CAT 2013 Day 2 Analysis
Updated on Aug 21, 2014 - 10:41 a.m. IST by Sreetama Datta
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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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