CAT 2013 Day 1 Analysis
Updated on Aug 21, 2014 - 11:06 a.m. IST by Sreetama Datta
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CAT 2013 kicked off from Wednesday, October 16, 2013. There has been no report of technical glitch from any of the centers. The Day 1 of the CAT 2013 saw 4, 066 candidates taking the test, which is around 2% of the total CAT 2013 registration pool. Like the past years, the Day 1 of the exam saw very less number of takers.

Soumitra Roy, Managing Director, Prometric India says, “The first day of CAT 2013 testing has ended smoothly. Throughout the testing period, we will continue to focus on providing candidates with the best possible testing experience.”

 

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CAT 2013 Day 1 Analysis

The CAT 2013 Day 1 Analysis suggests that the test followed the past years’ pattern and trends and did not have any surprises. However, in the Section 1, i.e. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, the number of questions from Higher Math and Algebra were more than Arithmetic. Arks Srinivas, Founder Chairman, VistaMind and erstwhile Director of T.I.M.E. mentions, "In the Quantitative Ability section, there were more questions from Pure Mathematics and Algebra than Arithmetic. This made the Quantitative Ability section tougher than the rest of the sections. The Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning section was comparatively easier than the Section 1."

Talking on the difficulty level of CAT day-1 exam, Vinayak Kudva, Product Head, IMS Learning states, "The difficulty level of the first CAT 2013 exam was moderate to tough. There were no surprises or unexpected turns in the exam."

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The Day 2 of CAT 2013 is scheduled on Friday, October 18, 2013. The test will be held in 2 slots, starting from 10 am and 3.15 pm onwards. The duration of CAT 2013 is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Where do you stand after your CAT 2013 paper?

As you appear for CAT, your performance in CAT 2013 exam will make or break your chances to IIMs and other top B-schools like FMS- Delhi, JBIMS,  SPJIMR, IMT Ghaziabad etc. So, where do you stand after your CAT paper? Though your percentile cannot be predicted at this stage, you can roughly figure out your expected percentile on the basis of your performance. Careers360.com brings you experts’ estimate on what percentile you should expect basis your performance in CAT.

Performance Level

# Questions in each section

Correct

Expected Percentile

Expected B-School calls

Level I

30

20

99 percentile

IIM A, B, C, L, FMS Delhi, DMS, IIT Delhi

Level II

30

15

95 percentile

New IIMs, IIM Kozhikode, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, XIM Bhubaneswar, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi

Level III

30

13

85 percentile

BIMTECH Greater Noida, TAPMI Manipal, IFIM Business School Bangalore, IMI Kolkata & Bhubaneswar

Level IV

30

10

75 percentile

Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida & Lucknow, Galgotias Business School Greater Noida, Alliance Business School Bangalore, SCMS Kochi

 

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Also read:

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Quantitative Ability or Mathematics: This section consists of 10+2 difficulty level & Fundamental mathematics. The topics are:

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Data Interpretation: In this section, student’s ability to solve problems accurately & understanding of the data are tested. Students can study the topic of:

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Logical reasoning: It includes:

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  • data structure
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