Test Analysis, & Strategy 2021 Bull CAT 26

Overall Brief

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

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Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
5, 8, 17, 21, 23

The first passage (1-5) was based on ‘turnaround of INDCOSERVE’. The passage was easy in terms of understanding but all the questions based on it were moderate except Q 5, which was easy. The second passage (6-9) was based on ‘analysis of stupidity’. The passage was moderate in terms of understanding and questions based on it were either moderate or difficult except Q8, which easy. The third passage (10-14) was based on ‘analysis of difference between athletes who became almost champions or super champions in context of hardships faced by them’. The passage was again moderate to tough in terms of understanding. All the questions based on it were moderate. The fourth passage (15-18) was based on ‘environmental hazards induced by sugar mills’. All the questions based on it were either moderate or difficult except Q17, which was easy. The questions (19-21) were based on finding summary of the given paragraph. All the questions were again either moderate or difficult except Q21, which was easy. The questions (22-23) were based sentence rearrangement. The questions were difficult and easy respectively. The questions (24-26) were based on finding the misfit sentence out of the given sentences. All the questions were difficult. The overall feel of the section was tough in terms of difficulty level. One could have easily scored 90+ percentile by attempting 12-14 questions with at least 70% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
29, 30, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 47, 48, 50

The DILR section of this paper was of easy to moderate level.

The first set where the information about the revenues of different companies was given was of moderate type. In the second set, a pipeline network was given and this set was calculative. The next set was based on the distribution of toffees and chocolates to five children and was time-consuming. Next set had information about the hens and eggs laid by them and was easy to solve. Next set was based on the information about ten children participating in a competition and was easy to solve. The last set was again an arrangement set where information about five people getting off the bus at different locations was given and it was easy to solve.

One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 14-16 questions with 90 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
52, 54, 55, 56, 60, 61, 64, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 76

The Quantitative section had 15 easy, 7 medium and 4 difficult questions. The majority of the questions in the paper were from algebra with almost 7 questions from this area. This time these questions were of easy to moderate type. The next major area was Percentage with 4 questions from this area and they were easy to solve. The paper had 2 questions on Time and Work and this time they were of moderate type. The two questions in the paper of Time Speed and Distance were of easy to moderate type. There were 2 questions of P&C and one of them was easy to solve. The paper had two questions each of Profit and Loss, Mixtures, and Logs and they were of easy to moderate level. The paper had 2 questions of Geometry and one question of Ratio and they were again easy to solve.

A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 15-17 questions with approx. 90% accuracy

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Strategy & Tips

The overall feel of the paper was easy and 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 difficult in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned it was easier than DI and 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. Moreover, questions such as sentence rearrangement and misfit require analysis and knowledge of tricks to answer the questions.

 
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