Test Analysis - Bull CAT 20

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 littletougher than the Quant section. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions. Verbal section was moderate.

 
DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
35,39-41,43,44,47,48,51-62,65

This section was full of difficult sets and overall it can be said that it was between relatively moderate to difficult level with a total of 32 questions having 21 Moderate and 11 Difficult questions. Selection of blocks once again proved to be important for obtaining good percentile.

The block (The following table gives the details of the students in all the classes of The Junior Smart wonder School. Students join the school only in class I and do not leave until they pass out of class VI. The students who pass the annual exams in any year are promoted to the next higher class in the next year, while the students who fail have to study in the same class the next year also.) was doable and should have been attempted. There was a set from multiple graph which were manageable. There was a set of multiple graphs which was difficult. There were also a few pick and choose questions in other blocks which otherwise were difficult.

The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 15-18 questions with 90 % accuracy.

 
Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
68-71,73-75,78-80,82-85,88,93,96

The Quantitative section had 17 Easy, 12 Moderate and 5 Difficult questions. In this paper there were 15 questions from arithmetic ( Ratio,SI/CI,Percentages/Profit Loss/Time and Work/Mixtures/Time speed and distance)most of which were easy and moderate. There were 5 questions on geometry and mensuration out of which 1 is difficult. There are 10 questions from Algebra out which 1 questions from functions which was difficult and 1 question from Logs which was of difficult level. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 18 -20 questions with 90% accuracy.

A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 17 questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.

 
Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
2-6,8,11-13,18,20,22-25,29-31,33,34

In verbal ability section, the first RC passage (Q1-6) was based on ‘the negative side of convenience.’ The passage was easy in terms of understanding and attempting questions except Q1 which was moderate. The second passage (Q9-11) was about ‘evaluating work culture as to how to figure out which work environment is best for you’. The passage was moderate as regards understanding and identifying the correct options to the given questions except Q 11 which was easy. Third passage (Q15-20) was based on ‘the inventions by women inventors that changed the world and impacted history in a revolutionary way.’ The passage was moderate in terms of understanding and solving the questions except Q18 and 20 which were easy. Fourth passage (Q23-25) was based on ‘how attempts to choose the best life may be doomed to failure.’ The passage was easy in understanding and identifying correct options to the given questions. The last passage (Q29-34) was based on ‘the hazards of light pollution or fading darkness wherein losing darkness spells trouble for current as well as future generations.’ The passage was easy in understanding it and interpreting the answers except Q32 which was moderate. Questions, (8, 21, and 28) based on identifying the misfit were of moderate difficulty except Q8 which was easy. The key is to find the sentence that is lying outside the theme in the remaining three sentences. Questions, (7, 14, 26) were based on sentence rearrangement which were difficult. Questions, (12, 13, 22, 27) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph and were easy except Q27 which was moderate. The overall feel of this section was moderate. To score 90+ percentile one should have attempted 27-29 questions with 80- 85% accuracy and the underlying strategy is good reading aptitude, choice of doable questions and proper time management.

 
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.