Test Analysis - Bull CAT 24

 

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:
1,10,13-16,20-22,29,33

The first passage (Q1-5), based on intelligence shown by cephalopods, and was a little tricky to understand. All the questions based on it were moderate except Q (1), which was easy. The second passage, (Q 6-8) based on arms manufacturers and other such firms sponsoring art, was moderate in terms of understanding. All the questions based on it were moderate except Q (7), which was difficult. The third passage was based on, scarcity of groundwater in India. The passage was interesting and the questions based on it were either easy or moderate except Q 11, which was difficult. The fourth passage (Q13-18), based on lack of entrepreneurship shown by the people, and was easy to understand. The questions based on it were easy. The fifth passage was based nature of market and consumers in India. All the questions based on it were either easy or moderate. The set, of questions (25, 26, 27, 28), was based on sentence rearrangement. All the questions were either difficult or moderate. The set, of questions (29, 30, 31), was based on finding the summary. All the questions were moderate or difficult except Q29, which was easy. The set, of questions (32, 33, & 34), was based on finding the misfit sentence. The overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 22-24 questions with 75-80% accuracy.

DI & REASONING
Easy Questions:
36-42, 47-62, 64-65

This section was of relatively moderate to difficult level with a total of 32 questions out of which 26 were easy, 5 moderate and 1difficult. The section was a mix of easy and difficult blocks. Selection of blocks once again proved to be important for obtaining good percentile.
There was a set of table in which had 4 questions, all were easy to solve except question no. 63. There were Six AR blocks in which 4 sets had of four questions, one set had 5 questions & other set had 3 questions respectively. All AR sets are easy to solve except one set (question no. 43- 46) was of moderate level. One Bar graph of four questions was easy to moderate level.
The overall feel of the section was moderate and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 30- 32 questions with 80-90% accuracy.

QUANTITATIVE ABILITY
Easy Questions:
68-70, 72-74, 76-78, 80,82, 85-88, 90, 92, 94-95, 97-98, 100

The Quantitative section had 22 easy, 8 medium and 4 difficult questions. In this paper the major areas covered were Geometry (8 questions-2 Difficult, 1 medium & 5 easy), Basic numbers (6 questions- 2 medium & 4easy) and co-ordinate geometry (3 Questions-2 easy, & 1moderate). This section also had questions on P&C and Probability which was easy except one question (Q. No. - 81 - difficult level). There were three questions on Alligation & Mixture (all easy). Rests of the questions were from Profit & loss (Moderate level), Ratio & partnership, basic algebra, TSD, Percentage, sets & Venn diagrams (Moderate level), and Work & chain rule (Difficult level). Four remaining questions are from Quant miscellaneous which had 2 Easy & 2 moderate level questions.
A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 26-28 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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