CAT 2012 AnalysisRahul Singh
- Overall exam pattern:
The CAT 2012 exam has two sections, in order. No change in structure from the previous year. The exam started on Thursday, the 11th of October and testing window will remain open till Tuesday, the 06th of November 2012.
No. of questions in each sections is 30 and 70min is allotted for each section. There was no change in the exam syllabus.
|A||Quantitative ability||Algebra, Integer, Geometry, Arithmatic, Modern Maths.|
|B||Data interpretation||Bar diagram, Tables, Charts, Graphical and Statistical Representation.|
|C||Verbal ability||Critical Reasoning, Grammar, ParaJumbles, Odd Sentence Out.|
|D||Logical reasoning||Team formation, Statement conclusion, Blood relation, Arrangement.|
2. Detailed Sectional Analysis:
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
ANALYSIS OF Data Interpretation
|TOPICS COVERED||NUMBER OF QUESTIONS||DIFFICULTY LEVEL|
|Line Graph and Bar Graph||3||EASY|
Although Quants was tough but DI was comparatively manageable. Ideal attempts were 17 to 18 questions. Mostly the questions were based on common sense as there were no data sufficiency questions this time.
3. Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
SAMPLE QUESTIONS OF READING COMPREHENSION
|TOPICS COVERED||NUMBER OF QUESTIONS||LENGTH OF RC PASSAGES|
|Struggle of Adivasi for land||3||About 400-500 words|
|Domestication of Animals||4||About 400-500 words|
|Linda Lantieri conflict resolution||3||About 400-500 words|
A good attempt in this section would be of 20-22 questions correctly.
3. BIRD’S EYE VIEW:
There was nothing new in terms of strategy and attempts. There is no variation in difficulty level across the different slot. Student should not stick to a particular question more than 2 min in quant and try to cover all easy questions first. This will help in solving tough questions later. 60% of surveyed student claimed their performance in VB+LR was good.