CAT 2019 | Slot 1 Exam Analysis

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We hope you're all set to crack CAT this Sunday!

We have created this thread so that after your exam, you can discuss your views egarding the paper over here. Till the time the official papers are declared, this peer-to-peer discussion will help you get an understanding of the percentile you can expect.

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18 days ago

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I found the VA-RC section to be tough. 
Even LRDI was moderate-tough
QA was easier than last year

 

15 days ago


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  • Team InsideIIM

    Yes, Most of the test takers have the same opinion. You can input your correct/incorrect attempts and check your predicted percentile here - https://bit.ly/2KQnh5E All the best!



Here's my take on CAT 2019 1st slot exam - 

1. VA-RC: RCs were very difficult to read and understand. Even the options were tricky. The section was difficult.

2. LR-DI: I find LR-DI to be my strength. I could solve 4-5 sets.

3. QA: Very difficult. 

15 days ago


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    Hey, If you have correctly solve 4-5 sets in the DILR section, you're bound to cross the 99th percentile in DILR. To get an idea of the percentile you can expect, check our CAT Percentile Predictor here - https://bit.ly/2KQnh5E All the best!



Just returned home. Here's my take on the exam - 

VARC:  Moderate to Tough
LRDI: Moderate (similar to CAT 18)
Quants: Easy - Moderate (easier than CAT 18, tougher than CAT 17)

What's your take?

15 days ago


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    Hey, Most people are saying the QA section was tough. But it's great if you have found the section to be easy. If you have attempted properly, you have good chances of securing a high percentile! Check our CAT Percentile Predictor to get an idea of your expected CAT percentile - https://bit.ly/2KQnh5E All the best!



Hi,

I attempted 15 questions in Quants.

12 questions in DILR

10 questions in VARC

What's the expected percentile that I can predict to achieve?

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CAT2019 Slot 1 Analysis:

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
1. The overall difficulty level of VA RC of CAT 2019 was difficult compared to CAT 2018
2. VA - Parajumbles, Out of context sentence,  Summary 

I think 22+ attempts with more than 80% accuracy will fetch  97-99%ile.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

1. 4 sets were manageable.
2. LRDI of CAT 2019 was slightly tougher compared to CAT 2018

16+ attempts with 80% accuracy will fetch 97%ile+

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Very lengthy -  calculation intensive.
  2. QA of CAT 2019 was tougher than CAT 2018
  3. The section had the majority of questions from Arithmetic, Modern Math & Geometry.

18-21 attempts with more than 80% accuracy will fetch 97-99%ile.

Overall attempt of 65 questions with good accuracy should be good enough to fetch 99%ile+.

15 days ago


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​I attempted 12 in quant but 22 in verbal... is it okay?

15 days ago


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    Hey, We cannot comment on that yet. But we have a live webinar with Career Launcher's National Head-MBA who will do a detailed analysis. DO attend the webinar to clear your doubts. Also, you can also check our Percentile Predictor - https://bit.ly/2KQnh5E Good Luck!



My analysis is VARC and Quant had a set of easy questions which were really too easy but rest had more than average LOD, What do you guys think?

15 days ago


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    Hey, We cannot comment on that yet. But we have a live webinar with Career Launcher's National Head-MBA who will do a detailed analysis. DO attend the webinar to clear your doubts. Also, you can also check our Percentile Predictor - https://bit.ly/2KQnh5E Good Luck!



I attempted about 65 questions. Based on my past mocks, I expect I will have about 52 correct answers (+156) and about 9 out of 13 wrong answers to carry negatives (-9). Giving me a score of 147.

Given CL's early prediction, I expect to not make 99%ile this CAT. What should I do now?

 
15 days ago


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    Hey, It's great! For now you can wait for the webinar by Career Launcher's National Head-MBA who will do a detailed analysis. Also, you can also check our Percentile Predictor - https://bit.ly/2KQnh5E Good Luck!



SLOT 1 Views -

VARC - Difficult (Readable passages, difficult questions)
DILR - Moderate
QA - Calculation intensive, calculator of no use.  No shortcut questions.

15 days ago


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    Hey, You can also check our Percentile Predictor to get your expected CAT percentile - https://bit.ly/2KQnh5E Good Luck!



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