Test Analysis, & Strategy 2022 WIN CAT 26

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate to tough. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of appropriate questions to attempt. Quant section was 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:
6, 7, 8, 9, 17 ,21, 22, 23

The first passage (1-4) is an informative and persuasive account of the shortcomings of our current judicial system. The author opines that a perfect equilibrium should be maintained between judicial accountability and independence to overcome the challenges of ‘New Judiciary’. Author also suggests some softer tools of judicial accountability by the end of the passage. The passage was of moderate to difficult level. The questions based on it were all of moderate level except Q3, which posed some difficulty. In the second passage (5-8) author expounded a powerful argument about what is the best method for desalination of sea water- thermal or membrane. He goes on to explain the conventional thermal way results in production of primary desalt, which is brine. He explores how brine can have more hazardous and damaging effects on our environment, in comparison to RO. The passage was of easy to moderate level. In the third passage (9-12) author promotes the idea of levity being a powerful bonding agent at workplace and then goes on to explain, how. Taking example from Ms. Aaker’s and Ms. Bagdona’s work on ’humour’, he shows that levity can often help release tension and promote interaction among professional. The passage can again be counted under moderate to difficult RC category with only one easy question (9). The 4th (13-16) RC is an analytical piece of writing introspecting over the appalling disparity in the composition of global population. Author opines that it is need of the hour to adapt and promote even distribution of population. Level of this RC was moderate. The set of questions (17-19) was based on sentence rearrangement. Among these only Q-17 was easy and other two difficult. The set of questions (20&21) was based on finding the misfit. The set had one easy and another one moderate. The set of questions (22 to 24) was based on finding the summary of given paragraph, with two easy and one difficult level question. Overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-18 questions with 80-85% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41

Surprisingly, DI section was easiest of all previous Win Cats. There were 9 easy, 10 medium and 1 difficult question in this section. The two blocks (Four players Ram, Shyam, Hari and Mohan play a series of games and the ratio of the number of students placed in IT in these years to those in BFSI is 3:4) 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.

In this section, one could have fetched 90+ percentile by attempting 10-12 questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 56, 59, 60

Students found this section tougher than DI this time. The Quantitative section had 8 easy, 10 medium and 4 difficult questions. Paper was dominated by easy to moderate 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). A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 10-12 questions with approx. 85% accuracy.

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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. Quant section was 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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