CAT Exam Analysis 2022: Check Slot 1, 2 & 3 Paper Analysis

CAT 2022  Exam- Analysis
The students walked into the CAT exam this year assuming and hoping that the conducting body would continue the pattern of last year and avoid any unnecessary surprises and their prayers were answered. CAT 2022 Slot 1 had a total of 66 questions, spread across 3 usual sections. In terms of pattern, structure, and difficulty level, the exam may have been similar to previous CAT exams with slight variations in difficulty levels across sections.
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Major Highlights:
There were no major surprises.
  1. Total number of questions- 66
  2. Duration: 2 Hours
  3. Difficulty Level: VARC -Moderate, DILR -Difficult, Quant-Easy toModerate
Exam Structure and Pattern:
The paper consisted of three sections: namely, ‘ Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)’, ‘ Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)’ and ‘ Quantitative Aptitude (QA)’, with 24, 20, and 22 questions, respectively. The order of the sections was fixed, with a sectional time limit of 40 minutes.
 
CAT 2022 Exam- Slot 1 Analysis
The sections contained the following segmentation for Slot 1:
 
Section Name
Total No. of Ques.
No. of Multiple Choice Ques.
Number of Non-MCQs (TITA Ques.)
I
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
24
21
3
II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
20
14
6
III
Quantitative Ability
22
14
8
 
TOTAL
66
49
17
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Section-wise Review
Verbal Ability Review: In terms of the level of difficulty, the verbal section can be labeled as moderate. Accuracy will be the key to a good score.
There were Four RC passages of medium length of 4 questions each. The break-up of other questions was Para jumbles- 3, Para Summary - 3, and a new category of questions was introduced wherein fill-in-the-blanks were given in the para, and students had to select the best-fit sentence to fill them which had 2 questions. There was a total of 3 TITA questions from para jumbles. There were no TITA questions in RC.

The broad topics of RC passages in Slot 1 were -
  1. Philosophical: Critical Impact of Technology
  2. History of Chinese copying technique
  3. Stoicism in Roman Empire
  4. Supernatural Phenomenon: Ghosts and Occult Science
Overall an attempt of 16-20 with high accuracy will fetch 99%ile
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: As with this section last year, the section was most difficult. There were a total of 4 sets - 5 questions each. There were no pure DI Based sets. Blocks were AR based on scenarios like Hockey Game: Goals & Score, Train: Schedule, Routes, Judges Interviews, Tokens, Venn Diagram based: Get-together planning. Very few students could attempt more than 2 sets.
An attempt of 8-12 questions with good accuracy will fetch 99%ile
Quantitative Aptitude Review: The Quant section was moderately easier. The majority of the typical topics like Profit & Loss, TSD, Time & Work, and Alligation were fairly represented. There was one question from Geometry based on trapezium. Nearly 4 questions were from the Permutation and combinations and Venn diagrams. The number of questions from Algebra and arithmetic was high. Overall the quant section was doable. However, like last year the questions were time-consuming even though the level of difficulty was not high. The ideal strategy was to skip the questions which seemed difficult at the first go and focus on the easy ones.
An attempt of 15-18 questions with a good accuracy level will fetch 99%ile
Score and Expected Percentile
Overall Attempt
VA & RC
Attempt
DI & LR Attempt
QA
Attempt
Probable Score
Expected Percentile
52+
17-22
10-13
16-20
110+
99.5
46-52
16-20
9-11
15-18
100
99
38-46
14-18
7-10
14-17
85
97
31-38
12-16
6-9
12-16
70
95
22-31
10-14
5-8
9-13
60
90
15-22
7-10
4-7
6-10
45
80
 
CAT 2022 Exam- Slot 2 Analysis
The sections contained the following segmentation for Slot 2:
 
Section Name
Total No. of Ques.
No. of Multiple Choice Ques.
Number of Non-MCQs (TITA Ques.)
I
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
24
21
3
II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
20
14
6
III
Quantitative Ability
22
14
8
 
TOTAL
66
49
17
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Section-wise Review
Verbal Ability Review: In terms of the level of difficulty, the verbal section can be labelled as moderate to difficult. Accuracy will be the key to a good score.
There were Four RC passages of medium length of 4 questions each. The break-up of other questions was Para jumbles - 3, Para Summary - 3 and fill in the blanks - 2. There were a total of 3 TITA questions from para jumbles. There were no TITA questions in RC.
The broad topics of RC passages were -
  1. Emergence of Music
  2. Engineering - Disconnection with society
  3. Octopus - Colour Change
  4. Philosophy - Social Institutions
Overall an attempt of 16-20 with high accuracy will fetch 99%ile
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning:  As with this section last year, the section was moderately easy. There were a total of 4 sets - 5 questions each. One was profit and revenue which was Graph Set, another set was, different ways to centre which was a probability-based set based on warehouse operations and these two were easy as compared to the other 2 sets. Out of the remaining 2 sets, one was about products divided into three categories, which was Venn diagram based and the last set was three students and their visit to customers which was Mathematics based.
An attempt of 12-14 questions with good accuracy will fetch 99%ile
Quantitative Aptitude Review: The Quant section was difficult.The majority of the typical topics like TSD, Arithmetic, average, percentage, interest, and number system, were fairly represented, they were nearly 10 in number but tricky in nature. Geometry questions were 2   in number and were from Triangles with a moderate level of difficulty. Algebra had 5 questions. Overall the quant section was difficult. The ideal strategy was to skip the questions which seemed difficult on the first go.
An attempt of 13-16 questions with a good accuracy level will fetch 99%ile
Score and Expected Percentile
Overall Attempt
VA & RC
Attempt
DI & LR Attempt
QA
Attempt
Probable Score
Expected Percentile
52+
17-22
13-16
15-20
110+
99.5
46-52
16-20
12-14
13-16
100
99
38-46
14-18
9-12
12-15
85
97
31-38
12-16
8-11
10-14
70
95
22-31
10-14
7-10
7-10
60
90
15-22
7-10
6-9
5-8
45
80
 
CAT 2022 Exam- Slot 3 Analysis
The sections contained the following segmentation for Slot 3:
 
Section Name
Total No. of Ques.
No. of Multiple Choice Ques.
Number of Non-MCQs (TITA Ques.)
I
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
24
21
3
II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
20
14
6
III
Quantitative Ability
22
14
8
 
TOTAL
66
49
17
Section-wise Review
Verbal Ability Review: In terms of the level of difficulty, the verbal section can be labelled as moderate. Accuracy will be the key to a good score.
There were Four RC passages of medium length of 4 questions each. The break-up of other questions was Para jumbles - 3, Para Summary - 3 and fill in the blanks - 2.There were a total of 3 TITA questions from para jumbles.There were no TITA questions in RC.
The broad topics of RC passages were -
  1. Indian Poetry and its effect on oriental scholars
  2. Bio-intelligence in body
  3. Machines and nature
  4. American Socialism
Overall an attempt of 16-20 with high accuracy will fetch 99%ile
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: As with this section last year, the section was moderately easy. There were a totalof 4 sets - 5 questions each.One was based on DI: Bar diagrams on male and female population and death rates. The other 3 sets were based on AR.  AR included one set revolving around analysis of Covid spread rate, one was based on electives selected by students and their grades and the last was based on direct ratios. DI Set was easier as compared to the other 3 sets. Overall difficulty level was Moderate-Difficult.
An attempt of 11-14 questions with good accuracy will fetch 99%ile
Quantitative Aptitude Review: The Quant section was difficult.The majority of the typical topics like TSD, Arithmetic, average, percentage, interest,and number system, were fairly represented, they were nearly 9 in number but tricky in nature  Geometry questions were 3 in number and were from Triangles & Circles with a moderate level of difficulty. Majority of questions from Algebra and Arithmetic were lengthy/tricky. Overall the quant section was difficult.The ideal strategy was to skip the questions which seemed difficult on the first go.
An attempt of 12-15 questions with a good accuracy level will fetch 99%ile
Score and Expected Percentile
Overall Attempt
VA & RC
Attempt
DI & LR Attempt
QA
Attempt
Probable Score
Expected Percentile
52+
17-22
12-16
14-19
106+
99.5
46-52
16-20
11-14
12-15
96
99
38-46
14-18
8-11
11-14
80
97
31-38
12-16
7-10
9-13
66
95
22-31
10-14
6-9
6-9
55
90
15-22
7-10
5-8
4-7
42
80
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