CAT 2022 Exam Analysis
CAT 2022 Exam Analysis
CAT 2022 Analysis and Performance Barometer – Morning Slot
About 2.5 Lakh MBA Aspirants are taking their dream exam Common Aptitude Test (CAT) today. CAT Slot 1 started at 8:30 pm today. Like every year expert faculty members of CH EdgeMakers appeared in the CAT today to bring you the most authentic Analysis with expected cutoffs and percentiles.
CAT 2022 Slot 1 was slightly different to what last year’s CAT was in feel and character. A new question-variety was introduced in VA Section. DILR section was bereft of DI. Introduction of new question variety and slightly tougher DILR section will decrease the cut offs a bit. There were 66 questions in the morning slot divided into three Sections of 40 minutes each.
The three sections were:
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section III: Quantitative Ability (QA)
The section-wise break-up of the questions is as under:
|S. No.||Section Name||Duration||MCQs||TITA*||Total|
|II||DI and LR||40 min||14||6||20|
*TITA = Type in The Answer. You have to type the answer of these questions by using a numeric pad.
Let’s discuss and analyze all the sections in detail.
Section 1: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
This year’s VARC Section was slightly more difficult than that of the last year’s section. There were 24 questions of reading comprehension divided into 4 passages. The readability of the passages was moderate. The questions were generally tricky. There were 3 questions of Para Jumbles (TITA) and they were easy to moderate. There were 3 questions of Para Summary and they were easy to moderate.
A new variety of questions appeared which was like old wine in new bottle – which used similar skill sets needed to solve this type of question. A paragraph was given with four blanks. A sentence was given and the students were supposed to find the best place to insert that sentence. The sentence would require the skill of solving Para Completion and Para Jumbles.
A good number of attempts in this section will be 15-17 questions and a score of 25-26 can fetch a 90 plus percentile. For getting a 95 plus percentile one should score at least 32 marks. Around 42 marks will fetch you a 99 plus percentile.
Section 2: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
The DILR Section was slightly more difficult than that of last year’s. There were 20 questions divided into 4 cases. All the four cases were of 5 questions each. There were 6 TITA questions. All the cases were of LR. Most of the questions posed a good challenge to the students.
The DI/LR section sprung a small surprise in as there were no questions based on DI. However students who have practiced well during their CAT Prep will be able to attempt 8 to 10 questions and a score of 17-18 can fetch him a 90 plus percentile. For getting a 95 plus percentile, one has to score at least 24 marks. A score a 32-33 will be required to score a 99 percentile.
Section 3: Quantitative Ability (QA)
The QA Section was slightly easier than that of last year’s. There were 22 questions in this section. Questions covered all the sections like Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Modern Math etc. Few of the questions were challenging. 6 to 7 questions were sitters and even an average student could solve them.
There were quite a few questions from inequalities and mod. Most of the questions were from Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry. Over the years the QA section has taken quite a predictable feel and students who have been regularly taking mocks should feel comfortable this year too.
A good attempt will be 12-14 questions and a score of 20-21 can get one a 90 percentile in this section. For getting a 95 plus percentile, one has to score at least 25 marks. A score of around 35 will be needed for a 99 percentile.
Overall CAT 2022 Analysis:
In overall this year’s CAT was slightly difficult than last year’s CAT. Considering difficulty level a score of 58-60 would be needed to get a 90 %ile. To get a 95 %ile a score of around 69-71 should be enough. To get 99 plus percentile one would be needed to score around 95-98 marks.
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