# CAT 2012 Analysis

## CAT 2012 Analysis

1. 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.

 SR.NO SUBJECT TOPICS COVERED 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 Table 3 Medium Venn diagram 3 Medium

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

 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.

##### CAT 2013 Analysis | One on one interview with CAT 2016 Paper Setter

• Lobo fernandes

May 24, 2015 at 6:20 pm
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May 25, 2015 at 7:56 am
• Arth shah

How many times can i attempt CAT exam??

May 24, 2015 at 6:21 pm
• Any number of times.

May 25, 2015 at 7:55 am
• Dhwani agarwal

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May 24, 2015 at 6:23 pm
• May 25, 2015 at 7:54 am
• The abtliiy to think like that is always a joy to behold

September 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm
• Rishi sisodia

What is date for cat exam in 2015?

May 24, 2015 at 6:23 pm
• It will be somewhere in Nov 2015. Students can download their admit cards in October onwards.

May 25, 2015 at 7:54 am
• Ravi S Khatri

Thank you CATKing for sharing this blog.which topics are more important from point of CAT?

May 24, 2015 at 6:26 pm
• CAT can be divided in 2 sections one QA (33%) & DI (17%) and second VA (33%) & Logical Reasoning (17%). So you need to be GOD in any one topic in each section to clear CAT. Hope this helps..

May 25, 2015 at 7:51 am