CAT 2017 Analysis, Expected Cutoffs And More

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26th November 2017

10:25 pm :

CAT 2017 Detailed Analysis and Expected Cutoffs – Slot 2 by Career Launcher is now live here.

 

7:15 pm : 

Time for an Average Attempts Update from the first slot.

From over 200 students who have reported to us,

 

VA/RC – Total Attempts VA/RC – Expected Correct Attempts DI/LR – Total Attempts DI/LR – Expected Correct Attempts Quant – Total Attempts Quant – Expected Correct Attempts
Morning 25 19 12 9 19 16
Afternoon 25 19 12 9 18 16

 

Total Attempts Total Expected Correct Assumed Accuracy
Morning 57 43 76.91%
Afternoon 55 44 79.66%

Not much of a difference between the two slots so far.

 

6:50 pm : First Impressions by ARKS Srinivas – National Head for MBA at Career Launcher (previously CEO of Vistamind) –

Slot 2 was very similar to slot 1.

VARC would be almost the same
DILR was slightly easier and hence the marks will go up by 3 to 4 marks
QA was again similar to the slot 1.

As compared to CAT16, the overall paper of CAT17, considering both the slots, is that it is slightly easier without any surprises. The only surprise was QA was much easier and similar to the one in CAT15.

Slot 1 (VARC, DILR, QA, Overall) 66-68 ; 33-34 ; 69-70 ; 155-160

Slot 2 : 67-69 ; 37-38 ; 65-66 ; 155-160

 

6:23 pm : Detailed Analysis and Expected Cut-offs For Slot 1 by Career Launcher – check it out here.

5:55 pm : First Impressions from CAT Takers – Slot 2 Paper was very similar to the Slot 1 paper. Except that RCs were really long in the Slot 2 paper unlike in Slot 1 where RCs were quite short! Follow our Facebook page to view live updates from Students who took CAT in the second slot.

 

4.15 pm :

Time for an Average Attempts Update from the first slot.

From over 200 students who have reported to us,

VA/RC – Total Attempts VA/RC – Expected Correct Attempts DI/LR – Total Attempts DI/LR – Expected Correct Attempts Quant – Total Attempts Quant – Expected Correct Attempts
25 19 12 9 19 16

 

Total Attempts Total Expected Correct Assumed Accuracy
57 44 77.39%

Students have assumed an unreasonably high amount of average accuracy – which always happens – we always over estimate our performance – take the data – especially the expected correct data – with bags of salt.

4.10 pm : A section-wise Analysis by Arihant Gala, Academic Mentor at CPLC Mumbai can be found here. It also has what type of questions were asked and overall and section wise difficulty level.

2.20 pm : 

It’s time to start planning for life after CAT. We have three things lined up for you MBA Aspirants:

1) We are coming to Delhi on 9th Dec! A Free Workshop in Marketing and Retail at Hard Rock Cafe, Saket. Move over test prep. Make the right career decision. Register here.

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Watch excerpts from our previous workshops for MBA Aspirants here.

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3) A comprehensive online course on preparation for Personal Interviews for MBA Admissions with Deepali Naair. Coming Soon. Watch how Deepali helps here.

2.15 pm : Time for an Average Attempts Update from the first slot.

From over 130 students,

VA/RC – Total Attempts VA/RC – Expected Correct Attempts DI/LR – Total Attempts DI/LR – Expected Correct Attempts Quant – Total Attempts Quant – Expected Correct Attempts
25 19 12 9 20 17

 

Total Attempts Total Expected Correct
57 44

1:32 pm : Student Impressions from various sources :

Quant was the Easiest. Next Verbal. DILR was presumably quite difficult.

Apparently, easiest quant in the history of CAT!

Vaibhav Dwivedi, an MBA Aspirant shared the following Analysis of the Slot 1 Paper – 

RCs were from modernism and similar topics and QA was Arithmetic and higher math-rich

Verbal

5 RCs Total

3 RCs (5 questions/2 fact questions)

2 RCs (3 questions)

Topics of RCs

Steve Jobs

Printing Press

Maps (North and South Poles)

ParaJumbles

 

DI/LR

2 graph sets

Non-MCQ questions

Caselets in LR – 4 to 5 people/places

 

QA

Arithmetic (4-5 ppl, 1 tw, 1 tsd (against the tide)

AP 1 question on concept

GP 1 question on concept

Geometry (Circle and Area, Centroid, 3 more)

Logs (2 – 3 questions like the sheet)

Functions(f(g(f(g(x)))) where f(x) and g(x) and user-defined

PNC – 7 divided among 4, combination concepts

Numbers – Remainders

 

1.05 pm – Feedback from 50 students so far – The average total attempts in each section and in total have been given below. We will keep updating this every two hours.

VA/RC – Total Attempts VA/RC – Expected Correct Attempts DI/LR – Total Attempts DI/LR – Expected Correct Attempts Quant – Total Attempts Quant – Expected Correct Attempts
26 19 13 10 20 17

 

Total Attempts Total Expected Correct
59 46

Do note that most InsideIIM Users score better than the average. The actual average will be far lower than whatever our average is – we are saying this from our experience. Only those who have done well or those who think they have done well will also follow this space closely.

 

12.36 pm : First Impressions by ARKS Srinivas – National Head for MBA at Career Launcher (previously CEO of Vistamind) –

First slot / exactly similar to last year. However, Quant was very easy. So was VA. But LRDI continues to be tough with a lot of reasoning based DI and LR. Cutoff will go pretty low for LRDI. Whereas the cutoff for QA will increase quite a bit. Also, para summary was given as MCQ.

VA/RC – RC 24 questions (5 passages) exactly as last year. VA – 7 questions Non MCQs; 3 questions MCQ
Similar to last year paper. Cut off may go down a bit.

LRDI – 8 sets. Not direct at all. Reasoning based. Cut off will go down quite a bit.

QA – Pretty easy and direct. Quite a lot of arithmetic. Making it easier for non-engineers. Cutoff will go up.

Overall cutoff will go up. (ARKS initially thought cutoff will down but after speaking to students he has revised his estimate upwards – edited at 1.13 pm)

 

12.08 pm : First impressions are here. We are live on instagram with feedback. DI/LR seems to have been tough is what the first few people who have come out have said.

11.45 am : Discuss your CAT 2017 with fellow CAT Takers here live all week.

11 am : Good Morning, the first slot of CAT 2017 is already underway and we will be providing you complete coverage from a few centres in Mumbai and from our community across India for the next few days. IIM Lucknow is conducting this year’s Common Admission Test.

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Discuss CAT 2017 with your peers here.

It’s time to start planning for life after CAT. We have three things lined up for you MBA Aspirants:

1) We are coming to Delhi on 9th Dec! A Free Workshop in Marketing and Retail at Hard Rock Cafe, Saket. Move over test prep. Make the right career decision. Register here.

2) We are coming to Bangalore on 16th Dec! A Free Workshop in Business Analytics (Venue to be announced) – Open only to Engineer/Science Graduate MBA Aspirants. Register here.

Watch excerpts from our previous workshops for MBA Aspirants here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGgOFeWZIOM&list=PLMYr1HHzGSR3FRSSAEd5RO5IL1qOIv1vt

3) A comprehensive online course on preparation for Personal Interviews for MBA Admissions with Deepali Naair. Coming Soon. Watch how Deepali helps here.

 

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