CAT 2015 ANALYSIS: REVIEW BY ARUN SHARMA SIR
|SECTIONS||NUMBER OF QUESTIONS||NUMBEROF NON MCQ’S||GOOD ATTEMPT|
|VERBAL ABILITY & READING COMPREHENSION
|DATA INTERPRETATION& LOGICAL REASONING
Both the sessions (Forenoon and Afternoon) were almost similar as far as difficulty level and question break – up are concerned.
- VERBAL ABILITY & READING COMPREHENSION
There were 24 questions of RC and 10 questions of VA. The level of questions in this section was moderate. The reading skills of students were mainly tested in the exam. One must have had good command over reading to do those lengthy passages. Reading Comprehensions were not that abstract. 2-3 passages were easily doable.
VA was all dominated by logic and all the questions were non MCQ. There were no questions on grammar and vocabulary which added to the surprise. It needed good practice to attempt those questions as it was a bit tedious to do the Paragraph formation questions.
Overall 25-28 attempts with 90 % accuracy will most probably fetch 99 %ilein VA & RC.
- DATA INTERPRETATION & LOGICAL REASONING
While some got stuck with LR & DI some found it hard to cope up with it. All the 4 sets of DI were time consuming and hard to understand in one reading. They were lengthy and some sets were really very calculative.Doing all the 8 sets of LR & DI in time constraint of 60 minutes was not possible.Only 1 set of LR was easy and doable other 3 were difficult level. 2 sets of DI were moderate and other 2 were very difficult. Overall 15-17 attempts in DI&LR with 85 % accuracy will fetch 99 %ile.
- QUANTITATIVE ABILITY
The difficulty level of quant was marginal. There were 15 non MCQ questions. The basic knowledge was checked in quant. The use of calculator was not much. The paper was more on logic then on calculation. This section was simpler than last year but non MCQ questions made it complicated. 25-27 attempts with accuracy of 80-85 % will fetch 99 above percentile in this section.
NOTE: Overall, a raw score of 160-170 is likely to yield 99+ %ile and a score of 130-140 is likely to yield 95+ %ile.