Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 23

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of right questions.Quant section in this paper was comparatively easy than the reasoning section. Verbal section was easy to moderate in terms difficulty level. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
27, 30, 34, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 47, 48, 49, 50

The DILR section of this paper was of easy to moderate level. The first set where 4 friends were playing a game of numbers was of easy to moderate type. The second set where a racing track in a gaming zone was given was also of easy to moderate type. The third set based on explorers was of moderate type. The next set where 5 people were playing a game of Tambola was also easy to solve. The fifth set where the students were divided into two houses was of moderate type. The last where the six friends and their car numbers was given was also easy to solve and should have been attempted.

One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 15-17 questions with 90 % accuracy.

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Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 64, 65, 69, 70, 71, 75

The Quantitative section had 13easy, 5medium and 8 difficult questions. This section was of easy to moderate level with few difficult questions. This time the majority of the questions were from Algebra which had 8 questions. The level of the questions was from easy to moderate with 2 difficult questions. The percentage had 3 questions and they were easy to solve. There were 3 questions on number system and they were of moderate to difficult.The paper had 2 questions of Time & Work and they were easy. There were 2 questions each of Permutation Combination and Probability and Geometry. They were of moderate type. The paper had one question each on Simple and Compound Interest, Alligation & Mixtures, Average, Profit & Loss and logarithm. These were easy to solve. There was one question of coordinate Geometry and it was of moderate type.

A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting14-16questions with approx. 90% accuracy

Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1, 2, 4, 8-15, 18, 24, 25

The first passage (1-5) based on ‘anatomy & process of capturing colours by living organisms. The passage was a little tricky to understand and questions based on it were a mixed bag. The questions were easy except questions (3 & 5), which were moderate. The second passage (6-10) was based on ‘morality in terms of black or white(figuratively) while disapproving different shades of morality’. The passage was easy to understand and questions based on it were also easy except Q7, which was moderate. The third passage (11-14) was based on ‘nature of pathogens. Again, the passage was easy and all the questions based on it were also easy. The fourth passage (15-18) was based on ‘behaviour of ants & modes of communication among them’. The passage was easy to moderate in terms of understanding and questions based on it were also easy except Q16.The set of questions (19-21) was based on sentence rearrangement. All the three questions were difficult. The questions (22-23) were based on finding misfit among given sentences. Both of these questions were moderate. The last three questions (24-26) were based on finding the summary of the given text. The questions were easy except Q26, which was moderate. The overall feel of the section was easy to moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 20-22 questions with 80% accuracy.

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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 were comparatively tough in this paper. In quant, most of the questions were from Arithmetic, Algebra, Number system and Geometry. For verbal section, one should have good reading skills as there were 4 RC’s and also a few questions based on paragraph summary. One must focus on contextual vocabulary as well to understand and score well in RC passages. Knowledge of critical reasoning fundamentals is also required to score well in RCs. Moreover, questions like sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions

 
 
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