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CAT 2013 Day 6 was conducted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. According to the CAT takers of Day 6, the exam was tough compared to the past year. Among the two sections of CAT, the first section, i.e. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) section was tougher than the second section, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

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According to the experts, the question types have not been much different from the past few days. The difficulty level has also been tough. Arks Srinivas, founder Chairman, VistaMind and erstwhile Director of T.I.M.E. mentions, “There were more weight on the Geometry, Higher Math, Trigonometry and Mensuration questions compared to the conventional arithmetic questions. The Data Interpretation questions were calculation intensive which led it to being time consuming as well.”


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In the VA & LR section, the RCs were of mixed difficulty level but majority were doable. The English Usage questions were of easy to moderate difficulty level. The LR questions of slightly higher difficulty level as compared to the VA part. Vinayak Kudva, Product Head, IMS Learning says, “Majority of the test takers found the VA & LR section easier than the first section. However, for some, the second section can be tougher owing to the LR questions.”

Now we will give you the detailed section wise analysis of CAT 2013 Day 6.

CAT 2013 Day 6 Analysis – Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

As mentioned above, majority of the CAT 2013 takers of Day 6 found the QA & DI section tougher. Sachi, a CAT 2013 taker of Day 6 first slot at the Noida center says, “CAT is a deceptive test as in you can never predict its pattern. The first section was tougher than I had expected. The Quantitative Ability questions were doable according to me but they were of higher difficulty level. More questions were asked from the higher math, geometry and mensuration section compared to the arithmetic and algebra section.”

Atul Gautam, another CAT taker of Day 6 mentions, “The DI questions were on the tougher side. It was calculation intensive and time consuming. In some questions putting the value was giving me the answer on the other hand some questions required conceptual clarity. The Quant questions were mainly on geometry, algebra and higher math.”

CAT 2013 Day 6 Analysis – Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

The VA & LR sections were divided into 3 parts, the Reading Comprehension, English Usage and Logical Reasoning. There were 3 RC passages out of which 1 of the passages were tough while 2 were of moderate difficulty level. According to Sakshi Jain, the English Usage questions were slightly tougher than usual. “I found the VA & LR section to be on the tougher side. The RC passages were long and had complicated words which I took time to understand. Also, questions like the ‘tone of the author’ were also tougher for me,” she says.

The Logical Reasoning part was a mix of tough and easy questions. The LR questions were mainly on the topics of matrix, ranking, arrangements etc. “While some questions were easily doable, others were time consuming and tricky in nature,” mentions Neha Varshney, a Day 6 CAT taker.

Calculating your expected score and B-School calls

The number of questions you attempt and its accuracy is directly proportional to the percentile you can expect. In the following table, we will share the exam taking strategy  which will help you in getting the B-schools calls accordingly.

Performance Level

# Questions in each section


Expected Percentile

Expected B-School calls

Level I



99 percentile

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

Level II



95 percentile

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

Level III



85 percentile

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

Level IV



75 percentile

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


Also Read:

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CAT 2013 Checklist-The Dos and Donts for the D Day

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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.

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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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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!!



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.

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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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