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The CAT 2013 Day 2 was conducted on Friday, October 18, 2013. The exam followed the similar pattern as that of Day 1. According to the experts and the test takers, the Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section had some changes compared to the past years’ CAT.

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CAT 2013 Day 2 Analysis – Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

According to Sandeep Manudhane, Chairman, PT Education, the weights of the various topics of the Quantitative Ability section have changed. “In the past years, arithmetic questions were given more weight than the other topics. This year, weights of geometry and arithmetic have gone down compared to last year,” he said.

Pallavi Prasad, a CAT 2013 candidate who took her test on the first slot of Day 2 at the Prometric Test Center, Gurgaon shared similar feedback, “There were more questions on algebra than arithmetic, mensuration and geometry. This was an unexpected pattern for me."

 

The Data Interpretation questions were calculation intensive. “The Data Interpretation questions were calculation intensive and hence more time consuming,” said Manudhane. Based on experts' opinion, we bring you difficuly levels for different sub-sections in CAT 2013 paper.

CAT 2013 Day 2 Analysis – Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

The second section was Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. The section was easier compared to Section 1. The pattern was similar to the last CATs. “There were 3 Reading Comprehension passages. The English Usage questions were also on the usual topics like Para Jumble, Para Completion, Fill in the blanks etc.,” mentioned Manudhane.

Priya Singhal, another CAT 2013 taker on Day 2 at a test centre in Delhi-NCR found the second section tougher. “I found the second section tougher than the first section, especially the Logical Reasoning part. The caselets were very tough,” said Priya.

CAT 2013 Test Taking Strategy

If you are taking CAT 2013 in the upcoming test days, you must prepare strategically. Your exam taking strategy on time management and accuracy will determine your percentile and hence admisison oppertunities from 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

CAT 2013 Day 1 Analysis

CAT 2013 Tips for Exam Day Strategy

CAT 2013 Tips for Day before the Test

CAT 2013 Tips on Time Management, Speed and Accuracy

For all related queries visit our official CAT 2013 Discussion. 

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I have 76% in 10th, 88% in 12th and 80% in graduation. Addition to that i have a 2 years work experience. How MUCH percentile do i need to score in cat to get a call from IIM ABC ?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As per the details provided, you have decent academic record and its really good that you have 2 years of work experience. It'll give you an edge in selection process. Also, if you belong to general category, then to get a call from IIM A,B,C you should focus on getting a minimum of 98 percentile in cat.

All the best

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Hlo....mam or sir! Im Rajlaxmi frm Odisha.. How to preparation for CAT ... during bba 2nd yr... how to crack CATexam ..

Prateek Sinha 30th Mar, 2020

Prepare for the syllabus according to the weight age of each section.  Give mock tests and improve upon your timing skills. if you join a coaching class it would be good as you will get a clearer idea.

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why these exams are conducting

Aniket Sharma 29th Mar, 2020

hi lramprasad,

CAT is commencing on 25th November in 2020. So it does not need to get postponed/cancel due to corona virus. The situation should get better till November. So, we can't argue why CAT is conducting.

Please elaborate your query and provide more details so that we can help you better!!

Thanks!!!

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Can i apply for MBA at JK Lakhmipat University if i have not given CAT?

Megha 29th Mar, 2020

Hello Abhishek !

Yes ,you can apply at JK Lakhmipat University if you have not given CAT , because as per their eligibility criteria for getting admission their the candidates must have appeared in CAT/MAT/ATMA/XAT/CMAT or any other national level entrance test.

In case the candidate has not appeared for any of the mentioned tests, they will have to appear in the JKLU Management Entrance Test (MET) to qualify for the programme.

So, you can apply there by appearing in their Entrance test.

Hope it helps !

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What is the CAT exam pattern ?

Aashima Puri 29th Mar, 2020

Hello aspirant, hope you are doing well!

CAT ( Common admission test) is a very reputed entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for admissions into various colleges for MBA. The duration of the exam is 3 hours for all the categories and 4 hours for the PwD category. The sectional duration for each section is 60 minutes each whereas it is 80 minutes for the candidates of the PwD category.

The total number of questions asked in the entrance exam are 100. It is a computer based examination.

Candidates lose 1 mark for each incorrect answer and gain 3 marks for every correct answer. No marks are deducted for the questions which the candidate didn't attempt.

The examination consists of 3 sections namely - Quantitative ability , Data interpretation & logical reasoning and Verbal ability and reading comprehension. These sections consists of 34,32 and 34 questions each respectively.

The candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections. He/she can move to the next section only after attempting the previous section which he/she was completing. Though, the candidates are allowed to switch between questions within the same section.

These were some of the main points to be kept in mind for the CAT exam.

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