CAT 2010 Analysis

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.

1

 

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.

2

 

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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