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.NOSUBJECTTOPICS COVERED
AQuantitative abilityAlgebra, Integer, Geometry, Arithmatic, Modern Maths.
BData interpretationBar diagram, Tables, Charts, Graphical and Statistical Representation.
CVerbal abilityCritical Reasoning, Grammar, ParaJumbles, Odd Sentence Out.
DLogical reasoningTeam formation, Statement conclusion, Blood relation, Arrangement.

2. Detailed Sectional Analysis:

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

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ANALYSIS OF Data Interpretation

TOPICS COVEREDNUMBER OF QUESTIONSDIFFICULTY LEVEL
Line Graph and Bar Graph3EASY
Table3Medium
Venn diagram3Medium

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

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SAMPLE QUESTIONS OF READING COMPREHENSION

TOPICS COVEREDNUMBER OF QUESTIONSLENGTH OF RC PASSAGES
Struggle of Adivasi for land3About 400-500 words
Domestication of Animals4About 400-500 words
Linda Lantieri conflict resolution3About 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.

 

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Comments (11)

  • Lobo fernandes

    Can u please help me in getting sample CAT question papers and solutions after 2009 CAT.

    May 24, 2015 at 6:20 pm
  • Arth shah

    How many times can i attempt CAT exam??

    May 24, 2015 at 6:21 pm
    • CATKing
      CATKing

      Any number of times.

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

    Nice blog !! Is there any blog on how to prepare for CAT ?

    May 24, 2015 at 6:23 pm
  • Rishi sisodia

    What is date for cat exam in 2015?

    May 24, 2015 at 6:23 pm
    • CATKing
      CATKing

      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
    • CATKing
      CATKing

      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

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