CAT 2018 Exam Analysis by Hitbullseye

01 Dec, 2018

CAT 2018 Exam Analysis by Hitbullseye – The exam analysis of CAT 2018 has been released by Hitbullseye for the candidates who turned up in the entrance test of CAT examination or someone who are making up their mind to appear in the upcoming year. On clearing the entrance test of CAT 2018, candidates can get into top management colleges across the country. Now, the candidates to acquire detailed information about the difficulty level of the CAT 2018 exam, types of questions asked etc. must read the whole article as it contains both overall and sectional exam analysis for CAT 2018. According to the exam analysis by Hitbullseye, the questions asked in the Quantitative Ability section were difficult in level, DILR had questions of moderate to difficult level whereas VARC had a moderate level of questions. Therefore, the candidates to have information regarding the same in comprehensive way must read the article and provided info minutely and practice accordingly.

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CAT 2018 Exam Analysis by Hitbullseye – Exam Pattern

  • Mode of the Exam – the entrance test of CAT 2018 will be conducted in online mode
  • Sections – 3
  • Number of Questions – the test paper of CAT 2018 will contain the total number of 100 questions
  • Time Duration – candidates for the completion of the exam will be given 3 hours of time duration i.e. 180 minutes
  • Marking Scheme – for each correct answer, candidates will acquire 3 marks whereas, for the incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted (applicable for Multiple Choice Questions only).
Section Total No. of Questions No. of Multiple Choice Questions No. of Non-MCQs
Quantitative Ability (QA) 34 7 27
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) 32 8 24
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) 34 10 24

CAT 2018 Exam Analysis – Overall Analysis

As it is already mentioned above that the exam analysis of CAT 2018 will be released by hitbullseye after the CAT 2018 exam which will be conducted on 25th of November 2018. Therefore, the overall exam analysis of previous year’s CAT exam is mentioned here in this article. So, according to hitbullseye, the previous year entrance test of CAT was of moderate level i.e. neither too tough nor too easy. Now, coming to the level of each section, the questions in the quant section was comparatively tougher than reasoning section. Moreover, the questions from verbal ability section were moderate in level and the candidates to get good percentile had to select the right questions and to manage the time as well.

    CAT 2018 Exam Pattern for Slot 1

    Section

    Total No. of Questions Asked

    No. of MCQs

    No. of Non-MCQs

    Quantitative Ability (QA)

    34

    22

    12

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

    34

    27

    7

    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)

    32

    28

    8

    Total

    100

    73

    27

    CAT 2018 Exam Pattern for Slot 2

    Section

    Total No. of Questions Asked

    No. of MCQs

    No. of Non-MCQs

    Quantitative Ability (QA)

    34

    26

    8

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

    34

    27

    7

    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)

    32

    25

    7

    Total

    100

    78

    22

    Sectional CAT 2018 Exam Analysis by Hitbullseye for Slot 1

    Quantitative Ability (QA) – In Slot 1, the questions asked were somewhat difficult for the candidates to solve accurately. There were 1-2 questions each based on Venn diagram, Number System, Probability, and Higher Mathematics. 5-6 questions each from the Algebra and Geometry portion were asked and that from Ratio, Time, Distance, Work, 8-10 questions were asked. Now, among all the topics in Quantitative Ability, questions asked from arithmetic, algebra, and Geometry portion were too difficult.

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) – The difficulty level of the questions asked in VARC section were easy to moderate. According to the candidates who have appeared in CAT 2018 exam, the RC passages were easier than the last year and also there was little bit change in the distribution of questions in RC. So, Reading Comprehension had 4 passages with 5 questions each and 1 passage with 4 questions whereas, Verbal sections had questions from the topics that include para jumbles, summaries etc. Candidates to acquire good marks in this section would have good reading skills.

    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) – The level of questions in DILR were moderate to difficult. The total number of 5 sets asked in DILR. In DI, 4 questions were asked from pie chart, 4 questions on ATM- denominations of 100,200 and 500, and 4 questions on set theory. On the other hand, in LR, 4 questions were asked from matrix-adjacent cells and others on committees, research, petrol pumps, friends etc. Overall, to solve the questions in DILR section, no intensive calculation was required.

    Sectional CAT 2018 Exam Analysis by Hitbullseye for Slot 2

    Quantitative Ability (QA) – the questions asked in QA section in slot 2 were quite difficult and as similar to those asked in Slot 2. However, in QA section, there were 4-5 questions on ratios which were calculation intensive. Further, Geometry had total number of 5 questions out of which 2 were easy and other 3 were tough. Also, one question was asked on permutation and venn diagram. Number system and function had 1-2 questions each. The questions from time and work were 4 in number and calculation intensive. 3-4 questions were based on mixtures and tough in level. Furthermore, time, work, and distance had 3 to 4 questions of moderate to difficult in level. Lastly, Algebra had 7 to 8 questions of moderate to tough in difficulty level.

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) – the number of questions and the distribution of question in RC passage were as similar to Slot 1. Moreover, the difficulty level of questions asked in VARC section easy to moderate in level of difficulty.

    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) – the slot 2 question paper comprised of tougher questions in DILR section than Slot 1. There were total 8 sets with 4 questions each. Moreover, there were 2 blocks which were easy and feasible for the candidates to solve easily. In DILR section, questions on a block consisting of room allotment or on mobile’s costing, revenue, probability etc. were easy to solve. However, questions based on coding, colleges ranking etc. were difficult, lengthy, and time consuming. Apart from this, all the questions in this section were moderate in level which needed good application.

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