Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 24

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 appropriate questions to attempt. Quant section was slightly tougher than reasoning section. Verbal section was moderate. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

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Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
1,2, 10, 14, 18

In the first passage (1-4), the author opinionates that when countries like Romania scores high on Corruption Perception Index, it is not because of an increase in corruption but because of the country taking action against corruption bringing corruption to limelight. The paradox here is when people conclude that things are getting worse, when they are in fact, getting better. The passage was of easy to moderate level. In the second passage (5-8), the author gives a critical review of prolific writers. It explains how critics often disparage writers on the basis of number of works they have produced, because it’s an easier metric to analyze and criticize the writers. The passage was of moderate to difficult level. In the third passage (9-12) author wonders why Americans keep complaining about wretched state of their schools, the paralyzed nature of their politics etc. The fact that he appreciates is, there’s still a lot of people who promote innovations which depends more on creating broad spaces than on developing specific ideas. This passage can again be counted under easy to moderate RC category. The 4th passage(13-16) explores the difference between the approaches of a visiting fellow and an expert consultant. The later one is driven by selfish professional motives, whereas the earlier one objectively tries to reconcile the varied views and experiences of large number of colleagues, and not just the expert ones. is an account of showing gradual reduction in children’s opportunities to play. Level of this RC was moderate. The set of questions (17-19) was based on sentence rearrangement. These questions were a mix of easy, moderate and difficult level. The set of questions (22-24) was based on finding the summary of the given paragraph. The questions were again of moderate level. The set of questions (20&21), moderate in level, were based on finding the misfit sentence. Overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 18-20 questions with 70-75% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
25-33, 36-41

Surprisingly, DI section was easiest of all previous Win Cats. There were 15 easy, 3 medium and 2 difficult questions in this section.The three blocks (There were six students in a batch in Ram LaL, Excellent company wanted to check the intelligence level of four of it top employee named Ram, Sham Mohan and Hari, The following tables shows the percentage sales from previous year of the company for a period of 10 years) were easiest and were must do and by attempting a couple of questions from rest of the blocks, one could have fetched a very good percentile.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
45, 47, 50, 54, 59, 61, 62, 64

Students found this section tougher than DI this time. . The Quantitative section had 9 easy, 5 medium and 8 difficult questions. Paper was dominated by moderate to difficult-level questions. Selection of questions was important to crack this section. There were questions from varied topics like Geometry, Basic Numbers, Basic Algebra, Progression and Series, Arithmetic (Percentages/Time and Work/Mixtures/Percentages/SI-CI/Ratios). Other than these topics, questions from mixed topics were asked like of P n C, Logs and Coordinate Geometry.

A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 10 questions with approx. 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. Quant section was slightly tougher than reasoning section Verbal section was moderate. Most of the questions in quant section 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. Questions such as sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions. It is not advisable to spend too much time on TITA questions especially in the verbal section.

 
 
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