Test Analysis, & Strategy 2024 WIN CAT 02

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was moderate to difficult. The test contained many moderate and difficult questions and hence the important factor was selection of appropriate questions to attempt. Thequant section was difficult than DI. One peculiar thing in this paper was that there were clusters of medium and difficult questions, so one had to skip the difficult cluster and to move to medium difficulty level cluster quickly. Verbal section was moderate to difficult.The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

MBA Masterclass
Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
5, 13, 16, 19

The first passage (1-4) explores the philosophy of technology, emphasizing its interrogation of technology's ontological status, ethical implications, and its profound influence on human existence, societal structures, and our relationship with the natural world. This passage was moderate to difficult in level of difficulty. The 2ndpassage (5-8) delves into the complex discourse of geopolitics, examining the ideological struggle between capitalism and socialism, their impact on global order, and the challenges posed by globalization, state power, and contemporary global issues. The level of difficulty of this passage was moderate with 1 easy question. The passage explores the parallels between abstract art and chaos theory, highlighting their mutual appreciation for complexity, non-linearity, and the inherent order within disorder, challenging traditional paradigms in art and science. The level of difficulty of this passage moderate. The passage discusses the paradox between "survival of the fittest" and extinction, emphasizing that fitness is contextual and affected by environmental changes, genetic diversity, and ecological interactions, challenging simplistic views of evolution. This passage had a mix of easy, moderate and difficult questions. Then there were 2 questions each from sentence placement, para-summary, para-jumbles and misfit sentence respectively. Out of these non-RC questions, para-summaries and misfits were quite manageable and para-jumbles were a bit tricky. By wisely choosing 15-16 questions wisely, one could get 85 to 90 %ile in this paper with 75 -80% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions
26, 35, 36, 37, 39

The difficulty level of DI was moderate. Therewere5easy, 12medium and 3difficult questions in this section. The block (spread-sheet with 7 rows (numbered from 1 to 7 from top to bottom) wasthe easiest and was a must do block and from the remaining blocks one could have attempted first block (Ten friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H,). Rest of the blocks were tricky.

In this section, one could have fetched90+ percentile by attempting 8-9 questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:

Students found this section tough. The Quantitative section had1 easy,3medium and 18 difficult 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/ Alligation/ Ratios). A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 4-6questions with approx. 80% accuracy.

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 slightly tougher than reasoning section. Verbal section was moderate to tough. 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, best fit 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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