CAT 2013 AnalysisAnisha Mukhija
- Overall exam pattern:
The CAT 2013 exam has two sections, in order. No change in structure from the previous year. The exam started on Wednesday, the 16th of October and testing window will remain open till Monday, the 11th of November 2013.
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 18 to 19 questions. Mostly the questions were based on common sense as there were no data sufficiency questions this time.
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
SAMPLE QUESTIONS OF READING COMPREHENSION
|TOPICS COVERED||NUMBER OF QUESTIONS||LENGTH OF RC PASSAGES|
|Global warming & methane release||3||About 400-500 words|
|Feminism and environmentalism||4||About 400-500 words|
|Supreme detachment & self‐will||3||About 400-500 words|
There were 3 RCs with little lengthy with standard questions like “Theme of the passage”, “Tone of the author”, etc. 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. 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. Do not leave RCs which is the key for scoring.
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