Test Analysis, & Strategy 2024 WIN CAT 03

 
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 was slightly easier than reasoning section. Verbal section was moderate to tough. The key to getting a good percentile was time management and selection of questions.

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Verbal Ability
Easy Questions:
9, 10, 15, 17, 23

The first passage (1-5) based on ‘interpretation & understanding of history’ was a little difficult to understand and questions based on it were also either difficult or moderate. The second passage (5-8) based on ‘failure of liberalism’ was easy to understand but questions were difficult. The third passage (9-12) based on impact of shopping on environment was easy to understand but questions were a mixed bag. The fourth passage (13-16) based on ‘what audience in America & Europe consume’. All the questions based on it were difficult except Q15, which was moderate. Questions (17 & 18) were based on finding the best place for the given sentence. They were based on ‘productive dualism & origin of showing intimacy’ were easy & difficult respectively. Questions (19 & 20) were based on finding the odd sentence out of the given sentences. The contexts in these questions moved around ‘northern lights & ‘children in self-care’. The questions were difficult & moderate respectively. The questions (21 & 22) were based on sentence rearrangement and were difficult. Questions (23 & 24) were based on finding the summary of the given paragraph. The questions were easy & moderate respectively. The overall feel of the section was moderate to difficult. However, one could have easily scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-18 questions with 75-80% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
30, 40, 41, 42,

The difficulty level of DI was Moderate. There were 4 easy, 9 medium and 7 difficult questions in this section. The second and fourth block (Draw competition and park with 4 rides) 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 7 -10 questions with approx. 80% accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
47, 50, 53, 54, 55, 59, 64

Students found this section easier than DI this time. The Quantitative section had 7 easy, 5 medium and 10 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/ SI-CI/ Ratios). A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 7-10 questions with approx. 80% 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 was slightly easier 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 speed & comprehension skills as there were 4 RCs based on different areas and also a few questions based on paragraph summary. One must focus on contextual vocabulary to understand and score well in passages & summary. Questions such as sentence rearrangement and misfit/Best-fit 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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