Test Analysis - Bull CAT 20

 

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:
2,5,6,9,11,13,14,16,17,25,28,29,31,34

The first passage, Q (2-5) based on correlation between use of technology and development of entrepreneurship especially in developing country. The passage was a little tricky to understand. All the questions were either moderate or easy, except Q2 & Q5, which were easy. Second passage, Q (11-14), was based on finding answer to the question that ‘can zoos be better dwellings for animals than the forests? The passage was tricky in terms of understanding as a few scientific reasons were given to justify author’s viewpoints. All the questions were easy except question (12), which was moderate. Third passage, Q (15-18), was based on objection raised by the various institutions against the Google’s plan to digitalize all the books. The passage was easy to understand. All the questions, based on it, were easy` except Q 15 & Q 18, which were moderate. Fourth passage, Q (22-25), based on author’s visit and description of slaughter house, was a little tricky. All the questions, based on it, were moderate except questions (25), which were easy. Fifth passage, Q (27-30) based on issue of rules and principles in religion, was difficult to understand. All the questions, based on it, were easy or moderate except question 27, which was difficult. The sixth passage, (31-34) based on unresolved issue of Afghanistan border, was easy. All the questions based on it were easy except Q 32, which was moderate. The set, of questions (1, 7, 20 and 26), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were moderate or difficult. The set, of questions (6, 9, & 21), was based on finding summary of the given paragraph. The questions were easy except Q 21, which was moderate. The set, of questions (8, 14 & 19), was based on finding odd one out of the given sentences. The questions were moderate. The overall feel of this section was moderate to tough. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 19-21 questions with 70-80% accuracy.

DI & REASONING
Easy Questions:
35 – 38, 43, 45 - 48, 50, 52 – 56, 58 – 62, 65, 66

The section was a mix of easy and difficult blocks. Selection of blocks once again proved to be important for obtaining good percentile. The DI & LR section was of moderate level with 22 easy, 8 medium & 2 difficult questions.
The three blocks of four questions of AR were easy to moderate. There were 4 questions of sets and Venn diagrams were moderate to difficult level. Also 3 easy & 1 moderate questions were from symboperation. In DI, first set was a Pie Chart that had had 3 easy and 1 moderate questions. After that there was a set of Table related to EPS which had 1 medium, and 3 easy questions. Question 63- 66 are from multiple graphs related to LML and Suzuki bike which had 2 medium ad 2 easy questions.
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 the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 23 - 26 questions with 80-90% accuracy.

QUANTITATIVE ABILITY
Easy Questions:
68, 69, 70 – 72, 75, 85, 86, 93, 96, 99

The Quantitative section was difficult with 11 easy, 16 medium and 7 difficult questions. In this paper the major areas covered were Geometry (7 questions), Algebra (6 questions) and Number system (7 Questions). This section also had some questions on P&C and Probability. There were two questions on Time speed and distance, Progression & series and work & Chain rule. Rest of the questions was from Percentage, sets & Venn Diagram, Indices & decimals, Clocks & calendars, trigonometry and profit and loss etc. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 14-17 questions with 80 - 90% 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 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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