## CAT 2010 Analysis

**Overall exam pattern :**

The CAT 2010 test structure was similar to that of CAT 2009. The candidates felt that the exam was quite smooth and glitch-free. Difficulty level was easy to moderate. The average attempt of each section should have been 15 questions. The test duration was 2 hours and 15 minutes. There were a total of 60 questions with 3 sections.

SR.NO | SUBJECT | TOPICS COVERED |

A | Quantitative Ability | Geometry, Arithmetic, Number theory, Algebra, Permutation& combination, Ratios, Volume of cylinders etc. |

B | Data Interpretation | Pie charts, Bar graphs, Tables, Line graphs, 3-d Charts , Maxima & Minima. |

C | Logical Reasoning | Set of conditions, Logical arguments , Venn diagrams, Puzzles. |

D | Verbal Ability | Para- jumbles, para- completion, Fill in the blanks, Correct usage of words. |

**Detailed Sectional Analysis :**

** ****Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation.**

QA section was based on simple calculations. It included application of algorithms. It also included a mixture of high level and low level maths. The difficulty level was moderate. However DI section was quite lengthy and time consuming as it involved big calculations.

**Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.**

The difficulty level of verbal ability was easy to moderate and LR was moderate to difficult. LR was quite time consuming and it required proper time management.

**BIRD’S EYE VIEW**:

Total No. Of Questions | 60 |

Total No. Of Sections | 3 |

Duration Of Exam | 150 Minutes |

Expected cut-offs | Different for different colleges, IIM’S 99+ percentile. |

No. Of Alternatives | 4 |

Marking schemes | Correct Answer: +3Incorrect Answer: -1 |

Tough Challenge | Both the sections had a separate time slot of 70 minutes each. Candidates were not allowed to skip from one section to another. |

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