CAT 2018 Students’ Reaction know : Pre and Post Reactions Here

26 Nov, 2018

CAT 2018 – Exam is being conducted in around 147 cities across the country in over 374 exam centres for the admission in top management colleges including 20 IIMs across the country for the postgraduate management programs. As the CAT 2018 is being conducted, so the team of Getentrance.com visited several test centres in Delhi-NCR to know the reaction of the candidates who have appeared in Slot 1 which took place from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in online mode. Moreover, Slot 2 took place from 2:30 pm and continued until 5:30 pm. Therefore, to acquire detail information regarding CAT 2018 Students’ Reaction go through the following.

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CAT 2018 Exam: Session

Sessions Time Slot Reporting Time  Allowance for Late Entry timing
Morning 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 7:30 am 8:45 am
Afternoon 2:30 am to 5:30 pm 1:00 pm 2:15 pm

CAT 2018 Student’s Pre Reaction

 Most of the candidates before appearing for the CAT 2018 were nervous and scared whereas those who had appeared for CAT exam in previous year were relaxed and confident because of preparation they has done previously for qualifying the exam this year. Now, to fetch the information in detail, we interacted with the students after they came back after the completion of the Slot 1. Therefore, read all the information provided here in detail.

CAT 2018 Analysis for Slot 1

    Sections

    No. of Questions

    Difficulty Level

    Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

    34

    Difficult

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

    34

    Easy-Moderate

    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)

    32

    Easy-Moderate

    Now, comparing the test papers of CAT in past three years, the CAT exam had undergone too many changes by adding up more number of questions and sections as well. And accordingly, there seemed changes in the level of difficulty as well. Apart from this, candidates due to this had to face the twisted questions that prove to be time-taking.
    However, in Slot 1 of CAT 2018, there was no any technical issue and according to the students, the exam went smoothly without facing any problem. Now, coming to the marks distribution, the test paper of CAT 2018 contains total number of 100 questions in which 34 questions were asked from VARC and quant section individually and 32 questions from DILR. According to the student’s reaction, the questions asked in quant were little bit difficult in comparison to DILR and VARC. Moreover, the overall level of difficulty was moderate.

    Also, the candidates who have appeared in the CAT 2018 might be concerned about the CAT cutoff 2018 for different management colleges and above all, the top IIMs. So, overall cutoff may go till 95% to 99% wherein for section 1, the cutoff percentile requirement will be 57-59 tentatively, for section 2, it will be 29-31 and that for section 3, the cutoff percentile and minimum qualifying marks will be 55-57.

    CAT 2018 Student’s Reaction Post Slot 1 Exam

    Gunjan Chauhan – On interacting with Gunjan Chauhan, we came to know that the quant section was not so tough for the candidates who are from engineering background and for those who are from non-engineering background, the questions were tough. Moreover, for the candidates who took online mock tests would have surely done well as the questions asked were similar to the questions contained in mock tests released by IIM Calcutta.

    Shipra Das – The test paper was of easy to moderate level according to Shipra Das who appeared in CAT 2018 exam in slot 1. However, as per Shipra, she solved almost every question from DILR and VARC but being a student from non-engineering background, she is having doubt.

    CAT 2018 Analysis for Slot 2

    Sections

    No. of Questions

    Difficulty Level

    Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

    34

    Toughest

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

    34

    Easiest

    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)

    32

    Easy-Moderate

    The exam analysis of Slot 2 is similar to that of Slot 1 as the Quantitative Aptitude section has the questions which were the toughest as compared to VARC with the easiest questions and the difficulty level of DILR was easy to moderate.

    As compared to the preceding year, the overall difficulty level of the exam was easier than the last year. Only the difference is that last year, the DI & LR section has toughest question and the QA had easiest but this year, it was reversed and the candidates had to face difficulty in Quant section. Moreover, the total number of Non-MCQs were 27 out of 100 in slot 2.

    CAT 2018 Students’ Reaction Post Slot 2 Exam

    According to Shruti Singh, this was second attempt as she had appeared for CAT exam a year ago and as per Shruti, the the questions asked in the Quant section were too easy to solve in less time duration, but this year she felt too difficult to solve the questions of quant section as it had toughest questions among all the three sections and were time-consuming as well.

    As per Mayank, a final year student of B,Tech said that the quant section was easy to moderate. Also, the questions asked in VARC especially in Reading Comprehension were easy to moderate as the 6 passages asked therein were not lengthy at all and he solved all the questions in less time duration as expected.

    Lastly, candidates must keep tracking our website and stay tuned for latest updates

    Good Luck!!

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