Test Analysis, & Strategy 2024 WIN CAT - 11

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

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Verbal Ability
4-6, 17 ,21, 23

The first passage (1-4) based on ‘policy failures and how it hampered the development’ was an interesting read. All the questions based on it were tricky except Q 4. which was easy. The second passage (5-8) discussed an interesting case of ‘use of palm oil in FMCG (Case in point HUL) & factors which led to decrease in reliance on palm oil’. The passage was a little tricky to understand and questions based on it were a mixed bag. The third passage (9-12) based on ‘critical analysis of role & perception of technology’ was difficult to understand and questions based on it were moderate or difficult. The fourth passage (13-16) based on ‘why practising medicine / Doctors should not be tried under CPA & having at least some regulatory framework for medical professionals to compel them to do the job with care & caution’ was again difficult to comprehend under time constraint. All the questions based on it were either moderate or difficult. Two summary questions (17 & 18) were easy &moderate respectively. Sentence rearrangement questions were difficult in this paper. Best fit (2) & misfit questions (2) were either easy or moderate. Overall, feel of the paper was moderate to tough. However, one could have easily scored 90+ percentile by attempting 16-18 questions with 75-80% accuracy.

DI & Reasoning
26, 35-39, 42

The difficulty level of DI was moderate. There were 7 easy, 5medium and 8 difficult questions in this section. The block (BATA Crucible is a prestigious quiz contest organized for B-school students from India) was the easiest and was a must do block and from the remaining blocks one could have attempted first block (Seven girls named Amisha, Bhavya, Charvi,,). Rests of the blocks were tricky.

In this section, one could have fetched 90+ percentile by attempting 8-10 questions with approx. 85 % accuracy.

Quantitative Ability
40, 53, 62, 64

Students found this section tough. The Quantitative section had 4 easy,8 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/alligation/ratios). Good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 6-8 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. The quant section was comparatively 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 other areas such as summary, SR, best-fit & odd one out. One must focus on contextual vocabulary to understand and score well in passages &summary-based questions. Questions such as sentence rearrangement and Best-fit/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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