19), was based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were easy. The set, of questions (4, 5, 12 & 13), was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were easy except questions 4 &12, which were difficult. The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate . One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 22-24 questions with 70-80% accuracy.

 

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
44,45,48,49,51,52,55-58,63-66

The section was a mix of easy and moderate blocks. Selection of blocks once again proved to be important for obtaining good percentile.
In the DI section the first block of survey regarding the customer behavior was difficult and should have been avoided in time pressure. The next block on family members and their activities was moderate. The next block on hospital OPD was easy and should have been attempted. The next block on the Juicer Mixer was moderate.
The first block of AR, where the students participated in the quiz competition was of moderate level. The next block of AR where 6 families were residing in a row, was moderate and should have been attempted. The block on the cricket world cup was easy. The last block of AR where some friends bought different pair of shoes was also doable in the time pressure.
The overall feel of this section was of easy to moderate level. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 18- 20 questions with 80 - 85% accuracy.

 

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
68,69,70-73,75,76,78-82,84,85,87,88,90,92-94,99,100

The Quantitative section was easy with 20 easy, 11 medium and 3 difficult questions. In this paper the major areas covered were Ratio (4 questions), Algebra (10 questions) and Permutation and Combination (4 Questions). There were two questions on Time speed and distance and three questions on Geometry. Rest of the questions were from Average, SI/CI, Profit and loss, number System, Work & Chain rule, profit & loss etc.
The overall feel of this section was of easy to moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 24-26 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 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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