Test Analysis, & Strategy 2023 WIN CAT 05

Overall Brief
On the whole the level of the test was moderate to tough. The test contained many moderate &difficult questions and therefore the important factor was selection of appropriate questions to attempt. Reasoning section was slightly tougher than Quant 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:
6, 8, 23

In the first passage (1-4) author propounds by taking example of three-tier structure of Amul that cooperatives should be autonomous; democratically managed by professionals; and should be liberated from the clutches of bureaucracy. Backing it with a separate policy framework would further strengthen the ministry of cooperation. The level of difficulty of this passage was moderate.Thesecond passage (5-8), by focusing on the plight of marginalized Pakistanis, the author tries to explain that how underdeveloped countries remain to be the same because of accumulation of wealth only in a few families. Siting the pathetic condition of child-education in Pakistan, author explains that how only those in specific schools succeed and dominate generations after generations. This passage was overall easy to moderate in difficulty level. Stating the importance of comic in the society, the author of this passage suggests that the court, the majesty and mystique of the law should not be encouraged by means of filing unsuccessful financial cases as criminal contempt, which is otherwise innocuous in matters. He cites the example of comic employed by cartoonists’ to evoke laughter; which are often taken as offensive. This passage was moderate to difficult in level. In the fourth passage (13-16) author criticizes criminalization of financial organization by the courts, when investigation by the sector regulators can solve the matter. He justified it by putting forward several arguments and examples like that of FTAMIL embezzlement and Franklin FIR. If necessary, actions are not taken, it will destroy the very essence of investment sector. The questions (13-16) were all moderate to difficult in difficulty level. Questions (17-19) were based on Para-jumbles and these questions were moderate on difficulty level. Questions (20-22) were based on Para-summary and the questions were a mix of moderate and difficult level. Questions 23 and 24 were based on ‘fit the sentence appropriately’ in the paragraph. This included one easy and moderate question.Overall, the verbal section of this mock was moderate to tough. However, one could have easily scored 90%ile by attempting 15-17 questions with 75-80% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
Easy Questions:
30, 41, 42, 44
The difficulty level of DI was moderate. There were 4 easy, 4 medium and 12 difficult questions in this section. The first block (Election in 4 city) was easiest and was 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 8-10 questions with approx. 80 % accuracy.
Quantitative Ability
Easy Questions:
49, 60
Students found this section tougher than DI this time. The Quantitative section had 2 easy, 12 medium and 8 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 7-9 questions 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. Reasoning section was slightly tougher than Quant 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 and misfit/placement 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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